18.12.2008 - The Islamic economic collapse
From Wired.com: Pakistan is about to become a failed state, and Iran and Turkey will be close behind. The West at present is unable to cope with a failed state like Somalia, with less than a tenth as many military age men as Pakistan, but which nonetheless constitutes a threat to world shipping and a likely source of funding for terrorism. As state finances crumble, states will become less important, and freebooters will seize the stage. Think of the Mumbai terrorists as a political cognate of the Somali pirates, and the character of a Middle East made up of failed states comes into focus..... Full Article: Source