Skip to comments.Greenpeace: "Arctic Sunrise"'s crew is kneeled at gunpoint
Posted on 09/20/2013 1:03:50 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
The crew has been herded to the upper deck and forced to stay there kneeled at gunpoint. Some crewman locked themselves in the radioshack. A search is underway, doors are being beaten out. We still hold the press-room from Spetznaz. We'll keep on writing on what is going on here. We don't know for how long the door will survive.
(Excerpt) Read more at flashnord.com ...
I wish there were pictures. :(
The armed men, believed to be Russian border guards, boarded the Arctic Sunrise icebreaker in international waters, Greenpeace said in a statement, adding that all 25 crew members had been forced into the mess hall at gunpoint and locked there.
Before Greenpeace reported that the Arctic Sunrise crew had been locked in the mess hall, the people aboard the ship had been posting to its Twitter account. The last message there, a few hours before the Greenpeace statement, claimed that most of the crew was kneeling at gunpoint on the main deck as armed men searched the ship and tried to break down the barricaded door of the press room.
Oh. I hope they don’t...SHOOT THEM.
Good luck with that Hippies, you're gonna need it...!
They should be safe in the radio shack. Nobody goes in there any more.
Ruh, roh for the greenies. Spetznaz are like Navy Seals without social skills.
Never a good idea to poke the (Russian) bear.
Sloppy on the part of the Russians. All cell/radio communication should have been jammed prior to making themselves known.
I think the Russians are trying to make a point to the Greenies, which would not happen if they just disappeared.
Something tells me the Moscow Olympics is going to be very....interesting ;-)
Them Ruskies want folks everywhere to understand that they are not the wussified mess that is the U.S.A. under this Marxist punk.
As I read this I wonder why my heart feels so warm?
Wait. Why does Greenpeace need an icebreaker? I thought all the icecap had melted.
Thats Putin throwing the axe!
Funny comment in an understated way.
Oh well! One less Greenpeace ship. If the Spetznaz crew can’t open the door, they’ll just blast it.
Greenpeace has been known in the past, for their intrusion into ‘national waters’, as opposed to ‘open sea’. So their attempt to make themselves look like the good guys, doesn’t work for me.
This time, they “dallied with the pooch”, by getting noticed by the Russians.
I doubt we will see this ship, again.
Johnny kerry probably in a hurry to save these brethren. Hillary will probably not try the what difference line on this one. And our fearless leader will say it is still to early to say... drivel drivel drivel.
KEEL HAUL THE GREEN WEENIES!
If it was spetznaz, they wouldn’t be standing around kicking at the door while the greenies whined. If it wasn’t by design :).
The spetznaz won't sell them batteries until they give their name and address.
If this stuff keeps up I'm going to get a man-crush on Putin.
Well, yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day...
The Russians have been claiming portions of the Arctic Sea as territorial waters, in defiance of all international treaties. It could be that Greenpeace is in the right, here, and trying to enforce international right to navigation. A job the United States Navy used to do, before it got caught up in babysitting the Middle East 24/7.
Lol..that will be the day.
Judicious application of high explosives will remedy this problem
I hope that they do.
I’m thinking a well-hidden bomb on the hull set to go off in a week or so. Send them on their way today and let them sink somewhere else.
We can hope.
Thin about how the Greenpeace ship will make a nifty fish habitat with large holes in it to make it easy for the fish to go in and out..Excellent repurposing the boat...
That is what started this.
Funny comment in an understated way
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Used to get a lot of
“What do they do in there? What is that strange noise”?
“Ifn I tell ya, I gotta kill ya”.
Did the Russian drilling rig in question have a legal right to be there?
much more detailed article here...
This past Thursday, armed Russian officials raided a Greenpeace ship dubbed the Arctic Sunrise and held the activists aboard it at gunpoint. Eventually, they arrested them.
Information shared with the public says that the Russian officials raided the Arctic Sunrise in an attempt to keep the Greenpeace members from protesting Russian oil company Gazprom by boarding one of its oil platforms in the Pechora Sea in the Russian Arctic.
Presently, workers aboard this oil platform are looking to drill for oil in said region. The Greenpeace activists, who strongly oppose drilling in the Arctic, have already staged a protest against their plans.
Thus, it was only this past Wednesday when two greenheads attempted to scale the oil platform. They were caught and arrested by Russian coastguards.
The Arctic Sunrise’s raid occurred in the aftermath of this incident, Daily Mail tells us.
Just treat them like snobby pirates, Ivan.
LOL! No, you may not have my social security number; I just want a d**ned audio cable!!!
Within 24 hours, the Soros useful idiots will be framing this as an attack by Putin on peaceful protestors.
Lol, Greenpiece too big for their britches.
Yep, they tried to board the oil platform, that is piracy
They’re tired of being upstaged by seashephard.
So they figured they’d do something edgy and different.
Gee, I hope the Greenpiece crew isn't a bunch of faggots.
The article says they scaled a Gazprom oil rig to protest drilling in the Artic. The Russians were reacting to that. They’re lucky they weren’t sunk.
I hope they shoot every last one of those freakin terrorists.
Never get tired of that.