US to End in 2010
A respected (in Russia anyway) Russian professor has made this dire prediction for the US.
This is not a new prediction by this Russian professor, but it certainly is his craziest. Still, the Russians are broadcasting this potential demise of the US twice a day. I guess they conveniently overlooked that even the good psychic professor only gives this demise a 45-55% chance.
My laughter came to an abrupt halt and was replaced by a terribly unsettled feeling when I saw this statement...
"...dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry's academy for future diplomats."
Yikes! This bozo is manipulating the minds of future foreign diplomats?
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.
Full Story and map at WSJ.