The Obama Administration launches Twitter Hashtag attack against Russia’s Putin #UnitedforUkraine – Devastating!
Just when you thought the Obama Administration’s foreign policy couldn’t get any more ridiculous, the State Department allies forth with a bracing challenge for Russia to respect the lame-o Twitter hashtag they touted last month:
She hopes the Kremlin will “live by the promise of hashtag?” Was she drunk when she wrote this? It’s not just social-media theater, either; Psaki mentioned it in a press conference, too, grumbling about the Russians: “I don’t think they’re living by their hashtag.”
Psaki is referring to the terrifying power of the Twitter hashtag (a phrase, beginning with a pound sign, that links multiple Twitter messages together) she introduced with a photo of herself holding up a crudely hand-lettered sign. Unfortunately, it’s not a “selfie,” which is the only way this could be more ridiculous.
Doubtless Vladimir Putin will be overwhelmed by the power of this devastating social media strike and stop moving tanks and warplanes to the Ukrainian border. Sure, Putin called the counter-insurgency operation conducted by the Ukrainian government against pro-Russian insurgents “a very serious crime against its own nation” that would “have consequences for the people who make such decisions, including relations between our two countries,” but that was probably before he saw The Hashtag. Five insurgents died in the fighting; if they could have felt the power of The Hashtag, they might have surrendered without a fight. Grenades have been thrown at a pro-Ukrainian checkpoint and a helicopter, but if the attackers had seen The Hashtag before they pulled the pins, they would have thrown bouquets instead.
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— Charlie (@charlieseattle) April 25, 2014
Russia has intercontinental missiles, but we have the promise of the hashtag! @statedeptspox
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) April 25, 2014
Look out for those infographics and fact sheet surgical attacks launching from the White House social media warfare headquarters.