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aggressor

noun antagonist, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, belligerent, besieger, combatant, criminal, fighter, foe, initiative seizer, invader, prime mover, ravager, ruffian, stormer, violator

AGGRESSOR, crim. law. He who begins, a quarrel or dispute, either by threatening or striking another. No man may strike another because he has threatened, or in consequence of the use of any words.

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Populism is another challenge facing us as sharply as one hundred years ago, when Ukraine became a prey to the aggressor and lost its independence due to the lack of internal unity," the Head of State said.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Assistant Foreign Minister Ayman Sussan warned potential aggressors during a press-conference against being self-confident when deciding to perpetrate attacks against Syrian territory.
He said that thanks to the fighters of BiH, the aggressor could not enter Sarajevo and do what they succeeded in other places.
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Although an aggressor state may be stronger than the targeted state, it could be the anticipated reaction of the targeted state's allies that lead the aggressor state to choose coercive gradualism.
Paul Anderson eight years before he became an aggressor himself.
The act of self-defense can have a double effect: the preservation of one's own life; and the killing of the aggressor.
It will extend our patrolling reach, we don't have to go all the way to an area in our seas to thwart an aggressor if we have a missile system," he said.
He said the detainee's identity has not been revealed as the aggressor didn't say anything about him during the interrogation, pointing out that the incident happened three years ago.
To stop the unjust aggressor is licit, but we nevertheless need to remember how many times, using this excuse of stopping an unjust aggressor, the powerful nations have dominated other peoples, made a real war of conquest.
The fact that the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas in its Gaza-based war against Israel is the aggressor and aims to destroy Israel and kill all Jews living there could not be clearer.