Half a League, Half a League, Half a League onward rode the Obama Foreign Policy Team.
Trapped. The Fedioukine Hills to one side and the Causeway Heights to the other.
At one end of this box is the British cavalry represented by British dragoons and dragoon guards. At the other awaits Russian artillery and cavalry.
Charge!! The blunder at Balaclava on October 25th 1854. The “Charge of the Light Brigade”.
The Crimea seems a favorite venue for Russian traps. Let us all hope that nothing is sprung from such ill advised offensive actions again.
As we watch and listen to the empty rhetoric as it is “vollied and thundered” across the news wires, becoming inextricably ensconced within a Russian-designed turmoil seems to be something the United States should avoided at all costs.
Yet, warnings, cautions and seemingly sincere rhetoric seem to flow effortlessly from the President. Caution, sir. No need for promises of retribution in so distant a conflict. Britain, France and Germany all have much larger stakes in this matter. Stand with our allies. Support liberties and freedoms and stand against coercion and conflict.
Let us not, however, commit to ill authored promises of “costs” and “consequences”.
We need not charge into any “valleys” of military commitments, and especially not any well laid traps in the historical Crimea.
Let’s stay out of “the jaws of Death,” and the “the mouth of Hell.”
Let not the words of Tennyson, “Someone had blunder'd” be a recount of any ill advised
Obama foreign policy moves in the Ukraine/ Crimea affair. Caution, sir. There are Russians, Cossack and cannon. The reset button is no where to be found. Caution.