Russian analyst Igor Panarin, a professor at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is predicting a U.S. breakup. According to the Drudge Report,
A leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts. Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily IZVESTIA published on Monday: "The dollar is not secured by anything. The country's foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it had exceeded $2 trillion. Now it is more than 11 trillion. This is a pyramid that can only collapse."
So according to Professor Panarin, into how many parts will the U.S. break up into?
He predicted that the U.S. will break up into six parts - the Pacific coast, with its growing Chinese population; the South, with its Hispanics; Texas, where independence movements are on the rise; the Atlantic coast, with its distinct and separate mentality; five of the poorer central states with their large Native American populations; and the northern states, where the influence from Canada is strong.
And, get this part:
He even suggested that "we [the Russians] could claim Alaska—it was only granted on lease, after all."
Hmm, a Russian reconquista of Alaska? What would Governor Palin have to say about that? After all, she seems totally oblivious to the Mexican reconquista of the Southwest !