Biden Regime Falsely Accuses Russia of Ransomware Attacks
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Time and again, Russia has been falsely accused of things it had nothing to do with.
The same goes for all nations free from US control.
Whenever accused of anything, credible evidence is never presented because none exists.
According to White House press secretary Psaki, the Biden regime is creating an international coalition to counter ransomware cyberattacks — falsely blamed on Russia.
A strategic review is addressing what she called ransomware infrastructure disruption, holding ransom hackers accountable, along with countries allegedly harboring them, adding:
“We do expect this to be one of the issues that (Biden) will discuss with President Putin at (a scheduled June 16) summit,” adding:
“Biden certainly thinks that President Putin and the Russian government has a role to play in stopping and preventing these attacks.”
In early May, the Colonial Pipeline Company said it halted operations temporarily in response to what it called an “incident involv(ing) ransomware.”
On May 30, the JBS meat-processing company said its US operations were disrupted by a similar incident.
Citing no corroborating evidence because there is none, an FBI statement on Wednesday said the following:
“We have attributed the JBS attack to (Russia-linked) REvil and Sodinokibi and are working diligently to bring the threat actors to justice,” adding:
“We continue to focus our efforts on imposing risk and consequences and holding the responsible cyber actors accountable.”
On June 2, Massachusetts-based Steamship Authority said it experienced a ransomware attack, causing delays for traveling customers, adding:
Its IT professionals are “work(ing) internally, as well as with federal, state and local authorities, to determine the extent and origin of the attack.”
Despite no evidence linking the above incidents and others like them to Russia, once again it’s being falsely accused of what it had nothing to do with.
Last month, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused the US of “refus(ing) to cooperate in battling cybercrime,” adding:
“Russia ha(d) nothing to do with” cyberattacks that occurred in the US.
The Biden regime falsely accused Russia of “harboring criminal entities that are intending to do harm, that are doing harm to the critical infrastructure in the United States,” according to a White House statement, adding:
“We are not going to stand by that. We will raise that, and we are not going to take options off the table.”
Since usurping power by brazen election fraud, Biden regime hardliners falsely accused Moscow of US election meddling (sic), offering the Taliban bounties to kill Pentagon troops in Afghanistan (sic), cyber-attacking SolarWinds (sic), poisoning Navalny (sic), and ransomware attacks.
The Biden White House illegally sanctioned Russia for what it falsely called its “harmful foreign activities (sic),” adding:
“This includes…efforts to undermine the conduct of free and fair democratic elections and democratic institutions in the United States and its allies and partners (sic).”
“(E)ngag(ing) in and facilitat(ing) malicious cyber activities against the United States and its allies and partners (sic).”
“(F)oster(ing) and us(ing) transnational corruption to influence foreign governments (sic).”
“(P)ursu(ing) extraterritorial activities targeting dissidents or journalists (sic).”
“(U)ndermin(ing) security in countries and regions important to United States national security (sic).”
“(V)iolat(ing) well-established principles of international law, including respect for the territorial integrity of states (sic).”
No evidence whatever accompanied the above phony accusations.
When not presented, charges are groundless.
Yet the Biden regime’s Treasury Department “prohibit(ed) US financial institutions from participation in the primary market for ruble or non-ruble denominated bonds issued after June 14, 2021 by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the National Wealth Fund of the Russian Federation, or the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.”
US sanctions were imposed on six Russian technology companies, allegedly linked to “Russian Intelligence Services’ cyber program, ranging from providing expertise to developing tools and infrastructure to facilitating malicious cyber activities.”
US sanctions were also imposed on “32 entities and individuals (falsely accused of) carrying out Russian government-directed attempts to influence the 2020 US presidential election, and other acts of disinformation and interference.”
Eight Russian individuals and entities were sanctioned for “Russia’s ongoing occupation and repression in Crimea (sic).”
Ten Russian diplomats were expelled from its Washington embassy.
Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) was falsely accused of a “broad-scope cyber espionage campaign that exploited the SolarWinds Orion platform and other information technology infrastructures (sic).”
A phony Biden regime cybersecurity advisory issued by its national security agency, cybersecurity & infrastructure security agency, and FBI falsely accused Russia’s SVR of “target(ing) US and allied networks.”
All of the above phony Russophobic accusations came after less than three months in office through April 15.
More followed, more illegal sanctions highly likely ahead.
Biden regime hardliners are recklessly pushing the envelop for direct confrontation with Russia and China — along with waging all-out war on public health at home.
More than ever before, today is the most perilous time in world history.
What’s going on and worsening should scare everyone.
A state of undeclared US war on humanity exists at home and abroad.
The risk of possible hot war on Russia and/or China by accident or design is real.
On the homefront, millions of unsuspecting Americans were infected by toxic covid jabs that risk irreversible harm and death sooner or later.
No other time in modern memory was challenging US totalitarian rule on a fast track for full-blown tyranny more important than now.
Ordinary people have power if willing to use it.
At a time of eroded constitutional protections, repressed dissent, suppressed truth-telling on life and death issues, government as the handmaiden of monied interests, and US war on humanity at home and abroad, resistance is the only viable option.
Ballot box activism is futile, taking to the streets nonviolently essential.
Positive change won’t come any other way.
There is no other way that can work.
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