Our men and women in the Fiji Military Forces should demand for the truth from their Commander, Mosese Tikoitoga and former Commander Voreqe Bainimarama for the sake of the detainees and their families. It has always been known that Australia and other UN member countries were putting pressure on the UN to remove Fiji from all Peacekeeping missions.
The UN then gave an ultimatum to Fiji to go to Syria or they are removed from all missions. Bainimarama and Tikoitoga, together with the illegal Attorney General Aiyaz Saiyed Khaiyum, Fiji Diplomat to the United Arab Emirates, Robin Nair and a few other high level delegates plotted a way to work with the UN and at the same time be the eyes and ears of the Syrian Government reporting on the positions of the rebels.
Fiji has diplomatic ties with Syria. During Bainimarama's trip to Dubai, he was met by the Syrian diplomat who had offered some financial help to him in exchange for the Fiji Battalion to be in Syria and report on the Syrian Rebels position. The Syrian Rebels are what we now know to be linked to the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front.
This is not surprising as Bashar Hafez al-Assad, the President of Syria (and General Secretary of the Ba'ath Party) and Aiyaz Saiyad Khaiyum, Fiji's Attorney General (and General Secretary of the Fiji First Party) are both Sunni Muslims. The meeting was orchestrated by Khaiyum through the Fiji diplomat Robin Nair.
The idea was that the Fiji Battalion had the advantage being a UN force. The request was verbal but the token of appreciation given in cash was only known to Bainimarama and Tikoitoga. The senior officers selected to lead the mission were changed on the eleventh hour as they questioned the legality of the special request from Syria. They saw this as a breach of charter to the UN mission which could be seen as treason. Syria through Russia requested the Fiji Military to offer assistance to the Al Assad government in exchange of funds to purchase equipment required for the mission.
In a meeting held in Moscow attended by Bainimarama and the Commander, North Korea volunteered to supply arms but Fiji requested to be given money to purchase similar arms to what they have at Nabua because they are familiar with. Money was given by both countries but no arms or new equipments were purchased and the funds have disappeared.
Since the arrival of the Fiji Battalion, the Syrian government was able to target the rebel positions accurately and the only people who had access to accurately reveal these positions were our Fijian peacekeepers. They were warned by the Israeli Intelligence and US to stop but these warnings fell on deaf ears. They were warned that the Rebels had already suspected them to be the Syrian Government informers.
Well folks, the web of deceit and cover up have somehow now been uncovered by the Syrian Rebels, the Al-Nusra Front and Fiji is now caught in the wrong side of the field playing on the same side with the wrong players. So let's demand the TRUTH from these two Bainimarama and Tikoitoga as they are now answerable to the Rebels anger to the deal that they were a part of, OR and not forgetting AIYAZ SAIYED KHAIYUM."