Skip to comments.America Needs More Than A Selfie And Hashtag Foreign Policy
Posted on 05/14/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT by raptor22
War On Terror: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee reminds us of why our friends no longer trust us, our enemies no longer fear us and that un-friending terrorists on social media is not a foreign policy.
We've all seen the photo of first lady Michelle Obama holding up a sign with the hashtag slogan "Bring Back Our Girls." It underscores a totally unserious foreign policy that relies on gimmicks and reset buttons as Russia and radical Islamists go on the march.
"You can't base your policy on what's trending on Twitter," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, a day after the first lady made her Mother's Day Twitter hash-tag appeal to put social media pressure on the Islamist terrorists of Nigeria's Boko Haram. The group abducted 276 Nigerian schoolgirls and has reportedly converted some who were Christians to Islam.
Delivering the Saturday radio address, Mrs. Obama seemingly framed the incident as part of some sort of sexist war on women, as one of "grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls."
She did not mention that the schoolgirls are Christian and their abductors are Islamist, or that while Boko Haram abducts girls from schools to be sold as wives or slaves, it kills the boys outright.
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Maybe a little more corn beef and hash?
Not according to Romney, Obama and Candy Crowley, or, the HOPe, the Democrat Party and the press, who are in charge of the nosedive of the government we call a country
Note that Kerry is making a major speech today (?) on how global warming is a major foreign policy issue.
1980s called again...
Why? Selfies and hashtags are the new diplomacy. It points out very clearly that to this administration, to paraphrase the old quote, “diplomacy” is simply domestic PR by other means.
Michelle Obama holding up a sign with the hashtag slogan “Bring Back Our Girls.” was about the most stupid thing I have ever seen. Does anyone think these terrorists would in anyway be influenced by this pathetic photo? What will be next a photo of John Kerry with a hashtag sign “Please don’t nuke us”?
I guess there's always a chance that Russia decides to flatten that fever swamp on the Potomac. If they stopped there I think the big decision we would have to make as Americans is what kind of thank you card and fruit basket we should send. I think the big drawback would be the possibility of it delaying the new season of Sons of Anarchy.
Since when are girls in Nigeria, "Our Girls"?
What? I didn’t see what you posted.
I was too busy with my face buried in my phone looking at twitbookface.
Didn’t you know that Kanye and Kim’s baby made a poop this morning? Yeah, scroll past 14,000 teenage girls that just posted pictures of themselves with their tongues hanging out showing off the salad they are eating for lunch and you’ll see it right beside the review of what dress Michele is wearing today.
Foreign policy? What is that, like something the people in government do or something?
Oh look! A squirrel!
taptaptap picture snap tap tap hashtag-squirrel hashtag-hashtag tap tap like tap hashtag tap tap
#IamaDumbedDownMushBrainIdiot hashtag hashtag #ITalkLikeAFourteenYearOldGirl hashtag hashtag
This is EXACTLY what Limbaugh stated, only in his way, and hasn’t he been excoriated for the audacity to question the veracity and “power” of social media by the liberal left and Democrat nutjobs in general?!?!?
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