The following article was written in 2009 by Christopher Federici. It offers an insightful look at the coveted mineral tantalum oxide in the DR Congo. This mineral may be a possible cause for recently increased interference (under the guise of humanitarian interests) by countries (particularly the United States) in African regions rich in minerals and oil. The recent attention given to LRA leader Joseph Kony via the Invisible Children’s release of ‘Kony 2012’ may have other purposes than calling world attention to Kony’s destruction of thousands of African children’s lives. It may also explain the sudden “bizarre” behavior of Invisible Children’s co-founder Jason Russell, and his hospitalization for psychological evaluation.