#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Fitness walk or intimidation rally?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fitness walk or intimidation rally?

Army on the move in Nabua.
It was billed as a fitness walk but it looked like a military rally.

Frank Bainimarama this morning led more than 650 military personnel, naval officers and prison officers in a 15 kilometres route march around Nabua, taking in Suva Point and the golf course in Vautwaqa before returning to the Queen Elizabeth barracks.

According to Fiji Live, the military Chief of Staff Operations Lieutenant-Colonel Amani Suliano said the march happened four times a year "and also whenever the military Commander Commodore Bainimarama calls for it."

Bainimarama and top brass
The 'fitness exercise' supposedly gave troops  time to 'talk and walk' with Bainimarama but he was the only one wearing anything close to sweats: everyone else was in full uniform and carried weapons. 

There wasn't much mingling done either according to the pictures with top brass sticking together and rank and file falling into line.  

Pictures: FijiLive today.

54 comments:

paula raqeukai said...

correctly mentioned 4.5 - it was simply an intimidation rally, just to show the people of Fiji that he (VB) is in control - VERY SAD INDEED; VB leading the innocent insanity sons and daughters of the Fiji Military Force....they never did this in the past during the legitimate period of various governments....My prayers that the soldiers will see the real VB leadership qualities SOON!....

Taukei. said...

So where was the Piper Nailatikau on this grand parade?

Serving Infantryman said...

In the military this is called 'phyops'(psychological operations) to instill either 'fear or a show of military presence or might" to keep the public in 'line'.Why is the Commander RFMF being 'half dressed',if this is a routine route 'mad march', instructions are given in regards to dress, equipment etc if the Commander himself cannot follow instructions how can the'subordinates follow .'Lead by Example',what a shame.

Anonymous said...

This guy is sick , he has no knowledge of what( ASk )is upto
come on Bai listen to your people
and kick him out before it gets worst.

Serving Soldier said...

Sa rui 'slack' nomui i sulusulu COMD RFMF,mdisgrace to the once renowned institution.Drau boci ,o iko kei Suliano.

Anonymous said...

They should go and march in the Kabul or Bagdhad.

Waste of time and money, show off.

bai tuki muri said...

bhag bai bhag
bhag in the cassava patch with sulu high.

Anonymous said...

Na qaciqacia ga sa laurai ike....'The Pride Before The Fall'

Khaiyum's Koolies said...

khaiyum's Koolies on parade? A few more will be rewarded soon for latrine duty in the Sinai MFO. And no croz, the MFO is NOT part of the UN you dimwitted junta groupie!!

TNC said...

serving infantry man......it's not phyops, it is psyops...no wonder we call you guys dumb.....COCE (pronounced thothe)

Anonymous said...

Ulukau ga na ulukau!

Anonymous said...

This is nothing more than a show of FORCE! This is nothing more than intimidation! This is nothing more than a show to the whole wide world that the man is sick!
Officers, and especially being the Commander are ALWAYS expected to lead by example, to lead from the front. They are expected to lead in the way they talk, the way they eat, the way they conduct themselves and especially the way they dress 24/7!
He is obviously being very, very disrespectful to the men and women he is supposed to be leading!!
What poor show!
But then I guess it confirms what people have been saying that he will rule forever by being "half dressed' as they say in the military. He is telling us that he will be PM and Commander as long as he lives!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of clowns, that's what they all are. The military is made up of wannabes and seep down they are bloody useless. Where were they when the Tongan Navy boat sailed into Fiji and took Ului? What a joke.

Anonymous said...

In life it is often said that "You dress for the occasion" Whether you are going to the nightclub, a funeral, to church, to a formal occasion or whatever, you ALWAYS ensure that you dress accordingly.
Yet being in a supposedly disciplined force [hello] demands and expects you to dress accordingly. In a formal parade the number one dress is the norm, on exercise in the jungle jungle dress is the order of the day, for a route march, again battle order is the order of the day. From top down, all are expected to conform.
It is obvious that discipline in the army has broken down for the very simple reason that this nitwit is breaking all the protocols and norms. Maybe, as an afterthought he was thinking that he was going for a picnic to Nukulau, who is beckoning!!!!

Anonymous said...

For those of you bloggers who do know, go to the blog site "Thruthforfiji". It will enlighten you all on how the man ticks. How he liumuried one and all not to go to Naboro.
I must caution you all that there are some very gruesome pics of the poor CRW soldiers [ May they rest in peace] that were murdered on his instruction and orders.

Anonymous said...

Took 4 hours and 45 minute approx for these "infantry soldiers" to "march" 15 kms.

A standard regular infantry pace might have induced heart attacks.

The rear caravan included ambulance and Millitary trucks just in case some collapsed.

Anonymous said...

soldeirs are marching to show force under pretex of strength.

All has been plotted to scare off potential muteneers after Ratu Ului shows photos of torture of CRW soldiers in 2000.

Frank is afraid that this revelation that he was aware of the planned coup under way makes him the culprit who was either sleeping on his job or was supporting theCRW plan of the 2000 coup.

And then now everyone knows he was aware so his brutal torture was not at all justifiable.

Frank is afraid now...therefore pretending to show force...

Anonymous said...

The military once a revered institution is being used by this dickhead idiot as a play toy. Whenever he wants to go for a walk he takes it with him. It is no longer the Fiji army but Frank's army.t

Anonymous said...

Some of the soldiers claim he began the march and shortly after photos were taen he disappeared in a car and re-appeared at the end for another photo shoot - already drunk and had lost his army uniform

Khaiyum's K!@#$%S said...

Khaiyum's K!@#$%^s said...

khaiyum's K!@#$%s on parade? A few more will be rewarded soon for latrine duty in the Sinai MFO. And no croz, the MFO is NOT part of the UN you dimwitted junta groupie!!
March 2, 2012 7:50 PM

Anonymous said...

Na Commanding Officer ni British Army ni TAB madaga vata kei keimami e dressed up correctly..and with proper wight to carry with..Bai sa sivia ga na vafancy..its like you doing a Charity or what..
Sivia na vafacy mai Viti..ni mai varerevaki mada i Afghanistan me qai macala..wankers

Citizen Kane said...

Brutality on the streets of Suva!

standup for fiji said...

Our men and women who are serving in the army and navy will not wake up to the deterioration around them. they are exactly what the top picture shows....naive blockheads following the orders of seniors without question and in awe of a bully and dictator

supporting retired sldier................ said...

well done Fiji army

Anonymous said...

What a disgrace, I remember a time when watching parades at Albert Park was something I looked forward to - now all we see is a bunch of sheep led by a clown!

Anonymous said...

Frank looks like a wharfie with his beanie

LOGGIE said...

SSGT BROWN DRAU VEICAI KEI COMMANDER

Anonymous said...

These guys look more like a rebel army in the jungles of drug-strife Columbia than the revered Fiji Military Forces we once knew. This dickhead no school dictator has dragged the military down the gutters.

Radiolucas said...

Shouldn't Frank be wearing whites?

How did this ignorant sub-standard naval draftee ever become the commander of the RFMF?

Anonymous said...

All march to the tune of Khaiyumi moimuri!! Keep it up! Khaiyumi must be up ahead where they all saluted to him including the biggest thief and murderer in the front row.
Sa vakaloloma o Viti vei ira na macawa qo.

Satini Koki said...

This is targeted at unarmed civilians to intimidate them.

This was all Ganilau's fault!!

coba said...

radiolucas to answer your question,te maras brother inlaws made that happen,the epelis

Taukei. said...

@ RL. How?
Because somebody tricked them into believing he would be the next Vunivalu & Frank was his man & together they would write the next chapter in Viti's glorious history.
Don't know how familiar you are with RFMF - my estimation is be very surprised if a few of them didn't know what bati ni wai Frank was all about? Found photos distressing - turned a once proud & world renowned institution into a butchers shop - transformed the flower of Viti's Taukei youth into obedient psychopaths.

Anonymous said...

Frank was jealous he couldn't go to the Sydney mardi gras march this weekend. So that's why arranged this march, just to show boyfriends that he is still queen of Fiji! Frank blues not your color. Please wear the pink top you keep in your closet.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha what a joke. Haven't heard of a head of any military leading a group of thugs on a sightseeing walk. Vuakamarama you're a joke and can't say much about the uneducated wannabes following him. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Sauleca said...

Notice Voreqe is kitted out with ruote march gear but wearing light PT clothes.This is just in case he has to break his world record katukatu through the tavioka patch if any surprise attack....komada lamusona!!

Anonymous said...

Jungle greens and DESSERT BOOTS!!
Well I never. Desert boots are meant for wear in the desert, SEGA in the tropics!!
Shows how undisciplined ,unprofessional and disjointed the leadership is!!
Me caka gona vaka cava? O Vore e a navy man SEGA ni mai ARMY!!!!
Keimami sa maduwa na tu oqo e na keba. Keimami sa cakava tu ga na ka e tukuni vei keimami!!
O yau au Satini. Ke au a kila na laba e a vakayacori, ke au a job tale e na dua na vanua.
Au sa loloma ka madua vakalevu e na i taba au raica e na coupfourpointfive kei na truhtforfiji.
Commander, yalo vinaka, e na nomu parade ka tarava kua tale ni o vunau taka vei keimami na ORs na dodonu, dina kei na savasava!!

Anonymous said...

lol too much show off.lol!

LOGGIE said...

The guy beside Bainimagana is Amani Suliano from Wainibuka ,he is the RFMF OPs Officer,who hails from wainibuka a well known womaniser and thug and not Puaka Rea Tikoitoga.

Puf-Military said...

Disgusting. This man must go for the sake of the nation. Him and all his ilk. Down with dictatorship, Up with Democracy!!

Anonymous said...

true colours showing up!!!

Anonymous said...

Like the comment by Anon March 2 10.50 p.m. 'A bunch of sheep led by a clown'. Right after they have been stirred up by some 'inspirational sermon' by misguided people on the rightness of their cause. I believe religion has been misused to keep them under control. They really have been brainwashed into believing that what they are doing is right. And the people applauding and congratulating them are the Shameems, Saiyaz Khaiyums, Nur Bhanos, Yabakis, Kabakoros, Whitesides, Ricketts - those who have benefitted greatly from this and who do not care a jot about TRUTH and JUSTICE.

Sauleca (X3FIR) said...

Word around the grog bowl at the bowling club ops is that Tikoitoga is having secret meetings to overthrow Voreqe.
According to him, Voreqe is, "tamata macawa"..Go Mo..Fiji's next commander".

mark manning said...

Not a Leader amongst them !

Anonymous said...

They should throw away their uniforms and call themselves "VOREQE'S MILITANTS"

They are not FMF.

Anonymous said...

Frank is trying to appeal to the Fijian youth with his mixture of army fatigues,nike sweat bands,coloured tee shirt. he is trying to say "yeah I'm cool and I'm hip guys, I'm mother fucking gangster" but in reality he is showing how unprofessional and undisiplined he and his army is.

Dinage said...

Its more like the ulukau being lead by the clown... soldiers wake up and do something about it!!!It only take one person to do it...

M...te said...

There is a common military term for how Bainimarama is dressed and that is "SLACK". How worse can a true and stupid dictator show off his selfishness and true dokadoka character. Hiow stupid can someone who takes over a democratically elected government be by showing off and not even leading by example...na dokadoka kei na qaiciqaicia sa levu...your days are numbered.

Anonymous said...

tamani unprofessional.lead by example PM tamata macawa..you murderer

Anonymous said...

Baby blue is really his color.

Anonymous said...

His dressing...this shows that he owns the RFMF!!!!FB is unprofessional...the outside will depict whats inside. vakaloloma o ira na muri tu qori...

Anonymous said...

If commoners have the gun he will be out already!!!!

mark manning said...

Is he wearing any socks ?

Sweaty Ollie said...

True. Frank looks SLACK and silly with sweat band. Is he singing Olivia Newton John's let get Physical???