Ok, clockwise from top left: President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrity and Obama shill George Clooney, Invisible Children filmmaker and producer of Kony 2012 Jason Russell at lunchtime on a San Diego street corner, and Northern Sudan President / Muslim Brotherhood backed Omar al-Bashir. How on earth are these four men connected, you ask? Look at the photos and I explain at bottom.
Let's start with the naked guy, Jason Russell. He is the producer of the wildly viral Kony 2012 video. The stated intent of the film was to make Joseph Kony famous. Kony, a sick and evil warlord who is much less effective today than he was five years ago, is responsible for tens of thousands of murders in Uganda; his soldiers would raid villages, make the children kill their parents and then turn those children into soldiers for his sick, sick army. On its face, the video was produced for a good cause - to garner international support against Kony so he could be arrested and tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Obama administration endorsed the film, as did Hollywood celebrities like Oprah and P. Diddy. Russell stood to be a major player on the international stage but in the film, he is heard saying that Kony "is supported by no one." This is absolutely and demonstrably false. For years, Kony has been supported by the man pictured to Russell's left - Omar al-Bashir.
On Thursday, March 15th, Russell took to the streets without clothes and behaved in a most bizarre fashion; he allegedly "touched himself," vandalized cars (where did he hide the spray paint?), and repeatedly smacked the sidewalk with his hands while apparently doing a monkey impression.
Interestingly and coincidentally, on the same day (possibly at the exact same time) Russell was pounding sidewalk, Clooney was meeting with Barack Obama at the White House. The two men allegedly discussed Clooney's concerns about what was going on in the Sudan. Did Russell feel crowded out? If he knew that Clooney was drawing attention to Bashir (the real power behind Kony), did he conclude that Kony was being rendered irrelevant? Did it cause him to go stark raving mad on the streets of San Diego in broad daylight? For the record, the reason given for Russell's naked outburst was that he was exhausted and dehydrated but not on any medication. If we accept that premise, can you think of a better reason for someone to do what Russell is pictured doing above?
One day later (after Russell pounded pavement and Clooney met with Obama), the Hollywood celebrity - along with several far left Democratic congressmen and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP - stormed the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. to protest Bashir (pictured at bottom left). The photo of Clooney above was taken shortly after his arrest for the incident. Though he denied discussing the incident with Obama beforehand, the timing of all of this is mighty coincidental.
Bashir is the Muslim Brotherhood's guy in the Sudan so why would Obama be supporting Clooney's efforts to protest a Muslim Brotherhood guy? The Obama administration has been Muslim Brotherhood-friendly in practically every respect since the president spoke in Cairo back in 2009.
The answer may be found in the name Hasan al-Turabi. He is much more radical than Bashir (if that's possible). He is also more of a Muslim Brotherhood loyalist than is Bashir, who is more of a tea leaf-reading political animal; he formed a very serviceable alliance of understanding with Egypt's Mubarak while jailing Turabi. Mubarak isn't in power anymore and the Brotherhood very well may prefer Turabi to Bashir.
If Obama really wanted to please the Muslim Brotherhood, he might be interested in seeing Bashir replaced by Turabi; that would make Russell and Clooney both useful idiots.
There you have it.