What do Azerbaijan, Estonia, and Rwanda have in common?

From Foreign Policy Tue Nov 20 2012, 18:00:54

Not very much, you say? Au contraire! All three countries, it seems, have presidents who are prone to picking fights on Twitter. First Rwandan President Paul Kagame unloaded on journalist Ian Birrell over human rights criticisms. Then Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves ripped into columnist Paul Krugman for calling his country the "poster child for austerity defenders." Now Ilham Aliyev, the president of Azerbaijan, has unleashed a tirade against neighboring Armenia (the two countries are locked in a long-simmering dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region).

Here are some  of Aliyev's tweets from earlier today:

Azerbaijan grows stronger and more powerful by the year, while Armenia weakens and declines every year.

-- Ilham Aliyev (@presidentaz) November 20, 2012

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