I laughed when I first heard this Russian’s prediction that the U.S. would break apart:
As if Things Weren’t Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S. – WSJ.com
“…A polite and cheerful man with a buzz cut, Mr. Panarin insists he does not dislike Americans. But he warns that the outlook for them is dire.
“There’s a 55-45% chance right now that disintegraÂtion will occur,” he says. “One could rejoice in that process,” he adds, poker-faceÂd. “But if we’re talking reasonablyÂ, it’s not the best scenario — for Russia.” Though Russia would become more powerful on the global stage, he says, its economy would suffer because it currently depends heavily on the dollar and on trade with the U.S…”
I’m not laughing now.