The dictator of Belarus, Alexandr Lukashenko, made the news recently for his bizarre comments on Jews, both within Belarus and without.
Commenting in a radio interview on his recent visit to the city of Babruysk, Lukashenko said:
"It was scary to enter - it was a pigsty! That was mainly a Jewish town, and you know how the Jews treat a place they are living in."When asked to elucidate, Lukashenko noted:
"Look at Israel, I've been there. Now I don't really want to offend anyone, but they don't care as much about cutting the grass, unlike in Moscow."No Muscovite Jews were apparently available to comment on their landscaping habits. Lukashenko did, however, call on Jews to return to Babruysk, asking them to bring their money to revitalize the formerly Jewish city.
You know, because the Jews are all rich. Another image boost for Belarus courtesy of Alexandr Lukashenko.