yesterday I posted folowing thread:
and now I found this (I hope it was not on ATS yet)
from the source:
""Today the situation is much more serious than before August 2008....[A] possible recurrence of war will not be limited to the Caucasus.
"The new President of the United States did not bring about any crucial changes in relation to Georgia, but having a dominant role in NATO he
still insists on Georgia's soonest joining of
the Alliance. If it happens, the world would face a more serious threat than the crises of the Cold War.
"Under the new realities, Georgia's war against South Ossetia may easily turn into NATO's war against Russia. This would be a third world
war." (Irina Kadzhaev, South Ossetia political scientist, South Ossetia Information Agency, April 2009
On May 12 James Mattis, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation [ACT] and commander of the U.S. Joint Forces Command, spoke at a three-day
symposium called Joint Warfighting 09 in Norfolk, Virginia, where NATO's Allied Command Transformation is based, and stated: "I come with a sense of
urgency. The enemy is meeting like this as well." 
A local newspaper summarized his speech:
"Mattis outlined a future in which wars will not have clearly defined beginnings and ends. What is needed, he said, is a grand strategy, a political
framework that can guide military planning." 
He failed, for what passes for diplomatic reasons no doubt, to identify who "the enemy" is, but a series of recent developments, or rather an
intensification of ongoing ones, indicate which nation it is.
Last week the head of the U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. Kevin Chilton, told reporters during a Defense Writers Group breakfast on May 7 "that the
White House retains the option to respond with physical force - potentially even using nuclear weapons - if a foreign entity conducts a disabling
cyber attack against U.S. computer networks...."
An account of his talk added "the general insisted that all strike options, including nuclear, would remain available to the commander in chief in
defending the nation from cyber strikes."
Chilton "said he could not rule out the possibility of a military salvo against a nation like China, even though Beijing has nuclear arms," 
though the likely first target of alleged retaliation against equally alleged cyber attacks would be another nation already identified by US military
officials as such: Russia.
In late April and early May of 2007 the government of Estonia, which was inducted into NATO in 2004 and whose president was and remains Toomas Hendrik
Ilves, born in Sweden and raised in the United States (where he worked for Radio Free Europe), reported attacks on websites in the country which were
blamed on Russia.
Over two years later no evidence has been presented to substantiate the claim that Russian hackers, much less the government itself, were behind the
attacks, though it remains an article of faith among US and other Western officials and media that they were.
The response from American authorities in the first place was so sudden and severe, even before investigations were conducted, as to strongly suggest
that if the attacks hadn't been staged they would need to be invented.
Right afterward Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne stated, "Russia, our Cold War nemesis, seems to have been the first to engage in cyber
The US Air Force news source from which the above is quoted added that the events in Estonia days earlier "did start a series of debates within NATO
and the EU about the definition of clear military action and it may be the first test of the applicability of Article V of the NATO charter regarding
collective self-defense in the non-kinetic realm." 
NATO's Article 5 is a collective military defense provision, in fact a war clause, one which first and to date for the only time has been used to
support the protracted and escalating war in Afghanistan.
References to it, then, are not to be taken lightly.
On a visit to Estonia last November Pentagon chief Robert Gates met with the country's prime minister, Andrus Ansip, and "discussed Russian behavior
and new cooperation on cyber security...."
It was reported that "Ansip said NATO will operate under the principle of Article 5 of the alliance’s treaty, which states that an attack on one
ally is treated as an attack on all," and "We are convinced that Estonia, as a member of NATO, will be very well defended.”
That the repeated mention of NATO's Article 5 continued a year and a half after the alleged cyber attacks when none had occurred in the interim is
At the beginning of this month the Pentagon announced that it was launching what it called a "digital warfare force for the future," at Fort Meade
in Maryland under the control of the U.S. Strategic Command, whose chief, Gen. Kevin Chilton, was quoted earlier as threatening the use of force up to
and including nuclear weapons.
The initiative was characterized in a news report as follows:
"Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, also the Pentagon's leading cyber warfare commander, said the U.S. is determined to lead the global effort to use
computer technology to deter or defeat enemies...." 
The Pentagon is a synecdoche for the Department of Defense and everything related to its activities is cloaked in the same euphemism, so when pressed
the US will insist its new cyber warfare project is intended for defensive purposes only. Any nation which and people who have been on the receiving
end of US Defense Department actions know better. The new US cyber warfare command, its rationale based on a supposed Russian threat emanating from a
non-military incident in the Baltics over two years ago, will be used to cripple the computer systems of any nation targeted for direct military
assault, thus rendering them defenseless, and will be particularly effective for space-based and Star Wars (missile shield, interceptor missiles)
first strike plans."