Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Russian analyst says US outlook dire

Following events from a safe distance, a former Russian KGB analyst says the outlook for Americans is dire. And predicts the breakup of the United States by mid-2010.

"There's a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur," Igor Panarin told The Wall Street Journal this morning. "One could rejoice in that process. But if we're talking reasonably, it's not the best scenario -- for Russia."

“Mr. Panarin posits,” according to the WSJ, “that mass immigration, economic decline and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces -- with Alaska reverting to Russian control.”

But the professor is not necessarily happy about it. “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.”

Hmmn… we’re trying to imagine some cowboy from Bakersfield submitting to Chinese rule. Or a Texan taking his orders from Mexico City. Heh.

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