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US 2010 apocalypse avoidable: Scholar

Posted by seumasach on March 26, 2009

A Russian scholar, who had earlier predicted the collapse of the US, has offered President Barack Obama ways to prevent such a misfortune. 

Former KGB analyst and Russian academic Igor Panarin, who has predicted the country’s 2010 disintegration on the back of mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation, insisted in a Monday interview that a revisited foreign policy may more than anything prevent the fall of the United States. 

“I would, in the first place, suggest that he radically reduce the US foreign policy activities, especially in the Eurasian space,” Panarin said speaking to Russia Today. 

Washington would have to stop its contribution to ‘NATO enlargement’ and “anti-missile defense elements in the Czech Republic and Poland,” he added referring to the two major moot points in Russo-US relations. 

The remarks come while Obama said on Wednesday that he supports the expansion of NATO, should European countries want to join the alliance. 

The scholar went on to say that Obama also had to “stop destabilizing the situation around Russia, put an end to destabilization, particularly around Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, stop sending additional troops and military contingents to the territory of Afghanistan and address the problem of drugs and the struggle against drugs in Afghanistan. The restriction of foreign military activities should be the first step in my view.” 

Panarin, a doctor of political science and dean of the foreign affairs department at the Diplomacy Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, had forecast that the disintegration would be catapulted by a civil war before dividing the US into six parts on ethnic, economic and geographical lines. 

He has also named the European Union, Russia and China the prime candidates to dominate the globe following the dissolution of the American power. 

Panarin also warned that “Obama doesn’t have the necessary relations of trust either with the governors of the US states or the top businessmen,” to facilitate the fulfillment of his decisions. 

“His task is to find this consensus inside the American political elite, and in that case to turn from the captain of a sinking ship into a captain who will save not only the American vessel but the entire ship called the world economy.”

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