What Fr Kevin Barr has revealed in Fijileaks is exactly how bainimarama behaves. It is the true frank bainimarama, an uncouth, poorly educated thug who screams and swears and challenges people to a fist fight when he becomes unable to express his ideas in words. This is also why bainimarama is so dependent on khaiyum who explains issues to bainimarama (who also lies to bainimarama) in simple terms so that bainimarama can then go and talk about issues like he knows it. But question bainimarama and he will quickly jump into a rage and become more aggressive and start swearing at you.
Please note that bainimarama only challenges people to a fist fight when his heavily armed body guards are with him. Bainimarama threatened to punch up a senior military officer then screamed for his body guards when the officer accepted the challenge and took a step step towards bainimarama. The bodyguards came running but did nothing when they recognised the senior officer. This inflamed bainimarama who ordered his body guards to shoot the officer. Meanwhile, bainimarama was reported to have retreated behind furniture.
Senior military officers all know that bainimarama throws a tantrum like a spoilt child and swears at and threatens people like a madman (but only when his body guards are near him). But this is bainimarama's true thuggish nature, which is reinforced by his poor education and worsened by his poor mental state.
What Fr Kevin Barr experienced is nothing new to anyone who has dealt with bainimarama long enough. Victor Lal also reveals more of bainimarama's personality in his article posted on C4.5 titled "Fiji's beastly dictator: Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama". Ex fiji politicians and civil servants have also reported being sworn at and threatened by bainimarama, bainimarama even called one of them a "f***ing typical Indian bastard". So swearing at a priest is no hard feat for frank bainimarama, it comes naturally to him. Its how he was dragged up.