Among his major predictions:
• President Barack Obama will declare martial law this year
• The US will split into six rump-states before 2011 and
• Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order.
‘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-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 at an ex-KGB analyst, meshes with the negative view of the US that has been flowing from the Kremlin in recent years, in particular from Vladimir Putin, Fox news reports.
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 crises that has pounded the Russian economy, the report added.
On issues with social relevance, Panarin argued that ‘Americans are in moral decline, saying their great emotional distress is evident from school shootings, the size of prison population and the number of gay men’
On the economy, he cited the decline of GNP and the slide of major stock indexes. He also said that the bailout of the citigroup is evidence that American dominance in the global market has collapsed. On the whole he said that it is in effect the ‘collapse of the American dream’.
Panarin said that China and Russia will emerge from the current economic turmoil much stronger and saw the possibility that the two emerging powers will play a major role in world economic order. He also saw the possibility that a new currency will replace the US dollar as a major world currency as a result of the Russia-China alliance.
Some scholars and economists disagree with Panarin’s views.