Telling a Lie


The Power of Asking Clarifying Questions






Linda Eve Diamond

Be quick to clarify assumptions if you are getting a negative message.  >>>

Linda Eve Diamond





Powerful questions can cure huge problems and resolve conflicts.

Powerful clarifying questions, if asked timely,
can even save lives of millions of people.

Example: Provocation with Poisoning Skripals

In early 2018, facing tough political situation at home, UK Government decided to create a big sensation in order to switch people's attention and emotions away from weak performance of the ruling party.


Niccolò Machiavelli quotes

Politics have no relation to morals.

Niccolò Machiavelli

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.



A former Russian citizen Skripal living in London was poisoned together with his daughter was allegedly poisoned by a prohibited chemical gas. UK Prime Minister was quick to declare without providing any proof ‒ that the chemical attack was carried out by Russia >>>

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Winston Churchill advice

Politics are very much like war.
We may even have to use poison gas at times.

Winston Churchill



UK expelled some Russian diplomats. Russia reciprocated. UK allies reluctantly followed UK's lead, though everyone saw the nonsense of the groundless blame. Russia reciprocated again. International diplomatic war started. The British Prime Minister, as weak performer as a Prime Minister, was now seen as a hero fighting an external enemy. A very old technique many weak rulers used before.


Winston Churchill advice

A lie gets halfway around the world
before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Winston Churchill



A Law of Propaganda


"Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth."

~ Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany




Naturally, UK Government rejected the proposal of the Russian Government to investigate the case jointly  because UK Government didn't want to expose the internal villain, they wanted to appoint an external one.





Finally, to resolve the issue, Russian Government called an urgent meeting of the  Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to discuss the Skripal's case that might grow into a World War if not resolved urgently. The Russian Government prepared a list of 14 clarifying questions for the UK Government. Failure to answer these clarifying questions would mean that the whole case was just a provocation by the UK Government.

Here are some sample questions from the list:

  • Based on what attributes was the alleged “Russian origin” of the substance used in Salisbury established?

  • Does the UK have control samples of the chemical warfare agent, which British representatives refer to as “Novichok”?

  • Have the samples of a chemical warfare agent of the same type as “Novichok” (in accordance to British terminology) or its analogues been developed in the UK?

The complete list of the 14 questions is published here.

Naturally, UK Government failed to answer these clarifying questions and thus clarified who were the villains behind that ugly provocation who murdered even poor Skripal's pets as witnesses who needed to be silenced.



Mark Twain advice quotes

Politicians are like diapers: they should be changed often, and for the same reason.

Mark Twain



Similar Clarifying Questions − If Asked Timely
Could Have Saved Lives of Millions of People in the World

  • It a pity no one asked the British PM back in 2002 similar questions when he lied to the Parliament about Iraq having chemical weapons. As a result, Iraq was bombed. Over 500,000 people, including many-many children, were killed directly or indirectly.

  • It's a pity no one asked the British PM back in 1947 similar questions when he ordered to split the Kashmir state between India and Pakistan so that the two countries fought each other for centuries, with thousands of people, including many-many people being killed.

Julian Assange quotes

If wars can be started by lies, piece can be started by truth.

Julian Assange