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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Backing the wrong horse in the Solomons?

The PM of the Solomon Islands resigned today after a week in the job. Trying to understand what is going in on in these islands is a task best lefted to those of us with too much time on our hands. Some have suggested that it appears to be a proxy "war" between China and Taiwan in part who appear to be using ethnic tension to gain control of the control. That might be an over estimated of outside involvement. Certainly it is not like Australia doesn't have business interests there eithe

The islands don't seem to be able to police themselves but I wonder how long it will be before the RAMSI force is look upon as occupying force by the locals and they become targeted. Considering that the MPs the RAMSI force arrested are possibly going to now play a roll in government, it appears that they may have backed the wrong horse.

How long before the commerical media flys home? I'm betting Tuesday of next week.


  • At 1:08 am, April 27, 2006, Blogger tOh said…

    Blair, after watching Dolly Downer at the Press Club Luncheon (with the Chinese Ambassador in the front row, taking notes), it's possible that Australia ignored the form guide and backed the Manchurian Nag. Downer is such a loser.
    I hope we see a lot more about this whole AFP/Pacific-Island Afrikanisation, for the Islander's sake. (It's about the fishing rights - draw a 200 mile zone around every one of those little, far-flung reefs from the Solomins to Fiji and you own a fair slab of the Pacific Ocean.) Watch the Yankee Fleets go balistic.


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