Skip to comments.Yes, Putin's a brute, but it's Greenpeace who are the bigger menace to our future
Posted on 10/14/2013 10:29:47 PM PDT by cunning_fish
Greenpeace, the worlds biggest and most battle-hardened environmental campaigning organisation, is in a state of shock.
Last week, Russian investigators said that they had found narcotic substances on board Arctic Sunrise, the Greenpeace vessel they seized after its crew had used it in an attempt to storm an oil rig of the state-controlled firm Gazprom. They added that the drugs included poppy straw, an ingredient for opiates.
You would think that Greenpeace might be proud to have been identified as scrupulously organic in its drug use; but its spokesman denounced the Russians claim as a smear, pure and simple. Of course, Greenpeace would never stoop to blackening the name of its opponents, would it? Or exaggerating? Or even making things up all in the noble cause of saving the planet?
The oil business has long been the organisations top target. Back in 1995, Greenpeace mounted a ferocious campaign to block Shell from dismantling out at sea an offshore oil storage depot known as Brent Spar. Greenpeace claimed that it contained more than 5,500 tonnes of remaining crude oil that Shell had not managed to extract and that its dispersal in the North Sea would amount to some sort of ecological holocaust. Shell insisted that only around 50 tonnes of the black stuff were left. Greenpeace duly occupied Brent Spar. The force of their accompanying rhetoric widely believed at the time caused havoc for the Anglo-Dutch business. After two months, it backed down, pointing out that it could no longer put up with violence against Shell service stations, accompanied by threats to Shell staff.
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I served in Korea while Park Chung-Hee was president there. Sometimes you need a “brute” to get a country on track.
They were apparently holding narcotics on board. Throw them in jail and keep them there, if only to pi** off Jude Law.
Anarchist had drugs on a boat?
I have always believed Greenpeace was a creation of the KGB and they have never strayed from their purpose even if half of them don’t know it or care.
Enjoy Siberia, ya pack of geniuses.
I don’t know if the KGB had anyone inside of Greenpeace but over the years GP has become more militant, more anti-capitalist, and more extreme.
Its original work on saving the whales was both laudable and reasonable. Today it has lost most of its reasonableness.
“I have always believed Greenpeace was a creation of the KGB...”
That’s a fact, but now Soros and Kerry’s Tides Foundation support and fund the commies.
The penalty for piracy is hanging. At least 5 of the crew must be hung for there to be justice.
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