The Russian government led by Vladimir Putin has been systematically targeting Estonian government, financial, and media organizations with cyber-attacks for the past three weeks. In diplomatic circles, the wordsmiths use wonderfully ambivalent language to describe the assault. In technical circles the boxing gloves are off.

A three-week wave of massive cyber-attacks on the small Baltic country of Estonia, the first known incidence of such an assault on a state, is causing alarm across the western alliance, with Nato urgently examining the offensive and its implications.

State-sponsored cyber-attacks by one government on another are undocumented in world history and would bring out the ICBM’s if it happened in the USA. It is happening today in Estonia.

Alarm over the unprecedented scale of cyber-warfare is to be raised tomorrow at a summit between Russian and European leaders outside Samara on the Volga.

And get this? The great affront to Mother Russia was the removal of a Soviet-era propaganda statue from what is supposedly the independent nation of Estonia.

“At present, Nato does not define cyber-attacks as a clear military action. This means that the provisions of Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty, or, in other words collective self-defence, will not automatically be extended to the attacked country,” said the Estonian defence minister, Jaak Aaviksoo.

Russian dictator president Vladimir Putin has been centralizing power back in the Kremlin for years. He has been silencing the independent media, imprisoning political opponents with phony charges, and occasionally killing dissenters with sensational methods like cyanide poisoning. Leave it to a former KGB head to find creative ways to make the news. Why not a little cyber-attack on a neighbor?

For years the USA has tiptoed around the problem. I understand the reason for pacifying the dictator of Russia. It buys time. The former satellites like Estonia continue to grow stronger while Russia continues to grow weaker. That is a good trend for which we should strategically turn the other cheek. But let’s call a spade a spade rather than pretending Vladimir Putin is a champion of democracy. He is one of God’s mistakes.

If benevolent Right Pundits blog were suddenly “unavailable,” our circle of wily commenters will understand what a cyber-attack is all about. That probably won’t happen — how many critics can you really silence? — but one never knows if the current Russian machine, like Stalinist governments are known to do, will inflict our darkest hour. That IS what is happening all over Estonia, courtesy of Vladmir Putin and his snotty cavemen.

Vladimir Putin sucks eggs, get it? And no, I won’t be drinking that tea.