It's really coming now. Aren't you glad I was a paranoid bastard warning you really early back when it could do some good?
I'd say Q4 they will crash most of the West, excepting their strongholds intended to provide them with a refuge in the manner to which they are accustomed.
Sometime before Christmas there will be the start of provocations and an attempt to demonize somebody as the source of all evil, perhaps a player that has previously been kept in reserve until now. Later next year, very like the first shots of WW3 will be fired in the Middle East, followed by many standoffs leading finally to a first strike as a pre-emptive measure by somebody who sees which way the wind is blowing. This initial limited exchange will turn into an all-out Clausewitzian struggle for survival between different factions with heavy use of ugly weapons like the neutron bomb and deeply salted cobalt-60 payloads. Most of the civilians of the Western world will be sacrificed like pawns on a chessboard with targeted nuclear, chemical and biological attacks.
During this period, the governments of Canada, America, Britain and Australia will clamp down on their citizens with an iron hand. It is highly likely the first boxcars to FEMA camps in the U.S. will be loaded at this time with internal "dissidents" who might pose opposition to the coming "war effort." They almost got to this stage during the campaign to make Iraq safe for vultures by eliminating the humans. In any event, you will see the jackboot come out very soon for casual critics of the government. It will no longer be possible to say much without getting yourself on a watch list and most people will be afraid of being blacklisted for a job with the economy vaporized. In general, the sheeple will fall in, tuck their heads down and do as they are told in all circumstances. They'll tell themselves it's patriotism but in fact it will be terror, pure and simple.