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Palin Was Right About Russia Invading Ukraine

From the Politico:

Sarah Palin on Ukraine: I told you so

By LUCY MCCALMONT | 2/28/14

Sarah Palin is saying “Told-Ya-So” on the rising tensions in Ukraine, writing in a Facebook post that she predicted in 2008 Russia would invade the country. “Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did,” Palin wrote Friday.

In the post, Palin says that in 2008, following Russia’s invasion of Georgia, she criticized then-Sen. Barack Obama whose reaction she said “was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that for indecisiveness that would only encourage Russia’s [Vladimir] Putin to invade Ukraine next.”

The former Republican vice presidential nominee said she was derided for her comments — which on Friday she called an “accurate prediction”— on foreign policy…

Naturally, the Politico leaves out the person who most mocked her, the former editor of Foreign Policy magazine, Blake Hounshell (sic). Since he is now one of the editors of the Politico.

From Breitbart:

Palin Mocked in 2008 for Warning Putin May Invade Ukraine if Obama Elected

By Tony Lee | February 28, 2014

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned that if Senator Barack Obama were elected president, his "indecision" and "moral equivalence" may encourage Russia’s Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine.

Palin said then: "After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next."

For those comments, she was mocked by the high-brow Foreign Policy magazine and its editor Blake Hounshell, who now is one of the editors of Politico magazine…

Breitbart is mistaking ‘Foreign Policy,’ which is owned by the Washington Post for ‘Foreign Affairs.’ Foreign Policy is not particularly high-brow. And Mr. Hounshell (sic) is a snarky bitch buffoon. (As is evidenced by his recent tweets about Palin’s predictions.)

Hounshell wrote then that Palin’s comments were "strange" and "this is an extremely far-fetched scenario."  "And given how Russia has been able to unsettle Ukraine’s pro-Western government without firing a shot, I don’t see why violence would be necessary to bring Kiev to heel," Hounshell dismissively wrote.

Palin made her remarks on the stump after Obama’s running mate Joe Biden warned Obama supporters to "gird  your loins" if Obama is elected because international leaders may test or try to take advantage of him.

In fact, Biden was also probably thinking of Russia invading Ukraine, too, since he warned that Obama would be tested by foreign leaders soon after Russia had just invaded Georgia in October 2008. Which is to say, this was so obvious that even ‘Bite Me’ could see it coming.

And, lest we forget, Obama regularly mocked Mitt Romney for having similar concerns about Russia. In fact, during the October 22, 2012 Presidential debate (aka the ‘Candy Crowley debate’), Obama ridiculed Romney’s concern about Russia’s “geo-political” threat.

Obama even sneered: “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the cold war has been over for 20 years.”

To which Mr. Romney rightly replied:  “Russia, I indicated, is a geopolitical foe…and I said in the same paragraph I said and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face. Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin.”

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, March 3rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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