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Old 03 May 2010, 13:00   #1
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For the "Whale Wars" viewers (and others)...

Arrest warrant issued for Paul Watson

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unle...ul-watson.html

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TOKYO The Japanese Coast Guard has obtained an arrest warrant for the leader of the Sea Shepherd environmental group for its disruption of Japan's annual whale hunts, media reports said Friday.

The move would be the latest in an increasingly aggressive campaign against the conservationists by Tokyo, which accuses them of endangering lives during the Antarctic hunt. U.S.-based Sea Shepherd has long insisted that the Japanese fleet is conducting banned commercial whaling under the guise of scientific research.

The warrant is for Paul Watson, the Canadian founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, on suspicion of assault and obstruction of business, Kyodo News agency reported, citing investigative sources. It did not say which court issued the warrant.

Watson, who was believed to be in New York, said in a statement that he was being targeted by Tokyo because of the damage his anti-whaling campaigns have caused.
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Sorry, no idea. I don't watch the show. My personal view is that, while their aim is just, these Sea Shepherd bozo's are nothing more than terrorists and pirates hiding behind a cause.

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I'll keep an eye out for him
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It takes a lot to generate sympathy for whalers but these guys are pretty close to managing it....................
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So I was thinking about this

After some deliberation I've decided to kill two birds with one stone* and I've had wiLlfish make contact with some lads in the Somalian Chapter.

They were VERY surprised to learn of the HUGE amounts of USD cash that the Whaling Fleet carry on every boat to pay off the CITES Inspectors and Customs Officers.

We did a nice side-deal on fuel bladders and thermal clothing too.



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Am I naughty ?
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Sorry, no idea. I don't watch the show. My personal view is that, while their aim is just, these Sea Shepherd bozo's are nothing more than terrorists and pirates hiding behind a cause.

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Quite possibly, but it's entertainment nonetheless, looking forward to the destruction of the Ady Gil....
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Am I naughty ?
I haven't a b@lls wot yer on about now. Make yerself useful and get me avatar back off of Lanky.
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a gag on Sommelier

Has he blagged it for his own use or what ?
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