Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 29 01:25:57 UTC 2013

On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM, Cleve Evans
<cleveland.evans at bellevue.edu>wrote:

> it is way premature to say that his parents were trying to support the
> original Tamerlane's "ideals" when choosing the name.

Amen! Especially when 99.44% of Americas have never heard of Chechens and
Chechnya, and even fewer have any idea who Tamerlane.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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