21 December 2006

Holiday Gift For Us All

Time to open the door to one of those special places in hell:

Turkmen President-for-life Saparmurat Niyazov has died, a government source told Reuters on Thursday.

Niyazov, 66, had been in power in his reclusive Central Asian state -- the second largest natural gas producer in the former Soviet Union -- since 1985 before independence from Moscow. He tolerated no dissent and enjoyed a flourishing personality cult with thousands of portraits and statues to him throughout the country.

Here's a short list of reasons his death and the end of his sick reign is very good news.

Good riddance, you freak. Perhaps the people of Turkmenistan can now move on and make something for themselves.

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