Igor Panarin, a professor at the diplomatic academy in Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has predicted that the United States of America is headed not only for economic collapse but for break-up, Bloomberg’s reported today.
Panarin believes that U.S. foreign debt has grown like a pyramid and is doomed to collapse. He predicted in today’s issue of Izvestia that by spring the economic crisis will be so bad and dissatisfaction caused by it so widespread that the United States will begin to break-up. Panarin sees the country become six separate countries which he categorized as the Pacific Coast, the South, Texas, the Atlantic Coast, central states and northern states.
Igor Panarin is not merely responding to the events of the day. He first made this prediction in 1998.
Americans may be prone to dismiss Panarin’s prediction with skepticism and disbelief, but is there any likelihood that he is correct?
Thoughtsaloud thinks Panarin’s analysis is worth pondering. Daily Pundit pans Panarin, suggesting that his comment that China and Russia would replace the United States as world bankers is laughable and it calls the idea of the U.S. breaking into six parts “classic transference.”
The infiniteunknown said it would add Panarin to “the short list of people who do speak ‘their’ truth about what is going on.”
Jazz Shaw, Assistant Editor of the Moderate Voice, suggested that Panarin “get a clue” and offered one of its own: we have a revolution here in the United States on a regular schedule, every four years.
Halturnershow weighed in with support for Igor Panarin’s conclusions suggesting that revolution is at hand in the USA. This blogger claims to be one of several people preparing a list of targets – those who were instrumental in causing the economic collapse.
The Confederateyankee opined, “Somehow, I think Panarin’s speciality of information warfare is more on display here than his grasp of American laws or global economics.”
Scott Ross, writing for NBCwashington, mocked Panarin’s of U.S. history. :For a nation such as ours to suffer such an epic collapse requires decades of repressive government control of all aspects of daily life by a string of murderous dictators. The 60-year-old Panarin, of all people, should know this.”
Christopher Van says in Townhall.com that a breakup of the United States in the next 50 years is almost inevitable. He sees the boundaries that would result somewhat differently than those predicted by Igor Panarin. “In all likelihood, a west coast alliance is a good bet given the shared propensity for socialist idealism in California, Washington and Oregon. There will be a southwest alliance as the result of the reconquista, or retaking of the land that illegal aliens seek to procure, called Aztlan. The reformation of the south, with boundaries similar to the Confederate States of America would bring together states with similar religious values and customs. The northeast has long held a worldview much different than the rest of America, and like the west would foster a new government based upon socialism. The Midwest and northern tier of states with their ties to Canada, as well as farming and manufacturing would likely evolve. As for Hawaii and Alaska, they may each achieve the independence that many residents already seek,” he said. Van bases his conclusions on an analysis of the the eight phases of the lifecycle of a free society.
We’ll know by spring who’s correct.
Sources: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a3sayDZz.QKc&refer=us; http://dailypundit.com/?p=32780; http://www.infiniteunknown.net/; http://www.thoughtsaloud.com/; http://themoderatevoice.com/http://www.finchannel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25138&Itemid=1; http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/; http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/us_world/Breaking-Up-Is-Hard-to-Do.html