Saturday, August 17, 2019
"Casus belli is a Latin expression meaning 'an act or event that provokes or is used to justify war'"
Israel enters the fray? Persian Gulf!
PARTICIPATION BUT NOT NECESSARILY WITH MILITARY WARSHIPS. PRESENCE BUT INDIRECTLY?
From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter:
"Israel’s participation in Gulf security force opens its 5th front against Iran"
"Tehran is treating the Israeli role planned for the US-led Gulf defense force much as Israel would react to the sudden arrival in Beirut of an Iranian submarine fleet - i.e. casus belli . . . Israel’s addition to the US-led naval, aerial and intelligence force for safeguarding Gulf shipping instills the sense in Tehran that its most deadly foes are rallying at its front and back doors - hence the almost daily warning from Tehran: 'This illegitimate presence by the Zionists in the waters of the Persian Gulf could spark a war.' is no longer empty rhetoric. For years, Iran took no notice of Western claims that Israel’s nuclear-armed Dolphin submarines had established a permanent presence in Gulf waters as a 'second-strike' resource in the event of an Iranian attack on the Jewish state."
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