casus belli


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an event used to justify starting a war

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Creating a humanitarian crisis in Syria, whether real or fabricated, and holding the Syrian government responsible for it as a casus belli for foreign military intervention under the UN 2005 so-called "responsibility to protect" initiative was from the very eruption of the Syrian conflict the goal of the US-led "Friends of Syria' coalition.
To be sure, China is careful to avoid any dramatic action that could become a casus belli by itself.
Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:31 By Nicola Nasser Creating a humanitarian crisis in Syria, whether real or fabricated, and holding the Syrian government responsible for it as a casus belli for foreign military intervention under the UN 2005 so-called "responsibility to protect" initiative was from the very eruption of the Syrian conflict the goal of the US-led "Friends of Syria' coalition.
It quoted Parsi as writing just after the Bulgaria bombing: "US officials have privately expressed concern that one of the purposes of Israeli attacks in Iran [referring to the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists] has been to generate an Iranian response that could serve as a casus belli [justification for war] for Israel.
Speaking to Israel Radio, Avigdor Lieberman stressed that "for us is a casus belli, a red line.
The moment we see that the Syrians transfer chemical and biological weapons to Hizbollah, this is a red line for us and from our point of view this is a real casus belli.
Notoriously, the casus belli in Iraq--Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction--proved to be mythical.
And of course the Islamists who, in seeing the very existence of a free and creative society in the Middle East as a casus belli, are just easier to befriend than to fight.
Rather, the goal was to create a casus belli, by which the army would seize the oil regions of the South and restore all oil revenues to a northern economy that continues in a politically dangerous tailspin" he said.
If any 'militants' respond to the killing, such retorts could possibly serve as a casus belli for an already planned Israeli military escalation.
While some narratives may be stronger than others, as casus belli, concretized xenophobia, or conspiracy theory, the event has resisted an overarching, hegemonic narrative.
But Turkey claims that using that right is a casus belli," Droutsas said.
But the offshore finds may also become a casus belli as Lebanon, Israel's northern neighbor and one of the Middle East's longtime battlegrounds, lays claim to the gas fields as well.
Poland was the first victim of Nazi aggression to stand up to Hitler: the September 1939 invasion was the casus belli of World War II.
The storyline may vary but the casus belli is the same: government acquires land from farmers who either don't want to part with it, or are unhappy with the compensation for it, resulting in an agitation that leaves people dead.