Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Sarah Palin Warned in 2008 Russia Might Invade Ukraine if Obama Wins Election
Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Christine Rousselle

Posted on 03/01/2014 11:23:37 AM PST by Kaslin

In October 2008, then-Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin warned that Putin, having been motivated by Obama's lack of response to the Russian invasion of Georgia, would proceed to invade Ukraine if then-Senator Obama was elected to the presidency.

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.

Foreign Policy dismissed this warning as "strange" and "far-fetched."

As we've said before, 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.

Yesterday, Russia invaded the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine and seized control of two airports.

Seems as though Palin's prediction wasn't too far-fetched after all.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: barack0bama; election2008; georgia; palin; russia; sarahpalin; schnook; ukraine; ukraineunrest; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-53 next last

1 posted on 03/01/2014 11:23:37 AM PST by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

But, she’s an idiot! /s


2 posted on 03/01/2014 11:25:39 AM PST by Jvette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Talk is talk. Would Palin ask Congress for a formal declaration of war against Russia?


3 posted on 03/01/2014 11:27:29 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Ok, Putin was not motivated by Obama weakness. Putin was motivated by his boy toy lacky who he basically appointed to be president of Ukraine, got his butt kicked out of power.

At that point Russian had to seize control of Ukraine due its strategic importance with the gas pipelines and the Black Sea access to the Mediterean Sea.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 11:28:40 AM PST by staytrue
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jvette

“But, she’s an idiot! /s”

In this case, she is more like Forest Gump.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 11:29:26 AM PST by staytrue
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ex-snook

words are just words......kinda like yours here, now


6 posted on 03/01/2014 11:30:08 AM PST by advertising guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

I would love nothing more than to see SARAH PALIN decide to run for POTUS in 2016.

I would work my keister off to help her win!


7 posted on 03/01/2014 11:30:13 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ex-snook

She wouldn’t have to.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 11:30:43 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

9 posted on 03/01/2014 11:32:24 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Does anyone have a link to the Foreign Policy article in question, or the text of it?


10 posted on 03/01/2014 11:35:12 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ex-snook
Talk is talk. Would Palin ask Congress for a formal declaration of war against Russia?

Under President Palin (that is, I believe, your scenario) it's highly unlikely that she would need too.

11 posted on 03/01/2014 11:38:02 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kirkwood
"She wouldn’t have to."

She had a chance to run but didn't.

12 posted on 03/01/2014 11:38:38 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Jvette

The difference is the real idiot occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Ave


13 posted on 03/01/2014 11:40:15 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: staytrue

In this case, Sarah understood exactly what she was saying and why. She hardly fell into it like a Forest Gump.


14 posted on 03/01/2014 11:40:52 AM PST by Jvette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Both the people of George and Ukraine will forever know that their being invaded by the Russians was due to Obama’s weakness as a world leader.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 11:42:38 AM PST by Oliviaforever
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ex-snook

So are you taking that against her?


16 posted on 03/01/2014 11:42:46 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Jvette
If she is an idiot, what does that make (1) Obama, (2) MSM, (3) left wing pundits (4) right wing pundits and (5) Tammy Fey?
17 posted on 03/01/2014 11:44:04 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Time and time again, Palin has been proven right. All while Obama, the media, the GOP-E, and frankly, America as a whole, have gotten things gravely and dangerously wrong.

But the PDS faggots will never admit it.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 11:44:45 AM PST by greene66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: staytrue

Putin is motivated by the fact that without Ukraine’s oil pipelines to Europe, Russia’s largest source of cash dries up. He has no choice but to kick asses all over Ukraine, and he’s just getting started.

Even Obastard isn’t stupid enough to stand in his way, not that he wants to (which he doesn’t).


19 posted on 03/01/2014 11:54:20 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

There is approximately zero chance any MSM outlet is going to admit to this.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 11:55:19 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: staytrue
Seriously? Please name all your accomplishments, so that we may compare them to Gov. Palin’s and see who the true imbecile is here.
21 posted on 03/01/2014 12:00:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: greene66

Palin has said many things that she was criticized for that were later shown to be true.

However, the MSM and the left defined her with assistance from the McCain campaign and that definition stuck. I believe this says more about our country and our collective lack of reason than it does about Sarah. It’s not just Sarah - there are a host of issues where it is extremely difficult to change the opinions of people despite evidence to the contrary. See global warming for example.

It’s unfortunate for Sarah and those of us who like her. The same people who ignored the lack of foreign policy for the freshman Senator from Illinois are the ones that crucified Palin and created false truths such as seeing Russia.

They will destroy any threat such as Palin or Dr. Carson.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 12:01:37 PM PST by volunbeer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty
What she really said is that Obama’s weakness in the Georgia would telegraph to Putin could invade Ukraine without worrying about the spineless one in the WH. She was right.
23 posted on 03/01/2014 12:02:55 PM PST by Kozy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: volunbeer

Oh, it says a lot about our country alright.

One of the reasons I’ve come to truly believe America no longer has a future.


24 posted on 03/01/2014 12:03:49 PM PST by greene66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Howie66; Kaslin

25 posted on 03/01/2014 12:09:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Bttt.

5.56mm

26 posted on 03/01/2014 12:11:59 PM PST by M Kehoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
And she foresaw it from her front porch!

FU, Tina Fey.

27 posted on 03/01/2014 12:15:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kozy

What looks profound is that, 5-6 years ago, she named the Ukraine as the location of Putin’s adventure. There were lots of places Putin could have projected Russian power, but she knew he would pick the Ukraine. Why there? It was obvious to her because she understands the oil industry, which is a great big hole in the skill sets of the current occupiers of the White Hut.

Unlike Iraq and every other thing Bush was involved in, this business in the Ukraine is really about oil.

If Sarah Palin would just be kind enough to show Juan McQueeg the back of her shoes, she’d be perfect.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 12:17:00 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty
Good afternoon.

Unlike Iraq and every other thing Bush was involved in, this business in the Ukraine is really about oil.

No, not exactly. This Ukraine business is much more than natural gas, pipelines, etc.. No, you've got hatred between the tribes (so to speak). Real nasty stuff. Ukraine people don't forget their history with the Bear.

5.56mm

29 posted on 03/01/2014 12:22:51 PM PST by M Kehoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: staytrue

Ukraine was Occupied by Putin... now Putin is waging a counter to the counter occupation. Basically Sarah was being modest in her assessment, but truth is a grey terror occupation factor in favor of Putin.


30 posted on 03/01/2014 12:31:15 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: M Kehoe

I live in a town with a lot of Croatians and I can tell you, Slavic people can hold a grudge forever. The hatred of Russians by Ukrainians will last a thousand years, if it hasn’t already.


31 posted on 03/01/2014 12:40:09 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kaslin.

Sarah Palin Owns Giant Future-Predicting Telescope? (She’s right, again, so here’s push-back)
Web Pro News | March 1, 2014 | Toni Matthews-El
Posted on 3/1/2014 3:35:13 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3128421/posts


32 posted on 03/01/2014 1:08:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

To be perfectly honest, I want to see Senator Cruz become Senate Majority Leader.

I would love to see a ticket the has both Sarah Palin and retired Marine Corps General James Mattis on it.

PS: I would also LOVE to see John Bolton as Secretary of State and Allen West as SecDef.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 1:21:59 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty

she has an natural understanding of geopolitics..but that comes from living outside in the environment understanding how geography dictate action ...famous falsehood of I can see Russia from my house was actually a geopolitical statement on her part about Alaska having common maritime border Russia and dealing with those realities as governor


34 posted on 03/01/2014 2:23:10 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; staytrue

Lot of trolls on FR who try to talk down good conservatives like Cruz or Palin.


35 posted on 03/01/2014 4:02:09 PM PST by Moorings
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty; Kozy
"If Sarah Palin would just be kind enough to show Juan McQueeg the back of her shoes, she’d be perfect."

It's called loyalty and it's in the dictionary. I understand it is hard to see, because almost no other politician in the world has even one iota of it.

36 posted on 03/01/2014 4:07:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Yes he does.

I thought I used the correct sarc tag.


37 posted on 03/01/2014 5:10:37 PM PST by Jvette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Chgogal

that was sarcasm.

I have enormous respect for Sarah and like many conservatives, I voted for her.


38 posted on 03/01/2014 5:11:22 PM PST by Jvette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Jvette

You did, but I just wanted to make it clear who the real idiot is and where he currently resides


39 posted on 03/01/2014 5:53:25 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Swell. She shows loyalty to the worst example of it in modern times, but not to the workerbees who dig the trenches. I’m learning, but it’s not what you would like.

You might want to take a little snark off the top, it makes you look like a cult follower. That’s what’s in my dictionary. You should get one like mine, but I understand if you aren’t up to it.

Too bad, I was starting to warm up to her again, and then...you came along to remind me why I’m pissed. That’s what I love about cultists.


40 posted on 03/01/2014 5:54:11 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: tophat9000

Interesting, but I was recently reminded why I’m not impressed by her grasp of geopolitics. It’s good, but it cannot be depended upon to be driven in the right direction. Too easily diverted to politicians who don’t like us.


41 posted on 03/01/2014 5:58:23 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Jvette
Exactly. The idiots squared don't have a clue how stupid they are. I understood your sarcasm. ; )
42 posted on 03/01/2014 6:00:33 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty

Whatever. I’m not here to convince you to like or admire anyone. You’re saying she’s not loyal to the rank-and-file? Then who the hell is?


43 posted on 03/01/2014 6:00:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was loyal to “the rank and file,” but now nobody is. I appreciate your reminder of that earlier.

I’ve explained her perfidy before, I’m not going to go through it again for a cultist, it’s a waste of time.


44 posted on 03/01/2014 6:09:09 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty

Bullshit, pure and simple.


45 posted on 03/01/2014 6:10:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re right, and I had such high hopes for her, too.


46 posted on 03/01/2014 6:14:26 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty

No, your tack is bullshit, and if you could examine it without PDS, you’d see it to. Sounds like no one can live up to your standards of perfection. Have fun voting in the primaries.


47 posted on 03/01/2014 6:20:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I explained it to you, yes you personally before, and you responded with the blank affectation of a cultist. You will never "get it."

You're being a tard. I have no "PDS." I've been one her biggest fans for years, you can ask around if you like. She threw it away in just the past couple of months. Period.

48 posted on 03/01/2014 6:26:11 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty

I’m in MENSA, buddy. That’s kind of the opposite of “tard” now isn’t it? She “threw it away” by not sniping at McCain? Lord, no wonder we never win any important elections these days. You do know that the site owner is also a “cultist” by your standards, right?


49 posted on 03/01/2014 6:34:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’m in MENSA, buddy. That’s kind of the opposite of “tard” now isn’t it?

It isn't in my book. Every MENSA member I ever met was a ****ing maladroit idiot who couldn't keep his GD shoes tied. Thanks for exposing yourself to me as such.

I never asked her to "snipe" at McQueeg. I told you what she did to tick me off, in detail, and I'm not going to spend another ten minutes repeating the effort for you because you're not worth it. You just prove MENSA doesn't mean s*** in the real world.

Funny thing is, I was just starting to look at her with a bit more positive thoughts, and you came along to remind me of her perfidy. Thanks, buddy.

50 posted on 03/01/2014 6:55:54 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-53 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson