I’m not sure who thought it was a good idea to send Joe Biden to the G7. Probably the same person who thought it was a good idea to send Kamala Harris to Guatemala and Mexico.
It’s been a complete embarrassing mess for Biden.
It started with his wife providing some bad optics, sitting at the presidential desk on Air Force One, tweeting that she was “prepping for the G7” and then once they got to England, scolding Joe to “pay attention.” It continued into Sunday, with Biden getting confused and Boris Johnson actually shushing him twice, with the other leaders laughing. Then Biden really screwed up the press conference, losing his cool and saying weird things, as well as saying his team didn’t want him answering questions. On top of all that, he confused Syria with Libya three separate times without seeming to realize it and even while trying desperately to straighten himself out by looking at his note cards.
But now Biden just got played by Vladimir Putin, before they even met yet.
Putin proposed the concept of giving up cybercriminals to the U.S. if the U.S. would agree to do the same.
“If we agree on the extradition of criminals, then Russia will naturally do that but only if the other side, in this case, the United States, agrees to the same and will also extradite corresponding criminals to the Russian Federation,” Putin said according to Russian news agency TASS.
“In an overwhelming majority of cases, they are equitable. Both sides assume equal commitments,” he continued.
Now there are two traps in this proposal: one, that it’s Russian criminals behind these cybercrimes, not us. We’ve been attacked by multiple ransomware attacks, hitting everything from the Colonial Pipeline to our meat supply. Nothing happens on this scale without acquiescence from Putin. That’s what Biden should be saying and pressing Putin on, we should be saying we have your number and will hold you responsible. Agreeing to this proposal makes it seem like this is some kind of equitable situation when they’re the ones harboring
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