Sunday, December 11, 2011

neutrality day

Today is yet another glorious public holiday in Turkmenistan. This time, it is Neutrality Day celebrating the day when Turkmenistan achieved the same standard for living for its people as Switzerland. Or not. It really commemorates Turkmenistan's official position of neutrality, which is part of the reason it does not (officially) support U.S. military activities in Afghanistan. I have previously mentioned the Arch of Neutrality, which was built to commemorate this status of the country. Said Arch has since been dismantled by the current president. To give the country some credit, it is recognized as being neutral by the U.N.

Then again, Zapp Brannigan was never one to trust neutrals.

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