Contradictions, inconsistencies, paradoxes, conundrums.
That's what you call it when you've got a handle on the facts, when you really grasp what's going on, when you can identify what the pieces are and how they interrelate in a bigger story of something that doesn't make sense.
But without that, without identifying the contradictory factors, or the premises that can't logically exist together . . . without that an analysis will never step beyond the domain of mystery.
For me (most of the time), Beirut continues to be one of the mysteries.