Via Daily Mail:
Sarah Palin had foreshadowed the impending Ukraine invasion six years ago – and she is not shy about telling her detractors ‘I told you so.’
The former Alaska governor and one-time vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket wrote on her Facebook page Friday a strongly worded post calling out her ‘high-brow’ critics for mocking her.
‘Yes, I could see this one from Alaska,’ Mrs Palin wrote. ‘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.’
As Palin pointed out in her post, during the 2008 presidential campaign, Foreign Affairs wrote an article ridiculing her prediction that if then-Senator Barack Obama is elected into office, Russia under President Vladimir Putin will move to occupy Ukraine.
Palin’s statements on the campaign trail came during an armed conflict that broke out between Russia and Georgia over the contested territory of South Ossetia.
‘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 told a crowd at a rally held in Reno, Nevada, in October 2008.
Palin’s gloating Facebook post has been shared more than 15,000 times and has drawn more than 67,000 ‘likes.’
Speaking to Fox News’ Todd Stanres, Palin said: ‘We can expect more of this sort of thing in a world where America is gutting its military and “leading from behind.”’
Meanwhile, conservative 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 president.’
Palin’s self-congratulatory Facebook message comes as Russia appears to be poised on deploying ground forces across Ukraine, ostensibly to protect Russian nationals from ongoing violence, in the words of President Vladimir Putin.
Speaking at a press conference on the crisis in Ukraine, President Obama has warned that ‘there will be costs’ if Russia invades the neighboring country, where pro-Russian and pro-European Union factions have been fighting in the streets for the past month.