Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. 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. Here’s what this “stupid” “insipid woman” predicted back in 2008: “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.” Sarah Palin, 2/28/14
Yep. Isn’t it amazing that a “chillbilly” from Alaska could figure out in 2008, what escaped the “most transparent President and Administration evah” and “the smartest people in the room”?
And, now that United States President is looking like a gelding in the race to be the most powerful country in the World.
TheGuardian.com reports that
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin clashed over the Crimea referendum during a telephone call on Sunday, as the US president dismissed claims from his Russian counterpart that the vote was legal and warned him that Moscow would be punished.
Obama rejected an argument from Putin that the vote, which Moscow claims overwhelmingly endorsed Crimean secession from Ukraine to become part of Russia, was “fully consistent with the norms of international law and the UN Charter”, according to the White House.
In a statement, it said: “President Obama emphasised that the Crimean ‘referendum’, which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian military intervention, would never be recognised by the United States and the international community.”
Russian state media reported that 95.5% of people in the southern province, which has been occupied by Russian forces for the past fortnight, voted on Sunday in favour of leaving Ukraine. Some 3.5% were said to have chosen more autonomy while remaining part of the country.
A Kremlin statement said Putin also told Obama during the call, which the US initiated, that the case of Crimea was in line with the so-called “Kosovo precedent”. Putin has claimed that the recognition of the former Yugoslavian territory as a sovereign state in 2008 established a legal framework for secession that could be repeated by other separatist movements.
The White House’s read-out of the call did not mention such a discussion and instead said that Obama “emphasised that Russia’s actions were in violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
The US president was said to have complained to Putin that Russian military exercises on Ukraine’s eastern border “only exacerbate the tension” and warned him that the US and allies were “prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions”. But he also “underscored that there remains a clear path for resolving this crisis diplomatically”, according to the White House.
White House aides had reiterated earlier on Sunday that the US would not recognise the results of the referendum and promised to introduce sanctions against Moscow within days.
Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to Obama, told NBC’s Meet the Press: “This referendum is in violation of international law.”
Amid pressure on Obama from Republicans to take tougher action against Putin, Pfeiffer declined to rule out American direct military aid to Kiev, saying only that the US was considering “all ways of assistance” in light of the Russian military occupation.
The Republican senator John McCain said on Saturday during a visit to Ukraine by a bipartisan group of eight senators that the country required a “long-term military assistance programme from the United States” comprising “lethal and nonlethal” equipment to enable resistance against Russian forces.
Pfeiffer said senior Russians should prepare for “sanctions designations in the coming days” from the US, which is poised to introduce asset freezes and visa bans authorised last week by Obama. And he urged Congress to pass an economic aid package for Ukraine, comprising $150m (£90m) along with $1bn in loan guarantees.
“We are putting as much pressure on the Russians as we can to do the right thing,” Pfeiffer said. Of Putin, he asked: “Is he going to continue to further isolate himself, further hurt his economy, further diminish Russian influence in the world, or is he going to do the right thing?”
Back on March 3rd, the Arctic Fox was interviewed on Fox News by Sean Hannity.
“Well, anyone who carries the common sense gene would know that Putin doesn’t change his stripes,” Palin told Sean Hannity tonight. “He hearkens back to the era of the czars and he wants that Russian empire to grow again.”
Palin said that there is a link between energy and security. She said the United States isn’t developing its resources, but Russia is, and Putin is strengthening Russia’s power and influence in the world.
“People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil,” she said. “They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates. We are not exercising that peace through strength that only can be brought to you courtesy of the red white and blue, that only a strengthened United States military can do.”
According to Palin, other countries no longer see a nation to emulate in America due to Obama’s leadership. Now, she says countries are taking advantage of America’s current weakness.
40 years ago, Russia was making noise, acting belligerent, and supporting America’s other enemies, such as the Islamic Terrorist Nation of Iran. It was because America had a ineffectual Democratic wimp named Jimmy Carter as her President.
You see, America’s enemies do not respect weakness in an American President. A weak President emboldens our enemies and endangers the safety and very sovereignty of our country. And our Marxist/Alinsky-ite Follower of a President does not have the intestinal fortitude of a field mouse….and Putin knows it.
God help all of those nations who broke away from the former Soviet Union. Because, unless our gelding of a President turns into a stud overnight, they will all be saluting the Hammer and Sickle again…upon pain of death.
Until He Comes,