Another proof of how ineffective leader Joe Biden is. And this time it came from the Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman.
Well, it’s no longer new to us, but every time we hear something about this is really sickening. It’s just so embarrassing to think how other countries don’t even respect him. It’s a huge problem for any country, let alone the country currently at the helm of the global hegemony.
Crown Prince Bin Salman had this to say in a recent interview with The Atlantic:
We asked whether Biden misunderstands something about him. “Simply, I do not care,” he replied.
Alienating the Saudi monarchy, he suggested, would harm Biden’s position. “It’s up to him to think about the interests of America.” He gave a shrug. “Go for it.”
Biden is no good at handling international affairs, as he continues to believe that his dealings should only be with the Saudi King, as opposed to the Crown Prince who in practice actually runs the kingdom.
Reports from US officials alleged that Bin Salman was essentially responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An accusation that the Crown Prince strongly denies.
I applaud President Biden for declassifying the finding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. But naming MBS w/o holding him accountable undercuts our message to the Saudis.
— Tom Malinowski (@Malinowski) March 2, 2021
“I applaud the Biden administration for releasing this long-overdue unclassified report…However, given the report’s conclusions about the direct role of Mohamed bin Salman, I look forward to further steps towards accountability.”
— House Foreign Affairs Committee (@HouseForeign) February 26, 2021
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) March 3, 2022
A report from Zero Hedge adds:
But now with the Russia-Ukraine war raging, there’s something Biden needs.
Starting last month the US began urging Saudi Arabia to boost oil production amid rising energy prices and attempts to find additional supplies for Europe.
This was part of what Biden at the time described as his “taking active steps to alleviate the pressure on our own energy markets.” That request was quickly rejected by the Saudis.