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“and all indications suggest that this is the path that President Berdimuhamedov has chosen to embark on.”

Yes, it looks good: “Serdar Gurbangulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow (Turkmen pronunciation: [θɛɾdɑɾ ɢʊɾbɑnʁʊˈlɯjɛβɪtʃ bɛɾdɯmʊxɑmɛˈdoβ]; born 22 September 1981) is a Turkmen politician serving as the third and current president of Turkmenistan, serving since 19 March 2022. Berdimuhamedow had previously served in several other positions within the government of his father, Gurbanguly.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serdar_Berdimuhamedow#Military_service)

This is one of the primary reasons for the Americans’ intense envy: they really just want to ‘keep it in the family’, like the Bushes and the Clintons, and the Trumps — establish dynasties. Funny, isn’t it: such direct contradiction of everything the Enlightenment, which was supposed to be supported by the American Revolution and Constitution — The Divine Right of Kings — yet the Americans just can’t bring themselves to believe they have participated in European culture without indulging in establishing dynasties themselves. Take, for example, the Bidens’ behaviour. Anyway…

Yes, so good to see the Russians as being able to maintain their reputation for diplomatic prowess and perception of international affairs among those they used to sleep with (ex-Soviet republics, like Turkmenistan) to the extent that their most powerful elite knew where best to send their kids to study (NOT the Ivy League, unlike Navalny): “Between 2008 and 2011, Berdimuhamedow studied at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, earning a diploma in international relations. During this period he was also assigned to the Turkmen Embassy in Moscow as counselor of embassy.[3] From 2011 to 2013, he studied at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, earning a post-graduate degree in European and international security affairs.” (Wikdipedia, as above.) Interesting, I’d never paid any attention to him, never heard of him to be brutally honest. It looks like he could make a good job of justifying his father’s intention.

Thank you for pointing this out.

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