Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

BBC Breaking: Military 'takes control of Fiji'

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 12:42 AM
Original message
BBC Breaking: Military 'takes control of Fiji'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6208758.stm

The military commander of Fiji has announced he has taken over control of the country.

Cmdr Bainimarama accused the prime minister of carrying out a silent coup and leading Fiji on a path of doom.

Mr Qarase said earlier he had been put under house arrest as troops blockaded his home in the capital, Suva.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 01:06 AM
Response to Original message
1. It's a cruel, cruel summer, Mr. Qarase was quoted as saying, leaving
me here on my own...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 01:08 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. ...
:spray:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 01:37 AM
Response to Original message
3. I didn't know they even had a military.
Are we supposed to worry about this??
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:09 AM
Response to Reply #3
6. Sure- it contributes a huge amount to UN peacekeeping for its size
Population (2005 est.): 846,085.
...
Fiji's contributions to UN peacekeeping are unique for a nation of its size. It maintains about 600 soldiers and police overseas in UN peacekeeping missions, with MFO Sinai in the Middle East, East Timor, and Iraq.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1834.htm


That would be the equivalent of the US contributed 200,000 to UN peacekeeping.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 05:55 AM
Response to Original message
4. I wonder what the CIA has to do with this
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 10:33 AM
Response to Reply #4
8. Most likely nothing
Fiji has coups regularly due to the ethnic tensions between native Fijians and Indo-Fijians (descendents of Indian workers the British brought there). It's a completely domestic situation, and the US doesn't really gain or lose anything either way no matter what happens (I mean, it's Fiji!)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 07:02 AM
Response to Original message
5. Wasn't Fiji part of the "Coalition of the Willing"? n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 09:07 AM
Response to Original message
7. Again...how long this time!
:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 01:46 PM
Response to Reply #7
9. Well it has been over 6 years. That is longer than the Eye-racki government will last without
a coup. The bar is pretty low these days, isn't it?


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/771093.st...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul 24th 2014, 06:40 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC