Days ago we questioned whether the Secret Service debacle in Colombia only came to the public’s attention because of one fool, who refused to pay escort Dania Londono Suarez the correct amount.
We wondered, if those people in the position of privileged power had been abusing it for some time.
Now, a new story has emerged, which is possibly even more embarrassing for the Obama administration than the Colombian mess.
According to reports, three American marines injured a Brazilian prostitute after throwing her out of an official Embassy car.
Here is the latest...
Romilda Ferreira was left with a broken collar bone, two broken ribs and a punctured lung after the incident in Brazil’s capital Brasilia.
The three marines on a U.S. Embassy security team, and an Embassy staff member, were pulled out of the country before police were able to press charges, according to Brazil’s Jornal Nacional programme.
This latest incident, which happened in November last year, came to light after U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in Brazil during a Latin American tour, was questioned about it by a Brazilian reporter during a press conference.
According to a Brazilian police investigation, the four U.S. Embassy officials had visited a nightclub in the centre of Brasilia where they had hired a group of prostitutes.
As they pulled away there was a discussion about how much the women were to be paid, and one of the marines pushed Ms Ferreira out of the car, where she ended up being run over by the vehicle.
Speaking to the Jornal Nacional news programme, Romilda said she tried to hold on to the door but was dragged under the wheels.
She said: “I tried to get up and grabbed the doorknob. That was when they told the driver to go. Then I felt my leg burning. I let go and fell underneath the van. I hit my head and passed out.”
The Americans then allegedly drove away without offering assistance.
This new reveleation heaps more shame on Obama’s men, just as the Colombian scandal was starting to quieten down.