Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 01, 2001
In Reply to: Casus belli? posted by ESC on October 01, 2001
: October 1, 2001 Vol. 158 No. 15
: Why The Hate?
: Roots Of Rage
: Grievances over U.S. policy in the Middle East combined with Islamic triumphalism make a toxic mix
: BY LISA BEYER
: ".Bin Laden, a Saudi, speaks out frequently against Israel, but for him the real casus belli is the U.S. troop presence in his country dating to the military buildup before the 1991 Gulf War precipitated by Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait."
A ground for war; an occurrence warranting international hostilities.
casus : accident, chance, fortune.
bellicus : martial, military, war-like.
bellum : war.
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