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BAINIMARAMA WANTS TO BE QUEEN

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2010-10-03 17:23:04

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There are very few things that I dislike more than coup-leaders, coup-plotters and grubby little dictators. They all have something in common. They are all people who have achieved nothing in life and perhaps never will, all have an inferiority complex and all have a nasty dose of their illusion of self-importance.

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Fiji has been suspended from the Commonwealth and the South Pacific Forum and Australian, New Zealand and EU sanctions are in place against Fiji.
We have coup-plotters and coup-leaders in all sorts of countries and even the most democratic countries such as Australia have them as Australia recently experienced when a Labor Party group headed by the then Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard, also known as La Gillardtine, mounted a coup against her boss, Kevin Rudd. It did not get her very far though. La Gillardtine lost the elections, with Australia's independents winning them, putting Australia's Labor Government basically in a constant and permanent care-taker mode.

The more nasty type of coup-leader can be experienced not all that far away from Australia. Fiji had a democratic system of Government but that system is now all but gone with the latest dictator on work experience being a military man named Frank Bainimarama. The particularly grubby little man who had never any substance as a military person, took over Government in 2006 and has had Fiji as his own little paradise ever since, his regime being supported by Fiji's tourist industry, the only industry still viable in Fiji as well as by Chinese Government and a number of sanction-busters.

Fiji has been suspended from the Commonwealth and the South
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Bainimarama now has a new aim in life. He wants to be Queen, after all, he already has every other job in Fiji.
Pacific Forum and Australian, New Zealand and EU sanctions are in place against Fiji.

No doubt, since Fiji has been turfed out of the Commonwealth, which is normally headed by the British Queen, Bainimarama now has a new aim in life. He wants to be Queen, after all, he already has every other job in Fiji.

The latest instalment in the Bainimarama saga is the arrest of former Fijian Prime Minister, Mahindra Chaudhry on ‘breaching regulations' charges. Chaudhry had already been charged with other offences including money-laundering, an offence often used by dictators to silence their opponents

This being the case and with all democratic values and institutions now having been removed, I think that time has well and truly come for Fiji's neighbours, including Australia and New Zealand, to put much firmer sanctions in place including tourism sanctions and warnings. The EU, also with sanctions in place, is already warning potential tourist to Fiji to think twice before going and that stance is just about to be toughened up substantially.

Other sanctions either in progress or likely will include an Air Pacific flying ban into Australia and new Zealand, UN sanctions and a host of other measures.
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Bainimarama was a nothing in the military and he still is a nothing now.

So while Bainimarama thinks he might want to become Queen of Fiji and while Fiji is falling to bits around him, this grubby little man thinks he still has something to offer. Have I got news for him. Bainimarama was a nothing in the military and he still is a nothing now.

My name is Henk Luf.

And That's The Way It Is.




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