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Plausible deniability

Paradise: Love & Hate

 Mid December 2012, I flew to Mombasa, Kenya, for a vacation. While in the plane, a woman next to me asked for the reason of my trip. I told her but was curious why she was wanted to know. She asked me if I had seen our fellow passengers. To my surprise, I noticed that they were nearly all senior white males. She told me that Mombasa is a top destination...

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The fight-flight-freeze-fawn response

Conspiracies are not the inventions of ignorant people. You need to be creative to mix facts and fiction (eg, assumptions) into a narrative that is (somewhat) believable. It's probably safe to say that conspiracists are intelligent people with a (very) creative mind. However, they assume our leaders are (more) intelligent. What if that assumption is false? The...

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Extremism and plausible deniability (2)

This Sunday, I had an epiphany: plausible deniability is the reason why extremism hides behind belief systems. A recent example was the news that Dutch salafist primary schools teach young children that killing "unbelievers" is a commendable deed. The school is protected by the Dutch Constitution that guarantees freedom of religious education. A very different...

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No collusion?!

Thirtyseven (37!) people were indicted following Robert Mueller's investigation into the ("alleged") Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election (eg, Vox, ABC, TIME). Following the release of the still confidential Mueller report on Friday 22 March, it's now being claimed that there was "no collusion". Something is wrong in this picture. Most...

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Plausible deniability

Turkey claims a Saudi journalist was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey also claims that the U.S. had prior knowledge of these Saudi intentions. Saudi Arabia claims the journalist left the building (alive) and disappeared. Unless any party shows evidence of its claims, Saudi Arabia may get away with their plausible deniability. Turkey claims...

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PVV minderheidskabinet (4)

Op 12 februari 2017 verklaarde Geert Wilders in het programma WNL op Zondag dat hij verwacht dat de andere politieke partijen zich niet gaan houden aan hun beloofde cordon sanitaire (o.a. NU). Deel 4 gaat daarom over de aard van de verwachte gedoogsteun na 15 maart 2017. Allereerst verwacht ik dat Wilders gelijk heeft maar om andere redenen dan Wilders...

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