Bristol Palin is bringing in the new year by making waves for her famous mother, first claiming that Sarah Palin predicted the Ukraine invasion by Russia, and then going on to bash President Obama for not making the Smithsonian Institution’s “100 Most Significant Americans Of All Time” list. But is Bristol all bluster when it comes to the first statement, or is she actually speaking the truth?
In a related report by the Inquisitr, based upon legislation that recently passed the U.S. Senate, President Obama has less than two months to enact plans to give Ukraine lethal aid and military support. Although the president has not announced his intentions, one retired military colonel claims Vladimir Putin has “date raped” Obama over the Ukraine crisis.
Patheos happens to host a blog by Bristol Palin, and over the weekend, she compared Sarah Palin and Barack Obama when it comes to certain achievements.
“Seriously, my mom is the best. It’s that time of year when everyone is making their lists of favorite books, most popular blog posts, and important people. Well, I am happy to share that my mom Sarah Palin made Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list AND the Smithsonian Institution’s ‘100 Most Significant Americans Of All Time’ list!”
American Thinker also recently named Sarah Palin as an “American Achiever of 2014” for successfully endorsing 22 political candidates who went on to political victory in their various races across the country. Besides making the jab at Obama for not making the Smithsonian list, Bristol also made this comment, which may raise some eyebrows.
“And she also predicted, years ago, that Putin would invade Ukraine. In March, she was proved right.”
Just what is Bristol Palin referring to? Back on the 2008 campaign trail, Sarah made this prediction regarding Ukraine and Obama.
“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Sen. Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s (Vladimir) Putin to invade Ukraine next… I want a president with the experience, judgment, wisdom and truthfulness to meet the next international crisis, or better yet, to avoid it.”
When Politifact considered the question of whether Sarah Palin’s Ukraine prediction was true, they rated it “half true” because the claim was “partially accurate but takes things out of context.”
“Palin said she predicted that Obama’s response to Russian military action in Georgia in 2008 would encourage Russia one day to invade Ukraine. The outside experts we reached did not find her words in 2008 to be a clear prediction, but they give her credit for accurately highlighting a place where a crisis in fact emerged… Ultimately, whether Obama’s actions somehow encouraged Putin and Russia to invade Ukraine is something Palin cannot prove.”
What do you think of Sarah Palin’s “prediction”? Do you think President Obama is reacting with “indecision” in regards to Ukraine, Russia, and Vladimir Putin?