Who/what were/are the greatest liars and thieves?

Was it the Germans in WWII? Was it the Soviet Union?  The Chinese Communists?  The Great Robber Barons? The Bible?  The Jews?  The Catholics  The American Press, Politicians or Powers That Be?  The Democrats or the Republicans?  The self-proclaimed star gazer with  knowledge only he or she is privileged to know and understand and be driven to tell others? The Mormons? The right or the left?  The bible thumpers?  Is it all relative or can a lie/thief/theft be the biggest ever or whatever the tested category may be  (the longest living, the most costly, the most agregious)?…this is not an exact science and is based on one  subjective human being’s thoughts, probes and  plundering of old theories and dusty archives…The reason: recent lies have direct correlation to the death of many of my friends and associates.  The purpose:  to put it on the wire…to make someone think that they went to far this time.  This is not an attempt to find out who are THEY!  If I knew i probably would be some jackals breakfast in the morning.. I will give credit when I know and remember them…I am not here to start a conspiracy theory.  You can find them on every corner; in every bar/pub or where two or more are gathered.  I was raised in a jungle by a professional father and a beautiful mother.  My education is psychological with three college degrees (from real universities) and I am a behaviorist, an addict (back in the days), a pragmatist , a free-thinker and used to be a publican? It would seem worthwhile to start with what is known about how to tell when a person is lying.  Is the lie-detector a truth-teller or just another appliance?   Someone once said if you tell a lie loud enough and long enough people will believe it.  In this uncommon era I think it does not require either.   Is it true that people believe what they want to believe and nothing short of roasting at the stake  will move them from their spot.  Lot of people were turned into crispy critters that believed in great lies.  Setting self on fire is common in this uncommon era.  Are their white and black lies?  Is one man’s lie another man’s belief?  I will not try to explain the world and all its lies.  I will try to put some together and bring out the bigger ones.  If I have any success it will be from the work of others…i don’t believe i will expand the knowledge base or expose the latest (General P) lyars n thieves..but if I turn one small light bulb on then my efforts will have paid off…ideas are hard to eliminate…thanx WW  ..If i have time i will spell check…