Re: " "step-by-step instructions" on passing theory and practical exams" relating to complex systems
Not a single one I've investigated actually tests the skills needed in real world practice. They merely validate the ability to remember some factoid or repeat some standard procedure when prompted, whereas what's actually needed is the ability to work out reliably and fast what the hell is going on in the face of the unexpected and come up equally swiftly with an appropriate course of action. ...... Mike 137
And that is what most probably has resulted in the current dire straits predicament and present horrendous reputation for serial global failures in foreign international interventions and mercenary expeditions of Uncle Sam and his Five Eyes cohorts/the conspiring camp followers and aspiring poison pen writers of the West, despite the land of the free and the brave and media pimping and pumping and dumping the likes of a secret Pentagon army of 60,000 undercover operatives into the open as any sort of measure of success whenever it would so clearly be signalling fundamental failure on a heart breaking scale.
The difficulty such operations have, and it be much the same in any similar case everywhere else too, is that even whenever it is clearly pointed out to them what the problem is, they appear to be disenabled to address, with a meaningful effective radical change of policy and direction, that which would be the least that they would need to heed and provide, or be provided with, in order to head off rapidly approaching catastrophes.
One does what one can in such instances, but if the dead duck horse doesn't want to drink from the trough of ancient wisdom and novel intelligence, best leave it alone in its misery to sink into the stink of its own fetid demise. Beyond help is certainly indicative of certifiable madness, and verging as it does on the crazy edge which provides ledges and hedges for evil insanity, it is gravely to be regarded and avoided like the plague.