Casus belli

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Casus belli is a Latin expression meaning the justification for acts of war. Casus is related to the English word "case," and can mean "case," "incident", or "rupture". Belli means bellic ("of war"). The phrase is often used on Wikispooks to describe a pretext for war

9-11 is the classic pretext for war of the 21st century

Deep Events

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Full article: Stub class article Deep event

In the case of resource wars, open declaration of the real cause (i.e. greed) is generally not politic to declare openly, so a casus belli must be manufactured. False Flag Attacks are standard fare in this case. Deep politics researcher, Peter Dale Scott has powerfully argued "As long as we have a war machine in washington, and every time it needs a war, it gets its war by deep events... Since 1950, every single major US war has been precedicted by one."[1]  


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Gleiwitz Incident
Russian apartment bombings
Shelling of Mainila

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Patrick Clawson“One can combine other means of pressure with sanctions. I mentioned that explosion on August 17th. We could step up the pressure. I mean look people, Iranian submarines periodically go down, some day one of them might not come up, who would know why? We can do a variety of things if we wish to increase the pressure... We are in the game of using covert means against the Iranians. We could get nastier.”Patrick ClawsonSeptember 2012

Official examples

Gulf of Tonkin Incident
World War II/Attack on Pearl Harbor