This was interesting to me, because in the background for my NaNoWriMo novel, whose story takes place around the end of the 25th century, Russia and China had formed an alliance in fighting against the U.S. during World War III.. ee
Which, according to John Titor, should happen with very brief nuclear action in 2015. (In my own story, there was no specific date.. just sometime early-to-mid 21st century).
Checking out that John Titor site again is interesting.. the man claiming to be a time traveler from 2036 said that civil war would arise in the U.S. starting around 2004-05, and escalating through 2008. The prediction (or if he's really a time traveler, the recollection) states that the civil war "will consume everyone in the US by 2012." Haven't actually looked it over thoroughly at this point, but think it was said that Russia started the war in 2015 by bombing the U.S. or something like that.
In other news, here's a good place to check on seismic activity. The earthquakes and tsunamis in the Indonesian region have been very devastating.. reportedly up to 23,000 deaths counted, with many more missing or injured. If you're from that area, and we haven't heard from you, please chime in. Unfortunately, have lost contact with some people in that area for a while now.. would be nice to know if they are okay, myr.