One of the great cinema lines of total disdain
Bring a knife to a gun fight questions the sanity in one’s brain.
Spoken by Sean Connery in the Untouchables with Eliot Ness
Blade against bullet very little chance of success
Ukraine is engaged with Russia in a deadly test of wills
With Russian tanks in Eastern Ukraine moving in for the kill
Do we aid the Ukrainians with Javelins of the tank-killing kind?
That concept has yet to have entered our CinC’s mind
No we are stepping up our non lethal aid
As if the Russians facing well fed Ukrainians will fade
This is not a food fight with all manner of food flying through the air
No this is real combat by the outgunned Ukrainians with Putin’s Bear
Crimea like the Rhineland is lost and Eastern Ukraine like the Sudetenland is a near fait accompli
But all Baltic Republics formerly part of the Bear have been NATO members since 2004.
Only a question of time before Putin starts knocking on their doors
With over a million ethnic Russians he has the perfect excuse to send in “volunteers”
Based on past experience from Obama’s act and his cutting back the military, he has nothing to fear
No one would want to for the sake of the Baltic Republics die
But we are duty bound to defend under NATO’s Article V.
Wars start because one side sees a lack of resolve and believes an opponent will to demands accede
So far from Obama, Putin has seen nothing that would cause him to recede
Dear God give us two years and another Reagan-like or Kennedy-like President to find
Ere the world we know may into nuclear chaos completely unwind
© November 20, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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