This year was roller coaster ride from the beginning. The Middle East was facing an upheaval. Autocratic and corrupt regimes were suddenly facing the spectre of their silent masses chanting slogans and seeking their ouster. This was an unprecedented drama unfolding right in front of our eyes on our tv sets. So far the regimes of Tunisian Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak have been toppled and the heat is turned on to Moamar Qadhafi, who is coming hard on it’s protesting masses. These countries are gifted with natural resources specially oil which makes their economy one of the key pillars of the global economy.