Truth Test on Syria: Religious Oath — Polygraph — Ouija Board?
TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 10 Sep 2013
Systemic Mapping of the Pattern of Affirmations and Denials
Making sense of complexity
An extraordinary feature of the current crisis regarding Syria is the number and variety of affirmations regarding responsibilities for whatever is deplored — chemical weapons, deaths, strategic implications, suspicions, and the like. These have been partially reviewed separately (Enabling Suffering through Doublespeak and Doublethink: Indifference to poverty and retributive justice as case studies, 2013).
Missing is any presentation of information which endeavours to hold all the possibilities — whether hypothetical or considered to be based on “concrete proof”. This could be extraordinary given the recognized threat of triggering World War III. That efforts should be so strenuously made to portray a singular truth, regarding a complex situation involving a variety of agendas, could be considered the height of irresponsibility. This is especially the case since the process has been so widely noted as reminiscent of the decision-making fiasco and intelligence failures regarding intervention in Iraq in 2003. Indications of a similar pattern continue to appear (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, Obama Warned on Syrian Intel, Information Clearing House, 8 September 2013).
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 10 Sep 2013.
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