Skip to comments.Vehicle in Convoy of U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Kills Boy in Cameroon
Posted on 04/19/2016 12:57:25 AM PDT by TroutStalker
MOKOLO, Cameroon As the convoy barreled through a village in northern Cameroon on Monday, a 7-year-old boy darted to the road, excited to see the chain of white S.U.V.s carrying Samantha Power, the first cabinet-level American official to visit the country since 1991.
Distracted by a thundering noise, the boy glanced up at the helicopter providing security from above. Suddenly, he was struck dead killed by the same convoy that had brought officials to showcase American efforts to help protect West Africas women and children.
After hitting the boy, one S.U.V. carrying State Department employees pulled to the side of the road. The rest of the motorcade continued on its way.
Oh, my God, Ms. Power said later, after she was informed of the tragedy, according to her spokesman, Kurtis Cooper. I want to go see his family, she added, and later she did.
Instead, Ms. Power grimly made her way through a day haunted by the boys death. It was a tragedy that often seems on the verge of happening when high-ranking dignitaries drive through the streets in motorcades escorted by local police and security.
The convoys at times, hurtle through cities, villages and towns at hair-raising speeds. Villagers, especially children, rush to the side of the road to watch, often running alongside the moving cars as long as they can, shouting and waving.
As Ms. Powerss convoy left the scene of accident on Monday, an older man ran to the fallen boy, who lay spread-eagled and bleeding on the road. Then the convoy disappeared around a curve and continued on to Mokolo and points beyond where Ms. Power had appointments with women and children victimized by Boko Haram.
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"...The convoys at times, hurtle through cities, villages and towns at hair-raising speeds. Villagers, especially children, rush to the side of the road to watch, often running alongside the moving cars as long as they can, shouting and waving..."
It is only hair raising after you have been there awhile and realized how slow you have to go getting through crowds and really potholed roads.
The other side of the coin is that most of the drivers are LES (Locally Employed Staff) who know the villages very well and do not care if someone gets killed.
The local culture, you must understand. (sarc)
anything the slimes can do to take a dig at the US, it will do.
“One supposes those speeds are not so hair-raising after all if kids can jog alongside the vehicles.”
I often drive on potholed, rutted dirt roads. Fifteen miles per hour sometimes feels like fifty. On those roads you would risk sliding off at a mere twenty-five mph.
I suspect that if they drove at slower speeds the people would surround the vehicles and the convoy would have to stop. One wonders why they didn’t simply fly her to where she was going in one of the helicopters and skip the dangerous, jarring and slow parade.
So much for Ms Samantha’s R2P.
leaving the scene.....
this is the obama administation at its finest
hit and run
just another bump in the road
self important retard powers should be fired
what’s the rush
this administration has fuped the world
hurry to another fubar scenario
absolutely no accountability or responsibility for anything they say or do...
I’m sorry to have hit on your boy, “Barry hu akbar.”
Like when Hillary’s motorcade sideswiped a cop...
Here’s hoping Cameroon seizes her and executes her for the crime, citing “white privilege”.
A later topic, same thing: