Source: Datamation/Mike Elgan.

There is a Wall Street Journal article about the Russian academic Igor Panarin who predicts the U.S. will fall apart in 2010…

…and his theory goes like this:

“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.

With the US disintegrating and be split into 4 major regions like this:

And I say to Mr. Panarin, I think not! And even if the US gets into its worst scenario ever, it won’t be split into regions going to Russia, Canada, Mexico, China and Europe – that is the dumbest theory ever. Unless of course, the split is enforced by Aliens.