This is such an incredible story, that I’m not sure where to begin.
And no, ‘the beginning’ is not the best place to begin.
Let me start it off with this:
We have been duped.
We have been led down the garden path. Hoodwinked. Hornswoggled. Bamboozled. The lying liars have lied to us. They spun a brilliant web of deceit, and we bought it.
Even I bought it, and that REALLY annoys me. I’m supposed to be, like, unHornswoggle-able – the great cynic who leads the way. Purveyor of truth to the ‘great unwashed’ – that’s me, right?
No, I never (EVER) advocated a more ‘enlightened’ approach to a ‘more enlightened’ Iran, but I also didn’t see the duplicity of the Iranian regime – the incredibly sophisticated duplicity.
Ooops. I’m getting ahead of myself.
My current round of angst and self-loathing comes from an article that I stumbled over while researching Saeed Jalili. I had wanted to revisit the Messianic nature of the regime in Iran by going after Ayatollah Yazdi, and the best article on Yazdi wasÂ part two of a piece on Pajamas MediaÂ discussing the ideological struggle among the Mullahs in Iran.
Part two of this article did such a good job of summarizing how bad the bad news was about Yazdi, I decided to read part one.
We have been so severely duped, I’m at a loss for words. Of course, my ‘speechlessness’ is only momentary, so read the article yourself and watch this space for the next few days. I want you to see and feel the implications of all this.
Bamboozled, I tell you. Bamboozled.