The Department of State maintains that foreign heads of state, such as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, cannot be sued in American civil courts.Biden Administration Urges Courts to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Mohammed bin Salman
Three weeks ago, President Joe Biden threatened Saudi Arabia with “consequences” after the kingdom that is the de facto leader of OPEC supported a decision to reduce oil production by about 1 million barrels.Washington’s Oil Supply Spat With Saudi Arabia Could Backfire
After Saudi leaders pushed to slash oil production despite a visit by President Biden, administration officials have been left fuming that they were duped.
“I keep listening to, ‘Are you with us or against us?’ Is there any room for, ‘We are for Saudi Arabia and the people of Saudi Arabia’?” he said. “We will have to deliver our ambitions.”U.S. Officials Had a Secret Oil Deal With the Saudis. Or So They Thought.
U.S. President Biden has three key strategies in place to lower oil prices.
– The first and foremost strategy is the implementation of the NOPEC bill.
– The second pillar of the plan is to release more crude from the U.S. SPR.
– The third element of the plan to bring oil prices down is to be a concerted effort to encourage U.S. oil firms, shale or otherwise, to increase their production.U.S. Accelerates Three-Tier Plan To Reduce Oil Prices
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Thursday that the U.S. had urged it to postpone a decision by OPEC and its allies — including Russia — to cut oil production by a month. Such a delay could have helped reduce the risk of a spike in gas prices ahead of the U.S. midterm elections next month.Saudis say US sought 1 month delay of OPEC+ production cuts
The one-month delay requested by Washington would have meant a production cut made in the days before the election, too late to have much effect on consumers’ wallets ahead of the vote.
To entice the Saudis to delay their decision, U.S. officials told the kingdom they would buy oil on the market to replenish Washington’s strategic stockpiles if the price of Brent, the main international benchmark, fell to $75 a barrel, according to U.S. officials and people inside the Saudi government.
Quid pro quo, huh?! 🧐💭
Oct 3, 2022 – Smoking gun. There is only one serious suspect for the terrorist sabotage of the Russia – Germany NordStream2 gas pipeline.Who sabotaged the Russia – Germany NordStream2 gas pipeline? via Hands Off Syria
By Doug Bandow
World leaders seem to be welcoming Mohammed bin Salman back into the fold.Is Saudi Arabia Coming Out of Exile?
Declassified Australia exposes and analyses a massive secret propaganda operation being run out of the US, that has been buried by Western media.EXPOSED: “THE MOST EXTENSIVE CASE OF COVERT PRO-WESTERN INFORMATION OPERATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA”
H/T: Jimmy Dore
The Pentagon as Pitchman (PDF)
Experts question former Sen. Norm Coleman’s role as both foreign agent for Riyadh and Republican fundraiser.Saudi lobbyist oversees millions in dark money GOP campaign donations