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Did Sarah Palin really predict that Russia would invade Ukraine?

“I can see Crimea from my house…”

BARACK OBAMA MAY have seen her off in 2008, but former vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin seems to have been remarkably prescient about events in the Crimea this week.

The video below, compiled by the conservative blogger Guido Fawkes, shows Mitt Romney being dismissed by Obama for talking about the threat from Russia during a presidential debate in 2012.

Then we see Palin, in 2008, saying that then-senator Obama’s reaction to Russia invading Georgia that year would “encourage” it “to invade Ukraine next”.

At the time, Palin’s prediction was dismissed by Foreign Policy magazine as “strange” among other criticisms.

But the former Alaska governor was a touch gleeful in a Facebook post on Friday:


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