Mr. Obama – we all know Colonel Travis. He was a great hero of the Alamo. And you? You’re no Colonel Travis.
Santa Ana: surrender; or else.
Col. Travis: Drew a line in the sand.
Col. Travis: I stand this side of the line – to fight rather than surrender.
Col. Travis: Cross the line – if you’ll fight with me rather than surrender.
Putin: Obama – stay on your side of the line outside the former Soviet Empire (surrender); or else.
Obama: I stand firm – this side of the line – to orate rather than fight.
Obama: America stand behind this line; don’t cross over; or else, you’ll provoke him.
Obama: EU stand behind this line; but let’s look like we will cross over to resist.
Obama: Putin – stay on your side of the line; or else (there will be consequences).
Putin: Crosses the line.
Obama: Oh well, Tomorrow is Another Day.