Three types of people: bullies, cowards and those who hold their ground
Bullies are "addicted" to lying, FI, about why they had to/have to do egregious things. That applies to nations, certainly. As Izzy Stone wrote, All Governments Lie, so are they all bullies. How do YOU respond to this? Endure it, accede to it, promote it? Makes one a coward, doesn't it? Is that how you want to live, face your Maker at Judgment? Brings to mind the old saying, A brave man would rather die on his feet than live on his knees and A coward dies a thousand deaths and a hero dies but one. It is my belief that God would have us be as little children which are inherently brave (until taught to be fearful by adults).