I do not know if UK BBC TV shows this program. The 'Reporter' Tim Sebastian chairs a debate between opposing sides and experts and 'ordinary' folk get their say. Today they are debating that "Oil has been more of a Curse then a Blessing to the Mid East." I have said before I have little / no time for Arabs and what I have seen of that part of the world. One Professor who was big in OPEC has just said 'We (The Arabs) where great before oil and will be so when it's gone.' or words to that effect. Much of the argument is that the west would have no intrest if there was no oil located there. Tim S keeps trying to tie down the Saudi on the subject of where the money has gone in his country and says that in terms of world wealth Saudi is per capita lower the places like Estonia. The comment is made that the recently decesed King Of Saudi said "Before oil we rode Camels and I think that the next generation will be back on Camels." I alway remember our local lads complaining that back in their home village there was no real work other then farming. Their Idea of real work was as a Government Civil Servant office job a dozen in one big aircon office each with their own desk complete with Computer and telephones the actual number of which indicated status. Of course they all used Mobiles and the actual work was done by the Ni**er in the corner. He was always a real Ni**er as per Flashman an Indian not an African American for our overseas cousins who have corrupted the true meaning. Yes Indian not a Packi who as a fellow Muslim would have some sort of status. The Mid East was best known for slavery, still is and the next generation may get away with out reverting to the Camel but without oil it is as it always was nothing. Oh the one things it will be known for in the future is Terrorism, Some Westernerns have really bred that. john PS Roosha acknowlege as part of west.