There are many Casus Belli under the heading of “Just War” and the War Against America fits them four square. The term was first popularized by Thucydides in his History of the Peloponnesian War, circa 410 BC, who identified fear, honor, and interest as the three primary real reasons that wars are waged. Thucydides was an Athenian General whose family owned Gold Mines so he had time to serve his country because he was rich. Niccolò Machiavelli, a Florentine political philosopher, who wrote Il Principe (The Prince) in which he held that the sole aim of a prince (politician) was to seek power, regardless of religious or ethical considerations. Egypt cannot claim America started “The War Against America” even though Egypt supports that war by blaming America for possessing a Casus Belli. Machiavelli, Thucydides, Sun Tsu and other ancient and modern philosophers and deep thinkers would show the terrorist attacks are Casus Belli against the West, which attacks started 40 years ago in Germany at the Olympic Village in Munich in 1972. A long series of events, against America advances the authority for America to view the current events against American Interests abroad as additional Acts of War against America and will show too much American Restraint except for the heroic Invasion of Iraq by President Bush. It decidedly disadvantages the mobs that have been and continue to be protected by their cultures and the nations which protect those cultures.
America as well as England, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, and Israel have been attacked again and yet again in the past 6 days but a chronology of the attacks since May 14, 1948 is a massive list (here) that according to Dr. John Lewis was incomplete even before the time of his death so it’s been continued here.
When will the America government and other Western Governments as well as Russia and China get serious about the Casus Belli against America and the other nations against which war has been waged in reality. When will the line in the beginning of Gladiator, “Loose The Dogs Of War” be said, finally after these decades of waiting for the belligerents to decide to stop their war against the West and against the nations which protect the terrorists, and thereby support their acts of war? It’s been 40 years since Munich. When?
Just War shows the value of: “they kill four of ours, we kill 400 of theirs”. It may take 4,000. Just War as well as the geopolitical reality would support the use of machine guns, grenades, rockets and mortars from inside America’s embassies as well as explosives from helicopters, fighter jets, bombers and drones. If not now, when?
As so well said by William Shakespeare in his immortal play, Julius Caesar , “Cry ‘Havoc’ and let slip the dogs of war.”