...and you had this very big neighbor with a huge army, and you were at war with this neighbor because you've done something that royally pissed them off. And say their troops were already controlling half of your territory, and had 100000% capacity to control the rest.
Would you be saying this?
“Unfortunately, today we are looking evil directly in the eye. And today this evil is very strong, very nasty and very dangerous, for everybody, not only for us.”