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I don't know if anybody has made such predictions or not.  I'm questioning your assertion that it's conventional wisdom.  You could at least cite a few examples.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Mar 17th, 2012 at 12:40:10 PM EST
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