Cry Baby of the Day

Paul Watson, founder and President of environmental group Sea Shepherd Conservation

Cry-Baby: Paul Watson

The incident: Eco-Terrorist and fugitive Paul Watson and his little band of pirates had their ships run over by law abiding Japanese whalers going about their legal business in the Southern Ocean.

“The Nisshin Maru has rammed the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker, but both vessels continue to hold their positions,” Paul Watson, the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society which runs the protest boats, said.

Watson also accused Japanese coastguard personnel of throwing concussion grenades at their protest ships during a confrontation in the frigid waters near Antarctica and said the Bob Barker was taking on water in its engine room at one stage. 

The appropriate response: The are laws of the sea and rules of navgation. Paul Watson acts and behaves like a pirate when he deliberately pilots his vessels into the way of Japanese ships on the open seas. He should mount a protest without resorting to violence or dodgy navigation practices.

The actual response: He deliberately places his vessels in danger and when the obvious happens, a Japanese ship runs them over, he wails to the authorities and requests that they send armed Frigates to protect him.

This is the same cry-baby who won’t come ashore in ant reasonable legal juridiction because he fears arrest for crimes in other countries for which there are warrants for his arrest. Now he comes over all hurt and expects other jurisdictions to protect him and his law-breaking.

Paul Watson is little better than a pirate, in actions and design, he even flies the jolly roger and his organisation depicts pirate designs. He can’t expect nations to come to his whining and bitching if he won;t subject himself to other laws.

He is dead lucky though that they still don’t hang pirates from the yard-arm.


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  • Pissedoffyouth

    If they docked up in Auckland habour I’d eat a curry for every meal the week before hand, then break in, crouch on deck and show them an ecological disaster

    • blokeintakapuna

      Curried eggs and chilli baked beans would do the trick. Just the ticket for departure on a 40′ launch with 7guys to the Barrier for a weeks fishing trip. Nothing better than the smell of testosterone to encourage social shenanigans… Supposedly.

  • tarkwin

    The captain of the Nisshin Maru had probably seen Steve Irwin and his god awful daughter on T.V. That would make any sane person lose control and ram that ship.

  • Muzza

    You’d think they would have learned after losing Bufoon’s boat down there, Playing cat and mouse is a lot more fun if you’re the cat!

  • Greg

    I hope Watson suffered severe damage to his tub.

  • jaundiced

    Good on the Sea Shepherd. Crying foul is a bit rich when they are deliberately disrupting them but we all know this is just part of the on-going propaganda war. for all you gullible clowns talking about the Japanese going about their lawful business, have you really fallen for the ‘scientific whaling’ nonsense? What part of ‘sanctuary’ do you not understand? I hope Sea Shepherd sink the bastards!

    • Quite so jaundiced; your name fits your opinions! You’ll remember of course that Watson is on record as saying “there is nothing wrong with terrorism as long as you win”. Yesterday he lost, therefore by his own twisted logic, there is plenty wrong with terrorism.

    • TeacherUnionsRscum

      I couldn’t care less if the Japs are doing sea farts on a boat, its still terrorism to act like these pricks do.

      I don’t like Greenpeace, would I be allowed to go and block their ship in?

      • Mr_Blobby

        Good idea next time a Greenpeace boat visits we could have a boat flotilla protest.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Fuck off Fucktard. 1. Who cares and 2. More whales strand and die on NZ beaches than are killed by Whalers, not to mention other countries beaches, natural causes and don’t forget the carnage done by big ships traveling at speed.

    • Gazzaw

      What next Jaundice? Harassment of oil rigs working in our waters or the vessels supplying them just because the Greenpeace eco-terrorists or their buddies within Parliament disapprove. The Greenpeace fleet should be banned from entering NZ ports.

  • parorchestia

    I do not condone what the Japanese are doing but what Paul Watson’s crowd is doing is reprehensible, and very dangerous. Why does the media treat him like a modern day Robin Hood?

  • ConwayCaptain

    Maybe the NZ Govt should take a lesson from history if it cannot get RNZN ships to sea and protect our assets in the S Ocean.
    Issue Letters of Marque. This would allow private enterprise to equip a ship and harry and arrest pirates like Watson and also the Japanese whalers.
    Now the interesting thing is that the whaling factory ship will have to be replaced soon. Are the Japanese Govt going to spend many many millions of dollars replacing it??

    • blokeintakapuna

      They might be able to buy a few Kiwi, under-utilised, under-staffed frigates? If they wait long enough for a Labour coalition, they might even get them heaps and heaps cheaper, done quickly and quietly… Although by that time, they’ll likely be maritime relics.

  • Joe Bloggs

    This is the same guy who brags about ramming, scuttling and sinking fishing boats around the world, who fills the bows of his ships with concrete, and welds “can openers” to their sides so as to make them more effective weapons…

    The same guy who said “earthworms are far more valuable than people”.

    So two words come to mind – Poetic Justice.

  • Patrick

    Run him down, sink his tub, throw him a rubber ring on the way over the horizon. Let him swim home, goddamn anarchist.

  • Gazzaw

    A Greenpeace beggar bailed me up on Dominion Rd yesterday. Wrong time, wrong place………………………….for him!

  • Mr_Blobby

    When the distress call comes in reply sorry all our ships are busy at the moment but we can send an aircraft to take pictures.