It has now been revealed that when the Biden administration learned Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ nations were going to cut oil production the administration implored Saudi Arabia to delay the decision until after the midterm elections. This little scheme has nothing to do with helping the American people or stopping Putin. Like true malignant narcissists, everything is all about them and their prospects. The rest of us are meaningless shadows to these people.
With winter looming and energy costs skyrocketing as a direct result of Biden’s executive orders and policies, they did not pressure the Saudis to completely cancel the cut. Instead they asked that they delay the decision until conveniently after the election. The corruption of this should confirm for everyone that the Biden agenda revolves around helping himself and harming this country.
There are a few things we know for sure: The Biden administration is determined to crush our access to energy making Americans victims of undependable resources and therefore more dependent on socialist government. But they need to lie about that and manipulate us until after the election. Back to the business of destruction as usual.
If Biden wasn’t trying to destroy domestic energy in the name of pleasing the woke evangelists, we wouldn’t be in this position at all. His goal is to continue the left’s vile and destructive “painful transition” only with a brief election pause.
That is why this matters. This isn’t Biden trying to get gas prices down and making sure we have enough energy for our homes for this winter so our lives will be better and safer. Biden could accomplish that by ending his war on our own production. This was a purely political move, and now he and the Democrats want to punish the Saudis for not going along with their little scheme and for revealing it.
The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on the situation, which has now been confirmed by the White House. But there’s more! The administration threatened the Saudis that if they did not comply they would be labeled as colluding with Russia.
“U.S. officials warned Saudi leaders that a cut would be viewed as a clear choice by Riyadh to side with Russia in the Ukraine war and that the move would weaken already-waning support in Washington for the kingdom, the people said. Saudi officials dismissed the requests, which they viewed as a political gambit by the Biden administration to avoid bad news ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, on which control of Congress hangs. High gas prices and inflation have been central issues in the campaign,” reported the Journal.
Any other government hearing from US officials that their nation would be labeled as colluding with Putin would interpret that as a threat to withhold or end previous agreements and the likely implementation of sanctions.
Senator Marsha Blackburn got down to the bottom line on Twitter, “Joe Biden demanded a political favor from Saudi Arabia and begged them to hold off on slashing oil production until after the midterms.” Moreover, it was also a quid pro quo, exactly what the Democrats alleged Trump was doing with Ukraine and for which he was impeached.
The Journal reported, in addition to the threat to align them with Putin, that if the Saudis went along with the scheme US officials offered to buy Saudi oil for our Strategic Reserve whenever the market price got to $75 a barrel. As the paper noted, “Such a large American purchase of oil could have put a floor on prices. The Saudis refused the offer.” There is now discussion amongst Biden and the Democrats to “punish” the Saudis which some Democrats argue should include withholding military aid.
The Biden administration is known for its dangerous and idiotic foreign policy. Remember, this is the same team of smug maniacs that gave us the Afghanistan catastrophe. The corruption involved in this adventure is shocking enough, but it also exposes another moronic unforced error brought upon the country by the Biden clown car.
The Journal had a few things to say about the administration’s unhinged response to OPEC’s refusal to comply. It almost looks like the Democrats are trying to create a diversion to obscure the real story of Biden’s political quid pro quo: “President Biden and Democrats in Congress are furious at Saudi Arabia for pushing the OPEC cartel to reduce oil production, and they’re threatening ‘consequences.’ The ingenious plan seems to be to tell the Saudis that unless they do what Mr. Biden wants, the U.S. will shoot itself in the head…
“The White House does all it can to discourage U.S. oil production in the name of climate change, but then it begs foreign countries to produce more to reduce soaring gasoline prices. It alienates allies like Saudi Arabia that could produce more, but then courts the dictators who lead Iran and Venezuela so they can sell more oil and have more money to stir anti-American trouble. Wouldn’t it be easier, and better for U.S. interests, to unleash U.S. oil production?” asked the newspaper.
Yes, wouldn’t it, but at a certain point we have to admit that the Biden administration and the Democrats in general are hostile to what’s better for US interests, here at home and abroad.