Saturday, 27 February 2010

An Englishman in Tashkent

We knew he was a dick. It seems he's a lot worse than that:
The services of Sting - whose personal fortune is estimated well north of £150m - were engaged by Gulnara Karimova, the daughter and anointed heir of dictator Islam Karimov. To explore Islam Karimov's human rights record in full would take too long: suffice to say he is condemned approximately every 10 minutes by organisations from the UN to Amnesty, accused of such delights as boiling his enemies, slaughtering his poverty-stricken people when they protest, andconscripting armies of children for slave labour. Oh, and the Aral Sea on which his country sits - once the world's fourth biggest lake - has lost 80% of its volume, partly as a result of Karimov siphoning it off to intensively irrigate his remote desert cotton fields.
That smug, self-loving look on his phizog is annoying enough anyway. Now it will be intolerable. I'd boycott his crappy songs if I ever felt like listening to one. C**t.


worm said...

Well at least we know that god is already punishing him by making him have sex with Trudie Styler for days at a time

Jolyon said...


Odd spelling, that. Perhaps you mean

Vern said...

I am digging the beard look however. Suits you, Sumner! And Princess Gulnara is quite a fox. As I recall she had a pop career of her own a few years back... let me see if I can find the video.

Also- Karimov is guilty of plenty without also accusing him of draining the Aral Sea.

Other than that- yes indeed, he is a bit of a tool. And yet he cares so much about the Amerindians... how? what? I don't understand.

Vern said...

Sting is a tool, I mean. Karimov deserves a stronger epithet.

Here's Gulnara getting jazzy in russky yazik:

Here she is in Uzbek:

And wait- what's this???? Sting is not the only one to mix it up with the dirty dynasty. Here's Julio Iglesias- 'Besame mucho' indeed:

Plus Clinton & Steven Seagal!!!! The c*nt club is growing all the time!

Gadjo Dilo said...

Oh, he is a c**t, isn't he. I suppose as he's from Newcastle he might be termed "canny" by some, but I do think c**t better sums it up.

malty said...

Sting, him no Englishman, him from Wallsend nations, land of the ramraiding tribes. Squaw changeum name, was called she who shags all day.

Gaw said...

Worm: Trudie Styler sounds like a Martin Amis character.

Jolyon: He's a clot - surely that's obvious?

Vern: To be fair he was only 'partly' to blame for the Aral.

Re the whole thing, on one level, you're right, it is inexplicable. But then when you remember he's a clot it all makes sense.

Steven Siegel - is there something about Eastern mysticism (he's a buddhist I think, whereas S**** is a tantric something or other) that excuses murderous dictatorship? I guess it's beyond Western rationalism to fathom.

Gadjo and Malty: I don't think he's very popular up there. Didn't he say something disobliging a while ago? I recall some pithy vox pops where (when I could understand them) the Geordies told him where to stick his lingam.