Angelina Jolie’s apparent secret ambition: Warlord hunter
No, this isn’t the plot of Angelina Jolie’s next adventure movie: How a glamorous Hollywood actress agrees to serve herself up as bait to lure a murderous African warlord out of hiding so he can be arrested by U.S. special forces.
Jolie actually contemplated the idea that she and then-parter Brad Pitt could travel with a team of U.S. special forces to the Central African Republic, according to leaked International Criminal Court documents that were detailed by The Sunday Times.
Once Kony arrived for their dinner date, he would be taken into custody by the special forces and whisked away to Europe to be tried for war crimes by the court in The Hague.
A new report in The Sunday Times, based on the 40,000 ICC documents, said that Jolie was in touch with the ICC chief prosecutor at the time, Luis Moreno Ocampo.
He reportedly developed a fascination with the actress over a period of time from 2003 and 2012, the Huffington Post said.
He also thought the celebrity international human rights campaigner was the perfect person to nab Kony. If you remember the viral 2012 video on Kony, he’s the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, which formerly operated out of Uganda, and is responsible for abducting tens of thousands of men, women and mostly children and forcing them to join his militant group.
“Forget other celebrities, she is the one,” Ocampo wrote in an email referring to Jolie, according to The Sunday Times. “She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready. Probably Brad will go also.”
“Apparently you can be embedded with the special forces that are chasing Kony,” Ocamo wrote in a different message to Jolie “Can Brad go with you?”
“Brad is being supportive. Let’s discuss logistics,” Jolie replied. “Much love Xxx.”
Jolie actually had publicly discussed her desire to somehow go after Kony, the Huffington Post said.
“I don’t think I know anybody who doesn’t hate Jospeh Kony,“ Jolie told The Telegraph in 2012. “He’s an extraordinarily horrible human being.”
It’s safe to say that Jolie and Ocampo’s plan never came to anything, because Kony is still at large.
Jolie has been recently on the film festival circuit, earning raves for her latest directorial effort, “First They Killed My Father,” a harrowing drama about a girl who survives the genocidal Khmer Rouge party that took control of Cambodia in the late 1970s.
While Jolie’s representatives declined to respond to a Huffington Post request for comment, Ocampo has declared that he is the victim of a “targeted cyber attack” as he’s currently being questioned over his alleged ties to Libyan businessman Hassan Tatanaki, who worked alongside former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
“Someone is attempting to blackmail me using illegally obtained information,” Ocampo said in a statement to The Financial Times.