Skip to comments.US to collapse in 'July 2010'
Posted on 09/01/2009 8:36:46 AM PDT by TaraP
MOSCOW - YOU think of the United States as the world's leading superpower? Well think again, says Igor Panarin, a professor at the Russian foreign ministry's diplomatic academy.
For Prof Panarin, who has built an academic reputation in Russia for apocalyptic predictions of the imminent US demise, Moscow's ex-Cold War rival is on the brink of economic, political and social cataclysm.
'The probability that the United States will cease to exist in July 2010 is greater than 50 per cent,' he declared at a news conference on Monday. 'The results of the current financial year will shock investors.'
Prof Panarin did not share the hopes of US president Barack Obama's supporters that he would lead the world into a new era of change.
'Obama has the mentality of a social worker: He talks well but he has never managed anything. He will lead the United States towards a crash,' said the academic.
For Prof Panarin, the United States was on the verge of none other than a 'psychological catastrophe'. And the reasons? It all started with Hurricane Katrina. The United States is overwhelmed by single parent families. Its prisons are full. Young people are violent. And oh yes, it has too many homosexuals.
He compared the current situation of the United States under Obama to that of the Soviet Union under its last leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
'The US debt has multiplied seven times in 11 years. Under Gorbachev the Soviet debt increased by a factor of five.'
Vladimir Mamontov, the editor-in-chief of the pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia where the news conference was held, moved to distance himself from the remarks. He publishes Prof Panarin's opinions since 'irreverent versions of events help readers to surf through all the more montonous information.'
Feodor Lukyanov, editor of the journal Russia in global politics and one of the country's top foreign policy experts, said such forecasts were of no value for specialists.
'People with an artistic spirit have a rich imagination,' he commented.
While Prof Panarin's views are highly marginal, there are plenty of more mainstream pro-Kremlin analysts in Moscow happy to point out the weaknesses of the United States and the strengths of Russia as a great post-Soviet power. -- AFP
Do they plan to invade militarily? We already have enough Commies in government to ensure its collapse.
RE :”’Obama has the mentality of a social worker: He talks well but he has never managed anything. He will lead the United States towards a crash,’ said the academic.”
LOL, cant argue with this one.
I wonder if Prof. Panarin predicted the fall of Communism and the Soviet Union...../s
sounds then like the Professor believes it will take them until June to ram thru Obamacare....CWII in July then becomes a definite possibility
Obama is an used car salesman and now this country is heading to the crapper as a result.
Somehow, I suspect that after it doesn’t collapse, that he won’t even pause to say oops before his next dire prediction.
He’s sort of like the Russian Paul Ehrlich (author of “The Population Bomb”).
“United States will cease to exist in July 2010”; could save us a lot of money; hey, but Texas will still be here!
This is a good reason to not have states like Texas, pull out of the US. The breakup of the states will be the downfall of the States. Our power is in out unity. I have big doubts about those that are pushing for some states to pull out. I do believe that states must show their independence and show the Feds that they will not control them......but again, they can do this by showing unity.
He has the mentality of a Democrat plantation field hand boss who, with BlackBerry in hand, takes his ordesr from the master puppeteer then marches forth to finish the job of destroying America and our lives.
It would scare us to death if we knew what he and his minions know.
That’s for sure!
Obama wanted the world to *Like Us* but what he produced is a world that thinks the President is a Clown Obozo....
We have become the butt of foriegn jokes...
a military invasion would just break things they’d sooner have at their disposal
A quiet takeover from the inside with the consent - or at least, nonresistance - of the people, would be more efficient
Under Kay Bailey Hoo-Ha? You’ll be just another RINO enclave
Oh, well. It’s only a couple more years until the whole world comes to an end in 2012 so I guess we won’t have long to suffer.
The probability that the United States will cease to exist in July 2010 is greater than 50 per cent,’ he declared at a news conference on Monday. ‘The results of the current financial year will shock investors.’ ................................. Less than 50% if we can get rid of a little more than 50% of the current make up of Congress and stop bailing out those who should be left to eat their losses.
but Texas will still be here!
Damn right and ready to kick some a$$.
Don’t mess with Texas, ain’t just some slogan! Try and see.