To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
Sounds like a threat to me. Maybe it's a diversionary tactic to take the focus off his boyfriend, Putin.
In response, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dispatched a "fuck you" tweet this morning:
COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago. And Iranians have heard them —albeit more civilized ones—for 40 yrs. We’ve been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. BE CAUTIOUS!— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) July 23, 2018
"COLOR US UNIMPRESSED" and "BE CAUTIOUS!" Anyone who's been in real fight (not an online pissing contest) knows that those words are just code for "Do your worst, bitch -- we eat daddy's boys like you for sport." Trump is saber rattling again, but is he looking for a war? What's Trump's end game with Iran? We know why he got all agro with North Korea and Syria, but Iran?
So the question is: Should Trump be banned from Twitter for threatening Iranians with death and destruction. You'd think so, but Twitter likes to play favorites as Time explains here.
“Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate,” Twitter claims. Unless they're immature tyrants with influence who don't know how to professionally conduct themselves.