When terrorists bomb a former republic of the defunct Soviet Union like they did to a subway station here last Monday — killing 13 people and wounding 200 others — the government usually focuses on Islamist jihadists as the culprits. . . .
There is growing fear that the man that the George W. Bush administration called “Europe’s last dictator” will use the terrorist attack as an excuse to crush the politicians who are fighting for a democracy in this country of 10 million. While other former Soviet republics have moved toward democracy, Lukashenko is pining for the past, his opponents say.
So England and France bomb Libya in north Africa but not Belarus in Europe.
Forget democracy. There's no oil in Belarus.