In a totalitarian state, the citizen is not to question any aspect of the leadership of the state. Those in charge are always perceived to be making decisions deemed to be in the best interest of the community. If these leaders had to deceive, it was in the best interest of the community. If their decisions did not bring about the proper result, it was not their fault but somebody else's who does not have the best interest of the community at heart. They are the infallible ruler and we the subjects have no right to question them.
The abuses of power, poor decisions and misjudgments of a regime that is clearly incapable of leading, much less leading a free society, has not just happened although the press is just starting to report on them . The abuses and ineptitude has been a part of this regime since day one. The adoring press chose to ignore it. The abuses and ineptitude has become so blatant that even members of the adoring press have had to acknowledge them.
The manner in which this regime has responded to these recent questions about their intent as well as their capabilities, tells us much about the mentality of the regime. The leader of the regime refuses to acknowledge any wrongdoing, even though it is documented. He blames others no matter how far removed the others might be. He truly believe he is infallible and above reproach. This is the attitude of one heading a totalitarian state and not a free society.