For 13 years, Persian rugs made in Iran were banned from the U.S. market. The embargo was lifted in April 2000 and there's been a rise in imports of these amazing pieces. Before the 1987 embargo, rugs from Iran, were famous for their beauty and high quality. During the embargo, copies of Persian rugs were made in other Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Persian makes the undisputed finest handmade rugs in teh world (in my biased opinion). And he who controls the rugs controls the universe. With that in mind, I thought it beneficial to remind you all of who I am and what role I'll be playing in the new rug-based world order

The RugFather!

In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the rugs. Then when you get the rugs, then you get the women. Just something you should keep in mind the next time we meet.

For all the Sabella's and Dagliano's out there; I'm glad to finally be one of your family. I see prosperous things happening for us in the time ahead.