Saudi Crown Prince Disses Blinken, Raises American Concern

Secretary of State Antony Blinken waited hours to meet with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman before being told he would have to wait until the next day to see him. The scheduled meeting was slated to take place Saturday evening, but the two never actually got together until the following day.

The Washington Post reported on the matter, painting it as intentional and calling it a snub to Blinken.

It would seem that many Americans were keen to weigh in on this hot topic, describing the Saudi ruler’s move as more so strategy than rude behavior.

Of course, conservatives won’t miss the opportunity to call a spade a spade and remind their fellow citizens how things used to be either.

In the wake of the Hamas terror attacks on October 7, the U.S. has been rallying its allies in support of Israel — Saudi Arabia being included among them. The goal in traveling to meet with the Saudi ruler was to present a united front in condemning the terrorist attacks against Israel.

As Blinken was left waiting, Americans were left questioning their homeland’s alliance with Saudi Arabia.

When Blinken finally met with Salman, it was clear that the Saudi ruler was eager for Israel to lay down its arms, citing concern for innocent lives lost in the warfare. In direct contrast to the U.S. showing support for Israel defending itself against attack, it became clear that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia may not be on the same side.

A similar stalemate surfaced when Blinken attempted to form an alliance with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.

Saudi Arabia and Israel had been in talks for weeks in search of any semblance of peaceful negotiations. But the Hamas attacks may have now led them off track. While the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been allies over the years, the last few we have watched the Middle Eastern nation pivot and develop a stronger relationship with China instead of the U.S.