greenpeace attacked by oil traders - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
February 21st, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Didn't the French special forces sink the Rainbow Warrior? That's pouring salt into one's wound ain't it?
February 22nd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Priceless Now if somebody would just put a couple torpedos in the Rainbow Warrior they might get the message.
dude, not cool.

the french government used navy sabotuers to sink a civilian vessel in a soveign country's harbour in peacetime....killing one person.
all because NZ greenpeace (and the NZ Govt)objected to Nuke teasting in the south pacific.

http://www.police.govt.nz/operation/wharf/

http://library.christchurch.org.nz/C...bowWarrior.asp

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d...00/2538099.stm

http://archive.greenpeace.org/comms/rw/pkbomb.html


although greenpeace do stupid ass shit, on the issue of whaling and anti nuke protesting i side with them whole heartedly.
February 22nd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Hey your entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine. And mine is regardless of your protest if you try and molest a ship regardless of flag then you better be willing to pay the price.

Cool or not.
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Boots
February 22nd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Hey your entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine. And mine is regardless of your protest if you try and molest a ship regardless of flag then you better be willing to pay the price.

Cool or not.
your comments don't make sense to me...am i missing something?

the warrior deserved to get sunk for protesting at muraroa? can you clear this up for me 03?

if the french really took issue with oppisition to the testing....why not pick on someone else;

http://www.navy.mil.nz/rnzn/article.cfm?Article_ID=1406
Naval Diplomacy

By 1973, the major powers had signed a Partial Nuclear Weapons Test Ban Treaty, which prohibited atmospheric nuclear tests. However, France continued to conduct atmospheric tests at Mururoa Atoll, south east of Tahiti. The New Zealand Government decided to protest these weapons tests, in conjunction with taking legal action through the World Court. During June 1973, HMNZS Otago was despatched to monitor the tests, while HMAS Supply was provided by the Australian Government to sustain the frigate on station. Subsequently HMNZS Canterbury relieved Otago, until the test series had ended in August 1973. As a result the French moved to underground testing at the atoll, and this was subsequently the object of the 1995 protest voyage by HMNZS Tui.
February 22nd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Whats not clear? Go muckin around with a Country impeding vessels, impeding trade, impeding National Security issues and sooner or later some country is gonna scuttle your tie dyed tug boat.
February 22nd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Whats not clear? Go muckin around with a Country impeding vessels, impeding trade, impeding National Security issues and sooner or later some country is gonna scuttle your tie dyed tug boat.
cool, my point still stands then. french forces attacked a civilian ship in soviegn country.
they (the French) were testing nukes atmospherically (which had been banned by international treaty at that time)

it wasn't just greenpeace protesting...the NZ and Australian navy was present as well. i notice that french commando's didn't take a shot at the HMNZS Canterbury or HMNZS Otago. the flotilla was in international waters.

also, what trade was being impeded? can't imagine that there was alot of tourism at muaroa.





***edit***
as a side note, the distance between paris and new caladonia (the closest spot i could find to muaroa) is;

16730.76 KM
10396.01 Miles
9033.88 Nautical Miles

yet only 1814.16 KM from auckland, new zealand. THAT'S why we got involved
February 26th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Your right the French were way out of line in that incident.