Story at a glance…
Joe Biden leaves on Friday for Saudi Arabia on a cynical mission.
While Yemen is poised to resume war with Saudis, Biden officials are considering resuming offensive support for the kingdom.
The trip will feature a serious attempt to increase oil resources and diplomatic support for Israel.
“Next week, I’ll travel to the Middle East to start a new and more promising chapter of America’s engagement there,” wrote American President Joe Biden in an op-ed penned in the Washington Post. “This trip comes at a vital time for the region, and it will advance important American interests”.
Without a word of political partisanship, this trip to the Middle East can be said to be a disaster. It can be described as such because it’s very clearly the penultimate chapter in the story of several of America’s least-beneficial, and most-damaging policies.
Moreover, Biden’s op-ed illuminates—through blatant falsities—exactly why these policies have been so damaging, and so unrewarding.
A trip from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Tel Aviv, Israel, is something that Biden feels is symbolic. Perhaps it is, but for all the wrong reasons.
Despite what Biden would have America believe, this trip to Saudi Arabia is in direct opposition to so much of what he supported as a candidate. First and foremost, this is about energy.
With Biden leading the charge to deprive the West of Russian energy, and the United States from producing its own fossil fuels, the world is scrambling to find a new supply of petroleum as prices across Europe and North America reach record highs.
Whatever Biden might say about improving diplomatic relations and stability in the Middle East, it’s obvious beyond description that this will be about what the U.S. can do to get Saudi Arabia to produce more oil for America and her allies.