Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Eqlypz, May 23, 2011.
President Obama's car gets stuck at entry gates of the US embassy in Dublin.
Kumbe hayo hata kwa wenzetu yapo,duuuh!
Wakuu wa itifaki hawakufanya 'dry run'?...:biggrin1:
obama lazima atakuwa alishtuka
Obama alikuwa kwenye gari la nyuma according to CBS news. tatizo huo mgari nao mzito mno ndio maana ilikuwa mzozo.
One of Barack Obama's presidential limousines on Monday became stuck on a ramp at the US embassy in Dublin, but US officials denied the car was "The Beast" which was carrying the president at the time.
Earlier, Irish state radio station RTE reported that it was Obama's heavily armoured Cadillac which had become grounded, but a Secret Service spokesman later said "it was a spare limo carrying staff and support personnel only".
The first cars in the presidential motorcade emerged up the ramp from the car park beneath the complex in Ballsbridge and passed through the gates without incident, but one of the low-slung limos quickly ran into trouble when it became jammed.
"There was a loud kind of bang, metal-on-metal, grinding, crunching noise and the car was stuck," an RTE reporter said.
The reporter said that as it drove out, the car appeared to have got its low underbelly caught on a piece of metal sticking up that a gate might lock into.
Barack and Michelle Obama were later driven to the helicopter waiting to whisk them to the village of Moneygall, from where one of Obama's great-great-great-grandfathers headed to the US in 1850.
The heavily armoured Cadillac carrying the president, nicknamed "The Beast", is designed to withstand all manner of attacks.
The 24-hour stop in Ireland is the first stop in Obama's week-long tour of Europe, which will also take in Britain, the G8 summit in the French resort of Deauville and Poland.
23 May 2011 Last updated at 15:23 GMT Help Barack Obama's cavalcade car caused some drama when it got stuck emerging from the gates of the US embassy in Dublin.
The low bottom of the car, nicknamed The Beast because of its bomb-proof features, seemed to catch on a ramp crossing over the gateway.
It is not clear if Mr Obama was in the car involved as security officials blocked the view of the incident.
The US President and First Lady then left by another exit.
US security services later denied it was "The Beast" that got stuck, saying "it was a spare limo, carrying staff and support personnel".
BBC News - Barack Obama's car, nicknamed 'The Beast', gets stuck
i saw this on sky news and i was like shame!they should bring it and test it on kimara bumps and see how we survive!initially they said the president and his wife were in the car!reminded me the incident with the tz beast and adulterated fuel,lol!