Commodore Frank Bainimarama, Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces - Image Credit: Wikipedia
The Real Survivor Fiji - Frank Hates People's Opinions
In a move that can only mean the worst has yet to come, the self-appointed (he would never have been elected - not bright enough) leader of the nation of freedom loving island peoples, Fiji, is attempting to shut down the ... get this ... The Internet!
Of course, this act is beyond hubris. It reminds me of the boast that Al Gore made during the run up to America's 2000 presidential elections (to paraphrase) "I invented the Internet!"
What does Commodore Frank Bainimarama plan to say ... "I killed the Internet!"???
To which the collective response should be ... "Was that before or after you killed the country and peoples you forcibly took rule over?"
Frank hates people's opinions so that is why we at MAXINE do not really care for Frank.
This from All Headline News -
Fiji Military Moves To Close Down Blogging Sites
Richard Bowden - AHN Staff Writer - May 11, 2007 7:01 p.m. EST
Suva, Fiji (AHN) - The Fijian ruling military junta has moved to close down blog sites critical of the regime after unsuccessful attempts to find those responsible for the sites.
Senior military commander Colonel Pita Driti told Pacific Radio Friday that access to the sites would be closed yesterday.
A spokesman for Fiji's only internet provider FINTEL confirmed they had been asked to shut down the web sites by the Government "for security purposes."
"They asked us to address a few things. We have given them some options to consider, because we can't just go into the web and stop access. It would be unfair to the general public," the spokesman said.
He said if the military directed them to block the offending web sites the provider would have no choice but to agree.
"If the directive is to block, then we have no other option but to comply. ... we are seeking authorization on that from our administration," he said.
Three blog sites which have published stories which have embarrassed the military Government since their coup in December 2006 are Intelligentsiya, Resist Frank's Coup and Discombobulated Bubu.
Hey Frank! ... BLOCK THIS!
Security reasons ... who's security, Frank?
And Frank thinks to himself, "This is all such an embarrassment."
Hey Frank, GET OVER IT!
To the folks over at Intelligentsiya, Resist Frank's Coup, and Discombobulated Bubu - If you all get shut down, write to MAXINE and we will publish what you have to say. Frank can't shut us down here in the sunny Southland of the good ol' USA!
UPDATE May 17, 2007:
Fijian free speech websites have been inactive for approximately one week. Maybe the writers have "gone to ground" or is Frank and his weak kneed military followers slamming the free speech door shut?
This from Fijilive.com -
Anti-military blogsites become inactive
Thursday May 17, 2007
All activity on the controversial "resistfrankscoup" blogsite has stopped with the last entry now glaringly standing at May 9.
Last week, the Fiji Military Forces had said it was talking with Fiji International Telecommunications Ltd (FINTEL) to stop blog spots on the Internet which it claimed were a threat to national security.
But FINTEL spokesperson Iowane Koroivuki says they haven't done anything to the blogsite.
"If somebody has done something, then it is not us. It has got nothing to do with FINTEL," he said.
"If we had done something we would have told the truth anyway."
The army commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama told Fijilive.com that he has informed his people not to waste their time on blogs.
"The blog will take you back its not going to do any good for us.
"It's meant to depress us, it's meant to tell people anti-military stories. It's all lies and there is no use reading it," said Bainimarama.
Another blog site "Intelligentsia" shows no activity either.
Last week, Land Force Commander, Colonel Pita Driti had said they were trying to close all anti military sites namely, Intelligentsia.com, Resistfrankscoup and Fijishamelist.
He claimed the blog spots have continued to annoy the public with their lies and racists comments and they must be stopped.
"We are doing everything we can to put an end to these deceitful rumors by people behind this blogs because they are creating more problems for us and the country," he had said.
"How can we move forward when we have people like this destroying the peace and citizens of this country would be stupid to read their site and fall into their trap?"
You, Frank, have taken upon yourself to DEPRESS the future of your whole country by force and you think, through your EGO colored glasses, ALL decisions and opinions that are made by you are the ONLY opinions that are valid.
Very sad, this!
We, at MAXINE, say - Frank is the problem and as his name suggests --- Frank IS the BAIN of the Fijian people!