War and bloody conflict is essentially a failure in leadership.
Failure to negotiate
Failure to think through consequences of actions
Failure to forgive
Failure to trust
Failure to understand or empathise with different perspectives
Failure to compromise
Failure to convince others about the positive alternatives to conflict
Failure to suppress ones own personal power and ego
Failure to be aware of the bigger picture and longer term benefits of living in peace
Failure to share the true spirit of humanity in all its loving and generous spirit.
How many more lives will be lost before the United Nations ( our only global forum on Leadership) begin to make this discussable and work towards a global vision for peace.