Last month Joseph Kony was immortalized when the short film "Kony 2012" went viral on the internet... and while it has sparked outrage, the fact remains that Kony is hardly the first leader to exploit peaceful populations (King Leopold of Belgium and Indi Amin just to name a few)... and when the greater situation is studied, he is far from the real problem in the region.
Kony was supported by the government of Northern Sudan during the Sudanese War, and is now recieving assistance from factions within the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
So... will finding Kony and killing him really change anything? Unfortunately no. "Kony 2012" has reminded the people in the Sudan about an era they seek to forget, and it reminds them that while men like Joseph Kony perpetrate such atrocities the world at large often stands by and watches. The problem will not go away with the death of Kony so long as there are governments in the region supporting these types of people... how do you stop the governments? Military intervention.
But you can't have it both ways... on previous blog postings concerning the violence in Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Iran it was stated over and over again that the United States should stay out of things and mind its own business - yet when someone made a short film and uploaded it to YouTube, people on Facebook and Twitter were up in arms wanting someone to take action... again, you can't have it both ways.