Turkmenbashi Sees All

by Nathan Hamm on 6/5/2005 · 1 comment

It’s a St. Charles Lwanga Day miracle!

Saparmurat “Lou” Niyazov promised that nothing would escape his sight, and his doctor assures everyone that Turkmenbashi’s ability to see into the souls of all is restored.

Dr. Schaller was part of the team of German doctors that performed corrective surgery on the left eye of Niyazov in February this year.

After the medical check-up, Schaller told the Turkmen media, “Today, as part of the check-up schedule, I had an opportunity to carry out an examination of your president’s eye which was recently operated on. Compared with the findings of the previous examination, the sight of the eye has become much better and the eye has regained normal vision, as expected, and I am very happy about this.”

Dr. Schaller also declared him to be in great shape.

No word on whether or not the occasion will be marked with animal sacrifice, feasting, and prayer.


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