While the steady decline of Joe Biden’s mental acuity is evident as he mangles and mumbles his way through comments displayed on a screen in front of him is one thing, his dogged determination to rekindle an Obama nuclear deal with Tehran is quite another — a clear and present danger to the United States.
That clear and present danger is compounded by Iran’s continuing “malicious cyber activity” against U.S targets including public transportation systems, police departments, and even a cyber attack designed to disrupt services to sick patients at Boston Children’s Hospital. As reported by Just the News, FBI Director Christopher Wray called the attack “one of the most despicable cyber attacks I have ever seen.”
We got a report from one of our intelligence partners indicating Boston Children’s was about to be targeted, and understanding the urgency of the situation, the cyber squad in our Boston field office raced out to notify the hospital. Quick actions by everyone involved, especially at the hospital, protected both the network and the sick kids that depend on it.
So where’s Joe? What’s the Biden administration’s position on the continuing attacks by the Islamist ayatollahs in Tehran against “The Great Satan” — a metaphor for America used by the former Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeini?
A dusting off of Barack Obama’s now-defunct failed nuclear deal with Iran, officially the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Obama bribed the mad mullahs with billions in dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for agreeing to curb its nuclear program. How’d that all work out? Obama was unavailable for comment, no doubt writing his latest memoir about his latest “official” portrait.
Biden State Department spokesman Ned Price on Tuesday reaffirmed Biden’s commitment to reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, as transcribed by JTN.
Our bottom line contention is this: It is not too late to conclude a deal. And as we’ve consistently said, as long as we believe that a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA would be in America’s national security interest, that is a diplomatic objective we will continue to pursue.
Every single challenge we face from Iran’s ballistic missile program to its support for proxies and terrorist groups, to its support for Russia in this case, to its malicious cyber programs — every single one of those challenges becomes all the more difficult if Iran has the perceived impunity that would come with a nuclear weapon.
That’s why President Biden is committed that Iran will never obtain a nuclear weapon. We continue to believe that a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA is the most effective means by which to achieve that.
It’s as insane as it is naive. What rational person with a modicum of knowledge of the history of the Islamist militants in Iran and their unbridled hatred of America and all it stands for would believe a “mutual return to compliance” is possible with one of the most despotic regimes on earth — and continues malicious cyber activity against this country? Short of Joe Biden, that is. Wait. I said “rational.” Never mind.
Here’s more, via Just the News:
The day after Price’s remarks, the FBI, NSA, Treasury Department, U.S. Cyber Command, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and British, Canadian, and Australian governments released a joint advisory warning of “malicious cyber activity” by actors affiliated with Iran’s government — specifically the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an official Iranian state military force and a U.S.-designated terrorist organization.
According to the advisory, victims of IRGC-affiliated hacking include a U.S. police department and an American regional transportation system, among several others.
In June, the FBI revealed that last year Iranian-backed hackers launched a cyber attack designed to disrupt services to sick patients at Boston Children’s Hospital. FBI Director Christopher Wray called the incident “one of the most despicable cyber attacks I have ever seen.”
The advisory came on the same day that the Treasury Department sanctioned 10 individuals and two entities affiliated with the IRGC for their roles in conducting “malicious cyber activity” and the Justice Department indicted three Iranian nationals for cyber attacks against several targets inside the U.S., including multiple power companies and a New Jersey township.
Here’s the kicker, which has Appeasement Joe’s fingerprints all over it. As noted by JTN, the indictment does not allege those charged in the attacks were acting on behalf of the Iranian government. Jaw-dropping. Single question: If not the Iranian government, who? For what purpose?
Yet, DOJ Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen said in a statement that Tehran “fails to follow international norms” and “has created a safe haven where cyber criminals acting for personal gain flourish and defendants like these are able to hack and extort victims, including critical infrastructure providers.”
Incidentally, it’s not just cyber attacks. As we reported in early August, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) state media posted on social media that they now have the ability to mount nuclear warheads on ICBMs that can “turn New York into hellish ruins,” along with a video titled, “When Will Iran’s Sleeping Nuclear Warheads Awaken.”
Also in August, the Department of Justice charged Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps member Shahram Poursafi with actively plotting the assassination of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor John Bolton.
Meanwhile, Joe? What does he “think” about the whole thing?
Joe Biden says his willingness to restart the Iran Deal “doesn’t have anything to do with” whether Iran keeps trying to kill Americans.
Joe Biden says his willingness to restart the Iran Deal “doesn’t have anything to do with” whether Iran keeps trying to kill Americans. pic.twitter.com/WPukaJBgC9
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Then-President Trump in May 2018 decertified the Obama JPOA and slapped new sanctions on Iran.
Why you don’t suppose TDS-riddled Biden just wants to stick it to Trump and score a few points with the old boss, do you? Nah, not even Biden’s that stupid. Wait.