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?

Yeah, riiiiight. 

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 was part two of a piece on Pajamas Media 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.

12 thoughts on “Bamboozled

  1. Amen Anna!!!!!

    I love reading about MoooooooLahs don’t you?

    I thought this was a good read………

    A man went to a barbershop to have
    his hair cut and his beard trimmed.
    As the barber began to work,
    They talked about so many things
    and various subjects.
    When they eventually touched on
    the subject of God, the barber said:
    ‘I don’t believe that God exists.’
    ‘Why do you say that?’
    asked the customer.
    ‘Well, you just have to go out in
    the street to realize that God
    doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists,
    would there be so many sick people?
    Would there be abandoned children?
    If God existed, there would be neither
    suffering nor pain.
    I can’t imagine loving a God who
    would allow all of these things.’
    The customer thought for a moment,
    but didn’t respond because he didn’t
    want to start an argument.
    The barber finished his job and the customer
    left the shop.
    Just after he left the barbershop,
    he saw a man in the street with long,
    stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed
    He looked dirty and un-kept.
    The customer turned back and entered
    the barber shop again and he said
    to the barber:
    ‘You know what? Barbers do not exist.’
    ‘How can you say that?’
    asked the surprised barber.
    ‘I am here, and I am a barber.
    And I just worked on you!’
    ‘No!’ the customer exclaimed.
    ‘Barbers don’t exist because
    if they did, there would be no
    people with dirty long hair
    and untrimmed beards,
    like that man outside.’
    ‘Ah, but barbers DO exist!
    What happens is, people
    do not come to me.’
    affirmed the customer.
    ‘That’s the point!
    God, too, DOES exist!
    What happens, is, people
    don’t go to Him
    and do not look for Him.
    That’s why there’s so much pain
    and suffering in the world.’

  2. I was driving my 3yr old nephew to a movie, and got stuck in traffic.
    We were going to be reallllllly late to see “Rattatoili”, and so I said,
    “Oh, Heck!”
    My nephew said,
    “Ooooooooooooooooo you said a bad word!”
    I asked him what I was supposed to say?
    He said,
    “You are supposed to say what the Hell.”

  3. :) Little stinkers, gotta love em!!!

    It’s funny you mention this because I too am guilty of using such words. Lots of people use words like dang, heck, freak as substitutions for the real thing.

    Question now is are these subtituted words just as bad and why not just say the real thing.

    Here are two verses so you can decide for yourself.

    Proverbs 4:24

    Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you


    Ephesians 4:31

    Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you,with all malice.

    My Grandma use to say “lawzy me” all the time and she called police men “coppers” LoL

    A Pastor I know says “Oh Glory”

    One of my best friends says “Oh my stars and guarters”

    another one says “Oh foot”

    Here’s a really good reply to “How are you today?”

    Say, “I’m blessed! it releases chemicals that make you feel good.

    actually all positive words do that.

    :) gotta run….job interview…..yahooo!!!!!

    Notice that the number of the chapter of each verse is the same. God does this on purpose all thru scripture when they correlate with one another. Isn’t that the coolest ever!!!!!!!!

  4. Wow. did some research..
    *in addition to my work assignments, of course*
    I guess COP is a bad word.

    You know, I never know what a bad word is anymore…
    I can’t say “Stupid” or “Shut up” without getting in trouble.
    Oh, “Fat” is a bad word, too…
    Gosh, make regular people feel like sinners why don’t they

  5. I thought that Fat = Sick = Kool = Rad = Fly = Pimp = Tight

    Oh, were you talking about FAT as in NOT THIN? LoL

    Anna, you do research as part of your work assignments? What kind of work do you do if I may ask?

    I thought we were all sinners? Last time I checked I was one except I try real hard not to do sinful stuff, of course the only way I suceed is with the help of the Man upstairs.

    Why is COP a bad word? I thought PIG was a bad word and POE POE…I was married to a Police Officer once upon a time ago. In fact I gotta call him so i’ll be right back……

  6. Fat=Sick? RU sure?

    Do you mean Pfat?

    I didn’t know Pig was a bad word…I shall ask my nephew…I suppose lard is worse? I think Cow is a bad word, too.

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