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Japan entering Australian waters for Whales

Discussion in 'Social Issues' started by Hails, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Ok i was just looking for the article i read it abt 3 to 4 weeks back,

    Anyway What do you think about the Japs and Whaling

    It was announced in a few news articles that if Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister of Australia he would give the A OK to launch rocket attacks on the Jap ships that enter Australian waters killing whales

    Do you think if we did launch the first rocket attack on the Japs that enter Australian waters it would bring on a Pearl Harbor side of things from the Japs??????
  2. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    I think it's a disgrace...They also hunt Dolphins!Sick fucks will eat anything!
  3. Dennis

    Dennis R.I.P.

    Running them back out into international waters is not a problem.
    Sink one, thats a problem.
    Last I knew Japan only has a token Navy, but thats been a few years.
    Those fuckers will probley just wait for the whales to wander back out into international waters,
    then kill them.
    We need an international ban on whaling so nobody does that shit,
    and go after those who are selling it.
  4. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Too True, i am sure i seen on rotten.com one of them eating dead babies, i spewed my ass up when someone showed me this dude sitting there eating one on his dinner plate :puke:
  5. MaurD

    MaurD Lurker

    i would move to australia just to watch that :p



    *japanese talk*


    *whale noise*

    *japanese talk*



  6. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Ahhh here is an update or two

    Whaler monitoring may damage Aust-Japan relations: Nelson

    By Felicity Ogilvie

    Posted Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:28pm AEDT
    In its pre-election promises, the Labor party said it would enforce the law to stop whales being killed in Australian waters. (File photo)

    In its pre-election promises, the Labor party said it would enforce the law to stop whales being killed in Australian waters. (File photo) (AFP: Greenpeace/Kate Davison)

    Federal Opposition Leader and former defence minister Brendan Nelson says sending the Australian Navy to monitor Japanese whaling ships could threaten the relationship between Australia and Japan.

    Yesterday, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd suggested he may be prepared to use the Defence Force to keep an eye on whaling boats in the Southern Ocean.

    But the Humane Society is calling on the Government to go one step further.

    Mr Rudd says he will not rule out the use of Australian "assets", widely interpreted as a reference to the Navy or the Air Force, to monitor Japanese whaling activities in Antarctica.

    "We would not rule out the ruse of Australian assets to collect appropriate data, including photographic evidence concerning whaling activities if we were then to advance a case to the appropriate international legal tribunals," he said.

    The Japanese plan to kill almost 1,000 minke and 50 humpback whales this summer under their scientific whaling program.

    The idea of humpbacks being killed has angered many Australians.

    Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson says he is opposed to whaling but is questioning Mr Rudd's idea of sending in the military.

    "I think Mr Rudd needs to explain to Australians, how is this going to work? What would be required? What assets will be sent? What does it mean for our relationship with Japan?" he said.

    "And surely, we should be acting with the international community before we send war assets down to look at Japanese whaling operations."

    In its pre-election promises, the Labor party said it would enforce the law to stop whales being killed in Australian waters. The law is about to be tested in the courts.

    Federal support

    The Federal Government has thrown its support behind a long-running case by the Humane Society seeking a court injunction to stop whaling in Australian Antarctic waters. A judgement is expected within days.

    The Humane Society's Nicola Beynon says if the Society gets an injunction on whaling, she expects the air force and navy will use force to stop the Japanese.

    "They will be required to stop the hunt. The traditional means of stopping the hunt would be to intercept the ships and forcibly stop the hunt," she said.

    "And if the Government's not prepared to do that, the Humane Society International and the Australian public will be expecting them to find some other means of stopping the hunt.

    "We will be expecting Prime Minister Rudd to speak to his counterpart in Japan and to negotiate very hard very him to stop this hunt."

    Mr Nelson says using force to stop whaling will create a diplomatic incident.

    "All I can say that is that I hope Mr Rudd knows what he's doing here," he said.

    "Japan for 60 years has been a key ally and now our major trading partner and I'd be very concerned about sending war assets, war ships and air force planes, down to look at the Japanese whaling fleet in terms of how is that going to escalate the diplomatic tensions between Australia and Japan."

    Mr Rudd has said the full details of the Government's whaling policy will be announced next week.

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