"Soft Power", a political phrase
… "Soft Power" is actually a phrase used in international politics. Do not be deluded by people being incited by either ethnical or religious motives –mostly both of them-, war is just 'continuation of politics by other means'. Notwithstanding that the incorporation of human rights and freedom, which are the result of the centuries-long experience, into the international treaties is crucial, but the treaties do not guarantee human rights and freedom being carried into effect. Of course they will be carried into effect in the future, but until that time, it is disturbing reality that we will have to fight against law of the jungle by which the powerful dictates its interest as a right.
 
  It creates 10 cm deep hole in steel armor but…
We were excitedly for what our grandfather would tell us. A new weapon was being introduced on that day. It was called bazooka, an anti-armor weapon, of which the likes are called 'LAW' nowadays. It is actually just a pipe positioned on the shoulder. When it is launched, it leaves fire behind like a missile. (That is why soldiers hesitated to try it). The most important feature of this weapon is that it is used only against solid targets. When bazooka bullet hits the surface of armor of a tank, it creates high temperature and a 10 cm deep hole in steel armor. But there is a "but"…
 
  What if you are wrong?
… Life often brings us to the crossroads and forces us to choose one of them. Rarely do we have opportunity to ponder and scrutinize the situation. We mostly jump desperately into the last wagon of the train on the move. Once we are inside the wagon, we irreversibly become a passenger of the train
 
  Darling, I love you, but…
... There is a nice phrase in English: ''Darling, I love you, but..."
This gentle prelude must be followed by scolding.
It is indeed much better than saying things in reverse order..
If you say "I love you" after saying "you did this and that, are you ashamed?...
You should have done this and that, I am ashamed on the behalf of you… how… you are", you cannot be convincing, can you?.

     
 
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