The Biden White House has attempted to set up phone meetings with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to persuade them to pump more oil. Gas prices in the United States are increasing. People are on the verge of hyperinflation. Only the most dim-witted media will believe that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has anything to do with either.
According to authorities, both the Saudi Crown Prince and the UAE’s top ambassador have rebuffed US efforts to talk with President Joe Biden. The announcement comes as Saudi and Emirati officials have grown increasingly public in their criticism of American strategy in the Gulf in recent weeks. On Feb. 9, Mr. Biden spoke with Prince Mohammed’s 86-year-old father, King Salman, and the two men reaffirmed their nations’ long-standing friendship.
According to the reports, the Saudis seek further backing for their engagement in Yemen’s civil war and assistance with their civilian nuclear program. The Emiratis share Saudi worries over the United States’ muted response to recent missile assaults in Yemen by the Iran-backed Houthi insurgency against the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Both countries are also concerned about the resurrected Iran nuclear agreement, which does not address their other security issues.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the only two big oil producers capable of pumping millions of more barrels of oil. If employed, this might assist in calming the crude market at a time when gasoline prices in the United States are at an all-time high. The National Security Council’s Middle East coordinator, Brett McGurk and the State Department’s energy envoy, Amos Hochstein, visited Riyadh late last month to heal bridges.
Vote now for McGurk because he was caught sleeping with a reporter and screwing his way through the female talent at the US Embassy in Baghdad. Along the way, he appears to have been in an unintentional porn film captured by an embassy rooftop security camera. There is no such memory in the past when the President of the United States could make a phone call and the recipient just refused to take it.
Therefore, Joey Soft Serve has been propelled by events rather than managing them at every step of the way. Biden has been conspicuously absent from the Ukraine crisis. When times become bad, he grabs an ice cream cone and travels to Delaware. There would be no Western leadership dealing with Ukraine if it weren’t for the Germans and French.