February 27, 2013.
The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th. District in Washington upheld the Injunction confirming the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) are pirates. This makes their Operation Zero Tolerance a pirate operation subject to full punishment as such under International Maritime Law (IML). NAUTICAL LOG hopes that the JMSDF MS Shirase AGB 5003 is indeed with the JWF and exercises her right under IML and the Interpol Red Notice to board the SSCS/SSAL vessels and detain both Paul Watson and since he was at the time of ramming captaining the MS Bob Barker his prime sycophant Peter Hammerstedt. They should then be brought to Japan for trial and punishment under IML for Acts of Piracy. It is past time for this annual nonsense to be shut down.
Further NAUTICAL LOG would suggest to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Esq. that he read the Appeals Court Ruling and reconsider his totally inappropriate remarks by telephone to the National Press Club Conference in early February 2013.
This morning NAUTICAL LOG received information about a recent SSCS pirate group press conference which we read several times in growing astonishment.
On February 11, 2013 a press conference was held at the National Press Club to announce that the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was presenting a case against the Institute of Cetacean Research to the U.S. Supreme Court. Several speakers were listed one of whom was Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Esq. as it turned out he his flight was cancelled due to fog and he spoke by telephone.
Now as most if not all of us know the Kennedy family has been beset by tragic circumstances, both of their own and others making, and by their own behaviour in life. The original Kennedy who immigrated to America came from a farm in County Wexford, Ireland about 30 miles from where NAUTICAL LOG was born in Waterford City, Ireland. One might think with the background of this tragic family Mr. Kennedy Jr. Esq. would live a reserved quiet life making rather conservative statements carefully thought out. Sadly not so.
In his telephone remarks to the National Press Club conference Mr. Kennedy Jr. Esq. said the following in part:
"..............and I'm participating to express our solidarity and willingness to work on the legal issues with Mr. Moure and the other attorneys to safeguard and to protect Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd and its mission on the high seas because it's a mission that only they are capable of accomplishing and that is absolutely vital to the enforcement of international agreements on the high seas which otherwise will go unenforced."
This is unbelievable, here is an attorney whose father was publicly murdered and whose uncle the United States President was publicly murdered. He is supporting legal action to protect the lowest class of maritime person a pirate on the High Seas, a person who has shown he has no personal honour by jumping bail in Germany, is an international fugitive under an Interpol Red Notice and has broken his word repeatedly while making flamboyant bombastic statements, most recently has rammed ships on the High Seas engaged in High Seas refuelling in violation of both International Maritime Law and an Injunction by the U.S Ninth District Court to which he had publicly announced he would obey.
Mr. Kennedy Jr. Esq. has possibly committed an Act of Sedition his remarks being the encouragement to defy the U.S. Government by the defiance of the Injunction as issued namely remain 500 metres from any JWF vessels. This one would think is grounds for disbarment hearings since Mr. Kennedy Jr. Esq. is an Officer of the Court. For whatever reason this person Paul Watson seems to attract to his pirate cult persons who are on the fringe of society in general and desperately looking for a leadership figure, confused wealthy persons, troubled educated persons also looking desperately for a "Cause" to attach themselves too. NAUTICAL LOG truly believes Paul Watson is a nautical Svengali and a very clever con-artist persuading many people some of whom later see through him as did Ady Gil and Peter Bethune who both have lawsuits against him. Hopefully Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Esq. also on reviewing his remarks when thinking clearly will see that he has been royally conned and reverse course.