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Passout Parade-Militarisation of Society to prop up Dictatorship

June 25, 2009

As the nation sinks into deeper economic morass the illegal regime is only concerned with- its survival. That survival is dependent on appeasing its own constituency –The military and police. The 460 newly recruited soldiers and 140 for the police forces that will passout tomorrow at Albert Park comes in the wake of  more bad news of  mass layoffs of Telecom worker in the coming weeks.Telecom being part o f the IT industry is one of the engines of economic growth in the 21st century NOT soldiering -hello any one home!
Why do we need more soldiers when the illegal regime has already created massive budget blowouts in the last three years of its illegal, non transparent and unaccountable rule?
For UN peacekeeping they say. No! To keep those families loyal to Frank in his employment you fools! Fiji’s government peacekeeping commitment is a heavy COST to its already critical balance of payments. 
 It is the same old story with all dictators’ people. They don’t give two hoots about the poor and the suffering, its all about palace politics now. Look at what has happened to the FNPF board suckers. Reminds me of what the famous, vivacious and insatiable actress Liz Taylor said to her many husbands and lovers “I shan’t be keeping you around too long luv!” 

21 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark Manning permalink
    June 25, 2009 7:44 AM

    Frank takes the country to new elections, once he has replaced the Constitution !

  2. Mark Manning permalink
    June 25, 2009 7:45 AM

    As for Liz Taylor, she was a house keeper, she would divorce her husbands, and keep their house.

  3. June 25, 2009 8:07 AM

    The was a famous actress in her own right.
    I thought she had a house or three, but needed regular excercise.

  4. lastpolarbear permalink
    June 25, 2009 11:46 AM

    it’s a joke, she’s a house keeper !
    gets married, divorced, then keeps the house, house keeper .

  5. June 25, 2009 10:03 PM

    And a dicktaker!

  6. LUVfiji permalink
    June 26, 2009 2:07 AM

    Sorry to digress, folks. Here is news on one who was close, though didnt quite become a husband, to the famous actress, Liz Taylor:

    LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted “King of Pop” who emerged from childhood superstardom to become the entertainment world’s most influential singer and dancer before his life and career deteriorated in a freakish series of scandals, died Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. He was 50.

  7. Peace Pipe permalink
    June 26, 2009 2:07 AM

    In his speech the great lying dicktaker told the new recruits that this coup was different from the others with his usual lines that it was to rid corruption, racism etc. It was just another brain dead brainwashing session by this sorry excuse for a human being. So how was it different – a coup is a coup. But the point is that he admits that was a coup and not other bull he tried to front up for his treasonous crime. Someone allude that if one keeps repeating something it will someday become believeable so his repetition of this worn out line figures.

    Was is why they hastily put off the 55+ civil servants – just to have the funds for these non productive fresh crop of coup fodders who will have nothing significant to do but prop up the coup master. The UN would really do Fiji and the world a great big service and favour if they just dump the RFMF from peace keeping until this country is back to normal civilian rule.

  8. LUVfiji permalink
    June 26, 2009 2:10 AM

    Sorry to digress, folks. Here is news on one who was reportedly very close to the famous actress:

    LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted “King of Pop” who emerged from childhood superstardom to become the entertainment world’s most influential singer and dancer before his life and career deteriorated in a freakish series of scandals, died Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. He was 50.

  9. LUVfiji permalink
    June 26, 2009 2:18 AM

    Ooops! Sorry moderator.. some obvious technical problem has come up here with repeated posts not quite intentional. I am not as enthusiastic about getting this piece out! Kindly remove the extras, please. Vinaka.

  10. Mark Manning permalink
    June 26, 2009 5:14 AM

    Fiji’s military too large :-

  11. Mark Manning permalink
    June 26, 2009 5:20 AM

    Fiji’s Military, too large :-

    As for the Commonwealth Bank selling to BsP, one mans trash is another’s treasure !

  12. Mark Manning permalink
    June 26, 2009 5:31 AM

    Beware False Prophets :-

    Is swine flu, a new plague in Fiji ?
    Whose life will be taken 1st. ?

  13. Mark Manning permalink
    June 26, 2009 5:34 AM

    Does this describe Frank Bainimarama :-

  14. Kolikoca permalink
    June 26, 2009 5:38 AM

    If there is anyone out there who have the list of members of the Fiji Mobile Resrve units as these are the people responsible for the kiling and torture in 2000 and 2006-07 if any of you can read this can you please send list to

    J Komaitai is one that is well known there are about 120 of them.

    …..thank you

  15. lastpolarbear permalink
    June 26, 2009 5:47 AM

    What seems to be lost on everyone in the Police Force at the moment, is the loss of Liberty !
    No man has the right to dictate to nor impose a Religion or belief onto another !
    The role of the Police, is to uphold the Law, man’s Law, not Gods !
    It is the role of the Church to uphold God’s Law !
    Today it is the imposition of Teleni’s interpretation of Religion, tomorrow, what will it be ?
    Will Teleni order the burning down of non Christian Mosques and the wearing of arm bands for all non Christians ?
    In his determination to convert people to his New found Methodist congregation, he has created an unbeatable foe which will no doubt be his undoing.
    What I don’t understand is, how can Christians in Fiji, continue to support this man who is obviously carrying the mark of Satan !

  16. lastpolarbear permalink
    June 26, 2009 5:48 AM

    SV, why not put up the names of all those who were murdered under Frank’s Command , civilians since 2006 and the CRW Soldiers in 2000 ?

  17. lastpolarbear permalink
    June 26, 2009 6:05 AM

    I’ve just realised what Teleni’s true motivation is for the crusade.

    Frank’s regime needs money !

    With the peacekeeping stalling and about to stop, with the sugar industry no longer getting subsidised by the European Union, with tourism decreasing by 35% on the brink of collapse, with the Fiji Government’s Reserves @ two months of Gross Domestic Product, with the devaluation of the Fiji dollar by 20%, with the economy of Fiji about to collapse, with funds running out to employ Teachers, Doctors, Nurses, Police, Soldiers and other Public Servants, with exports increasing but products selling for so much less and hence a decreasing revenue, with imports decreasing and those products costing more to those who can least afford it, with unemployment rising, with the FNPF losing value more and more everyday, with retirees being forced to retire 10 years earlier @ 55 years of age ( But not Frank & Co. ) , with an increase in expenditure on a Military less and less capable of providing security to the Citizens of Fiji but more inclined to attack them and the list goes on !
    Now i realise that Teleni is using his self given authority to raise funds for the Regime, nothing more, nothing less.

  18. lastpolarbear permalink
    June 26, 2009 6:45 AM

    Exports increase, but ?

  19. lastpolarbear permalink
    June 26, 2009 6:49 AM

  20. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    June 27, 2009 1:11 AM

    Former Fiji army chief blasts troop build-up

    By Geraldine Coutts for Radio Australia

    Posted Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:36pm AEST
    Updated Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:21pm AEST

    As 600 new soldiers and police graduated in the Fijian capital of Suva on Friday, a former head of Fiji’s land forces questioned the need for a recruitment boost in the struggling nation.

    On parade were 460 military and 120 police graduates, the soldiers adding to Fiji’s already sizeable armed forces.

    Colonel Jone Baledrokadroka, now a visiting fellow at the Australian National University, said Fiji’s economic state was dire.

    “The country can ill afford at the moment a huge intake of soldiers, given its economic plight. The country is going bankrupt,” he said.

    “The last three years, they have busted their military budget. There is no accountability. There have been huge budget blowouts since this regime has been in power.

    “It’s a huge drain on the national coffers, this recruitment.”

    Colonel Baledrokadroka noted the interim regime has given as a major focus the ending of ethnic tension and imbalance in Fiji.

    “The rhetoric coming out of this regime, especially (interim prime minister Frank) Bainimarama, is that it’s all for stamping out racism,” he said.

    “I guarantee over 90 per cent of these soldiers and policemen will be indigenous Fijians.

    “So [it’s] probably the most racist organisation in Fiji at the moment. To say it’s all done in the name of stamping out racism – the coup of 2006 – is all a lie.

    “The man has been living on lies the last three years or so.”

    Holding power
    Colonel Baledrokadroka, who also once headed Fiji’s peacekeeping missions for the United Nations, said the last big recruitment drive he remembered was after the 1988 coup under Sitiveni Rabuka.

    “As far as I’m concerned, this huge recruitment is just part and parcel of a dictator’s ways for holding on to power,” he said.

    He predicted it would also mean the military budget accounting for at least 10 per cent of government expenditure.

    The former military chief said the Fijian regime had justified the recruitment drive as needed to boost numbers in Fiji’s peacekeeping forces overseas.

    He found it ironic that it is an undemocratic country now taking part in peacekeeping overseas.

    “International pressure needs to be put on the Fijian military. This is one of the ways of putting pressure on the military, by banning it from peacekeeping,” he said.

  21. Mark Manning permalink
    June 27, 2009 8:11 AM

    The good thing about the new huge intake of soldiers and Police is that it will drain the economy further and the break the budget faster.
    Also, these same Soldiers and Police, might well be the 1st. ones to desert or attack Frank and Co. when the word is given !

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