FROM THE DESK OF CASSANDRA

As mentioned previously, your humble correspondent has an extensive network of useful contacts at various levels at home and abroad, and one of them has just delivered a minor bombshell.

My contact (let’s call him ‘X’ for want of a better name) emailed me this morning with rather startling news about the true purpose of Frank Bainimarama’s recent visit to the United States of America.

Well, I hear you say, the purpose was not secret. Rather, it was widely publicized: it was to address the General Assembly of that august body, the United Nations, was it not ?

Well, no, that’s not the full story.

According to ‘X’ there was another purpose, also highly important to the dictator but much less publicized, for reasons that will in a moment become obvious.

The dictator, his lady wife and their entourage paid a visit to Disneyland.

So, how does ‘X’ know this ?

Simple. ‘X’ spotted the word ‘”Disneyland” in an email related to the Dictator’s travel plans. As readers may recall, the Dictator and his family spent more than a day in Los Angeles e route back to Suva.

now, I could bang on ad finitum about the naughtiness of using public funds to pay a furtive visit to the home of Mickey Mouse, but I’ll leave that to you, the wonderful, erudite freedom bloggers.

CASSANDRA

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46 Responses to “FROM THE DESK OF CASSANDRA”

  1. Ablaze Says:

    Oh goodness gracious me! Golly Gosh! What a scoop! Thank you X and CASSANDRA!

    Isa! people of Fiji, the country we love so much take note oi keda sa vakaloloma taki.

    This pig of a man does not care – he is having the best time in his life without having to sweat for it.

    My family went to Disneyland – 5 of us – it took us 4 years of sweat and sacrifice to save the money, plus grandparents help.

  2. Mark Manning Says:

    At least we now know who his advisers reallly are !

  3. Budhau Says:

    Come on Cassandra – you can do better.

    So what is this thread about – that you have some major network and provided you with confidential information.
    Or that the Disneyland trip during a stopover is of some significance.

    Is this the same source that provided us with information about common thugs in Fiji being hired by Bainimarama to steal laptops from foreigners.

    Didn’t FB tell a journalist, right after the coup when asked what is he going to do next – he said he was going to Disneyland.

  4. Mark Manning Says:

    At least we now know who his advisers reallly are !
    Mr Squggle will be furious when he hears about this betrayal .

  5. Mark Manning Says:

    Mr Squiggle will be furious when he hears about this , yet another betrayal .
    Google Mr Squiggle .

  6. Jean d'Ark Says:

    Yeaahhh c’mon people, don’t be mean!

    Everyone knows Franks needed to go to Disneyland because that’s where he gets all his Neverland ideas from!

  7. Budhau Says:

    Yeah Jean, how about we ask our boy Savu if it was all legal, then contact that dude in LA who is raising money for the cause who hires a lawyer in LA goes to the local District court and serves papers on FB.

    Just like they arrested Pinochet for murder in London.

    Now that would have been a coup.

  8. Ima Says:

    Oilei….mai rawataki! Ka beka ni dau diva tu o Meri me la’i gade kina, kena ca gona ni dau advance-taki na kena isau (ka ni pay-roll clerk o bunti)…sa mai rawa sara qo na gade vei tukuna & buna (mickey&minnie mouse), wai ya we!!!

  9. Isalei Says:

    From Cuckooooland to Disneyland, the mickey mouse entourage to make courtesy call and touch base! Yipee! Look forward to more comical acts.

  10. Peace Pipe Says:

    From Dizzyland to Disneyland. Going to pick some new hints on how fool people. Yeah so he is really enjoying the fruits of armed robbery with useless jaunts. What benefit will this jaunt bring the country? Okay so freaky frank and mary have still a little boy and girl in their hearts that need pampering.

  11. Isalei Says:

    Mai ya sol! Mai vale ka mino!

  12. Fiji Democracy Now Says:

    We ‘re not the least surprised that our intellectually challenged dictator used official travel to the United Nations as cover for sneaking a visit to Disneyland.

    The fantasy escape offered by Disneyland would suit the delusional dictator down to the ground. It’s a bit like a crazed Nero fiddling as Rome burns.

    In fact, he’s probably wanted to go there for years and the UN General Assembly provided the perfect excuse for his pilgrimage.

    Let’s face it, he achieved nothing of any consequence in New York. As his own press release stated after his return, he met with the Heads of Delegation of Austria and Luxembourg.

    Now, with all respect to those two upstanding but totally remote European nations, we have to ask how those meetings might have advanced in any way the national interests of a small Pacific island state such as Fiji. Answer: zilch.

    But our dictator, whose hopeless regime cannot even fix potholes in our roads, has always demonstrated that his sole passion is looking after Numero Uno, not the interests of the people he professes to lead.

    The pattern is well established. On those rare occasions he’s had an international audience (eg: Forum foreign ministers or the UN General Assembly), he doesn’t talk about working with other countries to advance Fiji. Instead, he just bleats like a spoiled and cranky child about why he thinks travel sanctions are unfair.

    Come to think of it, Fiji these days is not unlike Disneyland.

    While we might not boast a single Donald Duck or a Goofy, we sure as hell have a real Mickey Mouse dictator.

  13. Glawyer Says:

    I don’t know about that FDN….Lewinsky does a pretty good Goofy and the quaking from Aiyarse makes him a perfect Donald Duck…..

  14. Budhau Says:

    Come on guys – that argument about spending government’s money does not fly. I bet every high level Fijian delegation – under any regime – that traveled through LA with a stopover probably went to Disneyland.

    Can’t you buggers come up with something better then a stopover visit to Disneyland – I bet this regime has done worse.

  15. Ablaze Says:

    Budhau we wouldn’t mind if the Govt of the day was elected by the people for the people.

  16. Budhau Says:

    I am with you – but as they what good for Goose……
    Remember Rabuka or you cousins in Tailevu/Naitasiri – do they remember Speight.

    …as they say what goes around come around – or as my Hindu buddy say all this is Karma.

  17. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    @ Budhau,

    your claim that ‘you bet every high level Fijian delegation – under any regime – that travelled through LA with a stop over probably went to Disneyland’ might be true, but I think you miss the whole point of the Post.

    This bastard Vore is the one who claimed the high moral ground when he usurped power off Qarase and claimed he was going to clean up and totally eradicate corruption in Fiji!

    The other ‘high level Fijian delegation’ of old never claimed this high moral ground and that is why all his actions are scrutinized over and above all others.

    Acha?

  18. Ablaze Says:

    Budhau go back and read what you have posted, it doesn’t make any sense.

    This is your problem – was observing your attitude and you have a problem. Because you work for the green goons you need to justify your job. It is getting to much for you, you poor thing.

    Tui Savu is the biggest threat to you and the greens illegals! I posted this somewhere else. Read it and please leave us alone otherwise I am going to ask SV to delete any other post of yours.

    Budhau you’re back again, you are like a bee buzzing around in a bottle and can’t stay still for 5 minutes on anything to read and comprehend what has been posted.

    What is your problem, with Tui Savu, the lawyer? Is it because you know that Tui Savu is a big influence on the rest of us. He analysis all the legal stuff for us so that we understand how the judiciary system works.

    The more we know what is legal and what is not, the better we are for it as it allows us to make up our own minds who we want to support.

    Tui Savu is a threat to you and your kind, just like Vilisi Naduka.

  19. Budhau Says:

    You buggers have been arguing that crap for a very long time – that FB reason for the coup was corruption and cleanup, like Speight and Rabuka’s reason for the coups were indigenous rights. Yeah right.

    You know why FB came up with the corruption and clean up line – because he wasn’t sure about what the reaction of the Fijian people would be after the coup – he had to say something.

    Once he realized that the the masses ain’t gonna do crap – his tone changed, he started performing for the international community – One ma one vote etc – do you think FB really gives a crap about one man one vote or the rights of other races in Fiji – hell no.

    BTW – I would have expected our elected government to behave better then what I expect form these guys.

    Hey Jese – you really bought into FB anti-corruption campaign – BTW I have a Ocean front freehold property in Arizona going for cheap – you interested.

  20. Budhau Says:

    Asking SV to delete my posts – Go ahead, ablaze – make my day.

    ..and you want me to fight for you right to free speech in Fiji..right?

    Remember I told you about double standards – you want you free speech rights – but you would shut up others with whom you do not agree.

    I think the SV folks are more intelligent than you are – I may disagree with them – but they ain’t stupid.

    I can see why Tui Savu is a big influence on you, you dumbass.

  21. Ablaze Says:

    Second thoughts I won’t ask SV to delete your post. As you it is free speech.

    The good thing about the SV folks is that we can “dialogue” in a civil manner and learn from each other and appreciate each others ideas. We do not need you.

    You Budhau keep repeating yourself and you think you are an asset to us. I am afraid you are the stupid dumbass one that find intelligent people like Tui Savu and gutsy lone protestor Vilisi Naduka a threat to your cause, which is to gather support for your charter farter.

    We know your style pretending that the Junta you work for is not for real so that those that believe in the rule of law will jump ship. You are like lele!

    Buzz off and go and busy yourself somewhere where you are not wanted.

  22. Ablaze Says:

    It has been a long time I am getting like Budhahaha!

    It is Piss off and go and use your talents where you are wanted, maybe in the Military Camp of the Illegals.

  23. soro Says:

    Areh pahp !!!! Don’t let the boiriri distract us … ignore the bona !

    BTW, do you know why Mere was so excited to go visit Disiniland ? She heard from her friend Shamimi that Disneyland was like Viagra . When she got there she understood why …….. with both you wait two hours for a two minute ride.

    🙂

  24. newsfiji Says:

    I wonder if they went in the YEllow Submarine ride to look for Nemo? Bahahahaha…

    Well, just as well they took the opportunity to visit Disneyland..because there’ll be no other time. And since the US Embassy in Suva has rejected Bainipyjamas visa application, it looks like he will never be setting foot outside of Fiji ever again.

    Qai Disneyland saratiko ga in your dreams! Bahahahaahaha…

  25. EnufDictatorship Says:

    If this is true…it should be publicized in the main media for the supporters of the charter, ko ra volitaki ira to see how this stupid idiot and his same idiotic wife use up other people’s money, which they STOLE for their own amusement.

    trues up Ablaze..o keda qo da bunotaka na kauti ira na la familia to Disneyland…ratou mai rawataki..luveni NOTHING!!!!!

  26. Wailei! Says:

    hahahaa! Budhau where have you been lately?

  27. A Vore Says:

    Thank you C man. The trip to disneyland let’s us all see what the coup, the talk of clean-up and the charter are all about.

  28. Corruption Fighter Says:

    Frank really seems to have a thing about the good old US of A. Only last week they denied him a visa.

    Thank heavens Frank and Mary got their Disneyland thrill. Just imagine the fuss if something had got in the way. Frank would have blown his fuse and shouted:

    “We have come to this town where lives the cream of American art. And just
    imagine. I, a Fiji representative, was given a program of what I was to be shown
    and whom I was to meet here. But just now I was told that I could not go to
    Disneyland. I asked Why not? What is it? I do not know. And just listen—just
    listen to what I was told—to what reason I was told. We, which means the
    American authorities, cannot guarantee your security if you go there. What is it?
    Is there an epidemic of cholera or something? Or have gangsters taken over the
    place that can destroy me? What must I do? Commit suicide? This is the
    situation I am in. Your guest! For me, this situation is inconceivable. 1 cannot find
    words to explain this to my people.”

    Actually, those are the exact words spoken on 19 September 1959 by that other obsessed dictator, Nikita Kruschev, after he learned that his visit to Disneyland had been ruled out on security grounds (I just substituted the word “Soviet” with “Fiji”).

    Now here’s an interesting question: Why is it that delusional dictators have this shared and overwhelming obsession with a fantasy theme park created primarily to entertain children?

  29. Isalei Says:

    Because they are little boys in men’s bodies, their mentality not fully developed and they think they are still playing cowboys and robbers while doing the real thing.

  30. EnufDictatorship Says:

    @CF..LOL!!!!!!!
    Sa wacava na kaicolo nei piggy of a man and his fugly wife when there huh?

  31. Budhau Says:

    Ablaze – you idiot, how many times have I said in here that what Vilisi did was great – the guy had the balls to do it – unlike some of you buggers who thing that by posting some mean message in here about FB or making fun of FB on this site, you are doing you share. Hell no, you guys, at least most of you have done jack sh*t about democracy in Fiji.

    All you guys wanna do is feel good by thinking that you have done you share – by posting your messages in here.

    As for your hero Tui Savu, nothing against the man – all I am saying is that SV can get better legal minds to present your case in here besides this wannabe.

    BTW – Savu’s regular remarks about what’s happening with some Gitmo prisoners and their “constitutional” rights has nothing to do with the Fiji situation – it is totally irrelevant – unless the dude is trying to impress us with his knowledge of the US constitution – Why doesn’t Apted, who I think got his graduate degree in the US, compares the US constitution with what is happening in Fiji.

    The Gitmo Cases about Habeas Corpus that Savu keeps mentioning – has more to do with things like the Presidential authority to create military tribunals by executive order, or does a district court in the US have jurisdiction over prisoners at Gitmo, do enemy combatant’s have the same constitutional rights as US citizens and residence. Things to do with the geneva Accord and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Fairly technical constitutional issues specific to the US Constitution.

    Totally fricken irrelevant stuff that Savu has been bringing up for months now.

  32. Dauvavana Says:

    Gaandooodhau aka as Rajend Chaudary, aka as Mohammed Aziz, also known as Aiyarse Khaiyum, you do have a problem that sounds like envy and an inferiority complex against Tui Savu!!!

  33. Isalei Says:

    @Buda, Imroz, et.al: Vilisi is a symbol of the failure of your unintelligence unit. Maybe if you tried listening to what intellingent people like Tui Savu and Vilisi, and all of the above are saying you might learn something useful to prevent future protests.

  34. Budhau Says:

    Yes,, you guys have Tui Savu in here – and the regular crowd back in Fiji making their route to the media outlets.

    The rest of the country has decided to move on. Only those who had privileges or have some kinda vested in the return of Qarase are left making their rounds – over and over.

    As for the Fijian people – they don’t give sh*t – because they have realized that the Fijian government’s and the elite have been screwing the common folks for too long.

    Listen guys – there are real sharp lawyers on both sides – but Tui Savu ain’t one. So go find one good one to be a regular in here.

  35. Budhau Says:

    BTW – whatever happened to the Loudmouth lady leader of the SDL – the one who was gonna replace Qarase – she is really quiet these days.

  36. Cakau Says:

    Budhau: You have just told us what your problem is and that is you would love to shout at us “Welcome to our world finally we will work together for the betterment of our country”

    Well let me tell you it will never never happen so Piss Off to the “Twilight Zone” that you have been imagining since you couped.

    Listen and listen very carefully, Rabuka may have been allowed to get away with but never another coup instigator and that is your leader, the one you worship.

  37. soro Says:

    Buddhau comes to Sigatoka on holiday from India, and he’s only here a few days when he becomes very ill. He goes to doctor after doctor, but none of them can help him. Finally, he is recommended to a Dr Chaudry.

    The doctor says, “Take dis bucket, go into de other room, shit in de bucket, piss on de shit, and then put your head down over de bucket and breathe in de fumes for ten minutes.”

    Buddhau takes the bucket, goes into the other room, shits in the bucket, pisses on the shit, bends over, and breathes in the fumes for ten minutes.

    Then he comes back to the doctor and says, “It worked. I feel terrific. What was it?”

    The doctor says, “You were homesick.”

    Bahahahahahaha 🙂

  38. soro Says:

    Na sona ga na sona

  39. LUVfiji Says:

    O M G

  40. LUVfiji Says:

    O M G !! Are we being reduced to this kind of disgusting crap to read on this blog?

    @soro – C’mon man! Lets keep it clean, please.

  41. amazon Says:

    SV – With almost 2 yrs of blogging, any planned resistance beyond blogosphere will hve no hope of ever getting off the ground with idiots like Soro, Jose and other wanna-be exclusives hanging around.. all these excess baggage need to be ditched..

  42. EnufDictatorship Says:

    Budhau Says:
    October 19, 2008 at 8:12 am

    “As for the Fijian people – they don’t give sh*t – because they have realized that the Fijian government’s and the elite have been screwing the common folks for too long. ”

    This is the problem with “brids of this feather”….u talk wind and have NO FIJIAN connection with what we pride ourselves in, that is, our mataqali, our yavusa, our koro, our tikina, our yasana, which makes us FIJIAN, a unique and blessed race of this Earth.

    Budha….have u ever spoken to Fijians in the villages, in the markets, the ones toiling their lands and fishing grounds (guess not cos you don’t have any)…they may appear common, but believe you me, they are fed-up and don’t give a toss about VORE and his interim goons.

    They wait patiently for their elected governmental representatives to return and have their vested interests in the fore NOT on idiots and wanna-be coward leaders like VORE! Can only speak louder bcos he has guns!!!!

    Yes, we will keep harping on about this fact that VORE is only bold because of the guns he has,,NOTHING ELSE!!!!!!

    Give up the guns and then try and push your charter-farter etc…then we will see the real deal!!!!

  43. amazon Says:

    @ Enuf – Man, I listen to you and I realise it’s gonna be a long, long road to Jericho. We’re focused on the wrong stuff here.. but then again, it ain’t gonna happen until the time is right..

  44. FijiGirl Says:

    Moron x Idiot = Budhau
    Quod erat demonstrandum

    God bless Fiji

  45. Frida Says:

    Budhau you idiot – Vilisi was also blogging here and telling everyone who reads the blog what he was doing. The blog sites like SV affirms to people like Vilisi that there are many people out there who disagree with the way Fiji is being driven and it gives people like him the confidence to go out and be counted. I am sure because the media got to him first, you guys could not do anything about as Fiji Times was already on the net letting people know whatelese has happened in Fiji besides the activity at albert park that saw organised audience present. I was wondering if someone had done some calculation to find out how many other people were there not incluidng those in the pavilion, in comparison to the number of uniformed guys present. is it a one to one?

  46. Lawcast Says:

    iji’s High Court judgment on coups

    October 11, 2008

    By Michael Field

    Fiji is now the complete banana republic.

    These are the people who made it; Voreqe Bainimarama, Anthony Gates, John Byrne, Davendra Pathik, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and the assorted peon who submitted extravagant invoices in a mosquito like fashion as they feed on the body corpus that is Fiji today.

    Many will, of course, see in the Fiji High Court, in the case of Qarase and Others v Bainimarama and Others, file HBC60.07S, all the evidence of corruption they need. I have no idea whether the assorted shallow characters are corrupt. What I do see, though, is complete intellectual poverty, self-interest and a kind of idiocy that only Suva can provide.

    Gates – for it was he who wrote the judgment as the others were too limp to say otherwise – began his judgment thus: “This case is about the lawfulness or otherwise of certain acts carried out by the President following military intervention in the government of the State.”

    No, it was not. It was about the morality of armed men on the streets intimidating citizens and democrats. Gates, by defining the argument in the way he has, has ensured that forever his name will be associated with self-serving intellectual poverty.

    His judgment will only be cited in the same way as rulings of the Zimbabwe High Court are cited; as examples, not of corruption, but of the way that otherwise good men fall silent, out of self interest, when faced with evil.

    This was not a miscarriage of justice at all; it was not justice at all. It never left the platform in the first place. Sadly, every individual whose name is on the paperwork is compromised by there failing to honour greater truths.

    They all played a game.

    So, let us wend our way through this document, doomed to obscurity; un-cited, unnoticed, a national embarrassment for Fiji. No one, least of all the characters who have stained their name on it, will be mentioning it on their CVs.

    The essence of Qarase and Others v Bainimarama and Others is the need to ignore reality and create an entirely false argument. That tort is the existence, or otherwise, of the notion of “reserve powers”, that the president has some kind of power, greater than that expressed in the constitution, to control Fiji.

    We are all tediously familiar with the belief, so often expressed, that Fiji is special, different, that no other place quite exists in the same way. Of course, this is fantasy. Gates, ill-read and plainly not much of a man of the world, fails in the entire judgment to note that all this has been argued before. Not in obscure citations he uses Wikipedia to adduce, but in real life. In Australia in 1975 when the often pickled Governor-General John Kerr dismissed Labor Prime Minster Gough Whitlam.

    Except in this case no one suggests that Fiji President Josefa Iloilo is a drunk. Far from it; he is worse. He is mentally incompetent and has been for years. It is not that he is stupid; in his day, he was a rather average schoolteacher. However, for at least a decade simple clinical conditions have rendered his brain inoperable. He should be in a home for the distressed elderly. Instead, Bainimarama has turned him into a ventriloquist’s prop.

    Gates, writing of reserve powers, is ignoring this reality. Iloilo no more “exercised” his reserve powers than he flew to the Moon. A coward who ran away from gunfire in 2000, and now, in his flailing years wants to prove his manhood usurped his reserve powers.

    For a moment, let us touch on the character of Anthony Gates, who fills the shoes and claims the salary of his superior who was frogmarched from office by the military guns. Gates, no doubt, is comforted in his moral insecurity by his salary.

    As I said before, let us note that there is no evidence that Gates is corrupt.

    But Fiji’s Court of Appeal did find that he was incompetent and biased in the cast of Ratu Inoke Takiveikata. Gates put him in jail for life after convicting him for mutiny.

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