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Why is Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko a contraversial figure??

I havent had the time to read up on the latest issues surrounding President Lukashenko and the contravercy around his government.
I'm reading stuff on him right now ... but I'd still like it if you guys could give me some dot points on him - why do you think he's good/bad?


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You should step out of the circle!

No, my producer just rang me and said I have to chose one of the following:
Iranian Nuclear Debate
Orange Revolution (dont even know what that is - somthing to do with UKR.
Sharia Law in Europe
Lukashenko contraversy
Land Rights and Treaties in the UN Draft Resolution
Japanese Foreign Ministers Dark Past
Impact of Condaleeza's visit

So, they all seem way too hard - so I thought Lukashenko would be an easy international story considering it's just describing his policies and the like. I could just interview an academic or one of the politicians - BUT I need a basis for the interview so I havent had the chance to read international media just yet - so that's why I'm asking for someone to give me the dirt on him in a nutt shell b4 8 am Aus. time ..... or I'll get fired JK LOL
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nehh dont worry 'bout it I'll blaff through it lol
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Alex is basically the carbon copy of Hugo but with the moustache which makes him look a little fearsome. But both Hugo and Alex have the same policies which consists of populist policies combined with a dictatorial government and the pretendance of democracy in their countries. Also both nations actually see their economies grow. Venezuela is because of its oil and and Belarus is because Russia helps it out. Again both leaders are into communism though they have refrained from calling their republics communist.

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Lukashenko has openly praised Adolf Hitler.
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Belarus president vows to 'wring the necks' of his election opponents
http://www.guardian.co.uk/internatio...733652,00.html

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Belarus's authoritarian president threatened to "wring the necks" of opponents preparing to take to the streets during tomorrow's elections, which he is widely expected to win with 70% of the vote.

Alexander Lukashenko, who has been accused of heavy-handed tactics in attempting to prevent a repeat of the "revolutions" that took place in Georgia and neighbouring Ukraine, said yesterday that his liberal opposition had "neither the brains, the strength or the resources to take over anything".

He added: "God forbid they should commit any sort of act in our country," he said. "We will wring their necks as one might a duck."
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Belarus president vows to 'wring the necks' of his election opponents
http://www.guardian.co.uk/internatio...733652,00.html
And Loony-shenko isn't even the worst leader of an ex-Soviet republic. That "honor" goes to Turkmenistan's Saparmurat Niyazov, aka Turkmanbashi, a plutocrat worthy of North Korea's Kim Jong "Ill". (And Islom Karimov of Uzbekistan is a rather total despot, too).
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And Loony-shenko isn't even the worst leader of an ex-Soviet republic. That "honor" goes to Turkmenistan's Saparmurat Niyazov, aka Turkmanbashi, a plutocrat worthy of North Korea's Kim Jong "Ill". (And Islom Karimov of Uzbekistan is a rather total despot, too).
Do you really think you assessed this issue in a neutral manner?

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Do you really think you assessed this issue in a neutral manner?

The same question goes to the other posters, by the way.
Uh, yes. What (that I said) do you disagree with?
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Uh, yes. What (that I said) do you disagree with?
I merely think that you are influenced by biased media in your country and just reproducing what you heard in these media. I highly doubt you have taken the time and effort to read into this issue.

It is easy to follow suit when western media portray a certain belief on 'communist', 'despotic', 'rotten' politics in some 'communist' hole in Europe. I prefer to remain a bit skeptic as to what they are saying. I will easily grant that I have not read into this issue myself, and would surely find myself disagreeing with large parts of Mr. Lukashenko's policies, but to voice so strong an opinion as you did based solely on highly opioninated reporting seems a bit dubious.

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FWIW, my main (though certainly not only) source of world news is the BBC World Service. Which has been a thorn in the side of both the US and Britain re. the war, along with Israel B4 Sharon evolved into a moderate re. withdrawing from Gaza and much of the West Bank. (They sometimes get bashed for a left leaning bias, though I think they grill most sides pretty vigorously on any given issue).
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Still, this affirms what I said.

Do you really believe you have enough information to be able to back up such a rather politically loaded statement?

Even if you are right, I doubt you are able to do that.

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a forum thread with chat on the belarus elections, with some contribution from belorussian's;
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...ad.php?t=75587

posts from a demonstrator;
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...earchid=181384
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I merely think that you are influenced by biased media in your country and just reproducing what you heard in these media. I highly doubt you have taken the time and effort to read into this issue.

It is easy to follow suit when western media portray a certain belief on 'communist', 'despotic', 'rotten' politics in some 'communist' hole in Europe. I prefer to remain a bit skeptic as to what they are saying. I will easily grant that I have not read into this issue myself, and would surely find myself disagreeing with large parts of Mr. Lukashenko's policies, but to voice so strong an opinion as you did based solely on highly opioninated reporting seems a bit dubious.
Oh look who is talking. Don't you do the same thing with Bush? We are all biased in a cerain way, that is human nature.ALso you seem more annoyed that JR is criticizing Belraus because it has incorporated communist ideas then anything else. We are not all communist lovers, Jr has the right to be anti-communist.
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