While it would be inappropriate to directly blame US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power for the tragic death of a little boy in Cameroon today, it would also be inappropriate to exculpate the ambassador.
The US Ambassador, who is the embodiment of the “humanitarian” interventionist cult that makes up the Left Wing faction of the Church of Neoconservativism, was speeding in her heavily-armed motorcade through the Cameroonian countryside at speeds over 60 miles per hour to make it to a photo-op with a group of victims of the Islamist Boko Haram organization.
Boko Haram is a localized group that poses literally zero threat to the United States, yet the “threat” of Boko Haram is a cause greatly championed by those like Power who love war when it serves their politically correct purposes. In Boko Haram’s case, it is that they are said to make a habit of kidnapping young girls. What Ambassador Power won’t tell you when she saddles up to yet another microphone to denounce Boko Haram is that it was precisely her and Hillary’s “humanitarian” war on Libya that has given Boko Haram such a great boost. Weapons looted from Libya after the US attack made their way down to Boko Haram (and to Syria and elsewhere) where they have led to an increase in mayhem.
She does not like to talk about those consequences of interventionism.
It’s much more fun to drive like a bat out of hell to make a photo-op in the countryside so as to show the other “humanitarian” elites and interventionists how much she cares about the plight of African children. Except, of course, the poor seven year old child who in all the excitement of the visit from that great power so far away accidentally stepped out in front of Ambassador Power’s speeding motorcade and was smashed.
According to this AP piece, “US officials wouldn’t comment immediately on any plans for compensation to the boy’s family.” As if a few greenbacks will make it all OK.
“Humanitarian” interventionism kills. Sometimes a few, sometimes a great number, sometimes just a little boy in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Daniel McAdams is director of the The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity. Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.