CIA Predictions from 1999 That Mostly Came True

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( — July 5, 2015) — Washington, D.C. — A seventy-page report forecasting world situation in 2015, published on the eve of a new millennium 2000 by the CIA, turned out to be true amazingly accurate.  

The Business Insider analysed the CIA’s predictions from a story published by The Telegraph at the end of 1999 by the Central Intelegenca Agency.   According to the story, the CIA predicted that international affairs would be “increasingly determined by large and powerful organizations rather than governments”, wish has been shown to be true. The report also predicted the raise of the Islamic State, but overlooked the Chinese and North-Korean hackers’ assults on US companies and Government interests.

“Between now and 2015 terrorist tactics will become increasingly sophisticated and designed to achieve mass casualties,” the report reads. Sadly, this prediction became true quickly, on September 11, 2001.

According to CIA’s report, “Iraq and Iran [will] develop long range missiles in the near future. Iran … could be testing such weapons by as early as the coming year, and cruise missiles by 2004,” The truth is, Iraq didn’t developed missiles or weapons of mass destruction, however, it has been confirmed that Iran is working on an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Reportedly, the system was scheduled for testing in 2015, but international sanctions on Iran and intense diplomatic pressure resulted in driving Iran to the negotiating table, and ostensibly away from its nuclear ambitions, at least for the moment.

The prediction from the CIA’s document is that world population would grow by more than one billion, which is true. The world population is now about 7.3 billion.

The CIA’s report predicted that in Africa would lose the significant population due the political instability and contagious diseases. In fact, the African population rose from 800 million in 2000 to 1.1 billion in 2014.

Referring to energy resources, the document accurately predicted that energy resources will be sufficient to meet demand as US indeed become a major exporter of liquefied natural gas.

Predictions about the Chinese and EU economy were not so quite so accurate according to the report. The document predicted China’s economy would grow to overtake Europe but not the US. However, China recently became the largest economy in the world.