Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Fijian Politics

I don't usually post about Fijian politics. Despite my best efforts to understand, it generally makes my head spin. This quote from Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama in today's Fiji Times sums it up nicely. [Speaking about Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downe] "He understands only Western politics. He does not understand Fijian politics. It is dirty politics at its worst. It is cannibalistic."


At 2:40 PM, Blogger laminar_flow said...

Hear, Hear.

At 10:39 PM, Anonymous peceli and wendy said...

Actually Alexander Downer does seem a nice kind of bloke - for a liberal in with a bunch of shoe-laces tied to USA at present. Yes, he could not possibly understand Pacific kind of politics but he is a guy who thinks human values ought to be respected. I would not think the words of Bainimarama are perfectly said though. He seems to be getting out of control these days!

At 11:17 AM, Blogger rose said...

I guess it's not so much the characterization of pacific politics specifically, but the inability of somebody from outside to understand them. I know I can't hope to understand.


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