Ten 2009 predictions

Byline: | Category: Culture | Posted at: Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Roland Burris will be the next Senator from the state of Illinois and Rod Blagojevich will still be governor when 2010 begins.

Israel and Hamas will agree to a cease fire and all-out war will be avoided (for now).

Iran will not have a functioning nuclear weapon in 2009.

President Obama will not raise taxes, nor will he lower them, but he will raise spending–significantly.

The threat of double-digit inflation will succeed unemployment as the greatest US economic concern at the start of 2010.

Political unrest in Kyrgyzstan will be the impetus for overt Russian involvement in the Central Asian country, and will put at risk continued American presence at its air base in Manas and the entire Afghan operation.

President Obama will rename the “Global War on Terrorism” to something else, but nothing else (Guantanamo, Patriot Act, etc.) will significantly change.

Relative calm will allow there to be only eight brigade combat teams remaining in Iraq with a plan to reduce that to five by the end of 2010. US presence in Afghanistan will increase by only one BCT as the Administration realizes that logistics (and not Iraq) is the limiting factor on the size of American presence there.

Pakistan and India will be on the verge of war if not already there.

A major terrorist attack in Copenhagen coupled with an economy spiraling out of control, begins to turn European public opinion away from liberal appeasement and socialist ideas.

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6 Responses to “Ten 2009 predictions”

  1. Webutante Says:

    I love it when you stick your neck out!

    Happy New Year, Bob, and all best wishes.

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  3. Hal Says:

    I think your prediction, “The threat of double-digit inflation will succeed unemployment as the greatest US economic concern at the start of 2010,” worries me the most for America.

    I just finished watching the I.O. USA video and it scares me quite a bit as we go into the new year.

    I think a lot of people are going to be turning toward saving money. And gold probably will be one of the modes to that end because I think the dollar will be toast. I see from ExactPrice that gold is taking off after close today and is at 883.90 right now. Given it all I am beginning to wonder if Peter Schiff’s prediction isn’t right about it going through the roof in ‘09. He claims $2,000 an ounce will likely be hit.

  4. Bob Krumm’s Ten 2009 Predictions | The Blog of Record Says:

    [...] Beginning with this: Roland Burris will be the next Senator from the state of Illinois and Rod Blagojevich will still be governor when 2010 begins. [...]

  5. Agitationist Says:

    A few more predictions:
    http://agitationist.com/2009-predictions-for-the-interweb

  6. BobKrumm.com » #6 looks like it might be coming true (sadly) Says:

    [...] late December I made a prediction that sadly might be coming true: Political unrest in Kyrgyzstan will be the impetus for overt [...]