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e1vi56d63

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Re: Japan shoots whaling protestors in Australian waters
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 04:02:36 PM »
I strongly believe that it is high time that we teach Japan a lesson. Most of the nations of the world are against whaling and it is a pity that Japan which speaks a lot about nuclear disarmament and all those things strongly supports whaling. I am at a loss to understand why all the other nations are keeping mum at the actions of Japan. As pointed out by Plutoid the Australian government should have confiscated the vessel and should have closed the Japanese embassy in retaliation

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Re: Japan shoots whaling protestors in Australian waters
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 01:07:10 PM »
Additional injuries were sustained by crew members Ashley Dunn and Ralph Lowe.  Dunn, 35, from Launceston, Australia suffered a hip injury when he tried to get out of the way of the exploding grenades. Lowe, 33, from Melbourne, Australia received bruises to his back when one of the flash grenades exploded behind him.
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To inhibit the ability of the Japanese whalers to kill more whales in Australian waters, the crew of the Steve Irwin throws some rancid butter on the Nisshin Maru; the Japanese claim 3 crew were injured - they couldn't 'stomach' the smell, so they vomited (bunch of pussies).

So in retaliation the Japanese coast guard on board the Nisshin Maru launch grenades onto the crew of the Steve Irwin and shoots Capt Paul Watson in the chest and injures Australian crew members, all done inside Australian Territorial waters.

Is this Pearl Harbour happening again; not quite, but the attitude is the same - it's an act of war !

What our spineless politicians should do now is to send The Australian Navy out and sink the Nisshin Maru which has opened fire on Australian citizens in Australian waters - who the hell do the Japanese think they are ?

Then close the Japanese embassies in Australia, kick the staff out of the country and last but not least;tell Japan to **** OFF
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Japan shoots whaling protestors in Australian waters
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 10:51:33 AM »
Japanese Open Fire on Sea Shepherd Crew: Three Injured

Captain Paul Watson Shot in Chest; Cameraman and Crewmember Injured by Flash Grenades


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Japanese Coast Guard throwing flash grenades
 

At 1545 hours (0445 GMT), a clash between the crew of the Sea Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin and the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru turned violent when the Japanese Coast Guard began to throw flash grenades at the crew of the Steve Irwin.

Captain Paul Watson was struck by a bullet in the chest. Fortunately, the bullet was stopped by his Kevlar vest. The bullet struck just above the heart and mangled Captain Watson’s anti-poaching badge, which was worn on his sweater underneath the Kevlar vest.

Dr. David Page was videotaped prying the bullet from Captain Watson’s Kevlar vest. “You have been hit by a bullet,” he said.

The Kevlar vest and anti-poaching badge effectively saved Captain Watson’s life.   

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Paul Watson holding bullet and bent badge
 

Additional injuries were sustained by crew members Ashley Dunn and Ralph Lowe.  Dunn, 35, from Launceston, Australia suffered a hip injury when he tried to get out of the way of the exploding grenades. Lowe, 33, from Melbourne, Australia received bruises to his back when one of the flash grenades exploded behind him.

The Japanese Coast Guard was retaliating against Sea Shepherd crew members for tossing rotten butter onto the decks to discourage their illegal whaling activities. The clash came after a week long pursuit by the Steve Irwin of the Nisshin Maru, in an effort to stop illegal whaling activities in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Earlier in the day at 0800 hours (1900 GMT), the Steve Irwin had ordered the Nisshin Maru to leave French territorial waters. The Japanese whaler complied and turned around, heading back west into Australian waters.

The confrontation occurred inside the Australian Territorial Zone at the position of 63 Degrees, 41 Minutes South and 133 Degrees, 27 Minutes East.

 
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