It appears that a crisis is approaching.
1) Economic problems in the U.S. are on the Federal, state, city and local levels. Bankruptcy is a distinct possibility for the largest economy in the world. If the United States cannot pay the interest on the debt, we will be forced to default. That day is coming, or else a massive change in spending. Unrest like in Europe is very possible, as Wisconsin is already demonstrating. And this problem is not even beginning to be addressed.
2) Unrest all over the Middle East. It is possible that Democracy is popping up all over the place, but so unlikely as to border on madness. More likely that once things settle down, the region will get the types of government the people want. Some type of Islamic based legal system. It is suited to step into vacuums and people have a habit of choosing things that stabilize things. This legal system is coming our way.
3) We have an Imam organizing an Islamic meeting on the White House lawn to impose Islamic law in the U.S. Want to start a war? Lets start having Islamic ideology like stoning become established as law in this country.
It just feels like we are on an edge of some type or another. Just waiting to fall off. Maybe things will settle down. I don’t think so. The reason that I am picking a pessimistic view is because of the financial problems in Europe and the United States. It could go the other way, but I doubt it. Economics can cause wars. When resources are scarce, people will fight over them.