As I type this, there is a joint press conference by theÂ foreign secretaries of the US of A and Bahrain.
Here’s what I expect #JohnKerry to state. Ready? Here goes:
Blaaah blah blah bla. Blaah bla bla bla bla bla bla blaaaaah bl #IRAN blablablablabla bla blaaaaah bla bla bl blaha blahhhhh #ISIS bla bla blaaaaaaah bla bla #IRAN bl #SYRIA #bla bla bla blaaaaaah bla #YEMEN bla (human rights) bla bla blaaaab ablallaballbalbabhhh bla blaaaaa #IRAN!
#lunch? ehm, yeah, sure. ehm, let’s go!
Thank you for your visit. Bye bye.
What did I tell you?
Have a look at this report evaluating his visit:
Huh? Oh! It’s bla blaaah bla bla blaah blaaaaaaa…. carry on.
Yes, the language of diplomacy is a very hard one to master. The article you link to also tells about how â€œKerry tiptoed over the sensitive matter of the kingdom’s human rights recordâ€. He could, of course, have listened to the suggestion from human rights groups to â€œâ€¦publicly chastise the government.â€ That, I am certain, would have pleased some, but, how productive or counterproductive would that have been in the attempts to solve the present situation?
Sometimes just keeping your mouth shut can be the best solution, especially when you find yourself in an environment where so many subjects can suddenly become sensitive matters.
By the way, I just found this article which sheds a bit more light on who was at the receiving end of Kerry’s stick: