How many times have we witnessed our President cower before tough international decisions to take the easy road out? On Ukraine, he almost did not send the Ukrainians any U.S. weapons. Not until our allies in Europe sounded the alarm over his timidity. On Afghanistan, his administration engineered the worst exit ever recorded. As bad as our exit from Vietnam. And now, we come to learn that Biden feeble response to Mohammad bin Salman’s working behind the scenes to decrease oil production by 2mbd also fits the same pattern of gutless behavior.
What response is Biden contemplating? He wants to discourage American businesses from expanding their ties in Saudi Arabia. Not a joke, folks. Guess who is laughing with abandon at this idea? Vladimir Putin and Mohammad bin Salman. Asking a capitalist not to pursue profits is like asking Elon Musk to remain quiet.
On the table also is the United States not dispatching any U.S. official to Saudi Future Investment Initiative to open next week.
Remember the lyrics of Bob Marley’s song “bad boys”? UH !Bad boys watcha gon, watcha gon, watcha gonna do? When Sherif John Brown come for you? Let me! Whatcha wanna do? When they come for you?
Mr. President, under the murderous regime of Mohammad bin Salman, the United States will have nothing but enmity.
HAWKS OVERSEAS AND EMPATHY AT HOME
A question, Mr. President? How do you figure such feeble response is going to stop Mohammad bin Salman from further escalation to help Donald Trump come to power? We admire your kindness towards fellow Americans, but, sir, you must grow some you-know-what when it comes to our enemies overseas. We cannot act timidly and without resolve. Look at President Obama today. He is all full of regrets for his international Faux Pas policies during his tenure. Especially his Iran Deal and abandoning the Crimea to Putin.
We must become hawks overseas and empathetic at home. In other words, be a Republican on foreign policy and a Democrat on domestic policies. That’s really what will make America great and protect its interests. Oil prices have not risen to worrisome levels since MBS announcement, but that is not the point. Saudi Arabia today is acting like a hostile country and we must have a better response than not sending any U.S. official to a Saudi worthless event.
As for American companies heeding your advice, let us consider this action rationally. Any executive has two options in front of them. Curb business activities, which might lower revenues and harm shareholders value, in addition to bonuses these executives usually collect for performance, or ignore a presidential recommendation.
Dah. It’s a no-brainer. Since when capitalism bows to wishful thinking and fairy tales?
Mr. President, under the murderous regime of Mohammad bin Salman, the United States will have nothing but enmity. Unless Donald Trump is President and he begins attacking our intelligence institutions again. Then we might grasp fully the danger of Mohammad bin Salman.
So, please have some guts. Do not deal with our enemies overseas as a domestic matter where we soften up our positions to accommodate a man who imprisons, tortures, and murders his enemies.