There’s a paradox in foreign affairs when Democrat presidents try to talk tough to impress the folks back home. The more they threaten Country X, which they have no intention of actually picking a fight with, the harder they then have to cover up for Country X.
It’s like the kid who promises to beat up the school bully who has to keep coming up with increasingly implausible reasons why he won’t without losing face.
Except the kid is a barely functional senile political hack.
That’s how we end up with his pathetic farce in which Biden threatens Russia and then has to cover up for Russia to avoid making good on his threats.
President Biden said Saturday that “initial thinking” is that the Russian government is not behind a ransomware attack that targeted a tool provided by Miami-based IT software management company Kaseya.
Speaking to reporters in Traverse City, Mich., Biden said he’s directed the “full resources of the federal government” to investigate the attack, according to a pool report.
Investigate. Cover up. It’s all good.
Biden said that he’s also told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. would respond if Russia is deemed responsible for these kinds of attacks.
“The initial thinking was it was not the Russian government, but we’re not sure yet,” Biden said…
The attack on Fourth of July weekend follows a series of high-profile ransomware attacks like the one on JBS and an earlier attack on Colonial Pipeline which proved disruptive in the U.S. The Colonial Pipeline hack resulted in a temporary halt in the company’s operations which led to a shortage in gas in parts of the United States.
During a summit in Geneva last month, Biden said he and Putin agreed to work together to address cybersecurity concerns, such as ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure.
Biden threatened Russia. In response, the Russians do their patented think, which is launch a humiliatingly timed attack, forcing Biden to pretend that it never happened.
Russia and China are not America. Nobody’s operating out of countries like these without the consent and approval of the government.
This is also part of a larger issue which is that a variety of countries, some formally enemy nations, others just deeply corrupt, continue being used as a platform for launching a variety of attacks, from fentanyl shipments to fraud schemes, on Americans. And the government does next to nothing. Putting much of our vital infrastructure and our communications on the internet has been a boom for Big Tech, but devastating to our national security. But the Biden administration is in the business of pretending otherwise while deepening our national humiliation.
The rest of the world doesn’t take us seriously. And with Biden in office, it’s easy to see why.