On the anniversary of 9/11, let's not forget what Saudi Arabia has done for the state of the USA today. In December 2002, a joint Senate-House intelligence committee found a plausible link between the government of Saudi Arabia and the 15 Saudis involved in the bombing of the Pentagon and Twin Towers. The Saudi ambassador to Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and his wife, Haifa had financial connections with the Saudi spouse of a student linked to two of the hijackers living in California. A bill in congress was introduced to lift the Saudi government and its charities sovereign immunity as one of the US's strategic allies. This bill passed through the senate unanimously, yet President Obama indicated he would veto the measure if it made it to his desk. Why? Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir threatened that the Kingdom would withdraw $750 billion in assets invested in the US to protect them from being seized. He later denied this threat but stated that a seizure of assets could cause global investor confidence in the US to shrink. This is just a microcosm of the economic hold Saudi Arabia holds over the US due to its oil reserves and the vast riches that come with them.
Former President Donald Trump's son in law Jared Kushner was given $2 billion from the Saudi crown after his time inhabiting an unelected position in office under his father in law with no prior experience in politics or government. Kushner was the official called when the Saudi government wanted permission to execute Saudi-American journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. He gave them assurances that their actions would not threaten their relationship with President Trump. Its no wonder the Saudi government prefers to work with a Republican president. Even though they can push a Democrat like President Obama to stop Congress from granting them immunity after 9/11, the highly conservative monarchy of religious fundamentalists would rather work with a party of highly conservative religious fundamentalists. President Trump was far more willing to 'play ball' in issues of corruption. Trump would grant deals to foreign diplomats by having them stay at his hotels and charging them up to $10 000 per night, a blatant quid pro quo that he wasn't impeached for. The Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak left the Trump Hotel with a $259,724 surplus over his visit. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates spent $164,929 in 2018 for their hotel stays. Qatar spent $300,000. Two days after Saudi Arabia's stay Trump approved a $1.3 billion arms sale to the country. You won't get deals like that from a Democrat.
Rather than leave American elections free and fair, Saudi Arabia has no desire to take their chances in 2024. They can't afford to have a president like Joe Biden who has both provided subsidies for American green energy projects as well as domestic fracking in order to move the US off of Saudi oil dependence. They want a president like Trump who when asked to jump will fly as long as he personally profits.
Using their power as one of the leaders of OPEC, they have pledged to cut oil production by 1 million barrels per day specifically until December 2024. The U.S. presidential election is in November 2024 and cutting supply will naturally drive up the price of gas for all Americans. Americans will blame Joe Biden due to a widespread lack of understanding of both supply & demand as well as the power the president holds over domestic prices of foreign goods. The intentional throttling of gas prices was a strategic imperative Saudi Arabia and the OPEC countries have abused at large historically to punish American citizens and pressure the U.S. Government on decisions. Not only will this strategy help Saudi Arabia get their favorite president back, but it will also help the Republicans with their Project 2025 plan. The Koch Industries funded think tank The Heritage Foundation has created a five step plan to dismantle American green energy which will further America's dependence on Saudi Arabia.
Dismantling the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill passed by the Democrats which has helped curve some of the pressures of inflation on the average working class American. The bill also offers $370 billion for wind, solar, nuclear, green hydrogen, and electric vehicle technology with large new investments taking place in Republican run states.
Shutting down the Department of Energy loan of $400 million to help any emerging new green technologies.
Strike climate change as an issue of discussion on the National Security Council which rightly views the effects of climate change as a threat to national security. The US military has acknowledged that the resources used for fighting climate related disasters domestically is drawing resources that could be used in foreign military bases. It has also acknowledged that America's energy grids are not built to sustain rapidly changing weather conditions and will likely result in massive shutdowns and degradation of vital infrastructure at home.
Opening up drilling in the Arctic wilderness and promising legal protection to oil companies that kill birds and destroy wildlife during oil and gas extraction.
Reverse the 2009 scientific finding from the Environmental Protection
This plan will put America on track to further degradation and outright destruction as well as everlasting dependence on Saudi oil. It seems the Republican's have resorted to rigging the election. Or was it projection all along?