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January 24, 2013

fait accompli:  noun

from french fait accompli (“an accomplished fact”), from fait (“a fact”) + accompli (“accomplished”)

1.  an accomplished fact, something that has already occurred; a done deal.

2.  often said of something irreversible or performed without going through standard procedure.

as in “their end-game is to create a vibrant, integrated missile and nuclear weapons program that will result – as in the cases of pakistan and india – in their being recognized as a new nuclear nation by fait accompli.

as in, run and hide.

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