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Greenpeace: "Arctic Sunrise"'s crew is kneeled at gunpoint
FlashNord (in Russian) ^ | 09/19/2013

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: arctic; arcticsunrise; bho44; bhorussia; greenpeace; maritime; russia; spetznaz

1 posted on 09/20/2013 1:03:50 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
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To: Freelance Warrior

I wish there were pictures. :(


2 posted on 09/20/2013 1:10:25 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Freelance Warrior
A more more detailed article

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.

3 posted on 09/20/2013 1:14:11 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
From a BBC article

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4 posted on 09/20/2013 1:18:52 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Oh. I hope they don’t...SHOOT THEM.


5 posted on 09/20/2013 1:26:13 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Freelance Warrior
"We still hold the press-room from Spetznaz."

Good luck with that Hippies, you're gonna need it...!

6 posted on 09/20/2013 1:33:59 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Cowboy Bob

They should be safe in the radio shack. Nobody goes in there any more.


7 posted on 09/20/2013 1:51:21 AM PDT by bIlluminati (290 Reps, 67 Senators, 38 state legislatures - Impeach, convict, amend)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Ruh, roh for the greenies. Spetznaz are like Navy Seals without social skills.


8 posted on 09/20/2013 2:10:43 AM PDT by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention of the states is our only hope.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Never a good idea to poke the (Russian) bear.


9 posted on 09/20/2013 2:17:42 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Sloppy on the part of the Russians. All cell/radio communication should have been jammed prior to making themselves known.


10 posted on 09/20/2013 2:52:25 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

I think the Russians are trying to make a point to the Greenies, which would not happen if they just disappeared.


11 posted on 09/20/2013 3:11:52 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Something tells me the Moscow Olympics is going to be very....interesting ;-)


12 posted on 09/20/2013 3:16:56 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Freelance Warrior
...hang 'em from the nearest yardarms..their pirates.

13 posted on 09/20/2013 3:23:16 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: SpaceBar

NOt true,
Them Ruskies want folks everywhere to understand that they are not the wussified mess that is the U.S.A. under this Marxist punk.


14 posted on 09/20/2013 3:28:04 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Freelance Warrior

As I read this I wonder why my heart feels so warm?


15 posted on 09/20/2013 3:28:15 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Wait. Why does Greenpeace need an icebreaker? I thought all the icecap had melted.

BWAHAHAHA!!!


16 posted on 09/20/2013 3:36:31 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: Mad Dawgg

Thats Putin throwing the axe!


17 posted on 09/20/2013 3:44:11 AM PDT by Makana
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To: Eccl 10:2

LOL!


18 posted on 09/20/2013 3:47:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bIlluminati

Funny comment in an understated way.


19 posted on 09/20/2013 3:49:58 AM PDT by Dogfaced Soldier
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To: Freelance Warrior

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.


20 posted on 09/20/2013 4:03:34 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Freelance Warrior

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.


21 posted on 09/20/2013 4:04:40 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

KEEL HAUL THE GREEN WEENIES!


22 posted on 09/20/2013 4:05:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Freelance Warrior

If it was spetznaz, they wouldn’t be standing around kicking at the door while the greenies whined. If it wasn’t by design :).


23 posted on 09/20/2013 4:18:10 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: bIlluminati
They should be safe in the radio shack. Nobody goes in there any more.

The spetznaz won't sell them batteries until they give their name and address.

24 posted on 09/20/2013 4:20:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Freelance Warrior
Too bad so sad.

If this stuff keeps up I'm going to get a man-crush on Putin.

25 posted on 09/20/2013 4:22:16 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Well, yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day...


26 posted on 09/20/2013 4:22:24 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Terry L Smith

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.


27 posted on 09/20/2013 4:24:44 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Haiku Guy
It could be that Greenpeace is in the right, here, and trying to enforce international right to navigation.

Lol..that will be the day.

28 posted on 09/20/2013 4:38:41 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Judicious application of high explosives will remedy this problem


29 posted on 09/20/2013 4:40:20 AM PDT by contrarian (fire in the hole........)
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To: BigCinBigD

I hope that they do.


30 posted on 09/20/2013 4:46:00 AM PDT by sport
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To: Freelance Warrior

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.


31 posted on 09/20/2013 4:48:25 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Terry L Smith

We can hope.


32 posted on 09/20/2013 4:48:29 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

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...


33 posted on 09/20/2013 4:51:54 AM PDT by contrarian (fire in the hole........)
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To: Haiku Guy
Greenpeace illegally boarded a Russian drilling rig.

That is what started this.

34 posted on 09/20/2013 4:58:02 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Dogfaced Soldier; bIlluminati

Funny comment in an understated way
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
.-.
.- .-.

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”.


35 posted on 09/20/2013 5:01:20 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: 2111USMC

Did the Russian drilling rig in question have a legal right to be there?


36 posted on 09/20/2013 5:01:41 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: All

much more detailed article here...

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Armed-Russian-Officials-Board-Greenpeace-Ship-Hold-Activists-At-Gunpoint-384774.shtml


37 posted on 09/20/2013 5:02:21 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: bIlluminati

LOL!


38 posted on 09/20/2013 5:04:02 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: All

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Armed-Russian-Officials-Board-Greenpeace-Ship-Hold-Activists-At-Gunpoint-384774.shtml

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.

cont....


39 posted on 09/20/2013 5:04:22 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Freelance Warrior

Just treat them like snobby pirates, Ivan.


40 posted on 09/20/2013 5:06:02 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: contrarian

It is.


41 posted on 09/20/2013 5:40:45 AM PDT by sport
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To: bIlluminati

LOL! No, you may not have my social security number; I just want a d**ned audio cable!!!


42 posted on 09/20/2013 5:52:09 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Freelance Warrior

Within 24 hours, the Soros useful idiots will be framing this as an attack by Putin on peaceful protestors.


43 posted on 09/20/2013 5:56:27 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Freelance Warrior

Lol, Greenpiece too big for their britches.


44 posted on 09/20/2013 6:10:29 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Yep, they tried to board the oil platform, that is piracy


45 posted on 09/20/2013 6:11:04 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

They’re tired of being upstaged by seashephard.
So they figured they’d do something edgy and different.
Oops.


46 posted on 09/20/2013 6:15:21 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Never a good idea to poke the (Russian) bear.

Gee, I hope the Greenpiece crew isn't a bunch of faggots.

47 posted on 09/20/2013 6:16:46 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Freelance Warrior

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.


48 posted on 09/20/2013 7:25:56 AM PDT by virgil
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To: Freelance Warrior

I hope they shoot every last one of those freakin terrorists.


49 posted on 09/20/2013 7:27:17 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Never get tired of that.


50 posted on 09/20/2013 7:27:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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