Seems like a sick quid pro quo.

Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, a known Saudi dissident an American citizen, was assassinated by Saudi Arabia at the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

The CIA recently published a report directly linking the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (or MBS), to the murder.

According to the Washington Post, “The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter.”

During his campaign, Biden promised to crack down on Saudi Arabia and MBS for the journalist’s murder. But the fact that little has been done, shines a light on the hypocrisy of American foreign policy gone wild.

It’s complicated.

America needs Saudi Arabia as an ally because China is wiring most of the Middle East with 5G and is taking a patient approach to cozying up to the region in order to lock in long-term Chinese interests.

According to Business Insider,