posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 08:41 PM
Sorry for being so obtuse in my intitial post.
I was concerned, perhaps overly so, for the safety of parties who should be able to fend for themselves.
The gist of the rumor, as I understand it, is that word leaked out regarding an attempt by Georgian forces to severely disrupt Russian
command/contol/communications (C3) by the introduction of a digital virus.
To maintain assets in Georgia, Russia could not be seen to act against the plot herself.
The US volunteered "firewall" protection, despite the real and potential financial implications such action required.
In return, the US is rumored to have recieved certain diplomatic assurances and/or concessions from Russia in the event of an attack upon Iran, likely
to be carried out by Israel.
If these rumors are true, it does not bode well for "Peace in the Middle East", at least not in the immediate future.
The big question still on everyone's mind is: "What will China do in the event of an attack on Iran?"
In the next 2-3 months or so, look for some "interesting" contacts between China and the US.
If Sino-US relations suddenly become warm and smilely, leave Tehran.
If relations turn cold and nasty, leave the planet.