To say as many commentators do, that the color revolutions in the Mid-East and North Africa is about oil to miss the point. Well not exactly. Oil is an important part of the equation in so far as it relates to the greater agenda of the Western power elite to create global governance and a related global monetary/financial system (necessary to finance the plan).
See, it is not oil that anchors this century-old plan. No, the plan existed long before oil played such an important role in our present day economies. I'll come back to this point in a few paragraphs.
Many things change over time, such as how the elite was forced to re-group following the societal shifting impact of the Gutenberg press. Eventually, a new religion was born with Karl Marx and rebranded to suit a more generic interpretation; today it is simply called democracy.