What else would you expect from power wanting to get more power. Or, looked at from another direction, why wouldn't a junkie lie to you to get his next fix. Assuming we're talking about a real junkie here, of course; and on that I will let you make up your own mind on the point.
The real issue now, though, is what you will choose to do about taking this excess away from them. Think you can really do that by doing it through "business as usual?" And before the planet shucks us off?