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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Who is behind Fiji Coup


The Australian former Police Commissioner in Fiji has always said that he believes there is a power behind Bainimarama helping fuel this coup. Bainimarama is the perfect tool for such a coup, a former guardian of Fiji who wouldn’t support the last coup because he understood the economic implications of the first Fijian Coup, the ‘incorruptible’ Bainimarama now finds himself the patron of a coup, all the time threatening to snuggle up over aid to an ever expansive China who has been aggressively pursuing influence throughout Africa and now in the Pacific. Reflecting on China’s past human rights history it is not difficult to see China supporting a coup to challenge NZ and Australia’s own influence in the Pacific, it is a fascinating issue.

Clark stance over Fiji troops 'weak'
The Government is refusing to criticise a United Nations decision to enlist more Fijian soldiers in Iraq, despite having urged it to stop using them following the coup. The stance of both has annoyed National foreign affairs spokesman Murray McCully, who describes the UN decision as "unacceptable and unprincipled" and Helen Clark's as a "substantial backdown". He said Helen Clark, who defended the UN by saying it was struggling to recruit peacekeepers, had made a weak response.

5 Comments:

At 25/1/07 12:32 pm, Anonymous sdm said...

So whats the difference betweeen the US and China interfearing? Why is the US slammed but you describe China's actions as "fascinating?"

 
At 25/1/07 4:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shows how pathetically weak the UN has become....so Kofi threatens Fiji that its forces will be withdrawn from UN theatres if there is a coup...there is a coup...forces are not withdrawn and in fact more are asked for....what message does that send?!?! Will future would be Cmmdr Bananarama's take such a ...threat (cough cough) seriously...

As for Helen backing it saying that extra peace keepers are hard to come by...do we ignore the infringement of the democratic process for the sake of an extra 24 troops...get it together woman!!

 
At 27/1/07 2:26 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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SDM - Fascinating in the way a slow mation car crash is fascinating SDM, don't be silly enough to suggest I am soft on chinese imperialisim but harsh on American imperialisim, your previous posts suggest you are smarter than that.

Anon - Hmmm, did you read John Armstrongs column on why Helen has taken the approach she has? It will give you an insight

John Armstrong: PM has softened but the commodore's not listening

 
At 27/1/07 10:04 pm, Anonymous sdm said...

Retracted....

 
At 1/2/07 4:32 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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Grin - SDM - what are your thoughts on China?

 

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