MegaZone (zonereyrie) wrote,

Coercive diplomacy

Amongst the articles about the US threatening to nuke Iran, or not, depending on who you ask, I saw one of the best examples of Orwellian phrasing it has been my discomfort to encounter in a while: "coercive diplomacy". Is that the new way of saying "strong arm tactics"? To me it sounds like thugs shaking down a shop owner for protection money. "C'mon, you want to be our friend, don't you? You don't want to cause us any trouble, right? Sure hate for something to happen to the nice shopcountry you have here." *sigh*

And when the nukes start flying, the handy coordinates in my location field will make targeting me a breeze. ;-)
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