Monday, March 29, 2010

Mock Invasion of Fiji - Start Planning Now

Sai's Comments:
- Somebody's idea of an attempted invasion of Fiji. I don't really think it will work or solve Fiji's problem but good only for those who love war games.



6 comments:

Idiot/Savant said...

That's a lot of effort to spend on an elaborate military fantasy - but that's all it is. While NZ doesn't like Fiji's military government, we dislike the idea of using military force even more. Sorry, we are not going to save you. If Fijians want to be free, they will have to free themselves.

Aleni said...

Where this idea of NZ invading Fiji coming from? Why should NZer's loose their lives fighting for Fijians rights to democracy? Fijians do not appear willing to risk even a few nights in a cell to peacefully protest for their rights. Even Fijian traditional leaders are giving in to the evil temptations of totalitarianism. The Methodist church leaders have the support from 600,000 and still they cave in to the lure of absolute power.

Sai Lealea said...

Aleni,

Sadly you are quite right there.

Somehow Fijians just seem to be capitulating to the illegal regime in power in Fiji. All avenues for peaceful resistance are all closed as the regime tightly clamps down on the rights and freedom of its citizens in its quest to silence all forms of opposition to its rule.

All are surprised that no form of uprising or bloodshed have taken place up to now. Everyone seemed doomed to accepting their fate until the regime relinquishes power come 2014, if it ever will.

It is just baffling to discern what it would take to spark any form of resistance against the regime that is currently terrorising the people of Fiji. No wonder people are engaging in all sorts of ideas such an invasion from abroad.

Idiot/Savant said...

Where this idea of NZ invading Fiji coming from?

The regime wants to pretend it has external enemies to distract people from how awful it is?

Idiot/Savant said...

Somehow Fijians just seem to be capitulating to the illegal regime in power in Fiji. All avenues for peaceful resistance are all closed as the regime tightly clamps down on the rights and freedom of its citizens in its quest to silence all forms of opposition to its rule.

Not as closed as you think. For example, if 10,000 people take to the streets to march for democracy, what is the regime going to do? They don't have enough cells to hold everyone, or enough judges to try the cases, or enough thugs to make the arrests. They can arrest ringleaders, if they find out who they are - but if you have a big enough grassroots movement, then that's not really a problem either.

Meekly accepting tyranny does not make it go away. If you want things to change, you have to get together with your friends and demand it.

Sai Lealea said...

Idiot/Savant,

I have no doubt those in Fiji opposed to the illegal regime in power today, have considered what you are proposing. On the ground, they will be weighing up such a strategy against the consequences of retaliation by the regime.

You will see the regime targeting key figures and institutions they regard as opposed to their rule. All this while daily life for ordinary people continues to get tough.

The question is: how bad will life get in Fiji before any form of retaliation to the regime begin? As well there is still a belief that such a stage has not been yet reached, hence the to..ing and fro..ing between the regime and opposition in the pretense at influencing each other's position through dialogue and reason.

I do know for a fact that there are those ready and willing to lead a push to boot out the regime. The decision on timing and the impact on the people and country will be uppermost in their mind and planning as they mull things over. However, while they wait, things appear to be getting worse for Fiji and its people.