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Last year, on August 24, 2021, Saudi Arabia signed a military agreement with Russia. This shook the world, as it signaled an end to the military agreement with the USA which had established the petrodollar in 1973. In other words, the Saudis agreed to demand US dollars exclusively to pay for their oil in exchange for military protection.
This propped up the dollar after Nixon took us off the gold standard in 1971.
But times have changed. There is little doubt that the new Saudi-Russian military agreement is meant to be a prelude to a change in oil payments. The Saudi king knows that the US government will not stand by and let the petrodollar die. The US invaded Iraq for its intention to sell oil in euros rather than dollars. So the Saudis needed to ally itself militarily with Russia before dumping the petrodollar.
Watch for the Saudis to announce soon that they will be accepting yuan for oil. The signal for this is the news that the Saudis are willing to sell China one percent of their giant oil company, Aramco.
Once the sale is finalized, the next logical step is to accept yuan for Aramco oil.
It seems that we are soon to see the next major step in this war against the dollar. China’s Xi Jinping will be making a very rare trip—this time to Saudi Arabia next month.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping is planning to visit Saudi Arabia before the end of the year, according to people familiar with preparations for the trip, as Beijing and Riyadh seek to deepen ties and advance a vision of a multipolar world where the U.S. no longer dominates the global order…
In the works for months, the trip is tentatively scheduled for the second week of December, these people said…
Just before the Chinese leader lands in Saudi Arabia, the OPEC+ alliance led by Riyadh and Moscow will make a highly anticipated decision on crude production on Dec. 4, after cutting output by 2 million barrels last month. That will be followed by the planned implementation of a price cap on Russian oil by the Group of Seven leading nations and a European Union embargo on Russian crude.
The Saudi king had great respect for President Trump, but he despises Biden. Last July, Biden flew to Saudi Arabia to try to convince them to increase oil production. They refused and instead decided to cut production by 2 million barrels of oil per day to counter Biden’s plan to release 1 million barrels of oil per day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves prior to the midterm elections.
Biden’s low point was probably when he was forced to ask Venezuela to increase its oil production—after sanctioning Venezuela for years and destroying its economy.
Biden’s search for more oil comes at the same time that he is vowing to shut down all domestic oil production—as if this policy will somehow make the planet “greener.”
Apparently, we will help stop “climate change” if we burn oil from other countries rather than our own. The hypocrisy would be laughable if it were not so serious.
It would be nice if Biden would take off his mask and show us the Oscar-winning comedian who has replaced him.