It seems certain that this coming year of 2012 will be a continuation of major events of 2011, yet with greater intensity.
First, the earthquake and tsunami in Fukishima, Japan has set in motion events that have yet to be defined or understood fully. Many believe that radiation leaks exceed dangerous levels many times over, and distrust of government official stories in general are increasing concerns over safety for millions who live within the sphere of influence. Rather than be an alarmist, I try to review critical information as it comes. Here is one report from Canada:
Dangerous levels of radiation recorded in Canada - from Fukushima
The Arab Spring actually began four months earlier, unofficially lighting up with the death of a man in Tunisia on December 10, 2010. When he set himself afire he lit the fuse to explosions in seventeen countries that will not come to an end during the next calendar year. A timeline of events can be found in this link:
There is certainly more to come as Syria enters its period of intense infighting and perhaps a civil war that divides the Arab world.
Election monitors in Egypt said the violence and confusion were casting a shadow over continuing parliamentary elections that recently followed the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. Violence by military police forces there has increased concern for safety of Christians within the country that has risen each month since that country erupted in its “peaceful, bloodless revolution.” The story of 25 Christians killed for their faith is found here: