The seven Deep-Ones caught earlier today have some pretty interesting things to say about the motivations behind their crimes. They are claiming that they were being forced to do such horrible things by Cthulhu, a terrible and ancient god of the Deep-Ones.
One Deep-One croaked, "It isn't our fault. We didn't want all those people sacrificed. It was Cthulhu! Why should we be exterminated for something we were forced to do? We are slaves to his will!"