Joe Biden is a completely ineffective leader…
So ineffective that other global leaders don’t even respect him—which is a huge problem for any country, let alone the country currently at the helm of the global hegemony.
In a recent interview with The Atlantic, Bin Salman had this to say:
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.”
It’s clear that Biden is not so great 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.
Previous reports by U.S. officials allege that Bin Salman was essentially responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi—a claim that Bin Salman continues to deny:
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 Dems (@HouseForeign) February 26, 2021
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) March 3, 2022
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.