The end of America in 2010: Media hype or real possibility?

The dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry's academy for future diplomats, Igor Panarin, is getting plenty of airtime with his prediction that the United States will disintegrate in 2010. He says this will be the result of our collapsing economy and morals, which will cause a civil war and the end of our country as we know it.

Panarin says that after the split occurs, California will be the base of a group of states under China's rule. Texas will be the base of a group of states under the control of Mexico. Canada will rule a group of northern Midwest states, and the European Union will control a group of east coast states.