Monday, December 29, 2008

Red Alert: Russian Predicts the Demise of the U.S. in 2010

From the Wall Street Journal — MOSCOW -- For a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010. For most of that time, he admits, few took his argument -- that an economic and moral collapse will trigger a civil war and the eventual breakup of the U.S. -- very seriously. Now he's found an eager audience: Russian state media . . .

"There's a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur," he says. "One could rejoice in that process," he adds, poker-faced. "But if we're talking reasonably, it's not the best scenario -- for Russia." Though Russia would become more powerful on the global stage, he says, its economy would suffer because it currently depends heavily on the dollar and on trade with the U.S.

Check the story.

The one good piece of news, Panarin predicts that the Russians could annex Alaska and I'd just assume they'd have a job for Gov. Sarah Palin.

1 comment:

justine said...

hmmmm...and we are going to be part of China...hmmmm...