Telling the truth is easy to defend. Telling lies requires constantly lying in order to maintain the lying position. If the lies wander off the subject than that person is found to be a liar and the credibility changes. Over the years in the Middle East we have heard a lot of half-truths (considered lies.) This is considered listening to one side of an argument and never listening to the other side. Peace agreements will be reached when both sides listen to all options, have discussions and finalize conclusions that satisfy everyone. This does not mean that all are satisified, but sometimes it is necessary to more forward.
Syrian troops sieze village above rebel-held parts of Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: How to tell when a Mideast Expert is lying