Change, as they say, can be both good and bad. What are your thoughts on this article? Russian scholar Igor Panarin predicts that the US will collapse by 2011. He's the "dean at the Foreign Ministry's school for diplomats and a regular on Russia's state-guided TV channels" according to the article. Russian scholar says US will collapse next year He is predicting that: President Barack Obama will order martial law this year The U.S. will split into six rump-states before 2011 Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order. If anything, the article is worth reading. Some of the stuff in it could definitely happen. Take this for example: Here's another quote from him: I think I'd agree. The American Dream has been replaced by "The American Promise". I think we need to get our act together. The stuff in the article isn't that far fetched. So what do you think? Is he full of hot air or is he on to something?