Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sarah Palin Didn't Say It

A few people have mixed up the Czech Republic (half of what was Czechoslovakia in my sixth-grade Geography book) and Chechnya, the part of Russia from which Chechens -- including the Tsarnaev family -- come.  Stalin chased most of the Chechens out of Chechnya (it starts getting really complicated, so I'll avoid the details), so the brothers were actually born in Dagestan and Kyrgyzstan (if I've got the story straight)

Anyway, a satirical website put up an item saying that Sarah Palin wants to invade the Czech Republic:
Sarah Palin called for the invasion of the Czech Republic today in response to the recent terrorist attacks in Boston.
In an interview with Fox News, the former governor of Alaska said that although federal investigators have yet to complete their work, the time for action is now.
"We don't know everything about these suspects yet," Palin told Fox and Friends this morning, referring to Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who allegedly carried out the Boston Marathon attacks. "But we know they were Muslims from the Czech Republic.

It's funny. But it got tweeted and passed around, and lots of people (most of them, I suspect, liberal Democrats) believe it.

What I find funniest about the whole story is that the people who believe it probably think they're a lot smarter than Sarah Palin.

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