Saturday, December 23, 2006

Funeral for great leader of Turkmenistan set for Sunday

Most of the mainstream media have no respect for the legacy of Serdar Turkmenbashi. His name translates roughly into "Great Leader of the Turkmen," and this inspirational man led Turkmenistan for 21 years.

Rather than properly preserving the memory of the late president of Tukemenistan, the MSM insists on referring to the fallen leader by his birth name, Saparmurat Niyazov.

Turkmenabashi died of a heart attack last week at the too-young age of 66.

But consider this man's greatness:

He renamed the month of January after himself. April is named for his mother. Turkmenbashi wrote a spiritual book about himself, Ruhnama. All children read it.

Pictures of Turkmenbashi are on every street corner in the central Asian nation.

Who can deny the greatness of this man? Besides, just name one other person you've heard of from Turkmenistan?

So long, Turkmenbashi, We'll miss you.

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