She could let this escalate or she could accept the fact that he was trying to improve.
And given that regional conflicts tend to escalate and expand, as long as those conflicts exist, the very real threat of an unthinkable world war remains.
It took one week for a localized event to escalate to world war.
Such an attack could escalate into a widespread conflict, although I doubt it.
By throwing light on barbaric and provocative actions, we may stop their spread before they can escalate to broader conflict.