69 million page views

Predicting surprises

Reader comment on item: Future Surprises that Could Shock the World: A Symposium

Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Jan 19, 2017 at 10:46

Since it is fun to make predictions, I'll assume it is alright to make a few of my own:

1) Tony Blair will eventually make a comeback and wrest control of the Labour party from the grips of Corbin.

2) Iraq will be fully liberated, the Kurds will declare independence and secede from the country, and the US will recognize the latter as the newest middle eastern state.

3) Israelis will go to elections and vote in centrist Yair Lapid as prime minister, thus sending Netanyahu home and to the lecture circuit. The new government will coordinate with Trump to resurrect the Bush Letter.

5) Interest rates will finally begin to go up and put a damper on high housing costs in urban areas.

6) The Netherlands will vote in Wilders.

7) Senator Cory Booker will be the next democratic nominee for president. He will seek to replicate Obama's 2008 victory.

8) France will become much less attractive for Western tourists in the next decade.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Predicting surprises by PezDispenser

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)