Instead of red lines and feeble attempts to halt Putin's aggression by blocking a small number of his oligarch friends from entering the U.S. or freezing their assets, a full scale e-war of internet blanketing of Russia and its Eastern European neighbors quaking in fear over the lack of U.S. response, on the economic effects of not looking to the EU and West for growth and prosperity would be in order. That and a dose of exposure of the corruption and outright theft of Putin and his oligarch friends would be in order.
To Halt A Russian Bear
There is no way any of us have a stomach for boots on Ukrainian ground
All we seem to do is supply food as opposed to Stingers, bullets, and mortar rounds
Putin has been running circles around Obama and his security staff
If the stakes were not so high, it would be a great script for never ending laughs
Putin knows if the Russian people are exposed to the good life of the EU West
His dreams of low hanging land fruit to grab will halt and be in REM arrest
If Ukrainians, Moldavians, Latvians, Estonians, Georgians, and the like of Russian tongue
Know the truth of where prosperity lies and link to Putin means down the economic rung
They will rise up in one fearless voice
Link to Putin is not a willing or desired choice
It comes as no surprise that Putin pulls the Voice of America Moscow plug
This will be the first of many Putin attempts to sweep economic truth under the rug
But where an Iron Curtain may people movement, radio and TV block
This e-fact of life may come to Putin as a shock
The internet with all its social media is like an coming tide
All sand castles to block will be swept aside
One can only hope our President is up for the e-truth invasion trial
If only red lines, the Russians are going to be seizing for a while.
Another reason also for Obama to consider any attempts our internet control divest
We will need the flow of e-truths to the Putin Bear's movements arrest.
© April 11, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet