If the current squable in Egypt blocks or slows the suez canal enough to effect oil shipment it could be enough to topple the fragile north american especially whats left of the US economy. Oil goes up , fuel goes up. North America relies on trucks to move freight , brokes charge more but they don't pass it along to the truckers. the transport industry is on life support now, big trucking companies have office staff that is so out of touch with the cost of the actual cost of transport that things are set to fold like a house of cards. If you have money and are putting off getting something that requires transportation you may want to rethink waiting. The transport industry is vital and an easily disrupted system "IF you got it a truck brought it"