‘Same bull. Same bully’: Iranian FM trolls Bolton with #10YearChallenge tweet
While Bolton remains stubbornly attached to leveling clichéd digs about Iran’s “malign” and “murderous” “mullahs,” Zarif highlighted his opponents “delusional” aversion to change with a #10YearChallenge tweet.
The challenge is the latest unavoidable internet craze sweeping social media, asking users to compare a photo of themselves with one from ten years ago. While usually serving to emphasize how things have changed, the two articles screencapped in the Tweet suggest that Bolton’s desire to inflict large scale violence on Iran is one thing we can always count on.
The comparison is in keeping with Zarif’s tweet last week which called Bolton’s “pure obsession” with Iran “the behavior of [a] persistently failing psychotic stalker.”
While ordinarily it might be flattering, @SecPompeo’s and @AmbJohnBolton’s pure obsession with Iran is more and more like the behavior of persistently failing psychotic stalkers.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 8, 2019
In effect, US is substituting a real foreign policy with Iran- obsession and -phobia.
While all official diplomatic channels have been closed since Trump reneged on Obama’s nuclear deal, Twitter has become a makeshift platform for trash talk between the two nations. Last November, Trump tweeted a Game of Thrones meme to threaten sanctions, and Zarif mocked Trump over his comments on the California wildfires.
Mr. Trump bizarrely devotes the FIRST paragraph of his shameful statement on Saudi atrocities to accuse IRAN of every sort of malfeasance he can think of. Perhaps we’re also responsible for the California fires, because we didn’t help rake the forests— just like the Finns do?— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 20, 2018
Trump’s handpicked warhawk Bolton has been a consistent proponent of intervention and regime change, not only in Iran, but around the world. He has no regrets over his support for the war in Iraq, said that there was no choice but to “end” North Korea, and has recently begun to step up Washington’s rhetoric around Venezuela.
The US will not recognize the Maduro dictatorship’s illegitimate inauguration. We will continue to increase pressure on the corrupt regime, support the democratic National Assembly, and call for democracy and freedom in Venezuela.— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) January 10, 2019
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