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Did Palin Predict Current Ukraine Trouble? Warned if Obama elected, Putin'd be encouraged to invade
Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | March 2, 2014 | Elad Benari

Posted on 03/02/2014 11:35:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin warned in 2008 that if Obama were elected, Putin would be encouraged to invade Ukraine. At the time, she was mocked.

Did former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin predict six years ago the current situation in Ukraine? It appears as though she did.

On Friday, hours before Russia’s parliament gave President Vladimir Putin the formal go ahead to send forces to Ukraine, the Breitbart website reminded those who may have forgotten that during the 2008 presidential campaign, Palin warned that if then-Senator Barack Obama were elected president, his "indecision" and "moral equivalence" may encourage Russia's Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine.

“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,” Palin said at the time.

Breitbart further noted that Palin was mocked over those comments by the Foreign Policy magazine and its editor Blake Hounshell, who now is one of the editors of Politico magazine.

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 wrote at the time.

Palin made her remarks 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 the 2012 election race, Obama’ Republican rival Mitt Romney was mocked over similar comments he made about Russia....

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; memebuilding; obama; palin; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; putin; russia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
I'm especially glad this is getting press beyond our echo chamber, even if it's derisive in some cases. Many people can read between the lines. Like this whopper:

Not-VP Sarah Palin Invades US
http://www.chicagonow.com/daily-beefing/2014/03/not-vp-sarah-palin-invades-us/

1 posted on 03/02/2014 11:35:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She sure does turn out to be right a lot.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 11:39:20 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Jim Robinson; Syncro; Army Air Corps; Windflier; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; ...
Another Ping to Sarah's Awesome List, coming from ISRAEL.

Some people are Wolves, Almost all on the left are sheep, the Progressives in our country maybe wearing sheep's clothing but their fangs are showing through.

This kind of Conflict should have been prevented with Good Diplomacy before hand.

And that means not have a Pill Pedaling Homo as a President screwing up everything he touches.

Ubama is a thug.

But Putin is an even bigger thug who isn't going to play his silly game.

THIS is what happens when Grow-Ups aren't in charge and you meet a Non-Arbitrary force of nature like Putin.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 11:41:21 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

mccain is getting upset and jealous over all the “sarah was right” threads.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 11:42:40 AM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: keats5
She sure does turn out to be right a lot.

Amazing, considering how "dumb" she is alleged to be.

5 posted on 03/02/2014 11:44:28 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: keats5

She was right about death panels, she was right about Obama’s foreign policy, she was right about a lot of things, but the media won’t EVER acknowledge that she was right, they would rather slit their own wrists than admit that Sarah Palin was right and that Obama is a dumb ass


6 posted on 03/02/2014 11:45:05 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Noooo!


7 posted on 03/02/2014 11:46:08 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: KC_Lion

You got that right!


8 posted on 03/02/2014 11:46:30 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Right On Dearest Trisham!!!

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You can too!

Donate Please!


9 posted on 03/02/2014 11:47:32 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm especially glad this is getting press beyond our echo chamber, even if it's derisive in some cases.

This one from The Wire is pretty derisive, and it's interesting to see how her predictions have all come true and how each of them has a convenient reason for being a good thing according to the obvious dim-bulb who wrote it.

From the article:

1. That Obama will sit down with the world's worst dictators without conditions, and meet with Iranians.

--Article sez: "we got a good deal out of Iran!"
--Reality: Iran is doing whatever the hell they want as long as they look/sound like they're playing along

2. Invading the sovereign territory of Pakistan.

--Article sez: "yeah, we did--to get Bin Laden!"
--Reality: Pakistan is not an ally in any way and they were supremely pissed about the public nature of the incursion since Obama couldn't wait to get in front of a camera. This rush to claim credit jeopardized our only real supply line in and out of Afghanistan.

3. Opposed the surge in Iraq, and wants to pull troops out which would just mean that troops would have to go back in.

Article sez: "he's reducing our troops' presence to almost nothing--we're out of Iraq now, isn't it great?"
Reality: Iraq is in chaos and its Shi'ite majority (and government) is warming up to big geopolitical ME player Iran.

4. That Putin might invade Ukraine after Georgia, as above.

Article sez: "Well...this isn't really an invasion."
Reality: It sure as hell is if you're Ukrainian*.

*Yes, I know there's more to it than that, but large wars have started over less than this.

10 posted on 03/02/2014 11:47:34 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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11 posted on 03/02/2014 11:48:25 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: KC_Lion

Thanks, KC!


12 posted on 03/02/2014 11:51:20 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We have a new candidate, just in time for campaign season!

She's an all American girl from an all American family!

And....without question she is absolutely a Natural Born American Citizen who can sing “Born in the USA” and both of her parents could sing “I’m American” when that girl was born, even though they may or may not care for either tune or the artists who first sang them.

13 posted on 03/02/2014 11:52:18 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: onyx; trisham; GBA

14 posted on 03/02/2014 11:53:01 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Palin and Romney were correct. Oh, well, as said before miss Romney yet? I can understand the McCain/Palin thing since McNut is not a conservative and leans socialistic.
15 posted on 03/02/2014 11:58:20 AM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Say, Couric....care to comment on the “Palin Doctrine?”


16 posted on 03/02/2014 12:06:08 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Logical me

“Oh, well, as said before miss Romney yet?”

No, I don’t. But I’m sure people who quite literally prayed to God to deliver us from a gay supporting, abortion funding, anti military liar by empowering a gay supporting, abortion funding, anti military liar actually wonder why their prayers were ignored.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 12:47:34 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; ...
Well, more thanks to the Obamanation we can now look forward to the International Space Station going the way of the Crimea... as we do not have a way there without those nasty Russians Dear Leader is going to punish harshly one of these days--
18 posted on 03/02/2014 12:51:59 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Future Snake Eater
2. Invading the sovereign territory of Pakistan.

--Article sez: "yeah, we did--to get Bin Laden!"
--Reality: Pakistan is not an ally in any way and they were supremely pissed about the public nature of the incursion since Obama couldn't wait to get in front of a camera. This rush to claim credit jeopardized our only real supply line in and out of Afghanistan.

Also burned the asset who tipped us off, and has done nothing to extract him.

19 posted on 03/02/2014 1:02:51 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s all Sarah’s fault, putting those aggressive ideas in Pooty’s head six years ago!


20 posted on 03/02/2014 1:17:29 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
Yes - it's Sarah's AND Bush's fault. And folks remember, our President has one of these! Does Sarah? NO. Case closed!!
21 posted on 03/02/2014 1:22:29 PM PST by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Bender2

Just further proof that it’s never a good idea to send a boy to do a man’s work.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 1:27:02 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
...the media won’t EVER acknowledge that she was right, they would rather slit their own wrists than admit that Sarah Palin was right...

They did the same thing when Bush was president.

The MSM didn't report on the Bali mall bombing because it would have made Bush right about terrorism being exported worldwide.

-PJ

23 posted on 03/02/2014 1:29:26 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

24 posted on 03/02/2014 1:34:10 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: kingattax

FUJM


25 posted on 03/02/2014 2:08:40 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the princess thin skin occupant of the W/H what would be the downside of invasion in Europe and then Chine going into Taiwan?

Zero, as in Captain Zero.

There are no repercussion that they will fear so what will stop them?


26 posted on 03/02/2014 2:39:46 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: shove_it
Now that's funny! I have to "borrow" that one for my wallpaper rotation.

Thank you for the best and longest laugh I've had today!

27 posted on 03/02/2014 3:49:58 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: kingattax

Good.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 4:18:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Logical me

Shopping for a silk rope, are you?


29 posted on 03/02/2014 4:22:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Bender2

Damn, I forgot all about that. Good thing private enterprise in this country is building spacecraft, while NASA works with the Muslims.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 4:24:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: GBA

I liberated that one from another FReeper who I’d cite if I could remember which one. I enjoyed it too...;o)


31 posted on 03/02/2014 4:31:59 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: Bender2
What if Putin decides he wants Alaska back?

I've been to Russia. They believe we stole Alaska.

Obama doesn't have the balls to stop him.

32 posted on 03/03/2014 5:56:02 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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