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Greenpeace drama: Family hopes for return of captain jailed in Russia
CNN ^ | October 18, 2013 | Ivan Watson and Ross Levitt

Posted on 10/18/2013 2:28:52 PM PDT by klpt

Bristol, Rhode Island (CNN) -- The Willcox family has long been accustomed to prolonged absences from their seafaring patriarch.

In fact, run-ins with the law were not unusual, given the fact that Peter Willcox had spent decades working for the environmental activist group Greenpeace, which is well-known for its provocative, headline-grabbing protests.

But no one expected the 60-year-old mariner to end up languishing in a Russian jail in the Arctic, facing up to 15 years in prison on charges of piracy.

"The situation he's in now is just way too extreme," said his wife, Maggy.

She and other members of the Willcox family spoke to CNN in their first media interviews since Russian authorities arrested 30 passengers and crew members aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise last month.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Russia; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: greenpeace; ship

1 posted on 10/18/2013 2:28:52 PM PDT by klpt
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To: klpt

Dang!

A man’s got to know his limitations.


2 posted on 10/18/2013 2:30:44 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

It is highly unlikely Russia will let him go so easily. He’s been a pain in the backside to them.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 2:32:20 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: klpt

They’ve been acting like pirates for decades. Apparently, no one told the Russians that they were just poseurs.


4 posted on 10/18/2013 2:32:36 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: klpt

keelhaul him for piracy


5 posted on 10/18/2013 2:32:53 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Joe Boucher

“keelhaul him for piracy”

I always thought pirates got the gibbet.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 2:36:41 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Jonty30

Paste him with a 58-10 slander of the soviet state.
Ten years and five muzzled, then internal exile
it was good enough for everyone else.

One can only laugh at the liberal mindset that goes
to foreign countries and expects to be treated as
though they were at home.

Hahahahahahahah.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 2:37:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

These so called “Greenpeace” terrorists think they should be held to a higher standard should be tried as pirates and terrorists. Let them think about it while they sit in the Gulag.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 2:42:04 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Busko

These foolish “activists” think it will be this way
when Obama takes total control, but they will find
out that he won’t take it from them either.

That sort of protest (like the 60’s and 70’s)
can only happen in a free country.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 2:47:33 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: klpt

reminds me of the part in fight club when meatloaf got shot in the head. Norton is yelling at the space monkeys saying “what did you think was going to happen?!?”


10 posted on 10/18/2013 2:50:41 PM PDT by steel_resolve (Ships With Holes Will Sink And I Will Swim)
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To: tet68

I always remember my hippy days and a conversation I
had with a liberal friend. He was going on about how
eventually people his age would control government
and how every thing would be allright, then he said,
“And when the young revolt and try to tell us what to
do.....................boy, will we STEP on them!”

Something I’ve never forgotten.


11 posted on 10/18/2013 2:53:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: klpt

He is an aging hippie


12 posted on 10/18/2013 2:57:13 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: klpt
... spent decades working for the environmental activist group Greenpeace, which is well-known for its provocative, headline-grabbing protests

Not to mention criminal.... oh wait, they didn't mention it

13 posted on 10/18/2013 3:10:25 PM PDT by GeronL
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If the Greanpeacer believes in manmade Global Warming, I hope he stays in the jail for the rest of his life so that he doesn't promote the idea to help in making billions of people suffer.
14 posted on 10/18/2013 3:16:29 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: klpt
On the up side, maybe he'll get some of those cool Russian prison tattoos to show off when he gets home.

Not that he's likely to survive long enough to go anyplace...

15 posted on 10/18/2013 3:17:29 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: klpt


16 posted on 10/18/2013 3:19:42 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: klpt

Their tactics are the same as pirates and not only cost Russia money but also puts sailors in harms way. Good for Russia! Their “moral” feelings don’t triumph the rule of law.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 3:22:55 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: klpt

I would much preferred that the Russians had used his group for target practice. Unlike the Japanese and Americans, th Russians fight back.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 3:23:20 PM PDT by sport
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> Family hopes for return of captain jailed in Russia

People in hell hope for ice water.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 3:26:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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On September 18, two Greenpeace activists from the Arctic Sunrise attempted to scale an oil rig operated by the Russian energy Gazprom. They were planning to protest against Gazprom's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

LOL...trying to scale a oil rig and they bitch about being considered pirates...

What did they think would happen if they actually got on the oil rig...

Russians throw them a party...?

15 years is about right...about time these ass clowns got their whatfor...

20 posted on 10/18/2013 3:32:49 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Jonty30
It is highly unlikely Russia will let him go so easily. He’s been a pain in the backside to them.

Russia did the world a favor - like typical libs, Greenpeace thinks that they are justified in any illegal and harmful act they deem "necessary to save the world" and like the typical, lib, they are stunned when someone takes action to stop the illegal activity.

Reminds me of the 5 year old boy across the street who got mad at my brother who was the same age. He told my brother that he was going to hit him, but he didn't want to get hit back. He tried it out for size and went home crying...

21 posted on 10/18/2013 4:04:55 PM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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