Date of prediction: 2008-11-13 (posted 2009-03-07)
»Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.
“We’re going to see the end of the retail Christmas….we’re going to see a fundamental shift take place….putting food on the table is going to be more important that putting gifts under the Christmas tree,” said Celente, adding that the situation would be “worse than the great depression”.«
(Infowars.com: Celente Predicts Revolution, Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012; Fox News: Gerald Celente on Glenn Beck “Global Katrina” 02/10/2009)
Economy, Environment, Politics, Resources, Science, Society, Technology, TEOTWAWKI
Date of prediction: 1972
The Limits of Growth predicted in 1972 that the world was headed for disaster. Fast forward to 40 years later, a.k.a. today:
»Recent research supports the conclusions of a controversial environmental study released 40 years ago: The world is on track for disaster. So says Australian physicist Graham Turner, who revisited perhaps the most groundbreaking academic work of the 1970s,The Limits to Growth.
However, the study also noted that unlimited economic growth was possible, if governments forged policies and invested in technologies to regulate the expansion of humanity’s ecological footprint.«
(Smithsonian Magazine: Looking Back on the Limits of Growth)
Date of prediction: 2006-07
In 2006, Foreign Policy magazine interviewed 116 experts on the likelihood of major terrorist attacks over the next five years:
»The Very People were asked to put forward their considered opinions about how likely it was that “a terrorist attack on the scale of 9/11” would again occur in the United States by the end of 2011—that is, by last Saturday.
Fully 70 percent found it likely and another 9 percent proclaimed it to be certain. Only 21 percent, correctly as we now know, considered it unlikely.«
(The National Interest:
New Year Brings Good News on Terrorism: Experts Wrong Again, via Schneier on Security)
Date of prediction: 2011-10-09
Isotopp predicts that the German government will tomorrow deny any involvement with the malware that CCC has found, and that CCC will reveal further details that indicate otherwise.
Date of prediction: 2009-03-04
»The dean at Russia’s Foreign Ministry school in Moscow says President Barack Obama will order martial law this year, the U.S. will split into six states before 2011, and Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order, the Associated Press reports.
“There is a high probability that the collapse of the United States will occur by 2010,” Igor Panarin told dozens of students, professors and diplomats Tuesday at the Diplomatic Academy.
Panarin said the recent economic turmoil in the U.S. and other “social and cultural phenomena” led him to move up his timetable for “The End” — when the United States will break up and Alaska will revert to Russian control. (…)«
(USATODAY.com: Russian: U.S. will split apart by 2011; AP: Russian scholar says US will collapse _ next year; MSNBC: Russian analyst: U.S. will collapse next year, WSJ: As if Things Weren’t Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S.)
Berlin, Germany, islamist, Reichstag, terrorism
Date of prediction: 2010-11-20
Der Spiegel reports that a terrorist group has plotted an attack against the Reichstag building in Berlin. According to the reports, the attack is scheduled for February or March, 2011 [quote in German]:
»Das Terrornetzwerk Al Qaida und verbündete Gruppierungen planen nach einem Bericht des Magazins „Der Spiegel“ möglicherweise einen Anschlag auf den Berliner Reichstag. Dabei wollten sie Geiseln nehmen und mit Schusswaffen ein Blutbad anrichten, meldete das Magazin am Samstag vorab.
Die Anschläge seien für Februar oder März geplant.«
Terrorwarnung: Magazin: Attentat auf Reichstag geplant;
Terroristen planen angeblich Anschlag auf den Reichstag)
They cite as a source an unnamed djihadist that they say has contacted the German federal police BKA.
attack, Germany, terrorism
Date of prediction: 2010-11-17
»Security measures are being stepped up in Germany after Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said there were clear indications of a terror plot targeting the country.
Mr de Maiziere gave no details about a specific plot, apart from saying it was planned for later this month.«
(BBC News: Germany reconsiders terror risk)
Date of prediction: 2010-11-25
»OK, Leute, um meine Hellseher-Credentials zu erweitern, mache ich jetzt mal folgende Ansage: morgen oder übermorgen wird jemand ansagen, dass sie den “potentiellen Serienmörder” (O-Ton ehemaliges Nachrichtenmagazin) mit Vorratsdatenspeicherung schneller gefangen hätten.«
Date of prediction: 2009-08-11
»Meine Prognose: Wenn es nach dem Innenministerium geht, werden wir Mitte 2010 den elektronischen Personalausweis als Zündschlüssel für das Internet haben, und der providerseitige Jugendschutzfilter auf der Grundlage dieser Identifikation und Authentisierung gesetzt.«
(Die wunderbare Welt von Isotopp: Elektronischer Personalausweis für das Internet)
Al-Qaeda, terrorism, USA
Date of prediction: 2010-02-03
Al-Qaeda can be expected to attempt an attack on the United States in the next three to six months, senior U.S. intelligence officials told Congress. The terrorist organization is deploying operatives to the United States to carry out new attacks from inside the country, including “clean” recruits with a negligible trail of terrorist contacts, CIA Director Leon Panetta said.
(USATODAY.com: Intel chief: Al-Qaeda likely to attempt attack)