As gasoline prices at the retail level hit historic highs, President Senile Biden decided that he just had to call the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and tell them to just ship more oil to help offset the collapse in US production. The problem is that Senile Joe forgot that during his campaign to be installed as President, he insulted both nations by taking the side of Iran in the war in Yemen by refusing to condemn Iran for supplying the missiles which are raining down on their cities. Worse, he followed the Marxist policies of his “foreign policy” team and complained about human rights and their actions against the Houthis during the war.
What America is learning today is that not only do elections have consequences, incompetence does also.
From the Wall Street Journal this morning:
Here are the key excerpts from the article:
“There was some expectation of a phone call, but it didn’t happen,” said a U.S. official of the planned discussion between the Saudi Prince Mohammed and Mr. Biden. “It was part of turning on the spigot [of Saudi oil].”
In other words, the arrogant globalists inside the Biden junta thought they could order the Saudis and Emirates around to do their bidding. A very unwise move in a world that the Bidenistas have helped to destabilize.
But to add insult to injury:
Both Prince Mohammed and Sheikh Mohammed took phone calls from Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, after declining to speak with Mr. Biden. They both later spoke with Ukraine’s president, and a Saudi official said the U.S. had requested that Prince Mohammed mediate in the conflict, which he said the kingdom is embarking on.
Basically they told the Biden regime that they can kiss the camel’s rear as it marched off into the desert. The Iran “nuclear” deal is nothing but a green light for weapons production and attempt to bypass the Gulf states for cheaper oil. What the Biden regime forgot is that Iran is simply playing them again for more money and while oil exports might expand, the majority of that oil will go to an energy starved Europe.
Then the incompetent Biden junta will have to deal with a new dilemma:
What happens when the Gulf states, Saudi Arabia, and Israel cooperate on a massive attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities?
Probably signs like this again, just like the 1970’s:
Enjoy your gas rationing America.