.. lies & secrecy ...
.. are mortal enemies ...
.. of any *proper* democracy
Thesis/Subtitle: criminals *must* lie
Concomitant: or self-convict
Corollary: gaol them!
Criminality may be defined as doing harm, either to someone else's mind, body or property. A 'minimalist' crime-list: Lying, cheating, stealing or killing.
Corollary: Threatening harm is also a crime.
Proof: That harm is criminal is obvious, and threatening harm causes anxiety (at the very least) - which is also harm, to the mind.
One (non-trivial) lie destroys *all* credibility.
Proof: IF someone lies once, THEN they may do so again - at any time, and how would one know?
Corollary: *All* lies are damaging, even so-called 'trivial' lies are deployed to deceive.
Lying is a necessary and sufficient entry into criminality.
Proof: *Because* lies are deployed to deceive, the liar either intends harm, if not already having caused harm.
Corollary: Criminals *must* lie - if only to avoid self-incrimination.
IF some crime THEN any number, and especially all 'lesser' crimes are then 'easy,' as mere bagatelles.
Proof: Self-evident; sample = "Shock'n whoring" of Iraq (Afghanistan, Libya, Syria ...), and end lemmas.
Note: That not all crimes are prosecuted is a corrupt-scandal; that not all crimes are 'correctly' legislated against is a negligence-scandal - and that some non-crimes are 'incorrectly' legislated against is a criminal-scandal - all such scandals are proof of *tyranny*.
Only just law may earn respect!
Trigger article 1:
Westerwelle calls for restraint from Turkey and Syria
«"It's unacceptable that weapons are being delivered to the Syrian regime," Westerwelle said, though he added that Turkey should avoid any excessive "provocations." The German foreign minister concluded that "nobody should now throw fuel on the fire and escalate the situation."»
Comment 1: 'Diplomat' is often a fancy name for *liar* - read on.
Comment 2: Normally we don't 'do' ad hominems, but I have it on good authority that Westerwelle is widely referred to as Pickel-Gesicht = pimple-face, as a *deliberately disrespectful act of slighting*. We don't wonder why. And the ad hominems could get worse (About 413,000 results). Nothing (much) personal, some of my best friends ...
Comment 3: Note that there are lies of commission and omission, the latter being when important details are omitted. Then ('sauce for the goose'); IF it were wrong (= "unacceptable") for Russia to arm the (legitimate) Syrian govt. (as Westerwelle alleges but I say not), THEN why is it not similarly wrong for 'the West' to arm the (illegitimate) subversives - even going so far as to import (al-Qaeda and other associated) villains, *via Turkey*? The pungent whiff of hypocrisy, overlaid by cordite fumes - provided to 'rebels' by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Comment 4 (important!): Westerwelle is 'briefed' by the German BND, itself in the CIA's pocket (Germany remains *occupied* by the US). As so briefed, he knows far more than we ('outside observers') ever can. For him to contradict *what is plainly occurring* = aggressive invasion with intent to smash Syria by US/NATO using imported mercenaries and arms, makes Westerwelle's lies not just 'accidental' but cynically, *deliberately* criminal. Of course, as D-FM, he gets his example direct from the US-source = Mme Clinton. The most important thing to remember is: Do harm, go to gaol!
Trigger article 2:
Western spies get discreetly involved in Syria
«"The US intelligence agency CIA has been active for months, mainly in Turkey," he told DW. "The intelligence agencies that brought about the fall of the Gadhafi regime in Libya are now at work in Syria," Schmidt-Eenboom added.»
Comment 1: The verb is wrong: Not 'get' but 'have been' all along.
Comment 2: Nothing 'discreet' about mass-murder; threatening it, encouraging it - or even as if reported here, merely enabling it. Murder is murder; the CIA, Mossad, MI6 and probably ASIO et al. all do it, plus their multitudinous 'bagatelles.' See 'Operation Ajax,' say.
Comment 3: 'Arming rebels' is a fancy name for *aggression*.
Comment 4: Much worse: US/NATO/Zs have *no* rights to smash any country. Yet they have done, are doing, and don't intend to stop - Iran next for sure, Russia and China 'if/when they can.' The *REALLY BIG Q* is why does the (decent) rest of the world not effectively resist these country-smashing (Zs = country-stealing) criminals?
Trigger article 3:
Libya report probes 'war crimes' and Gadhafi's death
«"The evidence suggests that opposition militias summarily executed at least 66 captured members of Gadhafi's convoy in Sirte," Gadhafi's home town, said Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director at Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Referring to one of Gadhafi's sons, Bouckaert said: "It also looks as if they took Mutassim Gadhafi, who had been wounded, to [the port city of] Misrata and killed him there."
"Our findings call into question the assertion by Libyan authorities that Moammar Gadhafi was killed in crossfire, and not after his capture," Bouckaert said.»
Comment 1: Those 'paying strict attention' will already know that smashing Libya was a filthy, NATO (US/Z,EU) Nuremberg-class war crime. Not even odd, that we only start to hear(read) the worst, mostly *after* the evil deed is done.
Comment 2: Gaddafi's Libya *had* Africa's highest HDI. Gone forever, thanks, but "No, thanks!" to US/Z/EU's disastrous neoliberalism; imposed *this time* at the point of guns/bombs (for 'other times' see Greece, Spain etc., current).
Comment 3: At a rough guess, HRW is trying to 'claw back' (detested US-speak; spit!) - some credibility, but as a known corrupt NGO, it's 'out' - for discriminating moralist/truth&justice seekers, at the very least.
Trigger article 4:
Turkey ‘Admits’ Russian Air Cargo Legal
Topic: Turkey Grounds Syrian Plane
MOSCOW, October 18 (RIA Novosti)
«“The Turkish side does not in principle question the legitimacy of the cargo that was seized but is unhappy with the transportation notification procedure,” spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.
“Our Turkish partners have now effectively retracted the initial allegations that there was ammunition on board,” he added.»
[RIA Novosti/October 18]
Comment 1, Q: Big surprise? A: No.
Comment 2: Always the same (lying) ruse; but the 'rubes' seem to 'swallow' it every time. Idiots, or 'just' terminally ppp-dd'd?
Comment 3: Notice this form of 'diplomatic speech' = conciliatory. This tells us that Russia is under extreme pressure - from you know whom.
Argument: As one starts down life's road, one knows SFA = absolutely nothing, then gathers what facts one wants or might need, often willy-nilly. A function of parents in particular, and society in general, is to 'streamline' this education process. Obviously, GIGO = garbage-in, garbage-out; IF the parents, the schools or the 'news-gate-keepers' = MSM are a) not fully up-to-speed themselves or b) are not 101% truthful, THEN the education process may be crippled.
Only fully & fairly informed voters may make rational voting choices; only so-resulting representatives may claim a mandate. The conclusion here should be obvious.
Fazit: No mandate = illegitimate exercise of power = criminals at 'work.'
Corollary: Where is the (effective!) 'loyal opposition?'
 lie2 -n. 1 intentionally false statement (tell a lie). 2 something that deceives. -v. (lies, lied, lying) 1 tell a lie or lies. 2 (of a thing) be deceptive. give the lie to show the falsity of (a supposition etc.). [Old English] [POD]
 deceive v. (-ving) 1 make (a person) believe what is false; purposely mislead. 2 be unfaithful to, esp. sexually. 3 use deceit. deceive oneself persist in a mistaken belief. deceiver n. [ibid.]
 (Opinion:) Self-harm, even suicide, is an individual person's *right*. If self-harm has some '$-societal-cost' then society may have some right to demand $-recompense - but *never* to interfere with any person's rights.
Proof: The parents of a child have *no* ownership, only a responsibility to start the new one down life's road, to the best of the parents' ability. IF the parents have no ownership, THEN certainly *no 3rd* could ever presume to have any such.
Corollary: Extending 'individual rights,' in a *proper* democracy, individuals surrender some powers to 'representatives' - whose task is to 'organise' society, attempting to maximise human happiness - say. IF some different aim THEN it should be a) formalised = written down then b) legitimised = by fully & fairly *informed* referendum. IF "All politicians lie!" THEN into gaol with the filthy lot - and start again.
Reverse engineering: *No* proper representation = *no* right to impose taxation. IF no right, THEN taxation = theft.
Further: *No* proper representation = *no* right to go to war; *all* leaders participating in the illegal US wars are war criminals = outright murderers. Tumbrels!
ELO/Os = hapless erstwhile legal owner/occupiers
I/J/Z-plex; illegitimate IL squats on genocidally ethnically-cleansed = improperly alienated, mainly Palestinian ELO/Os' land/property = IL is an un-remedied crime-scene and *all* I/J/Z-plex (except any actively opposing) are guilty; sole remedy = reparations = revest where possible, adequate = acceptable recompense where not + *sincere* apology
M/I/C/$4a†-plex = military, industrial, Congress (US-speak for parliament); $ = banksters, 4 = 4th estate = MSM+PFBCs, 'a' = academia incl. think-tanks, † = the churches.
MSM = mainstream media (print and broadcast), aka 'corrupt&venal'
neoliberalism = 'economic rationalism,' 'supply-side,' (wicked) privatisations, 'small govt.' = minimised to no égalité etc. + globalisation = wage arbitration etc. = <1% rips off 99%+
PFBCs = publicly-financed broadcasters, like the AusBC
ppp-dd'd = pushed propaganda paradigm dumbed-down
PRopaganda = PR + propaganda, usual qualifier: 'lying'
SQSHsO = snivelling quisling sycophantic hangers-on
the Enlightenment well summarised by liberté, égalité, fraternité
US-MMH = Media (aka press, radio + TV), Madison Ave., Hollywood
US&/Zs = the US of A and/or Zionists; sometimes indistinguishable
XS-CO2-CCC = excess CO2 climate-change catastrophe
occurs when what they say
differs markedly from what they do
.. lies & secrecy ...