Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Cyber Terrorism - An Act of War

During the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed that any missile fired from Cuba on the United States or any of our allies would result in a full retaliatory response against the Soviet Union that had placed the missiles armed with nuclear weapons on Cuba.  Kennedy stated United States policy with complete clarity without any room for doubt.  This statement helped prevent nuclear war at the time. 

So today, we have cyber terrorism presumably implemented by countries like Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and criminal gangs attempting to shut down businesses in a attempt to extort millions of dollars to provide the codes to remove the malware.  We are seeing this in action related to the Colonial Pipeline company that provides gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to east coast states.  There is now a national emergency on the east coast as fuel supplies are running low.  

First, weak and feeble Joe Biden needs to make a clear statement related to any country that implements cyber terrorism.  Biden should say in no uncertain terms that we would see this as an act of war resulting in a retaliatory response to literally shut down their entire economy.  We have the capability to turn off their power supplies, which would bring any economy to a stand still.  It could take months for another country to bring their grid back on line.  Our reaction must be devastating to prevent countries from implementing cyber terrorism on our government, or businesses.  

Specific to criminal gangs, this should be hunt them down and kill them using drones, or the CIA no matter where they reside.  They have to know that implementing cyber terrorism against US interests is a death sentence.  It may not stop them, but it sends the right signal.  Mess with the United States and DIE.  

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