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Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’

Posted on | March 1, 2014 | 34 Comments

She who laughs last:

Sarah Palin may be having a bragging rights moment.
In 2008, when she was the GOP vice presidential nominee, Palin questioned in a speech whether then-Sen. Barack Obama would have the foreign policy credentials to handle a scenario in which Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded 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,” she said in Reno, Nevada on October 21, 2008.
The former Alaska governor was happy to highlight her prediction on Friday and scold those who criticized her 2008 comments.
“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska,” she said on Facebook. That remark was a reference to a 2008 interview in which Palin argued that Alaska’s proximity to Russia helped boost her foreign policy experience.
Saturday Night Live parodied her remarks in a now-famous sketch with Tina Fey, who played Palin on the show, saying “I can see Russia from my house.”
On Facebook, Palin continued to explain how she anticipated a growing crisis between Russia and Ukraine, where there has now been an uncontested arrival of Russian military forces by air at a Russian base in Ukraine’s Crimea region. They are believed to be Russian land forces, according to a U.S. assessment.
“I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine.”

And while Vladimir Putin was reportedly sending 2,000 paratroopers to the Crimean peninsula, what was Obama’s reaction?

President Obama himself, having delivered a limp warning to Vladimir Putin, decamped for a meeting of the Democratic National Committee, where he told a cheering crowd: “Well, it’s Friday, it’s after 5:00. So this is officially happy hour with the Democratic Party.”



34 Responses to “Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’”

  1. smitty
    March 1st, 2014 @ 4:36 am

    I’m so glad the Left & the Film Actors Guild (FAG) kept That Woman out of office =>

  2. DaTechGuy on DaRadio
    March 1st, 2014 @ 6:04 am

    Hey the world and the voters wanted a weaker US that didn’t get involved, you’ve got it

  3. NeoWayland
    March 1st, 2014 @ 7:08 am

    I still think Palin was a stronger candidate than the other three combined.

  4. Shawny
    March 1st, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    Obviously you’re right. But then why does resolute, lying, paper ass waste his breath making ridiculous threat noises like he’s some kind of strong, scary leader who would do exactly the opposite? Putin must be laughing himself silly.

  5. Shawny
    March 1st, 2014 @ 7:55 am

    Hell, my corgi was a stronger candidate than the other three combined. Palin is a whole lot stronger and smarter than that.

  6. Good Stuff
    March 1st, 2014 @ 8:16 am

    the Russian military does not need to invade – it is already there, leasing facilities from the Ukrainian authorities. – The bulk of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is based in Crimea with its headquarters in Sevastopol. Ukraine crisis timeline -

  7. Shawny
    March 1st, 2014 @ 8:53 am

    Knowing that, it makes you wonder why the press and the oval office paper ass are desperately trying to make it look like Putin is threatening military escalation of some kind. Russia has a huge vested interest in protecting all of that.

  8. CrustyB
    March 1st, 2014 @ 9:16 am

    Wouldn’t it be terrible if we had a president who was right all the time?

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  10. RS
    March 1st, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    Not to disparage Governor Palin (PBUH), but she only stated what should be obvious to any student of European History since the Fall of Rome. The Russians are a different breed of cat. They have historically feared encroachment from Western Europe into the heartland of Russia on one side and the Chinese on the other. They consider themselves under siege from all sides. This was bound to happen eventually and will happen again in Moldova, Belarus and the Baltic Republics eventually. We’ll replay the Great Game in Central Asia if those countries start getting too cozy with the West as well. Sarah Palin merely demonstrated her knowledge of history. People find such knowledge amazing, especially from a mere state university grad, but in truth, we should expect it from those who wish to lead.

  11. JOEROWE409
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:04 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’ #TCOT

  12. instapundit
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’ #TCOT

  13. ceceoo
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’ #TCOT

  14. 1Dimitri
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’ #TCOT

  15. John Richter
    March 1st, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Hopefully, republicans can goad Obama into war with Russia so we can blame him for the mess.

  16. Cyber_Cossack
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’ #TCOT

  17. doctolson
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:33 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’ #TCOT

  18. ilookthetype
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’ #TCOT

  19. Adjoran
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    They don’t really need to do it in Belarus, it’s already effectively a semi-autonomous province of Russia.

  20. Adjoran
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:48 am

    Obama, Biden, Hillary, and Kerry have been on the wrong side of history in nearly every foreign policy issue of their lives. Putin no longer has any respect for or fear of the US as long as we are “led” by such weaklings.

    Do remember, for future reference, that we would not be subjected to this danger and humiliation if we had not acquiesced in 25 years of campaigning to “Rock the Vote,” postcard registration, unrestricted absentee voting, mail voting, early voting, and basically cajoling every ignorant half-wit over 18 to register and vote.

    A Republic requires an educated, interested, and involved electorate, not herds of idiots being whipped into frenzies by fear and promises.

  21. John Richter
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    If McCain had won, Putin would never consider doing this, she is right.

  22. John Richter
    March 1st, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    Yup, she is right. Putin only did this because Obama was elected. If McCain and her had won, he would never consider it.

  23. CrustyB
    March 1st, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

    That’s true. Palin isn’t a super-genius, she just has basic competence, unlike our current affirmative action CIC.

  24. G Joubert
    March 1st, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    Add outright election theft.

    Add an in-the-tank media actively propagandizing.

    Add the culture, such as Hollywood, television, music, and educational institutions also actively propagandizing.

    Anything left out?

  25. Shawny
    March 1st, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    ….add 80+ socialist members of congress.

  26. Bob Belvedere
    March 1st, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

    Well put. But one thing many forget is that Russia’s centuries-old deep and obsessive desire for a permanent warm-water port must always be thrown into the mix.

  27. Bob Belvedere
    March 1st, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    I usually don’t respond to your type, but go fuck yourself, you POS ignoramus.

    Go live your miserable little Leftist life with your Nihilist Narcissist ‘friends’ and wallow in your stupid Utopian fantasies away from decent people like the folks here.

  28. Bob Belvedere
    March 1st, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    Motor/Voter was/is the disaster many conservatives said it would be.

  29. maniakmedic
    March 1st, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

    It’s sad when basic competence is something to get excited about.

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  31. RS
    March 1st, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

    Yep. That’s why they held on to Koenigsberg (Kaliningrad) after WWII. Their problem is, geographically even their ice free ports are bottled up by natural constrictions.

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  33. Quartermaster
    March 2nd, 2014 @ 12:22 pm

    I have very serious doubts about that. The logistical requirements of supporting even a unit as small as a brigade combat team would be overwhelming for the type of combat we would likely face there.
    The logistical load for the AFG is far lower and trying to support it though sea lift on the Black Sea, or air lift, would simply get ships and aircraft destroyed. Putin can put far more men and equipment into Ukraine than NATO can, and the Russian Army is a different thing than it was just 20 years ago.

  34. GayPatriot » And Now a Few Things Sarah Palin Was Mocked Relentlessly For That She Turned Out to be Totally Right About
    March 4th, 2014 @ 7:20 am

    […] Sarah Palin was attacked in 2008 for suggesting that Russia would be encouraged to invade Ukraine if they perceived the USA as weak and ineffectual. The brilliant leftists at Foreign Policies mocked her scenario as “far-fetched.” And of course, we know how that one worked out. […]