Sarah Palin to run for President in 2012 – for RUSSIA!

The Wall Street Journal (Igor Panarin article) ran an article 29 Dec 2008 on the Russian academic Igor Panarin who is predicting that the USA could break up in 2010.

“There’s a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur,” he says. “One could rejoice in that process,” he adds, poker-faced. “But if we’re talking reasonably, 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.

Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces — with Alaska reverting to Russian control.

As a hypothetical Sarah Palin becomes Russian and as a gesture of goodwill is allowed to run for President. (Her choices would either become Russian or return to Idaho.)

Novy Amerika

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After the high strangeness of 2008, I would never say that this could not happen. As an Australian I would not welcome this. I do know that if I were a Chinese strategic planner that the splitting of the USA would be one of my goals, afterall this is one of the things that the USA did to the Soviet Union.

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On the G20 meeting

The G20 meeting is a step up. At least there is a fairer representation of the worlds population. Not perfect since the EU gets five bites. Countries that should be there that aren’t are Nigeria, Iran, Egypt and Pakistan. The USA will expect that Mexico, Canada, UK and Australia will be in their corner. The EU block will be Germany, France and Italy with the EU itself and some moral support from Turkey. The rest will be factions unto them selves. Russia and Saudi Arabia have common interests. 

The joke is that Australia’s natural allies are Russia and Saudi Arabia. We cannot afford to alienate any of our Asian partners. An interesting time will be had by all.

It does look like China will announce what it thinks the US dollar should be worth. This is going to constrain US policy. This is going to be more important than the presidential reality show that has just finished.