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If you're inclined to believe Igor Panarin, and the Kremlin wouldn't mind if you did, then President Barack Obama will order martial law this year, the U.S. will split into six rump-states before 2011, and Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order.
Panarin might be easy to ignore but for the fact that he is a dean at the Foreign Ministry's school for future diplomats and a regular on Russia's state-guided TV channels. And his predictions fit into the anti-American story line of the Kremlin leadership.
"There is a high probability that the collapse of the United States will occur by 2010," Panarin told dozens of students, professors and diplomats Tuesday at the Diplomatic Academy — a lecture the ministry pointedly invited The Associated Press and other foreign media to attend...
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
reply to post by sadchild01
US is not going to be forever. Like Rome (or numerous empires before or after) it is bound to disappear. But those things do not happen all of the sudden. Roman empire fell to "barbarians" , Soviet empire crumbled because of its economy. Since no "barbarians" can crush US - it is not going to fall like Rome.
As for economical crisis - it is serious. But it is global, all the world would feel it. All the world would suffer. Soviet Union crashed among other prospering countries. Soviet Union was torn by inner ethical and national feuds. I fail to see Americans from different states fighting with each other. So with all the respect to other - maybe more objective - researchers, my bet is that at least until 2060 US would exist with it current states, and even maybe expand. After 2060 Newton predicted end of the world so who am i to argue with sir Newton?
All the world would suffer. Soviet Union crashed among other prospering countries. Soviet Union was torn by inner ethical and national feuds.
I fail to see Americans from different states fighting with each other.
Since no "barbarians" can crush US - it is not going to fall like Rome.