I agree with Zen Gardener that this is a blatant recent example of it. GW over at Washington's Blog is worried about us invading Syria. Could that be our entry point to the "WW3" the Jeep Commercial alludes to?
According to this website, "Predictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by our leaders. If and when these changes are put through, the public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as 'natural progressions', as Alan Watt calls it; thus lessening any possible public resistance and commotion."
Other examples of predictive programming: the oil spill in the Gulf, 9-11, and the weird murals at Denver's new airport.
Zen Gardener offers a good prescription. When it comes to predictive programming, "Stay clear of it. Advertising and political propaganda are sorcery and more powerful than you think. Don't let it occupy your eyes, ears or mind. It's spiritually toxic [...] Make a regular practice of tuning into the elevated frequency that's available to all right now. Read uplifting interviews, spend time in nature, find ways to practice peace."
It will always be worth your while to step back and examine what you're being exposed to. You have a choice. Don't give the bad guys your energy -- when it comes down to it, that's all they have to go on.