Joe Biden is in Germany at the latest G7 Summit, where world “leaders” get together to slap each on the back and make non-binding proclamations.
It is also where Biden was hoping to lay some groundwork for his meeting with the Saudis next month.
That, apparently, will not be happening, courtesy of a conversation overheard between French President Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden.
Let’s Move Over Here
As Biden arrived, Macron greeted him immediately to break the bad news.
Macron had already met with the Saudis, and they did not have any good news in terms of oil production.
Macron told Biden, “I had a call with MBZ.”
MBZ is a reference to the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
“He told me two things.
“One, I’m at a maximum, maximum [production capacity] — what he claims… Second, according to MBZ, the Saudis can increase a little bit, by 150 [thousands barrels per day] or a little bit more, but they don’t have huge capacities at least before six months’ time.”
Biden has a trip slated next month to meet with the Saudis, where he will be begging for some oil relief to lower gasoline prices in the United States.
It is rather ironic that Biden refuses to allow more drilling here in the United States but expects other countries to pick up their pace.
The Ukraine-Russian conflict will be at the forefront of the summit, with Biden more than likely agreeing to send even more aid to Ukraine while the rest of the G7 countries contribute minimally.
Jake Sullivan confirmed that, stating, “We do intend to finalize a package that includes advanced medium- and long-range air defense capabilities for the Ukrainians, along with some other items that are of urgent need, including ammunition for artillery and counterbattery radar systems.”
We are right back to where we were before Trump took office, with the United States playing stepfather to every nation in the world courtesy of the American taxpayer.
Source: New York Post