The U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists.
We also don’t negotiate with criminals. If someone wants to demand ransom for some awful act they have commited we have traditionally told them to go pound sand.
The reasoning behind this is clear; if you give into terrorist and criminal demands they will keep coming back for more.
Just like a child who throws a temper tantrum, and then gets what it wants; these criminals are no different and will learn that their tactics will be rewarded.
According to reports, Biden officials have come out and said that because this is a private sector matter they will not rule out these companies paying the ransom.
What The Biden Admin fails to understand is that this is a matter of national security. Yeah Colonial and other associated companies have a right to pay the ransom, but we all know they shouldn’t.
Here is what people are saying:
Earlier Monday, White House national security officials described the attack as financially motivated in nature. Biden administration officials, however, would not say if Colonial Pipeline agreed to pay the ransom.
“Typically that’s a private sector decision,” Anne Neuberger, deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technologies, told reporters at the White House when asked about the ransom payment.
“We recognize that victims of cyberattacks often face a very difficult situation and they have to just balance often the cost-benefit when they have no choice with regards to paying a ransom. Colonial is a private company and we’ll defer information regarding their decision on paying a ransom to them,” Neuberger said.
The Red State Observer had this to say:
But gas prices are just part of what’s sparking concerns about inflation and comparisons to Jimmy Carter and the 1970s. As we noted, Donald Trump, Jr, expressly noted the comparison. It’s starting to look more and more apt.
So when the Biden regime was asked about the attack, you would think that they would have a strong response. But nope, it’s Jimmy Carter once again. This is possibly the worst government response I have ever heard to such a significant federal crime.
Let’s listen to Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger explain that whether or not Colonial Pipeline pays ransom to these attackers is a “private sector decision” when a reporter asks what they are going to do about it and what’s the timeline for this problem being addressed.