Do As I Say...
Not As I Do.....
What we teach our children vs. what this war teaches them
What We Teach Our Children:
Solve conflicts with diplomacy. Talk problems out and come to a resolution or compromise.
If you can't talk problems out with opposition by yourself, have a person in authority help mediate.
If talking things out isn't going well, separate, then regroup after things are further thought out.
Don't take others' things forcefully or without asking.
Friends are important.
Think about your own actions and how you may be able to do things differently to keep peace.
What This War Teaches:
Assume diplomacy won't work and prepare to fight. Threaten and kill your opposition!
If the Mediator (UN, NATO) doesn't completely take your side, question, ignore and/or dismiss the authority of the mediator.
If diplomacy isn't going smoothly at first, invade the opposition's territory and threaten to attack.
Conquer to get what you want (Oil; territory) then deny or rationalize why you did it.
We don't need friends (allies)!
Because the enemy is so bad, there is nothing we have to change about ourselves.