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Casus Belli : Latin for Justification of War

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posted on May, 3 2008 @ 01:24 PM
I was reading the book The Praetorian Guard today and came across this interesting phrase in Latin. I found the meaning and definition on Wikipedia.

Here's the link to Wikipedia :

Wikipedia : Casus Belli : Latin

Casus belli is a Latin language expression meaning the justification for acts of war. Casus means "incident", "rupture" or indeed "case", while belli means "of war". It is usually distinguished from casus foederis, with casus belli being used to refer to offenses or threats directly against a nation, and casus foederis to refer to offenses or threats to another, allied, nation with which the justifying nation is engaged in a mutual defense treaty, such as NATO

An interesting fact for anyone who wants to read this book is that the author is John Stockwell is an ex-CIA officer in charge of the CIA's "Angola Task Force" in the 70's who quit the agency to expose what was really going on. What's even more interesting is his use of the words "New World Order" about all of this and the book was written in 1991.

[edit on 3-5-2008 by SpartanKingLeonidas]

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