In the discussion of Directive 10-289, Jim Taggart said the following:
Jim Taggart spoke first. His voice was low, but it had the trembling intensity of an involuntary scream: "Well, why not? Why should they have it, if we don't? Why should they stand above us? If we are to perish, let's make sure that we all perish together. Let's make sure that we leave them no chance to survive!"
Why didn't that "tip him off" as to his real motives?