In what is supposed to be a multi-cultural democracy, this raises some very important issues.
Which God was he talking to?
Surely not our Christian God (?!) as I cannot see how a supposedly humanitarian God would instruct a someone to embark on such a selfish brutish mission and inflict such a massive amount of economic and social destruction and misery on a country.
Did God also tell Frank to continually lie to the world about the path back to democracy?
Or just maybe, is this another pitiful attempt by Vore to exonerate himself of responsibility for his crimes?
By blaming his belligerent and murderous actions on a God, he is behaving exactly like a demented serial killer.
Some time ago, there was a documentary about John Scott's killer Apete Kaisau, (apparently aired in NZ again last night according to corespondent blogger Tim) in which Apete blamed his actions on a higher authority . Apete's defence was that God determined the being gay was wrong because he said so in the bible, so Apete seeing himself as the divine hand of God, took it upon himself to brutally remove John and Greg out of this world.
I will hazard a guess that it the same pattern with Frank Bainimanana and his nutty officers?
Vore's use of religion to justify his actions is vile and obnoxious to people of all faiths who do not see the hand of God in anything that has transpired since December 2006.
What about the families of the men the army and police have murdered ? Can Vore say to the families of Malasebe, Verebasaga and Rabaka face to face that it was God’s will that their loved ones were bashed and kicked to their deaths?
But perhaps I am barking up the wrong tree ........ Perhaps the higher authority Vore talks about is Satan who commands him to inflict such evil on people.
And to make mattters worse, it is Vore who levels accusations of religious passion on his enemies accusing the Church of being evil.
In reality, we all know that Frank Bainimarama clinging to power by the gun is no different to a terrorist killing in God’s name.
“Oh for shame, how the mortals put the blame upon us gods, for they say evils come from us, but it is they, rather who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given, as now lately...”
Homer – The Odyssey