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Monday, May 2, 2011

The Rats who're making excuses for Bainimarama and his illegal regime

Whenever it is that Frank Bainimarama finally gives up or gets booted out, many of his current supporters will no doubt change their tune. 

They will claim to have been making the best of a bad situation, to have been ‘working from within’, and to have had little to do with the dictatorship that has been running Fiji into the ground for close to five years.


In fact, these apologists have played a crucial role, without which the Fiji Military could not have gained such complete control over the country.  

Back in December 2006, unilateral military action to dislodge the elected government was have been unthinkable without the support of key institutions and activists, who provided the moral legitimacy and legal justifications that were obvious even in the December fifth takeover speech. 


Many of these people have since been dispensed with, having served their purposes. 

The likes of Mahendra Chaudhry and his fellow Labour Party supporters have been booted out. 

So, too, has Shaista Shameem and her sister, Nazhat, and the Citizen’s Constitutional Forum’s coup-supporting apologists have also lost influence. 


But there are many who remain. We would like to bet that, once the rug is eventually pulled from under these people’s feet, they will quickly claim to have been on the side of democracy, the rule of law, and constitutionalism throughout.
 
So we would like to give them the opportunity now, not when it's easy to do so but when the Bainimarama regime is still in authority, to write to Coupfourpointfive publicly declaring their opposition to the coup and calling for a speedy restoration of elective democracy.

RATS ROLL CALL
Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum
add all ministers, CEOs, ambassadors etc
Kevin Barr, Chairman Wages Council
Rajesh Chandra, Vice Chancellor, University of the South Pacific
Sandra Tarte, University of the South Pacific
Vijay Naidu, University of the South Pacific
Ganesh Chand, Fiji National University
Sitiveni Halapua, MP, Tonga
Robin Nair, Australia
Akuila Yabaki, Citizen’s Constitutional Forum
Crozbie Walsh (New Zealand)
Gerald McGhie (New Zealand)
Hugh Laracy (University of Auckland)
Graham Davis (Australian Journalist)
Derek Brien (Vanuatu, Pacific Institute of Public Policy)
Mahendra Reddy, Commerce Commission


Coup apologists top to bottom: Mahendra Reddy, Ganesh Chand (left), Rajesh Chandra, Robin Nair (at left), Hugh Laracy, Ganesh Chand, Steve Halapua, Vijay Naidu, Aquila Yabaki and Crozbie Walsh, Graham Davis and Sandra Tarte.

66 comments:

  1. I invite all those opposed to the Fiji-coup to write to the NZ Foreign Affairs Minister and NZ Rugby Union Chairman informing them of the Fiji military take over of the Fiji Rugby Union. This take over is a means of using the Rugby World Cup to break open NZ ban on military personnel and relatives visiting NZ. Request that the visa ban remains on all Fiji military personnel and their relatives even if they are to do with the Rugby World Cup.

    I have done so.

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  2. There are also quite a few early apologists that at first assisted Frank & Co, but then left - I assume that they will still be held to account and explanation?

    They include people that I still admire - such as Barnadette Ganilau-Rounds. A good and kind person but she really should have known better and recognised that it was all lies from the start.

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  3. You have left off the one who leaves red hair on Banana's pillow whilst she whispers sweet misinformation in his ear

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  4. Dont forget also the following:
    Paul Yee, Bob Niranjan, Steve Naidu, Yogesh Karan, Adish Naidu, Tappoos family, Hari Punja, Anuj Patel, Naz Shameem n Aslam, Parmesh Sharma,Adish Naidu, Chen Young, and Dewan Chand.

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  5. SHARON SMITH PS/PRYDE/GATE/JUDGES/OTHERS.
    JOHN PRASAD/DAWSON /ROBERT KHAN RADIO TARANA.
    BANI /AG START COUNTING YOUR DAYS.
    SOME ONE WILL GET YOU GUYS SOON.PEOPLES POWER.

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  6. @ Anon 2.21pm - you mean the one who's now got cancer, along with Pio and a few other's inside the voceke's circle??

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  7. Radiolucas@2.16 That's the pity of it; that there are 'good and kind' people but at the end of the day it's what they do that says who they are. We've had five years to digest Voreqe's initial and subsequent actions - plenty of time to see that whatever justifications may have existed at the time, they have not been justfied at the end of it all. The regime has failed abysmally; it has not been able to deliver on what it said it would and has had no ability to change Fiji for the better, because they've put their own interests first, not that of the country.

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  8. Man v prominenet names and many. He certainly has support.

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  9. These are all good people who are against corruption and racism !!

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  10. @ no one post, I love you and crown you preso of my cheer squad.

    ....mmm..let’s see..99.99% of the list are brave patriots responding to the call to rebuild Fiji. How dare the names are grouped with a few thugs in the present Government machinery..best we could do is pray for their long life and wisdom as they honorably toil on irrespective of whatever happen within.

    @no 1 post..email me semimeo@gmail.com so we could sent your official appointment as preso..

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  11. @ Fiji Mojo

    Well said.

    Depressing and pitiful - so many good people that I respected fell for Frank & Co's bullshit because they were irritated by the SDL's (admittedly stupid) last policies before the coup - but it was never going to be enough of a justification.

    Anyone is easily seduced by pretty words. Perhaps if Frank & Co had done what they said they were going to do; referendum, amend constitution, new elections etc, there would have been some meaning to the madness but the truth of it emerged pretty quickly in 2006 - the way in which Frank sought to take all power unto himself and remove all dissent, criticism and public consultation revealed him to be the same man he is today.

    5 years later - they have done nothing and are sinking further into the abyss - their reaction? More PER. They clearly havent read their history books.

    I think one of the definitions of insanity is to repeat the same actions in the hope of a different outcome.

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  12. Graham Davis is not a Journalist in the true sense of the word, because he is not objective when it comes to Frank Bainimarama and his coup.

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  13. not forgetting most of Fiji's traditional chiefly families. They must never be allowed back into power but i guess come next election the people will speak loud & clear with their votes.

    SDL will win it - landslide victory!

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  14. This posting puts things in perspective: Semi Meo is not the only coup apologist in Fiji!

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  15. The New Zealand and Australian academics and media have been some of the worst offenders: you'd think they'd know better unlike some Fiji eager beavers trying to get their share.

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  16. All their credentials are now down the drain and they would be classified as major shit..big time..They seem to have dissapeared from this planet..saving face,I suppose..Well I remember 2006 like yesterday and could read their minds from day 1 of the coup..they were opportunists looking for any golden opportunity for power and prestige but sorry to say..they are now like a bunch of immature kids trying to shy away from pubkic and international scrutiny..God knows how they got their degrees and cerdentials..

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  17. What amazes me about these educated people was that if they hated the SDL government and its policies so much then why didn't they form a party and contest the election. But these people thought "why not do it the easy way".
    These would be the very same people that would call a certain race in Fiji as "lazy" and yet they themselves are guilty of it.
    It's just too much hard work to form a party and campaign,isn't it. Much easier to do a coup.
    Perhaps they could learn from a group of Americans who hated Obama's policy so much they went and formed their own party called "The Tea Party". The Tea Party has now become a powerful movement in America.
    Perhaps ALL the above-mentioned "educated" people, including Bainivuaka could learn something from the Tea Party.

    DEMOCRACY!

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  18. Aademics supposedly on their CVs but at heart colonialists trying to steer the fate of Fiji.

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  19. Liu Muri the Carping ApologistMay 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    I think you've insulted Thakur Ranjit aka Liumuri by leaving him off the list lol. Not sure though if you'd list him as an academic or journalist. From what I've seen he fancies himself as both. What I know is that the poor sod never got the Fiji Times editorship he wanted no matter how much sucking he did. Biggest coup apologist out this one, wailei...

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  20. C4 - forgot the most crucial & important of all names - Nailatikau.

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  21. @ Liu Muri.

    List - classify Thankur Sigh as -"an unemployable whining stereo type racist Indian nationlist who takes a very ugly photo".

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  22. Also please include in the list that old white man from Horowhenua who thinks he is an authority on Fiji just because he was an academic at USP - Crozbie Walsh.

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  23. Whatever we say, Frank will do whatever he has said. The more we oppose hom, the stronger he will get in his resolve. Since many like Aust n NZ have taken an aggresive stance against him, they not achieving much and JVB is getting stronger. Suggest we all support him, and ensure good people with good advise surround him so elections can be held before 2015 etc. Recent jailing of Bhika, Patel and Mau has seen a ground swell of support for Frank. With Keni, Kali and Siti going in soon, even more support in its way.

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  24. VereBau@8.04pm Shot! Thakur Ranjit 'employed' a lot of energy on the regime last year. He was panting after the top job at the new Media Industry Development Authority but it went to Subramani. I imagine the authority would've been in worse mess with the one-eyed Liu Muri at the helm

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  25. VereBau@7.54 Be fairer to describe Nailatikau as The Gambling Apologist.

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  26. Anon@8.42pm The weakest links like the International Rugby Board make it easier for the regime, who have now bulldozed their way into New Zealand via the Rugby World Cup. As it has done elsewhere, it's buying its way into the international tournament and trying to break NZ's travel sanctions via bribes, the $3m it's promising to the FRU.

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  27. @Meo

    Brave patriots my ass, they are just ass oles like you taking the opportunity to line up their pockets.

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  28. Their obsession for power has overpowered them.

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  29. Aiyaz k says you dont get offside of me otherwise no board appointments and reappointments .He wants his appointees to bend backwards for him .Next week is his fatherinlaws case,lets see if he joins Patel and Bhika.AG you still have your pending unfinished files that you hid in boxes at DPP before you left

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  30. Aiyaz k says you dont get offside of me otherwise no board appointments and reappointments .He wants his appointees to bend backwards for him .Next week is his fatherinlaws case,lets see if he joins Patel and Bhika.AG you still have your pending unfinished files that you hid in boxes at DPP before you left

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  31. big pot of Palau was delivered to VBs house last week from UK .THANKS HAMEED

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  32. GUESS what gifts did AG get for the wedding?wify got a car from uncle Tappoo,Nur gave chq for $10,000 and total cash was close to half a million as gifts.. BLACK MONEY TO WHITE.

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  33. CAN THE INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION NOT ALLOW ANY LAWYERS WHO ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE GOVT.THEY CAN ROT HERE AFTER VB IS GONE

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  34. BIN GONE.WHEN FIJI PEOPLE WILL GET RID OF BANI/AG .

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  35. Don't forget the following:

    1. Pio Bosco Tikoisuva who recently served as Fiji's High Commissioner to the UK, and was recently appointed Manager of the Fiji rugby team to the world cup in NZ. The NZ authorities should be informed of this so that he be denied a visa.

    2. Suckers like Dixon Seeto, Dewan Chand, Peter Mazey, Padam Lala and Chandu Umaria.

    3. Former and current FNPF Board members Taito Waqa, Felix Anthony, Dan Urai, Howard Politini, Ajit Kodakoda, Tevita Kuruvakadua, Tom Ricketts, Sashi Singh (owner of CDP courier services).

    4. NLTB General Manager, Alipate Qetaki.

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  36. their names and adresses, if in fiji need to be handy , for when it all ends, and it always does, thaeir need to be roundup. Put them on a deck of cards and print them. Then the locals can go house to house, Also there needs to 'no-fly list' handy so they don't flee. I am a bit conflicted about whether their needs to be lenghty trials or a 'bin Laden solution'.

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  37. Other known coup supporters include Satendra Nandan, Richard Herr, Jone Dakuvula, John Samy, Francis Narayan, Nazhat Shameem. Name and Shame them.

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  38. Radiolucas@4.58pm He should've allowed elections in 2009. He still had the chance to redeem himself at that stage but two years on he is seen for what he probably always was, a power hungry egotist who never had any intentions of letting go. SDL was less than perfect but the Bainimarama regime - coming into government to right the wrongs - has proven to be much worse because it has no excuse for the excesses and corrupt behaviour it has engaged in.

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  39. THE PEOPLE OF FIJI SHOULD WAKE UP AND FIGHT BAI/AG GOVT.
    LEARN FROM THE PEOPLES POWER IN SYRIA/LIBYA/OTHERS.
    NO GUTS NO GLORY GUYS.

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  40. A number of these apologists are associated with NGOs like ECREA and CCF as board members or staff, like Vijay Naidu, Sandra T, Jone D, Akuila Y, Kevin Barr, etc these people were ready to condemn the coups of 1987 and 2000 yet openly jumped with glee on the bandwagon of the coup-makers of 2006. One wonders why? These people really need to look into their hearts and examine themselves - was their fight for democracy in 87/2000 based on their own selfish interests rather than the human values of democracy and peace for all humans? These are the real racists- they have really shown their true colours. They are real hypocrites- they hated George cause he was pro-Fijian, but love franko cause of his pro-Indian stance (just for show as Teleni had revealed their true nature!!!)These are the real racists in our midst! They give human rights are bad stink cause they don't practice what they started preaching just like their hero- franko.

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  41. Cant see Kanti tappoo's name nor Punja's Name in the list.

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  42. Current list is just an appetiser: full list being compiled and will appear on the left hand side of blog-C4.5 Editor

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  43. @ Jieke, you just nailed Semi Meo...Nice one!!!

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  44. Graham Davis respondsMay 4, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Thank you for putting me in the ranks of the rats.This is actually a roll of honour, not of shame.

    For Mark Manning to question my journalism is a particular pleasure. Makes me think I must be doing something right.

    A simple question. What's in it for all of us in this rat pack you've identified? Riches, fame? I for one haven't received a cup of tea let alone been made a honorary colonel.

    The truth is that we've taken a stand against the racism and corruption of the Qarase years. Oh, and the personal vilification and rewriting of history that's a feature of SDL apologists like Coup Four Point Five.

    If being a rat means having my name associated with some of the finest people in Fiji, then I'm a rat and proud of it. Vinaka.

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  45. @ G.D 137 am
    your name is associated with being a closed minded simpleton, not an objective , effective journalist.

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  46. Blown away by above comment from Graham Davis.
    Simply cannot comprehend that any credible journalist would even bother responding? Never mind making egostistical public statements regarding his own "holier than thou" position in a very clear cut situation - as for indulging in personal attacks on members of the public who disagree with his views - what can you say? Get a grip GD - isn't about you.

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  47. Verani@12.33 Good on Davis for responding and I think the others should too. He obviously cares about his reputation although I don't buy the bit about the cupof tea and being made honorary colonel. There's always a gain and it would'na done him any harm to be known as the only journo to get interviews or exclusives withthe Big Cheese

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  48. If they gave awards for duplicity
    & opportunism Ravidra Nair would head the list - watched this guy over the years and believe me he's a work of art - got more moves than Chaudhry - probably more money.

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  49. Rat strikes backMay 4, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Verani, if someone gets called a rat, isn't it fair enough to respond? I don't agree with Davis about anything but he didn't start this, 4.5 did. How can you say it's about him? Calling him a rat is a personal attack in my book. Can't complain if the rat strikes back. Who is really holier than thou here, dear?

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  50. @ Graham Davies..You are a piece of white trashy shit..even more you are lower then the rats and I wouldn't calssify you as a Rat but a snail that eats shit and breaths shit..Tell me one place in the world where there is no racism...Fiji is for the fijians and that is kaiviti..not pieces of crappy shit like you that want to save the whole world..

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  51. Vinaka, Anon@ 5.37, you've made my point for me.

    Graham Davis

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  52. @ GD.
    Suggest thicker skin - smaller ego - or choose another profession?

    @ Rsbs.
    Journo being called a rat is worthy of response?(public dummy spit). Obviously know jack shit about journo's.

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  53. Davis rolls overMay 4, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    So GD, just so we are clear. In your view some of 'the finest people in Fiji' are those coup perpetrator cowards who have committed human rights abuses against unarmed civilians and kicked defenceless Fijians to death? Have we got that right? Or are you denouncing this evil thuggish regime. Make your mind up moron.

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  54. @ 7.03..Yes I think he should start writing for the sydney star observer.

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  55. What's the point?May 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Oh lay off you guys! Rats, snails, pieces of shit. Is this the level of debate we want to engage in? No wonder the pro-regime forces are winning. We're only going to get anywhere by persuasion, not by insults and threats. Stick to the facts. This is an illegal regime. End of story.

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  56. Frank. N. Furter.May 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    @ Whats the point?

    Point is making sure certain those who have benifitted - aided & abetted this regime will be held accountable. As for your observation that the pro regime forces are winning? Dream on...

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  57. Well, Frank. N. Furter, I must be a right royal monkey's uncle. Because The Baini is still there four and a half years on, He's the chair of the MSG and is in Vietnam right now acting as Pacific regional spokesman at a meeting of the Asian Development Bank. Where are you, you big sausage?

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  58. Frank. N. Furter.May 5, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    @ Blind Freddy.

    He was there all right - but not as regional spokeman - he presented like a cup in hand Suva begger - even tried a bit of arse kissing with just a hint of blackmail - all too no avail - didn't get the money - and how do we know all this? Becaus we were there too.

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  59. Oi, you was there, eh? Viavialevu sara ga!

    Frank.N.Furter. All fart and no sausage.

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  60. Begger's banquetMay 6, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Hey Franky, judging from your atrocious spelling, I doubt you were there except maybe to carry someone else's bag.

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  61. Frank. N. Furter.May 6, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Never said "I" - said "we" - obviously by unduly concerning yourself with spelling - you've missed the message.

    PS.
    Not "our" fault C4 have'nt installed a spell check.

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  62. Graham Davis: I wonder if your fair dinkum Aussie journo mates agree with you? Perhaps they've already noted your askewed nose.

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  63. Hey Franky, Have you heard of a dictionary? They don't have spell check? Diddums.

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  64. No time for coup collaboratorsMay 7, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    @ Graham Davis

    When you say the Fiji military human rights abusing illegal regime has some of the finest people in Fiji do you include amongst your friends the cowardly thugs who tortured unarmed CRW soldiers to death, those who kicked innocent Fijians including a teenager to death and those who took pregnant women to the military camp and abused them?

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  65. Wrong end of the stickMay 7, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    "No time..", I think Davis meant "some of the finest people in Fiji" are the rats identified in the original posting. At least that's my reading of what he said. How you got your meaning, au sega ni kila.

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  66. Please put Liberal MP Julie Bishop and the Lowy Institute right next to Graham Davis on the coup apologist list so they can keep each other company and convince each other they're heroes rather than rats.

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