If this were the case, I would not feel such rage. But they are lying. They are not speaking truth, and more, they are saying these things, these ridiculous things without qualm or doubt, to me, their oldest ally. Is it because they do not trust me or do they perhaps think to gain some advantage over me? Do they think me stupid or cowardly or weak, that I would just accept these lies?
That confusion is all that keeps me from killing them where they stand; I do not know WHY they are telling these lies. They expect my complete acceptance and, from that, my cooperation. For now they have it. But they have lied to me and my eyes will be open.