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Belarus's President: "Better a dictator than gay"



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(Reuters) - Belarussia's Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday criticized EU politicians who have threatened him with further sanctions and in an apparent riposte to the German Foreign Minister's branding him "Europe's last dictator," said: "Better to be a dictator than gay."

Guido Westerwelle is Germany's first openly gay minister.

European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels on Friday called for new measures to pressure the Belarus President, in power since 1994, over alleged human rights abuses.

Lukashenko said Belarus would give a strong reaction to any sanctions, according to local news agency Belta.

"This is absolute hysteria," Belta reported him as saying. "And as you can see, at the forefront there are two types of politicians ... one lives in Warsaw, another in Berlin."

"Whoever was shouting about dictatorship there ... when I heard that, I thought: it's better to be a dictator than gay."

European leaders said any new sanctions should target those in Belarus who are responsible for human rights violations and repression of civil society, as well as people supporting Lukashenko's government or benefitting from it.
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Belarussians now have a challenge. Find a straight person to run against the current president.

But who would attest that the candidate is straight, not gay?
The dictator? The person the would be-challenger will be running against?
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He's a joke.
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Everyone wave goodbye to him .

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someone in this forum should turn him into one, as a punishment
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He is entertaining

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He is entertaining
no, he's not.

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What about a gay dictator?
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I'm half Belarussian.
All these Soviet leaders are such crazies.
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What about a gay dictator?
Well there have been a few: Emperor Hadrian, Alexander the Great and several Nazis. Maybe Hadrian and Alex weren't exactly dictators but they werent democrats either! I'm sure there are a few others too.
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no, he's not.

although these girls agree with you:

Truth is, there will be people who agree with him.
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Well there have been a few: Emperor Hadrian, Alexander the Great and several Nazis.
Alexander the Great was not gay. He was bisexual. My apologies to those who like to think that anyone who indulges in same-gender sex is primarily interested in that. Especially when - in ancient Greece - bisexuality was the encouraged practice for nobles.

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Well there have been a few: Emperor Hadrian, Alexander the Great and several Nazis. Maybe Hadrian and Alex weren't exactly dictators but they werent democrats either! I'm sure there are a few others too.
really gay or just gay because there hasn´t been any girls in her troops and so they took a guy?

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