Thoughts about this action by Greenpeace?

Karma

War Hero
Democratic country, they're allowed to express their opinions. In terms of breaching an exclusion zone then they're aware of the risks that they face.

I don't think a stronger ROE would be all that useful.
 

delpower

Badgeman
I hope they were thinking of their 'carbon footprint' and were in a rowing dingy. That way we could save tax payers money for ammo and pop it?
 

KATWEEZIL

Lantern Swinger
Ahhh good for them! in fact good for all concerned. The greenpeacers aren't into terrorism, they usually make their statement in a different way.

I cannot think of a better bunch of people to have test the base defences. Hopefully lessons will be learned. :wink:
 

icarus

Midshipman
MoD/ Security response seems a bit on the slow side, and why they allowed the "Arctic Sunrise" to wander so close suggests incompetence.
We watched Greenpeace's protest boat sail up and down the Clyde on Wednesday. Its presence was not a surprise on Friday. Perhaps we are, again, seeing a softly softly, hands off approach much favoured by this present bunch of political apologists.
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1 small ship is hardly a blockade.................

they are lucky that we don't behave like the French.............

Tick Tick Tick .............

BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

mophead

Lantern Swinger
Security knew where they were,knew what they were up to;think of the headlines"Navy sinks/arrests/removes Greenpeace protesters",much more damaging than a minor inconvenience.Look how much publicity Greenpeace got out of the French sinking their ship and how little they have got out of this affair.
 

ditdahditdah

Badgeman
icarus said:
MoD/ Security response seems a bit on the slow side.

Can't agree Icarus. The Greenpeace vessel was contravening several byelaws well before they were boarded, and were looking for a reaction which they did not get until they threatened the boom around the jetties. Modicus Plodicus and the Royals acted correctly and with restraint only when they HAD to. Mophead is correct in his assertion that to go in early and hard only plays into their hands, as it is I feel the moral high ground is with the MOD for a change.

Of course Greenpeace and their lawyers will contend that the byelaws pertaining to the restricted area are unlawful because, in their view, the weapon system is unlawful, in which case the law has no standing and therefore they were exercising their right to free passage and arrested illegally in doing so.

I am sure they will be released by the local beak shortly after having had a fine (vegetarian) breakfast "lovingly" provided by Helensburghs boys in blue with a nice cup of baldricks frothy capucino to wash it down.

Chocolate bits with that sir? :lol:
 
mophead said:
Security knew where they were,knew what they were up to;think of the headlines"Navy sinks/arrests/removes Greenpeace protesters",much more damaging than a minor inconvenience.Look how much publicity Greenpeace got out of the French sinking their ship and how little they have got out of this affair.

Mophead

Lets us not forget what the French did in New Zealand was no more and no less than MURDER. If that camera man had been a RN Sailor you would still be screaming abuse from the roof tops all these years later. Then the bottle-less Kiwi ******* let the murderers go

Greenpeace make strong and effective protests, one of the reason's I like living in a Civilized Liberal Western Democracy and not the Middle East.

Can you tell me the last time Green Peace killed anyone whilst engaged in a demonstration.

Who are the c**ts them that let them get close to the base or them that exercises their right protest. Both yourself and the majority of posters are having a go at the wrong organization. MOD are the problem not a little boat full people who still think they can save the world, they are your conscious.

Nutty
 

mophead

Lantern Swinger
Nutty,I think you may have mis read my post: my argument was that by taking only minimal appropriate action MOD did the right thing(for once).No one disputes their right to peaceful protest within the law.break the law you get arrested...probably a night in cells and out on bail;not blown up,as some posters would wish(If their posts are to be taken literally)
 
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