Skip to comments.Extreme Terrorist Group, "Sea Shepherd" Takes Financial Hit With the Sinking of their Batmobile Boat
Posted on 02/10/2010 10:38:54 AM PST by OneVike
There is a war going on in the Antarctic, a war over the whales. This fish war has become increasingly dangerous for those involved, as more then just nasty words during a protest are being exchanged lately. This war has tempers flaring, nations accusing each other of maleficence, and boats crashing into each other like what happened when the Yushin Maru 3 crashed into the more aggressive Bob Barker this past Sunday on February 7th. This on the heels of the activist group's pride speed boat the Ady Gil being sunk just last month on its maiden voyage. In that mishap the angry meddlesome activists found out what it's like to swim in the frigid waters of the Antarctica. The Activist groups spokesperson admits in a phone interview;
Yes it is a war, one that features the controversial, and violent environmental and animal rights activist group calledThe Sea Shepherd Conservation Group as the aggressor. An organization by the way that many have rightfully classified as a terrorist organization, after all it is the navy arm of the extremist group, "Earth First". A claim that was made by Sea Shepherd's founder, director and still current member of Earth First, Paul Watson himself.
On the other side of this war we have the age old traditional Japanese whaling industry that just wants to do what it is legally doing. However, the violent Sea Shepherds are vowing to do all they can to stop the Japanese whaling fleet from fishing for whales. In their arsenal is such tools as the multimillion dollar ship named after it benefactor, Bob Barker, and up until last month the 1.5 million dollar, bullet proof, Batmobile speed boat, named Ady Gil, after the Hollywood activist who donated a large portion of the funds for it's purchase and retrofitting.
What these activists do is interrupt the whaling fleet by using an arsenal of weapons that sounds timid but can actually cause bodily harm and even death, like the "prop foulers" that can destroy the propellers leaving the ship dead in the water and at the mercy of the ever changing weather patterns Antarctic Ocean. There are the harmless sounding, methocel (slippery bombs), that can actually cause bodily harm and death if a fisherman slips and hit his head, or falls over board in the frigid waters of the Antarctic. Then they like to hurl packets of smelly foods such as rancid butter and other food items at the fishermen. The spoiled food is used in the hopes that they will get lucky and hit a fisherman in the mouth and get him sick from food poisoning. (by the way, the last time I checked that is what the left call biological warfare) After all, if a crew member is too sick to work then it makes it more difficult to get the job done. The terrorists have even adopted the whalers only tool of defense, the water cannon.
This terrorist group has a history of violence that has left a path of destruction as it continues to intimidate those they have declared their enemies. Their violent history even includes, illegally pirating and scuttling two whaling vessels in the Icelandic harbor. All this, and more, in an attempt stop the Japanese fishermen from doing what is legal. Their founder Paul Watson, is a long time socialist, and extreme environmental and animal rights activist. He was a member of Greenpeace and also involved with and still coordinates activities with such extreme groups as PETA, the Seirra Club and "Earth First". He has even dubbed his group the navy for Earth First, and has vowed to continue his illegal harassment of whaling;
Back on the other side of this war we have the last fleet in the world that still hunts whales, a Japanese whaling fleet of six ships. This fleet is allowed to hunt the whales in the Antarctic, because they are listed under the International Whaling Commission as part of a scientific whaling program. However, just to defend themselves against the more aggressive activists, they find themselves forced to use water cannons and sonar devices to disorient the aggressive activists. They even need a seperate ship just to defend the less protected whaling ships from the attacks of the terrorists.
There has been many confrontations over the years in this ongoing war over the big fish. This terrorist group has been able to tap the pockets of the many wealthy backers from Hollywood actors, musicians, socialist philanthropists like George Soros and many other social activists from around the world. This money enables the radical anti human group to spend millions of dollars on boats that can run circles around the larger and slower whaling ships, with the purpose of inflicting crippling and permanent damage to them. They will even proudly admit that the lives of humans are expendable in their battle to save any and all animals from harm. Watson himself coined the term "AIDS of the Earth" as a reference to humans and what he thinks if us. Through the years these and other groups have pushed the Japanese whalers to the point of extinction. However, as you will see in this video they lost a battle and it cost them dearly. While collisions are expected as far as the Sea Shepherds are concerned, they never expected to lose their 1.5 million dollar prize possession the Ady Gil, in its first battle.
In this video you will see what happened when the aggressive activists attempted to force the whalers from doing their job, and the Shonan Maru No.2 clipped the nose of the record setting speed boat. The way I see it, the Japanese are just trying to continue doing what their ancestors have done for generations. It's the animal rights activists that are in the wrong, and if they get hurt or killed while protesting in such a dangerous way then it is their own fault. I do find it quite humorous that the activists only have enough fuel to continue their protest for another month before the tanks in their boats go dry. Unfortunately for theses environmental friendly hypocrites, the Bob Barker and Steve Irwin are not like the Ady Gil was. See the Ady Gil ran on 100 per cent renewable biodiesel fuel, and left a net zero carbon footprint, when it was alive that is. Gee, what kind of foot print do you think it's putting on the bottom of the Ocean?
I have spliced together video taken by the terrorists on the Bob Barker, and video filmed by the Japanese fisherman on the Shonan Maru No.2, of the the Ady Gil becoming nothing more than human junk on the Ocean floor.
Otherwise you will just be redirected the video anyway. So, I am just saving you one step, and bypassing PS on this.
If they get upset with me for not following our agreement, oh well. It is their fault for having screwed up software lately.
I love this show! We watch it all the time to make fun of these tree-hugging assholes. I bet they are all pro-abortion. Save whales but not babies.
An article I was working on when my wife was at UC Davis. I wrote an article about who the Sea Shepherd group is and how they are actually a terrorist group arm of earth first. The video I posted was edited from both the activists and the whalers to make one smooth video of the super speed boat being clipped
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Thanks for posting....
These anti-fishing groups (they are more than just anti-whaling) are nothing short of terrorists. I have no problem of the ships ramming these holier-than-thou eco-whacko ships.
Also, the anti-fishing/anti-whaling groups are outright racist....they are the only ones who can get away with, it seems, going after the livelihood of non-white ethnic groups (Asians, Inuits).
The YM3 was turning away from them when they slapped them with the stern.
Children die by the millions of starvation, neglect and abortion, but these bozos have more empathy outside their species than within.
Here’s hoping the next time they sink a pod of killer whales is nearby and hungry.
I volunteer to man the .50 caliber mounts. Hell, I’ll pay for the ammo.
That’s too funny. I especially loved the parting shot by the water cannon as the whaling boat glides by the mortally damaged pirate boat.
We need to always refer to these idiots as terrorists as they are in this article.
I remember seeing one of the old First Mates who couldn't even read his radar and navigation instruments.
The Jolly Roger is not to be taken lightly when painted on or hoisted above boats operated with aggression.
Eco terrorists. They have declared "war". They deserved to be sunk as would any open sea pirate.
New meaning to Save the Whales!
LOL! Yeah, me too. Rub some salt in the wounds, as it were.
Why don’t they use the money to breed more whales?
How many other international terrorists is George Soros funding?
It would be interesting if the Japanese went after the wealthy donors, either with lawyers or with ninjas.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of people. LOL ...
Are these guys from the US? Why wouldn’t their boats be seized as soon as they come into port? Surely this is breaking some sort of law?
Japanese merchant ships engaged in lawful activity, being attacked by political terrorists in a predictable manner. Where is the Japanese fleet? It’s been so long since we’ve seen a warship really do it’s stuff.
Entertain me guys,,,
A number of yeas ago I had the misfortune of meeting Paul Watson and some of his crew. They’re nut’s and absolute jerks. It wouldn’t bother me if the Sea Shepherd was sent to the bottom.
Having said that, unless they are required for human food, I am against the killing of whales. I hunt and fish. I am carnivorous and a predator, but with few exceptions, I see no need to harvest whales, yet.
Now, harvesting these lowlife terrorists, even for sport, that’s another story. ;>)
Sorta like someone that goes to Nascar just to watch the wrecks.
...someone is always getting hurt, lucky no one has been killed yet.
They once took their piece of crap boat into a ice flow and one poor sole had to go below and watch the hull flex as it run into one iceberg after another.
Now that is a resemblance, but Bumble the abominable snow man eventually had a change of heart.
Does that mean you thin Watson will also?
Inquiring minds want to know....LOL
I was thinking more of a cross between Rosie O’Donuts and Perez Hilton.
That’s a guy?
it CLEARLY shows the black ship turning into the whaling ship
Even if you are sympathetic to their cause, LYING about who rammed who will get them no where
Not really sure but I would think that, this kind of rhetoric would allow the Japanese Navy to fire on this idjits (International Maritime Law, maybe?)
I don’t see how these eco-wackos can be considered anything but pirates according to traditional law of the sea. Our Navy Seals dealt with that appropriately off the coast of Somalia.
Potentially causing someone permanent loss of vision or blindness? Send ‘em to Davy Jones Locker.
The Japanese use a loophole to do research and then eat the whales, so no waste.
Dude looks like pure terror on cabin boys.
Dream on. Few people are less popular here than Paul Watson.
Even most eco-nuts distance themselves from the Sea Shepherds as seen with both the local chapters of Greenpeace and WWF distancing themselves from him.
Watson is/was a wanted man in this country due to his acts of terrorism. But of course he and his tax-exempt organization are protected by the US government and have been since the Bush-years.
Riiiight... Age old tradition of exploding harpoons and industrial processing ships who pretend to be doing "research" then sell the meat back in Japan. Ahh yes, the good old days of the Shogun.
Loved the shot of that piece of junk sinking!
Only thing prettier would be seeing that thing being raked stem to stern by a Phalanx burst...
And I have to admire the restraint of the whaler's captain: there was no reason not to believe the laser was NOT an aiming device. The whaler could have sunk the Ada, and justified it, and any loss of life...but chose to disable the boat, instead, with a glancing blow.