As usual when NAUTICAL LOG writes about the SSCS we receive comments which contain insulting language. Actually its rather childish language as one would perhaps expect from the phony conservationists of the SS-PG. Since the comments were always signed "ANONYMOUS" we choose not to publish them. It is interesting that the wording is always exactly the same so NAUTICAL LOG surmises they are prepared in advance ready for transmission. How pathetic is it that the SS-PG do not have an original opinion to make an original statement. If they displayed some real courage of their convictions and signed their opinions we would be delighted to publish them. That way everyone could see what they wrote, childish language and all, so comment, sign, and we will publish.
On rare occasions NAUTICAL LOG finds itself in agreement with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This occurs when it behaves like a conservation society and not like a bunch of nautical thugs. This mornings Press Release folder brought one from the SSCS regarding the ridiculous compromise with Japan allowing them to continue hunting whales under a quota system and in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary. Quite correctly the SSCS refuses to recognize this agreement as indeed does NAUTICAL LOG.
Unfortunately of course the Sea Shepherd Pirate Group (SS-PG) will resort to violent action next season and once again place themselves in the wrong. The latest planned action is 'Operation No Compromise' and one can only hope that its strategy is more intelligent than that of 'Operation Waltzing Matilda'. One might also point out to 'Wats-his-name' that had Bethune not been in detention in Japan the New Zealand Government would be in a better position to vote clearly against any compromise. As a result of the stupid actions of Bethune NZ had to allow for some flexibility to negotiate with the Japanese Court when he is brought to trial. As usual the SS-PG actions resulting from their flawed strategy causes polarization and not the desired prevention of whaling.
'Wats-his-name' has never been able to look at the big picture to achieve big results just incidents to brush his own ego at the expense of people dazzled and foolish enough to do his bidding.
One also wonders which and what vessel he will use as the MS Steve Irwin will most likely not be available, one way or another, after tangling with European Union Mediterranean fishermen.