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Dupery

See also Gullibility
Blake, Franklin
doped with laudanum, he is an unconscious accessory to the theft of the moonstone. [Br. Lit.: The Moon-stone in Magill I, 263]
Bobchinsky and Dobchinsky
town squires bamboozled by inspector-impostor. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]
Buonafede
tricked into financing and approving daughters’ marriages. [Ger. Opera: Haydn, The World of the Moon, Westerman, 68–69]
Calandrino
duped by friends into believing heliotrope confers invisibility. [It. Lit.: Decameron, “Calandrino and the Heliotrope”]
Dapper
lawyer’s clerk; swindled into believing himself perfect gambler. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
Drugger, Abel
cozened by rogues in hopes of future riches. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
Fenella
mute beauty tricked, imprisoned, and abandoned by Alfonso. [Fr. Opera: Auber, Dumb Girl of Portici, Westerman, 163–164]
Iago
dupes Othello, Cassio, et al. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Matthew, Master
“the town gull.” [Br. Lit.: Every Man in His Humour]
Pelleas
used by Ettarre; betrayed by Gawain. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King, “Pelleas and Ettarre”]
Roderigo
foppish dupe and tool of Iago. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Skvoznik-Dmukhanovsky, Anton Antonovich
prefect kowtows to supposed inspector for good impression. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]
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And while it is true that Moscow used the pretext of Western dupery in the Libya war and the bitter loss of its interests in Iraq following the American-British invasion, what is also true is that its calls on Washington two days ago to remove the tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, will render Obama's mission strenuous during the summit meeting with Putin next month.
On the other hand, has the Iranian command fallen in the trap of American-European dupery, thus finding the naval forces mobilized to strip it of the Strait of Hormuz card?
The pragmatism of the Iranian regime - which generated controversy in the Hebrew state prior to the surprise of the two parties - definitely means that the Iranian command is not reassured about the alliance between the liar and the reluctant, just like the West is expressing its disgruntlement toward the Iranian dupery.
Before his speech on the commemoration of the proclamation of the "people's authority," the brigades of the Colonel had started bombing the authority of the revolutionaries, while after he considered himself to be the victim of the West's dupery, he pointed to the Al-Qaeda cells which rose to undermine the prosperity of the Jamahiriya and the wellbeing of its people, all of which are owed to the Colonel's wisdom.
From Tobruk to Benghazi and Tripoli, the horrors of the genocide constitute the biggest mark of defeat and dupery for the West that is still dealing with the Arabs in accordance with its interests.
Although it is clear that the regime in Iran is starting to perish because there are young generations that can no longer tolerate the hijacking of their future by the past of a revolution with which they have nothing to do and slogans that have lost their appeal and whose dupery was exposed, it is also clear that the expectation of a fast death for the regime - the Egyptian way - is a mere illusion that can only harm the revolution of the youth.