depends on top view, it is 2 system. Attacker (Crete) want defender (Greece) to become in state attacker want - him ready to faith for truth about Crete. That is fastest way attacker to attract defender power for his use.
in way that you are defender - answer is simple (trivial - that is lay) and not much addition information for you, but for attacker is much more.
on that paradox are based some divide and conquer strategies.