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.