Those few that are trying to suggest that it's hypocritical for 'protesters' like Greenpeace to being using ships, are I think trying to paint
Greenpeace as 'anti oil'. And of course if they are 'anti oil', then you would have a point. But Greenpeace is not anti oil
. They recognise that oil
reserves are unsustainable and that oil as with coal generation is such a huge contribute to the problem of climate change. So did the US President when recently speaking in Queensland
Greenpeace is opposed to drilling in pristine and highly regarded areas where both the environment
and the economy in the area can be significantly affected. Is anyone on here truly of the belief that the big BP giants should have the ability to stick oil wells anywhere? The Great Barrier Reef
? Antarctica? I know one would but it would be a very much minority I suggest that would believe in that.
The ridiculous argument that if your opposed to putting an oil rig in The Great Barrier Reef Marine
Reserve, therefore you are a hypocrite for using modern conveyances is just plain illogical and childish. It's no different than being opposed to animal cruelty = vegan; anti nuclear power, or anti nuclear missiles = opposed to nuclear medicine. There is no logic to this sort of thinking.
The correct actions of the Navy
, if any law had been broken, in this matter would have been to have arrested the protesters, confiscate their vessels, if in deed they were breaking the law. I don't think it's clear whether they were breaking the law, but if they were then that's what should have occured. The deliberate ramming of vessels in such aggressive manner was dangerous and reckless. It put the lives of not only the protesters at significant risk but the Navy
personel on the tenders.
There are those of you who will maintain Greenpeace lies, and yet I've not seen this referenced? Yet clearly Navy has lied with their explanations.
StuM has posted there not 'civil', and they are planned acts of aggression but can't name the aggression. The only aggression I seen was from the Navy.