Kony claims should be investigated carefully

The reaction of viewers proves we care, proves our concern. But we must not be duped either.

Editor: I was disappointed to read the article (The Times, March 20) regarding the Kony video, which recently went viral on Facebook and Twitter.  I watched the very professional Kony 2012 presentation but then began to investigate the situation further, only to discover Kony has not been evident for over five years.

Before people send donations or write letters to encourage troops being sent to Uganda, I would recommend the following youtube videos by:

– Dr. Webster G. Tarpley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BifYX6VbBJs

–  Ugandan teen speaks out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FptGqx7DyeY

This is not to make light of any situation where children are abused — whether in slave labour, child prostitution, child pornography or a number of other societal ills.  The reaction of viewers proves we care, proves our concern. But we must not be duped either. Always research thoroughly.

Heather England,

Langley