Declaring the Sea Shepard organization as "Pirates" does not elevate the motives or intentions of the Japanese in the slightest. In fact, that court ruling is not a comment on the Japanese actions at all, it is only a comment on Sea Shepard. The Japanese, traditionally fond of enormous brutality and sneak attacks, would kill every fish in the ocean if they could. Also deplorable is Japanese fishing to put Shark Fin Soup on the table, they catch the sharks, cut their fins off and throw them back alive.
This wasn't done as a move to combat piracy. It was done as a move to salvage economic US-Japanese ties. Whales be damned.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
By the way there is no such thing as a clean kill. Theres always a mess left behind.
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.