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Old 17-11-2014, 01:19   #1
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Peaceful Greenpeace boats attacked by reckless Spanish police. I'm sure there will be those who will somehow blame the protesters?

Video: Activist hospitalised after boats rammed during peaceful protest against oil drilling | Greenpeace International
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Sorry about this, Rustic Charm, but I'm thinking this is mainly Greenpeace propaganda. I think we need more info than is in that video. YMMV.

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Sorry about this, Rustic Charm, but I'm thinking this is mainly Greenpeace propaganda. I think we need more info than is in that video. YMMV.

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Lol, don't need to go apologising there Ann.

My mind boggles to understand how the colreg supporters will justify this one. Lol
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Sorry about this, Rustic Charm, but I'm thinking this is mainly Greenpeace propaganda. I think we need more info than is in that video. YMMV.

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Can any kind of other side make behavior like this acceptable?

https://gcaptain.com/shocking-video-...anary-islands/



For propaganda Fox wins every time

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/new...anary-islands/
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Can any kind of other side make behavior like this acceptable?

https://gcaptain.com/shocking-video-...anary-islands/



For propaganda Fox wins every time

Spanish navy rescues Greenpeace protester in Canary Islands | Fox News Latino
that's quite amazing. Hardly any resemblance to the deliberate ramming as seen on the video.
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They were repeatedly told to vacate a declared exclusion zone they were occupying. They repeatedly refused and continued to approach the drill ship equipped with cutters, grapnels and climbing gear.

They're lucky they weren't sunk by gunfire.
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They were repeatedly told to vacate a declared exclusion zone they were occupying. They repeatedly refused and continued to approach the drill ship equipped with cutters, grapnels and climbing gear.

They're lucky they weren't sunk by gunfire.
And where do you get this information from?
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And where do you get this information from?
Fox?
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And where do you get this information from?
Numerous non-Greenpeace news sources on the web.

"The Spanish Navy had asked the ‘Arctic Sunrise’ on Friday night to leave the area. Joel Stewart, captain of the ‘Arctic Sunrise’, replied: “Spanish warship, your message has been received and understood. We are going to remain in position. We are obligated to stay here as our duty is to protect the environment."
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"Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise, occupied the drill site before the [Repsol] drilling vessel arrived. It maintained the occupation, despite pressure from the authorities," Greenpeace said on its website Saturday."
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"The Spanish defence ministry said the navy believed the activists were trying to board oil exploration vessel Rowan Renaissance, and had moved in to halt the Greenpeace boats."


And a careful examination of their videos will show how they were equipped."peaceful activists" my arse!
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Re: Greenpeace tenders attacked by reckless police

From the horses mouth:

The Spanish News in English: Greenpeace boat rammed by Spanish Navy, four injured (Video)

"The Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, occupied the drill site off the Canary Islands prior to the arrival of the drilling vessel. And it stayed there, despite strong pressure from the authorities. The video below shows the captain of the Arctic Sunrise, telling the Spanish authorities that they were staying put, and telling the navy ships to stay away at a distance of at least one mile:"


WTF did they expect, "Yes sir, our navy will obey your commands in our territorial waters"?
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Re: Greenpeace tenders attacked by reckless police

So Rerspol is legally drilling somewhere at sea. The Greenpeace captain asserts some right to protest and asks for a, "1 or preferably 2 mile..." exclusion zone around the mother ship.

Then they lauch ribs and close on the drilling operation - obviously not offering to stay 1 or 2 miles away themselves.

I make no judgment as to whether their cause is right or wrong.

Their method is completely irresponsible and confrontational. You wanna protest? Go picket the spanish government. Getting into confrontation with seamen doing a legal job solves nothing on the right to drill or not. No one on the drilling rig is authorized to stop doing what they are doing and in my mind have a right to protect their operation.
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Re: Greenpeace tenders attacked by reckless police

I was referring to the comment about grappling hooks, cutters etc? Where did that come from?

Incidents like this bring out such hyprocritics. The 'ramming' in a reckless and dangerous manner is fully justified by you two when it's the police doing the 'ramming', but when sea shepherd do the policing against illegal poaching, then you criticise them.

And of course the object itself is another thing. The drilling for oil in the Canary islands? Seriously? Are you guys just sailing for what? Absolutely no care in the world for the environment you sail in?
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Where do those greenpeaceniks think the diesel in their boats comes from? The orange tree? Such hypocrites. I'd be much more inclined to listen to their complaints if they only used oars and sails to get around. And strange that our own Al Gore did not fly in with a flotilla of helicopters to support their cause.
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Where do those greenpeaceniks think the diesel in their boats comes from? The orange tree? Such hypocrites. I'd be much more inclined to listen to their complaints if they only used oars and sails to get around. And strange that our own Al Gore did not fly in with a flotilla of helicopters to support their cause.
Oh, that's an intelligent argument.

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