So when Bainimarama's Brigadier Bulldog Pita Driti is unleashed to bark out his warnings, you know something's up.
At the beginning of the year, Driti is hell-bent on assuring someone/s on Fiji's stability. To the extent that he is brimming with positivity that everything is going according to plan, and they are apparently supported by a fictitious majority of the populace:
“It is clear that everything is now up to our expectations. As a member of the Military council and Interim government I know that majority of our citizens do agree with that – and there are only a few people who could term as adversaries - but I would discourage them from doing anything and I would like to tell them to keep low and try to cooperate with us in trying to maintain peace otherwise they will be in for something really hard in terms of how we will treat them this year.”Fast-forward two weeks later and Brigadier Bulldog is now baring his teeth in addition to growling like the dog that he is:
“Be careful and keep still, if you are one of them this warning is for you,” he said.Now the majority of the populace coming out of Christmas and New Years celebrations would be right to scratch their heads in confusion and wonder what the hell brought this on.
“Let’s work together and move the country forward for the people of Fiji.”
He said the Government would not tolerate any activity that would cause instability in the country.
He said the Government was working hard to take the country forward and the people, especially church leaders, should hold hands with the leaders for a better Fiji.
He said under the emergency regulation Fiji’s military and security forces retained absolute control.
But for those who know these idiots as being chiefs of subliminal warnings, the message and the guard-dog bearer of the message is addressing someone/s that obviously makes them all jittery.
Rabuka's cessation of pension is perhaps just a warning shot related to all that.