Joe Biden has never been good at foreign policy, and he’s even less effective at it now because his mind is gone, thanks to worsening dementia.
But it doesn’t help that the deep state leftists who are really running things are more concerned about promoting drag queens to kids and getting our pronouns right than they are about the fact that, under this disastrous administration, the United States is rapidly losing its status as the dominant world power.
Nowhere is this more clear than in the Middle East.
A crucial summit between high-ranking diplomats from Saudi Arabia and Iran took place in Beijing on Thursday, representing a significant step forward in the recent reconciliation and normalization of relations between the two historically adversarial nations brokered by China, per Zero Hedge.
“The meeting between Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amirabdollahian, will be the first formal meeting between Saudi Arabia and Iran’s most senior diplomats in more than seven years,” according to a report from Reuters.
A senior Iranian official also confirmed the meeting. “The top envoys agreed to meet on Apr. 6 in Beijing as the deal was facilitated by China.” On the agenda is expected to be the mutual reopening of embassies and appointment of ambassadors,” the official said.
Yet another Iranian official laid out the way the geopolitical winds are blowing under the hapless, clueless Biden regime: “The era of the United States’ involvement in this region is over… The regional countries are capable of preserving security and stability in the Middle East without Washington’s interference.”
A source in Riyadh, cited by the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, explained that China was chosen as the host country for the meeting between Saudi Arabia and Iran due to Beijing’s positive role in facilitating communication and reaching the agreement between the two long-time rivals.
China has been playing an increasingly active role in the Middle East, with its Belt and Road Initiative expanding infrastructure and economic ties throughout the region.
The long-standing regional rivalry between Tehran and Riyadh has been fueled by a centuries-long divide over the correct interpretation of Islam (Shia Iran versus Sunni Saudi Arabia) and intensified during the decade-long proxy war in Syria, which began in 2011. This rivalry has also spilled over into other countries, such as Yemen, where a Saudi-backed government is fighting Shia rebels in a grinding proxy war.
The two nations also support opposing political factions in Lebanon, with Iran being the biggest supporter of Hezbollah, a Shia paramilitary group. As a result, both sides have frequently accused each other of supporting terrorism. Iranian state media, for instance, has accused the Saudis of being a significant covert supporter of ISIS during their attempt to overthrow Syrian President Assad.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who surprisingly announced he was going to challenge President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination — though he’s a long shot — stepped up to point out what is happening, geopolitically, under the current ‘pronoun’ regime:
The collapse of U.S. influence over Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom’s new alliances with China and Iran are painful emblems of the abject failure of the Neocon strategy of maintaining U.S. global hegemony with aggressive projections of military power. China has displaced the American Empire by deftly projecting, instead, economic power.
Over the past decade, our country has spent trillions bombing roads, ports, bridges, and airports. China spent the equivalent building the same across the developing world. The Ukraine war is the final collapse of the Neocon’s short-lived “American Century.”
The Neocon projects in Iraq and Ukraine have cost $8.1 trillion, hollowed out our middle class, made a laughingstock of U.S. military power and moral authority, pushed China and Russia into an invincible alliance, destroyed the dollar as the global currency, cost millions of lives and done nothing to advance democracy or win friendships or influence.
The collapse of U.S. influence over Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom’s new alliances with China and Iran are painful emblems of the abject failure of the Neocon strategy of maintaining U.S. global hegemony with aggressive projections of military power. China has displaced the…
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) April 4, 2023