Panarin might be easy to ignore but for the fact that he is a dean at the Foreign Ministry’s school for future diplomats and a regular on Russia’s state-guided TV channels. And his predictions fit into the anti-American story line of the Kremlin leadership.
“There is a high probability that the collapse of the United States will occur by 2010,” Panarin told dozens of students, professors and diplomats Tuesday at the Diplomatic Academy â€” a lecture the ministry pointedly invited The Associated Press and other foreign media to attend.
The prediction from Panarin, a former spokesman for Russia’s Federal Space Agency and reportedly an ex-KGB analyst, meshes with the negative view of the U.S. that has been flowing from the Kremlin in recent years, in particular from Vladimir Putin.
Putin, the former president who is now prime minister, has likened the United States to Nazi Germany’s Third Reich and blames Washington for the global financial crisis that has pounded the Russian economy.
Yeah Yeah Yeah
The OLD REDS like ex-KGB dictator Vladimir Putin are serving up the RED MEAT to the Russian masses who have suffered almost 100 years under Socialist Workers BS.
As Flap said before:
Americans have their disagreements and batter each other in free elections but always resolve their differences for the betterment of the country. The balance of power in government created by the countryâ€™s founders assures united government.
The United States has already weathered a disastrous Civil War because of slavery. Abraham Lincolnâ€™s words at the time ring true today: â€œA house divided against itself cannot stand.â€
The United States is going nowhere.
And, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will continue to see Russia across the sea from her house.