Kadavu campaign: Bainimarama hitched free-ride with the Navy to campaign in Kadavu and on return accused Sodelpa of spreading lies among the Kadavu villagers
HERE WE GO: THERE AIN'T NO INDO-FIJIANS ON THE HOSTAGE SOLDIERS LIST - They want greater rights in Fiji from Bainimarama's coup but will not put their lives on the line for a peaceful world!
The group in detention is led by Officer in Command, Captain Savenaca Siwatibau Rabuka who is assisted by Captain Simione Qionibaravilala.
Names of soldiers detained: PTE Timothy John Anthony, PTE Apisalome Rokotakala Waqa Balawakula, PTE Mosese Bevu, PTE Kasimiro Bose, LCPL George Rodney Burt, SGT Viliame Cavubati, PTE James Danford, CPL Sakiusa Kamikamica, PTE Talaiyasi Koro, LCPL Josefa Lewenilovo, PTE Nemani Matevakaloloma, PTE Apenisa Muavesi, LCPL Waisea Nabotiloma, PTE Orisi Nasomia Naio, LCPL Josefa Naivola, WO2 Marika Nakicobula, Capt Simione Qionibaravilala, Capt Savenaca Siwatibau, CPL Nasi Vilani Racaca, LCPL Sanaila Radevo, PTE Semi Radrodro, PTE Tevita Kaloulasulasu Rakabu, PTE Manasa Rasalato, PTE Atanio Vereti Ratucoko, PTE Panapasa June Ravai, CPL Paula Ravuso, CPL Tevita Madakiliva Rokobuli, PTE Aminisitai Rokoli, CPL Niumaia Romala, PTE Petero Samuela, PTE Severo Saqacala, PTE Jemesa Saqamaitoga, PTE Sevuloni Busa Duikete Sereinagata, PTE Ratu Emori Tunaosara Tagivakatini, PTE Maika Takavesi, PTE Eparama Tamanivakabuta, CPL Manasa Leone Taraki, PTE Jowasa Togavou, CPO Laitia Usa, PTE Ratu Emosi B Ranatawake, PTE Mosese Lekanagata Vatanitawake, PTE Iosefo Iferemi Vilolo, PTE Asaeli Ratusema, PTE Jone Wainiqolo, AB Ilitomasi Nawalu Waqavonovono
FIGHT OR FLIGHT: Tikoitoga defends his half-brother and commanding Golan soldiers leader Loanakadavu who surrendered to Al-Nusra rebels
“Commanders on the ground make the decision as per the situation they're faced with and I would fully support the decisions that he made on that day. And I think you would understand that with him on the ground and 44 men under his command, looking down the barrel with 200- 250 armed elements with 546 times more weaponry than they have, the questions running through the commanders mind was do I become a tiger and fight or do I become a cat and fight another day. And I think under those types of situations only the commanders on the ground can make those kinds of decisions” - Mosese Tikoitoga Fisher
Al-Nusra: Why We Seized Fijian Soldiers? To avenge "the brutal crimes and massacres of defenseless Muslims of elders, women and children."
The statement continues to say that the UN did not move a finger when crimes were being committed against Muslims. “In response to all of the above crimes and complicity of the United Nations against the Sham and his family, the Front victory detain 45 of the forces Disengagement Observer Force "UNDOF" of the United Nations, those forces that were imposed on the people of the Levant since 1974 to ensure the security and protection of the borders of the Zionist entity, the rapist to the homes of Muslims at the same time, completely ignored the blood of Muslims being shed daily on the other side of the border, and even colluded with the army Alnasiri and facilitated his movement to hit the vulnerable Muslims through what they call the "buffer zone" several times. We emphasise that the detainees is in a safe place, and in a healthy condition, and we provide them with what they need from food and treatment."
The questions stop at his door. Last year the UN Secretary-General had thanked Bainimarama for the speedy and expeditious deployment to the Golan Heights. He said this deployment was especially appreciated as it came at a time of great need. He expressed his hope that the Fijian personnel were adjusting well to the situation in the Golan Heights.
Were there any Standing Operation Procedures written or issued by Bainimarama before captured soldiers were deployed to Golan Heights?
LEARN FROM MAJOR-GENERAL (Retired) SITIVENI RABUKA:
When eight of Rabuka's soldiers were captured, he personally went to negotiate with the PLO and through the PLO (Fatah) to the Lebanese National Movement and Amal - the forerunners of Hezbollah. The leader of the group that was captured was Sarasau, now living in USA. Rabuka had a Court of Inquiry assembled to find out if there was any culpable neglect on the part of the local commander, then tightened up the Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) to prevent a recurrence. He did not ask UNIFIL HQ for help; he only sent in his SITREP (Situation Report) that some were captured and that he had gone directly to PLO-controlled Tyre pocket to negotiate for their release.
Nadi businessman Sanjit Patel standing as Fiji First Party candidate so he can get approval for new PVC factory site for Majibhai next to Natalau village; initial application to re-zone to industrial site was rejected
“We have to see whether a businessman would put his business interest before the interest of the country and we do not want that."