Thursday, December 21, 2006

Turkmenbashi Died

Yea, I'm still alive. Thankfully, Saparmurat Niyazov (aka the Turkmenbashi) isn't. Good riddance to him.

"It's the most repressive country I've ever been to," British conservative European parliamentarian Martin Callanan told European Union observers earlier this year after a trip to Turkmenistan. "Human rights standards don't exist."

Niyazov was recently ranked No 3 on a list of the world's top five dictators by Britain's New Statesman magazine, just two steps down from North Korea's Kim Jong-il.



Knucklehead said...

Umm... Ambi disappears. Turkembashi dies. Ambi reappears. Coincidence? I think not.

ambisinistral said...

Yeeesh, Deputy Prime Minister Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has been named the interim president as the struggle for power kicks off. Some mighty long blog article headlines if he survives.

The guy who was supposed to take over was pushed aside with some sort of criminal investigation. Opposition leaders say they are returning from exile.

There are supposed to be elections in two months.