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Ex-Kony Soldier

Warlord May Have CURSED

Jason Russell

3/24/2012 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


African warlord Joseph Kony is a master of voodoo ... who may have willed an evil spirit to poison the mind of Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell ... this according to a former member of Kony's child army.

TMZ spoke with Richard Akena ... who was captured by Kony's forces 4 separate times when he was a child and was forced to carry out Kony's evil bidding.

Akena tells us ... most people who were captured by Kony believe he is "being controlled by a devil spirit."

Akena says it wasn't unusual to see Kony try to use voodoo magic in an effort to thwart his enemies in Africa ... and he believes the same voodoo magic could explain Russell's naked meltdown .

Russell's family says the breakdown can be chalked up to "reactive psychosis" ... caused by stress and lack of sleep. 

Still, Akena tells us he's convinced otherwise ... "This was Kony's doing."


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Do not lose sight of what is happening while the media's attention has turned to Jason Russell.

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911 days ago

seaki ache    

All that I can say is that I appreciate the fact that MOST people are too ignorant , brainwashed,'spiritually illiterate',and otherwise idiotic to understand the "world of the unseen". Many have been taught for thousands of years to believe ONLY what your 5 senses perceive, but that is the ONLY beginning. From reading the comments, such powers and disciplines need not be in the hands of "hairless monkeys", but with a select few that understand that this world is complex to say the least.

910 days ago


Kony Campaign Leader, Jason Russell's, Reactive Psychosis and You

910 days ago


Some people here are so delusional its pathetic! Just live your simple cornered life! You dont believe in voodoo??? Because you are single minded!!!!!!! Get back to your apartment and keep watching football. Poor Jason.....publicity stunt, drugs, gay?????????? YOU ARE ALL SOOOOO PATHETIC

909 days ago

Shaka Boy    

Of course they cursed him. He insulted Africans and this is how they usually respond.

The surprise is that it worked. Finally, an African technology of their own.

P.S. And now you know why those other white people in Africa "Die Antwoord" are so crazy. Let's see now, that name means, "The Answer."

This is deep. Check out shakaboy....

909 days ago

Gene F    

Most all Christians today are wannabe's...wanting to have it both ways and that is why so few truely exist and why such an event can happen. Is this possible? Absolutely!!

Life as a true Christian is a life of humility. You must make a total commitment (100%) to surrender and be in submission to Jesus Christ in order to be saved.

Paraphrasing from Kurt Koch’s book Demonology Past and Present:

During the exorcism of a man named Pat, which they all knew to be a Christian, a demonic spirit was asked; “In the name of the Lord Jesus, tell us why have you possessed Pat?” One of fifty demonic spirits within him replied: “Because he did not surrender his life completely.”

Our surrender must be 100% complete! Otherwise, you do remain vulnerable to demonic spirits.

908 days ago

Valerie Weber    

I still tink that jason is a kind - hearted boy and becasue his needs were not met by the country and he was acknowledged properly by the sytem he crawled beneath to get noticed ny someone. he did what a lonely person does and created his own way of hatred to get noticed. There must be a way to figh this poverty.

906 days ago


This definitely could be true as JK 'communes' regularly with seven 'JOK' or spirits as they are known as in the Acoli (note correct spelling). Speaking as a Ugandan-born Brit who has lived full-time in Gulu since before the IC people I have cross-checked most 'stories'. Christ Church in Gulu spend a whole week in Patiko IDP camp chasing evil spirits away after a lady tried to poison the Priest there because a spirit had possessed her. There is another aspect to consider: At the height of the insurgency why would JK risk everything to return regularly to his village in Odek to a certain place for days to pray to his spirits for power and then always know the day before a UPDF ambush where it would be and then actually ambush the ambushers trying to ambush his LRA. The UPDF on record are petrified of the LRA's static abilities and that is why JK has escaped detection even 10 minutes before the Lightning Thunder mercenary Apache gunships blitzed his Garamba camp. He left his acoustic guitar and nothing else much to signal to the yanks... No smoke without fire. I wish Jason a speedy recovery but he will have to seek advice from an Acoli priest - fortunately there is one currently in their San Diego office. God bless.

892 days ago


Funny: I posted without first seeing or reading any of the comments here - so - I will not get drawn into any debate on this, instead just state the facts. Jason should be listened to by the IC people now, now and most importantly remember what he was trying to say while going 'psychotic' especially anything he wrote down or drew. He has not gone mad. Some important information will have been passed directly to him by JK which should be acted upon in order to save more senseless bloodshed. (I do have a 'normal' job by the way working for the BBC so I'm not on wacky-backy or anything!). The current military intervention fueled by IC, the amendment of HR4407 in Senate on 21st March and even the US Ambassador attending the first ever public screening of 'KONY 2012' in Gulu this evening etc. will not stop this war. Period. If anyone has a heart for the civilians and children that are being caught up in the new 'human collateral' then the negotiating table, dropping the ICC indictment and using the traditional Acoli 'MATO OPUT' cleansing ritual is the one and only way to pause the inevitable oil / money / greed etc. chaos before it spreads to Karamoja where there is uranium and the coltan / tantalum from DRC in YOUR mobile phone becomes even scarcer. Prayers are required as, although I have contacted the Acoli priest at IC HQ, it appears that he has become a coward in the face of financial gain to visit Jason or perhaps strong enough to put his foot down and visit him. I am not jo-KING. For the record I abhor both JK and YKM for their joint and several crimes against humanity. 'Suffer not the children to come unto me' Jesus said in rather an annoyed way once. If anyone genuinely wishes to discuss this matter or even offer some help for Jason then put his website and the chapter / verse of where the above quote comes from, google 'composer bbc uganda' and via my brother's linkedin we can chat or set up a prayer circle, simple and practical before things get more out of hand! But I might just we jok-ing! Have a nice day.

892 days ago


I don't know if TMZ actually reads these comments but one thing I'm curious about is how many of the odd behaviors that have been happening by people most outlandish and with the highest level of media response as been about the guy in Miami and the 'zombie' attack but there have been similar situations not as big also linked to 'bath salts' is it possible that Jason encountered this drug and this was his response to it? Its just a thought. I have yet to hear any news about Jason since this happened so I was a bit curious.

841 days ago
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