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Greenpeace says has occupied timber export ship in PNG
AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Thu Sep 4, 2008 | UNknown

Posted on 09/04/2008 5:37:52 AM PDT by Abathar

PORT MORESBY (AFP) - Environmental group Greenpeace said Thursday that its activists had boarded a logging ship in Papua New Guinea to prevent it exporting timber to China.

Greenpeace Australia Pacific said four activists climbed on a loading crane aboard the ship Harbour Gemini at Paia Inlet on PNG's southwest coast to stop logs being loaded.

Greenpeace argues the ship is being operated by Malaysian-owned logging company Rimbunan Hijau, which it accuses of breaking PNG's forestry laws.

"We need to urgently protect these ancient forests to save our climate," Greenpeace campaigner Sam Moko said in a statement.

"Greenpeace is asking the Papua New Guinea government to establish a moratorium on any new large-scale logging concessions or extensions."

The activists travelled to PNG on the Greenpeace vessel Esperanza, which was involved in a campaign harassing Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean early this year.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brownshirts; china; enevironment; environment; globalism; greenpeace; logging; trade
I don't think I would shed many tears if they grabbed the leader and hanged him from the nearest yardarm, like they use to for piracy.
1 posted on 09/04/2008 5:37:52 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

As long as the crew is off the ship, Bomb it.

One timber ship is a small price to pay to rid the world of some of these terrorists.


2 posted on 09/04/2008 5:44:13 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: Abathar

Agreed, and that’s exactly what this is: piracy. Law of the Seas applies people. XD


3 posted on 09/04/2008 5:45:13 AM PDT by EarthBound (Ex Deo,gratia. Ex astris,scientia (What I'm really voting for is Palin in 2012!))
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To: Abathar

Send a squad of headhunters to retake the ship. Tell them that whatever they kill, they can eat.

End of problem.


4 posted on 09/04/2008 5:46:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: Abathar
bang splash bang splash bang splash bang splash

"Single up all lines, prepare to get under way......"

5 posted on 09/04/2008 5:46:43 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby ( They told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated)
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To: Abathar
Arhggg....Greenpeace = Pirates....treat them as such.
6 posted on 09/04/2008 5:47:59 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: Abathar
In other news. Several bodys washed up on Nykong beach this morning, the only thing holding the body's together is the fact they were all wearing Birkenstock’s.
7 posted on 09/04/2008 5:48:00 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ("<center><embed src="http://www.countdownclockcodes.com/cd/ccc-vacation/show.swf?clickURL=http://www)
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To: Abathar

Pirates ... hang em !


8 posted on 09/04/2008 5:48:28 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (McCain/Palin 2008 : Palin the Paladin 2012)
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To: Abathar

They may learn China is not quite so sympathetic to terrorist keeping them from resources they need.


9 posted on 09/04/2008 5:49:34 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Abathar

Who elected these morons to tell us what’s good for the World?


10 posted on 09/04/2008 5:50:36 AM PDT by popdonnelly (An Obama administration isn't "Camelot", it's "Doctor Zhivago".)
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To: thackney

That was the first thought that went through my mind. I don’t think China is too worried about the bad press that they might get for sinking their ship.


11 posted on 09/04/2008 5:52:51 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Arrrgh, matey!


12 posted on 09/04/2008 5:55:49 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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like they use to for piracy.

What the did is piracy.

13 posted on 09/04/2008 5:57:20 AM PDT by tbpiper (Obama/Biden: Instead of Ebony and Ivory, we have Arrogance and Insolence.)
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To: Abathar
If we can get Greenpeace to work against the Chinese and Russians, they could be called our "French Special Forces Unit"
14 posted on 09/04/2008 6:02:09 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Abathar

I believe that is called “piracy” and according to International law on the high seas the penalty is death, immediate and no questions asked.......


15 posted on 09/04/2008 6:03:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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...hanged him from the nearest yardarm...

Not too many "yardarms" on ships nowadays. But they do have a crane.........

16 posted on 09/04/2008 6:06:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: thackney
Summarily Executed.
17 posted on 09/04/2008 6:15:31 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Red Badger

I was being nostalgic with the yardarm, but a crane arm would work just as well IMHO.


18 posted on 09/04/2008 6:19:03 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

I was being nostalgic with the yardarm, but a crane arm would work just as well...

The Iranians have no problems with them......

19 posted on 09/04/2008 6:21:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: Abathar

Greenpeace has a long proven track record of terrorism and piracy - yet they are still allowed to operate and function as a basically “free” group. Why?


20 posted on 09/04/2008 7:52:25 AM PDT by TheBattman (A vote for the "lesser evil" is still a vote for evil!)
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To: Abathar

Some of the tribesmen in Papua New Guinea still eat people, don’t they? Time for a local BBQ, maybe.


21 posted on 09/04/2008 8:49:38 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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To: Abathar

what’s up with the ship’s crew ...they let four envirowhackos take over their ship?


22 posted on 09/04/2008 8:56:25 AM PDT by palomonte (the universe tends to unfold as it should)
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