Trust is what makes an army, not a bunch of guys running around shooting guns.
Honestly, in this moment, in the first gif, Tony looks well on his way to accepting his end at Obediah’s hand.
In the second, as soon as Pepper is mentioned, he comes back to life, because he’ll do anything to protect her.
We compromised, sometimes in ways that made us not sleep so well. But we did it so that people could be free. This isn’t freedom. This is fear.