1. Before we begin talking about this issue, lets take a look at the charity in question. Invisible Children scores a lowly 2 out of 4 for transparency on charity navigator for refusing to be independently audited (having other accountants prepare and check your books and financials) Link 2. The IC has stated they are being shady. How you ask? They are providing misinformation to woo idealistic followers. The group have combined multiple regional conflicts to make it appear that this is one rapidly increasing issue. When confronted about their dodgy tactics, the head spokesperson stated; “I agree with you that leading people to believe that the war is still happening in Uganda is not ethically right. It's something we've been addressing internally, focusing on getting all staff and supporters on the same page (of communication)." - Source is Here i will hunt for a more recognizable source for you guys If you read the news, or even had an ounce of interest in the on-going unrest in Africa you would already know this and not be fooled. Yes, awful things happen to people in 3rd world countries but this has been occurring for centuries, it isn't a recent occurrence. 3. The IC have CLEARLY stated their purpose is to push the US into intervening and supporting the local govenment, whom are just as corrupt as the LRA. They want US troops to get involved. I for one rather this be a UN joint mission like Libya, but my last point will point to why i think the US would want to intervene. again source More... Interesting.