“Uncontrolled and immediate danger”

Did our self-appointed PM take note of the comments by the Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann and his deputy Michael Spindelegger explaining why they’ve withdrawn their troops from the Golan Heights? They’ve said “The uncontrolled and immediate danger to Austrian soldiers has risen to an unacceptable level.” Bainimarama needs to explain why he thinks the risk to our troops is acceptable and what he’s done to make sure they are equipped to deal with the risks they face.

Guardian 6 June 2013 Austria to withdraw Golan Heights peacekeepers over Syrian fighting

6 Responses to ““Uncontrolled and immediate danger””

  1. Keep The Faith Says:

    Dear me FDN. You’re trying to extract blood from a stone here. ‘Thinking’ is not exactly a skill that Bainimarama excels in.

    Everything that results from this mission is unsanctioned by The People, and will be additional lengths of the noose around the illegal and treasonous regimes’ necks. They will be held to account for this.

    And then we have the chump Thickoitoga publicly telling a departing contingent to basically suck it up and lean on the almighty. Yes indeed — ‘thinking’ never was their strong point.

  2. so whats new ? Says:

    Story by Hal Bernton; Photos by Thomas James Hurst – Posted April, 2004
    Washington National Guard

    As the council debated the charter, a convoy full of freshly minted cash heavily guarded by contract employees recruited from the Fiji Islands

    Workers quickly hauled sacks of new postwar dinars into the bank and hauled out sacks of the old Iraqi currency, which featured Saddam.

    Unlike a bank currency exchange in Samara early last month, which was the scene of an ambush and firefight between US soldiers and insurgents, this transfer went off without a hitch. A long line of Iraqis quickly formed to exchange old currency for new bills.

  3. so whats new ? Says:

    Story by Hal Bernton; Photos by Thomas James Hurst – Posted April, 2004
    Washington National Guard

    As the council debated the charter, a convoy full of freshly minted cash heavily guarded by contract employees recruited from the Fiji Islands pulled up at the bank next door.

    Workers quickly hauled sacks of new postwar dinars into the bank and hauled out sacks of the old Iraqi currency, which featured Saddam.

    Unlike a bank currency exchange in Samara early last month, which was the scene of an ambush and firefight between US soldiers and insurgents, this transfer went off without a hitch. A long line of Iraqis quickly formed to exchange old currency for new bills.

  4. so whats new ? Says:

    Fiji guards are heroes: US
    By Fiji Times
    Apr 25, 2006 – 8:29:00 AM

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    FOUR Fiji guards who died fighting off an ambush in Iraq and seven who survived have been hailed as heroes by United States Army personnel.

    American soldiers in Kirkuk have also recommended that the former Fijian soldiers be awarded bravery medals. Lote Rokovau, a security guard based in Kirkuk, said the 11 Fijians were escorting a convoy of eight trucks loaded with oil machinery, from Tikrit to Kirkuk, when they were ambushed.

    He said there were no American soldiers with the convoy as reported earlier. Security was provided by the 11 Fijian guards commanded by Sakaraia Banicau.

    Mr Banicau was the elder brother of one of the deceased – Kelemedi Dreuvakabalawa.

    During the ambush, Mr Rokovau said the Fijian guards fought and exchanged gunfire with the insurgents.

    He said the Fijian men killed a few before capturing the enemy’s support weapon.

    “The US army soldiers took off their hats for their heroic action because even they couldn’t capture the weapon if they were ambushed in war-torn Iraq,” Mr Rokovau said. “The Americans (soldiers) are recommending they should be decorated with war medals.”

    Another guard based at Kirkuk, said all American soldiers they worked with on the ground in Iraq talked about the bravery of the 11 Fijian men.

    Part of the praise was linked to how the men managed to capture the enemy’s support weapon and carry away their deceased companions.

    Mr Rokovau said despite the ambush, the Fijian guards arrived at Kirkuk Regional Airforce Base with the eight trucks of heavy machinery worth $28million, the enemy’s support weapon, the bodies of their dead comrades, the injured and all those who escaped to safety.

    Shot dead were Anasa Navukaro, Kelemedi Dreuvakabalawa, Malakai Sekibureta and Iosefo Cagi.

    Injured were Sitiveni Qeleti and Taniela Toganara, who are recovering at a US base military hospital in Kirkuk.

    Those who escaped to safety are team leader Sakaraia Banicau, Isimeli Tiqara, Jone Damenaise, Joseph Morrell, Ben Waqairatu.

    US Embassy secretary Nirmal Singh said they would comment after checking with the US Defence Section today.

    Fiji military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Orisi Rabukawaqa said the bravery of the Fijian guards spoke volumes of not just the level of training they received in the military but the fighting spirit of Fijians.

    Jonetani Kaukimoce, the local agent for US-based security company, Control Risks Group, said the situation the Fijian guards encountered during the ambush was not new.

    With Fiji’s involvement in peacekeeping duties, Mr Kaukimoce said Fijian guards had a high level of training and skills from the Fiji military and from their security company to handle the situation in war-torn Iraq.

    The bodies of the four men who died during the ambush will arrive at Nadi Airport this evening.

    Navukaro and Dreuvakabalawa joined International Security Company the same week their contract expired with Control Risks Group.

    Control Risks Group press officer Peter Stevenson said they have been informed about the deaths.

    “The two men were not contracted to Control Risks at the time of their deaths and as such we have no further details about the incident other than those reported in the media,” Mr Stevenson said.

    “Naturally, we are saddened to hear of their death and are sending our condolences to their families.”

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