[tps_header]The White House has used social media very effectively in recent years. While great branding and internet savvy helped President Obama get elected, his staff has taken it up a notch to use those same practices to solve some of the world's most pressing problems. From Syria to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, these hashtags have averted foreign policy blunders.[/tps_header]
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#RedLine: President Obama dropped the #RedLine hashtag in tweets to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Aug. 20, 2012, telling the dictator not to use chemical weapons. Definitely showed that son-of-a-bitch!
#StopTheBarrelBombs: After Assad decided to not use chemical weapons in Syria due to Obama's aggressive hashtag campaign, he started dropping barrel bombs. Luckily, the State Dept. employed this hashtag to put a stop to the barbaric practice once and for all.
#DeeplyConcerned: When it looked like Russian troops might have moved into Ukraine's Crimea region, the White House told its followers it was #DeeplyConcerned — leading Russian President Vladimir Putin to back off. Crimea was later annexed due to some sort of clerical error.
#ExtremelyDeeplyConcerned: Whoa! Whoa! The State Dept. upped the rhetoric with this bad boy, hitting Putin hard with not just deep — but extreme — concern. You best go back to Moscow before we add more adjectives, sucker.
#CompromisedOhFuck: On a daring October mission on a beach inside Somalia, Navy SEAL Team 6 reported back that they had been compromised trying to capture Al-Shabaab militants. They all made it back alive so they could write their memoirs thanks to this one.
#FuckSnowden: The ex-NSA contractor took around 1.7 million top secret documents from the NSA. Couldn't stop that one, but every retweet helps us get one step closer to capturing that bast--oh goddamnit, Putin has him.
#BringBackOurForeignPolicy: After #BringBackOurGirls stops Boko Haram from taking little children, this one will either help us with international relations or bring down Foreign Policy magazine's paywall. We're not paying for that crap.
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