Sunday, March 2, 2014

And The Person Who Foresaw It All Is... | Zero Hedge

And The Person Who Foresaw It All Is... | Zero Hedge

The was a time when everyone loved making fun
of GOP vice presidential canidate Sarah Palin. It's her turn to get the
final laugh.

As CBS recounts,
in October 2008, after Russia's invasion of neighboring Georgia emerged
as a foreign policy flashpoint in the homestretch of a heated campaign,
Palin told an audience in Nevada, "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."

Just as amusing was the response to Palin's comments by foreign policy experts, Foreign Policy magazine, which said, "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."

Coming just a few months after subprime turned out not to be contained despite everyone's fervent belief that it was, this is not all that surprising.

And now it's time to gloat: "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," Palin
wrote Friday.

"Here's what this 'stupid,' 'insipid woman' predicted in 2008," she added, before rehashing her prediction.

Talk radio host Mark Levin tweeted, "Palin not only knows where
Russia is, but she knew what Putin would do to Ukraine with Obama as

Then again, back in 2008 a lot of people were also talking about hope
and change. Five years later people have to look up the definition of
hope, as for change, the best place to find it is in the 11 million
people who have dropped out of the labor force in that time.

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