This is what leaders of nations talk like?

Good grief, Charlie Brown.

Looks like we are back to schoolyard taunts passing for international negotiations.

According to WSJ, Iran’s semiofficial state news agency recently quoted Iranian President Rouhani — reacting to the U.S.’s toughing stances against the regime since pulling out of Obama’s Iranian nuke deal — as saying, “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”

This, of course, prompted Twitterer-in-Chief Trump to reply:

A former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps also took to Twitter and warned Trump that 50,000 U.S. troops are in range of Iranian weapons.

The rhetoric doesn’t get much hotter — or infantile — than this.



9 comments on “This is what leaders of nations talk like?

  1. Vernon Clayson says:

    Saddam Hussein also promised the mother of all wars, most thought he was speaking of a huge conflagration like WWII but he meant a war between Islam and the Western cultures over centuries, not years. This Imam means the same as Hussein and ending his reign will do no more to stop Islam than ending Husseins. It is not infantile, it is as complex, if not more, than any conflict in history. The west is going against Moslem fanatics seeking their imagined paradise through their own deaths as well as practitioners spreading Jihad through non-violent means, becoming part of western/infidel society until gaining numerical strength to alter that society. Islamic factions fight each other for supremacy but become as one against infidels.

  2. RedMeatState says:

    Infantile??? the loose cannons in Iran casually threaten us, Israel, and everyone else with their rhetoric; Damn right Donald Trump set them straight!! Long overdue!!! Rhouhani needs to know his bluster and threats will lead to serious consequences!!!

  3. This boy keeps crying wolf.

    He tweeted that his nuclear button was bigger than Kim’s.

  4. Vernon Clayson says:

    Twitter is a new and novel means to get a message out, why not use it? Do you want an FDR type fireside chat, Mr. Mitchell?

  5. No, I prefer Teddy’s speak softly and carry a big stick.

  6. Vernon Clayson says:

    America speaking softly and carrying a big stick didn’t scare Kaiser Wilhelm, Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, Mao, Stalin, and others in the last century.

  7. Because Teddy had been replaced by Franklin and Neville.

  8. Bill says:

    Here we go again. Criticize style and ignore the substance.
    Of course trading threats should be couched in diplomatic double speak so as to remove the bravado and fit the expectations of the “style book”.

    Vernon, you are right in your assessment of the war that is being waged today between many in the Muslim world and the non-believers of the West. Such a war is not unique and has has gone on from time immemorial and will go on and on. Perhaps some day we can achieve a modicum of rationality and acceptance so that the Arab world will make some peace with the Israelis. After all, the Catholics and Protestants have been able to come to uneasy terms in Ireland.

    The numbers of lives lost and carnage inflicted in the name of the “true God” or by adherents or members of different sects in the same religion is so great as to be unable to be quantified. We have an unending record of war and oppression carried out over the manner that worship must be conducted or which religion is true and which is false. The history of mankind would suggest that this will continue unabated into the future.

    The elephant in the room today is that we live in a nuclear age of ICBMS and the use of such weapons has little deterrence in a religion that prizes martyrdom above all else.

    What difference doe it make which religion is dominate when a nuclear holocaust could end civilization?

    The ironic part of the historic clashes between Muslims, Jews and Christians is that they are all the children of Abraham. They pretty much agree on who God is but have some difficulty with defining who the prophets are.

    Quite a vicious family feud.

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