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Belarus’s Blowhard Leader: “Better To Be A Dictator Than Gay”

Proving he can still put the “dic” in dictator, Belarus’s despot President Alexander Lukashenko yesterday said he’d rather be a tyrant than a queen.

Lukashenko was responding to a recent comment by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, who had called him “Europe’s last dictator.”

“Having heard that,” Lukashenko retorted, “I thought to myself: Better to be a dictator than gay.”

It was clearly a direct swipe at the openly gay Westerwelle, who Lukashenko admitted last year to advising that “he must lead a normal life.”

Lukashenko uncharacteristically later apologized for his comments, but reminded everyone for the record that he “did not like gays.”

Lukashenko has been ruling the Eastern European republic of Belarus since in 1994, just three years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. His tight fist has been blamed for an atrocious human rights record, especially in relation to gay issues.

Belarus accordingly has found itself increasingly marginalized by Western powers, who have targeted it with rounds of sanctions.

In 2005, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called Belarus “the last remaining true dictatorship in the heart of Europe.”

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By:           Dan Allen
On:           Mar 5, 2012
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  • 10 Comments
    • Isaac C
      Isaac C

      LOL.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • prince of snides aka divkid
      prince of snides aka divkid

      @Isaac C: laughing by yourself is a sign of madness, dear.
      did you found a reflective surface again… you were warned!

      also a joke is this tin pot dictator. Ceausescu him.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathonz
      Jonathonz

      I won’t be taking my next vacation there, that’s for sure!

      Mar 5, 2012 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • prince of snides aka divkid
      prince of snides aka divkid

      @prince of snides aka divkid: (* find a reflective surface….) issac.
      kisses.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark Moscow
      Mark Moscow

      “who had called him “Europe’s last dictator.” He’s not last.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      His bodyguards should punish him for violating human rights. Dictators like all corrupt politicians require others to keep them in power, so they are not beyond reach.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion
      Hephaestion

      Lukashenko is a ridiculous idiot and it’s a shame. Minsk could be a truly fabulous city if they could just get a leader of Belarus who isn’t an idiotic thug.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wys
      Wys

      well it is a better position to make others suffer then to be in the position of someone whom suffers.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 3:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      I can almost see semen stains in Lukashenko’s moustache. I wouldn’t be surprised if he snuggles up to man meat at night.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 7:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob
      Rob

      What happened to the good old days when dictators were assassinated.

      Mar 15, 2012 at 12:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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