“War is at the doorstep. What do you expect me to do?”
His question was open ended, and both of them knew the answer. There was nothing they could do at such a hostile country. They had the power, and nobody was doing anything to stop them.
Fear at what could happen to the world if other countries got involved in what looked like a border conflict. The difference seventy years made, didn’t help the helpless. They woke up to bombs and tanks rolling down the streets. They woke up to the news that their country was being engulfed in pain. They woke up, and everything was different.
“Nothing, nothing but look after your family, keep them safe.”
What’s the worst that can happen? He wanted to keep his family safe, but the only way to do that was to leave his country.