Yes, in my mind, Satan done a Dirty Deed in 1914 - - and he did it for no other reason than to fool the WTS in order to maintain their wrong course regarding the expectations centering on 1914.
As "Francois" said to you already,
Since when does God allow Satan to "trick" or "fool" His true prophets or in this case, true "prophet" Organization?
It is only the wicked, false prophet that is "fooled" before the people. And it is Jehovah who does the "fooling".
"And as for the prophet, in case he gets fooled and actually speaks a word, I MYSELF, JEHOVAH, HAVE FOOLED THAT PROPHET; and I will stretch out my hand against him and ANNIHILATE HIM from the midst of my people Israel." (Ezekiel 14:9)
His punishment is total "annihilation".
So, if anybody gets "fooled", then they DON'T REPRESENT JEHOVAH.
And further, the Divine Punishment is the same for those who follow or "inquire of" the "fooled" prophet too. The very next verse says,
"And they will have to bear their error. The error of the inquirer will prove to be just the same as the error of the prophet." (Ezekiel 14:10)
Total "annihilation" for following someone, in whom you admit, was "fooled" as a prophet organization.
So if you say, the WTS got "fooled", it wasn't by Satan. Can't pin that on him. Almighty God did it!
And that just means, you are following the wrong prophet. Which will lead most assuredly, to devastating consequences.
Will it ever dawn on the Society that Satan caught us off guard, and tricked us. Yes, it will, according to Daniel 11:35.
I trust you can figure this out. Based upon the above, the only way Daniel 11:35
can apply to JWs, is that they fully abandon the "fooled" prophet-organization. Does that not make sense?
BTW, another example of the WTS getting "fooled" is the GB/UN-NGO Scandal. Jehovah "fooled" or allowed the G.B. and the JW Organization to wallow in their filth of spiritual adultery with the UN for some 10 years before revealing it. Jehovah did this to the JW Organization, showing his disdain for it. In so doing, Jehovah Himself, acting in His infinite wisdom, CREATED the actual circumstance [ten-year UN liason] that absolutely removed any hope or possibility of the GB/WTS' retaining a so-called "christian" standing before Him. God did this to the GB/WTS.
In this way, the entire JW Organization is "leavenated", completely thru and thru. Which forcibly shows, Jehovah cares NOT for the hypocritical, adulterous JW organization. Or else, as we might have expected, He would have simply stepped in sooner, and saved the organization from this public disgrace. Jehovah would have "saved the spirit", as it were. But He DID NOT do this. And that speaks volumes about how Almighty God & Jesus feel about the JW Organization. (Hebrews 8:9; Luke 12:1; Galatians 5:9; 1 Corinthians 5:5)
So, Jehovah "fooled" the JW prophet organization and ALLOWED it to become fully "leavenated" before Him. And since we have concrete evidence that He "fooled" it, we can have every confidence and assurance He will as His Holy Word says, "ANNIHILIATE" it too, along with all foolish followers of it. (See Ezekiel 14:9, 10; Revelation 18:4.)
I say "foolish", because thats what kind of people get "fooled" by God -- "foolish" people that blatantly go against His Written Word, and think that God will reward them for it. (Psalms 50:22; Hebrews 3:18)