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    The Greenpeace icebreaker, Arctic sunrise, has been towed to Murmansk and the crew arrested.

    They are looking at 15 years each(at the moment - i.e. thats the threat) for piracy

    It seems a bit daft to me to sail over to the north of Russia and try to climb onto one of their oil/gas rigs


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    Greenpeace were begging for it with this "protest", surely they know boarding another vessel at sea can carry piracy charges.

    I'm sure they actively seek to be arrested in order to get extensive press coverage, but I wonder if they even started to think through the potential consequences.
    Pissing off the Yanks, Canadians, Danes or the Brits will tend to result in a namby pamby response, but annoying the Russians, it's quite restrained of them not to have torpedoed the ship and machinegunned the survivors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TykeMerc View Post
    I'm sure they actively seek to be arrested in order to get extensive press coverage, but I wonder if they even started to think through the potential consequences.
    They could not have hoped for a better cretin in charge to try to charge them with piracy.

    Well done GreenPeace.

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeMerc View Post
    annoying the Russians, it's quite restrained of them not to have torpedoed the ship and machinegunned the survivors.
    Yeah, why not - after all Soviet Russia has got good practice in shooting civilians.

    Like this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_...nes_Flight_007

    Given that Russia makes most of money from sales of oil and gas to the west, trying tulip like this isn't going to be very good business wise.
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    Well done the Russians for getting a lot of irritants off our hands for 15 years...

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    Will be released in due course obv.

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    Green Peace of are load hypocrites. They want to deny people of fossil fuels yet they burn fuel in their ship chugging around the world playing bravo games for their own self satisfaction.

    If they really wanted to make a difference they should be spending money cleaning up pollution in India and Bangladesh, but that is not fun for them.
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    Why do Greenpeace need an icebreaker anyway ? I thought all the ice was melted this year..oh..wait
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    They could not have hoped for a better cretin in charge to try to charge them with piracy.

    Well done GreenPeace.



    Yeah, why not - after all Soviet Russia has got good practice in shooting civilians.

    Like this - Korean Air Lines Flight 007 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Given that Russia makes most of money from sales of oil and gas to the west, trying tulip like this isn't going to be very good business wise.
    So does the USA Iran Chamber Society: History of Iran: Shooting Down Iran Air Flight 655 [IR655]
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    Iran is next to Iraq - this was war zone with active usage of aircraft, not trying to excuse US behavior but it's a very different environment to when Korean airplane was shot down by USSR.

    And talking of USA - their oil companies got some sense not to try to do Greenpeace for "piracy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Iran is next to Iraq - this was war zone with active usage of aircraft, not trying to excuse US behavior but it's a very different environment to when Korean airplane was shot down by USSR.

    And talking of USA - their oil companies got some sense not to try to do Greenpeace for "piracy".
    Iran next to Iraq is irrelevant. The plane was shot down on the other side of Iran and not in a war zone. The US was officially not in the war although they supplied arms and help to Saddam including gas. The Iran flight was on a schedule flight with a flight plan filed with US forces. It was shot down by a gun ho commander who lied in court afterwards.

    The Korean flight was off its flight path possible due to the compass being set to magnet north rather than true north however, it did not respond to radio calls or warning shots.
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