We had them as allies when they were at their most strictly Muslim. Now as improvements in human rights, such as driving licenses for women, are creating cause for optimism, Joe Biden has decided to insult an old ally and force them into the arms of the jubilant Russians.
Signaling a potential departure from a decades-long strategic relationship, Biden said on Wednesday that there would be “consequences” for Saudi Arabia after it cut oil production, along with other OPEC countries and Russia, in a move that will likely cause a spike in energy prices around the world.
Saudi Arabia said the reduction was designed to “maintain a sustainable oil market,” but the White House has accused Riyadh of taking Russia’s side in its devastating war against Ukraine, and warned that the US is looking to “re-evaluate” its relationship with the Kingdom as a result.
Biden’s comments represent a threat to upend a strategic partnership that endured the September 11 attacks and a crippling oil embargo in the 1970s, one that expert analysts say will not easily be mended.
BREAKING: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirms Biden attempted to coerce them to postpone oil cuts until after the midterms, announce they have rejected his quid pro quo pic.twitter.com/MGNRbZVrRk— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 13, 2022
Meanwhile, Biden is desperately sucking down the Strategic Reserve to deflect criticism from Dems in the upcoming elections.
President Biden can only keep selling off America's emergency stockpile of oil for so long. And when the #SPR is empty, America will be as vulnerable to price shocks as Europe. pic.twitter.com/4J1D6FlmPp— Dan K. Eberhart (@DanKEberhart) October 12, 2022
In 2020, Democrats blocked Trump’s proposal to buy American oil at $24 a barrel. Now, a Biden official reveals a secret offer to buy OPEC+ oil at $80 a barrel.