In response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, John Kerry issued a statement warning the nation that the U.S. would take “appropriate action.”
“The United States and nations around the world have unequivocally condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test. This highly provocative act poses a grave threat to international peace and security and blatantly violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions,” said a release from the State Department.
The United States and nations around the world unequivocally condemn North Korea’s latest nuclear test.
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) January 6, 2016
Kerry warned that the U.S. “will not accept North Korea as a nuclear armed state, and actions such as this latest test only strengthen our resolve.”
“We call on the North to end these provocations and choose a better path,” he said in the statement.
Of course, instead of inspiring a wave of patriotic support, all the foot-stomping and finger-wagging unleashed a buffet of social media snark.
As one Twitter user aptly put it, “Release the hashtags.”
“Release the hashtags” https://t.co/v1ArIpBz5Y
— Andrew (@awstar11) January 7, 2016
And the James Taylor punchlines.
Oh, shit, he’s sending James Taylor https://t.co/wHvyyudcYQ
— Live, Freely. (@BruceNV) January 7, 2016
.@JohnKerry The problem is North Korea’s down and troubled/And they need a helping hand/And nothing, nothing is going right.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) January 6, 2016
Fire and Rain https://t.co/k40dk6a7g9
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 7, 2016
— Take Responsibility (@Booo_government) January 7, 2016
— RA-Expression (@iLoveiDevices) January 7, 2016
@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
@JohnKerry Cool! Now what are you going to do about it?
— Freedom Fighters (@freedom11776) January 6, 2016
@JohnKerry I’m sure Kim is quaking in his boots over your sternly-worded tweet. What are we DOING about it?
— Sailor Chick ’95 (@strinam) January 6, 2016
— Ree Fungorio (@ReeFungorio) January 7, 2016
— Anna (@Mstwinkle1966) January 7, 2016
And then, there was this….
— MrsLibertas™ (@Bloviate_Barbie) January 6, 2016
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