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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-03-15 21:04:53

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'cassius belli' for 'casus belli'

Perhaps influenced by the famously aggressive Cassius Clay, or his Roman namesake. About 400 ghits:

I for one will not declare war on anyone without some type of “cassius belli”(honorable reason for war), weither it be construed or legitimate. … &&start=20

in the case of North Korea, I believe the US has an approriate cassius belli to wage war, though they do not, in the case of China. … -3241.html

I never really got over the Axis of Evil speech or the puke-false cassius belli of the WMD … … PIC_ID=390

... by themselves are not of primary concern, other than building a mythology & provide the Cassius belli (cause for war) that a US attack would require.



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