A series of natural disasters causing massive destabilisation and economic hardship
A global financial crisis with potentially the worst to come
Dozens of States effectively bankrupt
Monarchies and Dictators being overthrown in the Middle East
Most of Africa is in dire straights
Al Qaida simply changed base to Africa and Pakistan
Ill-conceived and un-just wars
China developing a blue water navy
Mexico fighting a war that's killed 30,000 over drugs that make you feel good
Politicians create man made global warming to develop a speaking tour
Australia loses the Ashes again
Julia Gillard is PM
Bob Katter controls the balance of power
Ricky Nixon. Well, Ricky!!
The list goes on....
Not just a perfect storm.