Posted 8:15 A.M. MDT 11/1/01

Russian Economist Predicted Strikes on America

Says Shadow Power Planning More

    In what is now a stunning rebuttal to the official U.S. storyline regarding the events of September 11, ranking Russian economist Dr. Tatyana Koryagina revealed astounding insight into the planned attack on America, two months prior to the September 11 disaster.

    Dr. Alexandr Nemets, himself a former Russian official now living in the U.S., documented this significant story for Newsmax. In a recent article he asks:

Who is behind these strikes? Koryagina claims the U.S. is painting a false picture. She said the operation was not the work of 19 terrorists but a larger group seeking to reshape the world. She claimed a group of extremely powerful private persons, with total assets of about $300 trillion, intends to legalize its power and to become the new world government. [1]

    In a Provda interview published on July 12, 2001, Dr. Koryagina detailed a scenario that was ominously prescient of the disaster then being planned for the United States.

    Apparently acting on intelligence information, the Russian State Duma in early July convened a conference entitled, "On the measures to provide the development of Russian economy in the environment of destabilization of the world financial system." Evidently Russian officials had a premonition of trouble on the horizon.

Dr. Tatyana Koryagina, a senior research fellow in the Institute of Macroeconomic Researches subordinated to Russian Ministry of Economic Development (Minekonom), made a statement at the end of the Duma hearings - as a Russian expert in the shadow economy, shadow politics...

The main theme of the Duma hearings was the rapidly approaching economic crash of the U.S. The hearings focused on preparing recommendations for President Putin as to what Russia should do to soften the consequences of this coming catastrophe. [2]

    It was during this time frame that Dr. Koryagina was interviewed by Pravda.

The July 12, 2001 one-page report in Pravda - still considered the establishment voice of Russia's old guard communists who control the military and intelligence agencies.

The article was entitled 'The Dollar and America Will Fall Down on August 19? - That's the Opinion of Dr. Tatyana Koryagina, who very [accurately] predicted the August Default in 1998 [in Russia].' [3]

The following is an excerpt from the July 12 interview.

Pravda - All the participants at the [Duma] hearings stated that America is a huge financial pyramid, which will crash soon. Still, it is hard to understand how this could happen in the first and richest country of the world - without a war, without missile or bomb strikes?

Koryagina - Besides bombs and missiles, there are other kinds of weaponry, much more destructive ones...

Pravda - Well, economic theory. But how is it possible for you to give an exact date (for the U.S. crash) - August 19?

Koryagina - The U.S. is engaged in a mortal economic game. The known history of civilization is merely the visible part of the iceberg. There is a shadow economy, shadow politics and also a shadow history, known to conspiratologists. There are (unseen) forces acting in the world, unstoppable for (most powerful) countries and even continents.

Pravda - These forces intend to smash America on August 19?

Koryagina - There are international, "super-state" and "super-government" groups. In accordance with tradition, the mystical and religious components play extremely important roles in human history. One must take into account the shadow economy, shadow politics and the religious component, while predicting the development of the present financial situation.

Pravda - Still I don't understand what could be done to this giant country [the U.S.], whose budget is calculated in the trillions of dollars.

Koryagina - It is possible to do anything to the U.S. ... whose total debt has reached $26 trillion. Generally, the Western economy is at the boiling point now. Shadow financial actives of $300 trillion are hanging over the planet. At any moment, they could fall on any stock exchange and cause panic and crash. The recent crisis in Southeast Asia, which touched Russia, was a rehearsal.

Pravda - What is the sense of smashing just America?

Koryagina - The U.S. has been chosen as the object of financial attack because the financial center of the planet is located there. The effect will be maximal. The strike waves of economic crisis will spread over the planet instantly, and will remind us of the blast of a huge nuclear bomb.

Pravda - Why 19 August and, say, not the 21st?

Koryagina - Some fluctuation in this date is possible. Serious forces are acting against those who are now preparing the attack on the United States. August, with very high probability, will bring the financial catastrophe to the U.S.... The last 10 days of August have especial importance from a religious-sensible point of view. [3]

    While it is not clear how such information comes to Dr. Koryagina, its validity cannot be doubted, it speaks for itself. Her appraisal of the wasted condition of the United States financially and otherwise, the pencil-thin illusionary line between U.S. confidence and U. S. collapse, are qualifying credentials in themselves.

    Equally clear is Dr. Koryagina's discernment of the real nature of these shadow forces she speaks of. Dr. Nemets writes:

She is sure that such an attack or strike of some kind - sudden and effective enough - will really take place, and will cause panic and an ensuing crash of the U.S. financial system and the world financial system, already unstable. However, Dr. Koryagina evidently does not know the exact mechanism of the attack. [4]

    But late in September, Pravda conducted another interview with Dr. Koryagina, probing for her response to the events of September 11.

    Koryagina made the following key points in the Pravda article entitled "Who Will Strike America in Its Back?"

New Strikes Will Come -- In the near term, she said, "the powerful group" that masterminded the events of Sept. 11 will make new strikes against America -- of a financial nature and otherwise. She said they will "strike America in the back" and bring it down.

She noted that Americans are consolidating around their government and preparing retaliatory strikes against the "terrorists." However, Americans are trembling about spending. When they understand, after the upcoming new strikes, that their government can guarantee them nothing, they will panic -- causing a collapse of their financial system.

Didn't Make Serious Mistake -- About her forecast of July 12, Dr. Koryagina said, "I did not make a serious mistake. Indeed, between August 15 and 20, the dollar started trembling under the pressure of multiple bad news about the U.S. and world economy. And within weeks, the Manhattan skyscrapers fell down. As a result, a significant part of the world financial network was paralyzed. This strike was aimed at destabilization and destruction of America and [in domino fashion] all the countries making countless billions of dollars."

The Powerful Group -- Who is behind these strikes? Koryagina claims the U.S. is painting a false picture. She said the operation was not the work of 19 terrorists but a larger group seeking to reshape the world. She claimed a group of extremely powerful private persons, with total assets of about $300 trillion, intends to legalize its power and to become the new world government. The Sept. 11 strikes showed that this group is afraid of nothing -- human lives have zero value for them.

Koryagina again encouraged Russian citizens to cash out dollars. The Koryagina claims are not easily dismissed, especially her clear indications in the interview before Sept. 11 that the attacks on America's financial system would be of an unusual nature. Her comments also mirrored similar warnings issued by Russian officials. [5]

Who is the Beast?

    No matter what the actual developments of the days ahead, we may say with certainty that we are witnessing the final consolidating moves of the New World Order. While we may be surprised as to the day to day events, we should not be surprised as to the effects of those events, which will be to create chaos for the purpose of change.

    The conditioning of society and its ostensible leaders has been all-pervasive and we hear almost no word of dissent or resistance to the imposition of this New World Order. To the contrary, world leaders -- mere minions of the "shadow powers" Dr. Koryagina speaks of, hail with enthusiasm this lowering pall of darkness over the world.

    But we have been warned. The Scriptures reveal that "These [subservient leaders] have one common policy and they deliver their power and authority to the beast [the Shadow Power]." Rev. 17:13

    The October 3 edition of the British newspaper Guardian Unlimited headlined a story entitled "Let Us Reorder This World." The political editor wrote: "Tony Blair yesterday turned his battle against the terrorists who ravaged New York into a far wider struggle for a new world order." He concluded the article with Blair's eloquent and imperative appeal. "This is a moment to seize," he said. "The kaleidoscope has been shaken, the pieces are in flux, soon they will settle again. Before they do let us reorder this world around us..."

    In his own analysis of Dr. Koryagina's predictions, Dr. Nemets observes that "a network of terrorist groups -- mostly in the U.S. and Middle East -- were merely the fingers implementing the terrorist strikes.

    "Now, if the U.S. and NATO forces carry out retaliatory strikes on Afghanistan, the 'hands' will be punished", he wrote.

    "And where is the body, the heart of the beast," he asks?

    The question may be answered that the heart of the Beast will be found in every heart that is supporting the Beast, in every heart not fully given over to its Creator.

    In this World War on Terrorism the defining requirement is: "You are either 100 percent for us, or 100 percent against us." This one principle the Bush Administration did express correctly. And herein is The Judgment. One is either 100 percent in support of the Beast, or one is 100 percent yielded to God. No middle ground exists. One is either filled with the heart of the Beast, or filled with the heart of the Heavenly Father.

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Attack Prophesied Day Before


  1. "Expert Who Predicted Attacks," Newsmax (17 September 2001)
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. "Russia Knew in Advance," Newsmax (3 October 2001)

Dr. Nemets is a consultant to the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC). An expert in Chinese-Russian strategic military alliance development, he has spent the last several years researching Chinese and Russian economic and military issues. Dr. Nemets worked from 1986-92 at the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He immigrated to the United States in December 1994.

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