Psychologically the West recovered from Vietnam by the first war against Iraq . The accumulated hubris of false victories against weak nations in the ME , now inform the western mind . At least Iran escaped an onslaught , as conditions for an attack , one of social chaos , had not yet materialised . But now the western mind , marches towards another " victory " , with Afghanistan in mind , while in reality they face Russia .In order to bring reality into the western psychosis , and save blood and treasure , and stop the snow ball from turning into an Avalanche that destroys ; then a display of force , or escalation is needed to disrupt this movement . An overt and hard to miss signal or signals . Lethal responses to lethal aid . An offensive response , not purely defensive . There are no possible conditions , under which , the West will stop lethal aid , now or in the future , other than retaliatory response on their territory , with material or lethal consequences .