Ten years ago Igor Panarin began predicting the US will experience economic and moral collapse and civil war leading to disintegration of the Union in 2010.
No one took him seriously for the longest time but now many in his native Russia find him to be a good listen.
“There’s a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur” he recently told the Wall Street Journal.
Uncle Sam’s death spiral also includes, according to the soothsayer, the collapse of the dollar, ethnic strife and a tax revolt followed by a spectacular break into 6 pieces with Alaska reverting to Russian control.
In addition, California will become the hub of a “Californian Republic” which either becomes part of China or simply falls under Chinese influence.
Meanwhile, Texas and surrounding locales will form the “Texas Republic” which promptly cedes itself to Mexico.
Panarin says he based his predictions on classified data from FAPSI, the Russian version of the National Security Administration where he worked at one time preparing reports for Boris Yeltsin.
Panarin also did a stint with the KGB and holds a PhD in political science.
Russian state media is eating this up right now. Panarin is interviewed twice daily about his predictions. And he has presented them to the Foreign Ministry and the nation’s top school of international affairs.
During one interview, a state TV station cut between Panarin head shots and canned footage of breadlines, soup kitchens and homeless people in the US.
Americans hope President-elect Barack Obama “can work miracles,” Panarin told the Journal. “But when spring comes, it will be clear that there are no miracles.”