you push on our territories where you have no business to be, where you have promised not to go.
your intrusion provokes resentment, and resentment means resistance.
you instantly cry out that the people are rebellious and they act as a rebellion.
you send a force to stamp out the rebellion.
having spread bloodshed, confusion and anarchy, you declare with hands uplifted to the Heavens, that moral reason forced you to stay.
For, if you were to leave, their territory would be left in a condition that no civilized power could conquer.
– The Nation