In response to Tuesday’s North Korean nuclear test in which Pyongyang claimed to have detonated an H bomb, Secretary of State John Kerry tweeted:
The United States and nations around the world unequivocally condemn North Korea’s latest nuclear test.— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) January 6, 2016
Kerry, like many leaders across the globe, use Twitter as their soapbox—twiplomats practicing twiplomacy.
North Korea has conducted four nuclear tests since 2006 while paying little heed to international pressure including the State Department’s feckless, toothless, cowardly hashtags on Twitter.
Immediately after Kerry’s tweet the snark and James Taylor punchlines began scorching Kerry:
@JohnKerry I applaud the Obama admin. for this devastating tweet, 140 tough characters that will surely bring Pyongyang to heel.— Gabriel Schoenfeld (@gabeschoenfeld) January 6, 2016
Oh, shit, he's sending James Taylor https://t.co/wHvyyudcYQ— Live, Freely. (@BruceNV) January 7, 2016