Druggies as well as Pirates

The Greenpeace pirate ratbags just can’t catch a break…it turns out now that they are druggies…with Russian authorities finding quantities of illegal narcotics on their ship.

Russian authorities allege drugs were found on the Greenpeace protest ship which two New Zealanders were arrested on last month.

The environmental group has ridiculed the claim, saying morphine was kept legally in a safe on the Arctic Sunrise for medical purposes.

The ship’s crew of 28 activists, including New Zealanders Jonathan Beauchamp and David Haussmann, plus two freelance journalists, were arrested on September 18 by Russian special forces in international waters during a protest over Arctic oil drilling.

They are being held in a Russian prison while they face piracy charges which could see them jailed for up to 15 years if convicted.

Russian authorities have revealed they are considering laying further charges against the crew after reportedly finding morphine and poppy straw, an opiate, aboard the Arctic Sunrise. 

Greenpeace said in a statement today that the accusation was a smear.

It said there was a strict policy against recreational drugs on Greenpeace ships, and any claim that something other than medical supplies were found should be regarded with great suspicion.

“The ship was first searched by Russian officers weeks ago. They scoured every corner of it, so we assume this announcement is designed to deflect attention from the growing global outrage over the continued imprisonment of the detainees.

“Any claim that illegal drugs were found is a smear, it’s a fabrication, pure and simple.”

These Greenpeace fools don;t seem to realise that they are dealing with Russians, who are immune to world pressure, don’t give a shit about the so-called “rights” of protestors, and are quite willing to play hardball beyond that which Greenpeace can bear.


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  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Don’t you love it when these wankers cry foul. Get used to old sock soup guys, no one is running to your rescue.

  • Sponge

    I have said it before and I say it again. Fuck em.

    If you play with the Russians you WILL come off second best and if they didn’t know that before they started this stupid and futile enterprise then they are even bigger imbeciles that I gave them credit for.

  • OhopeBeachBugger

    Never known dirty hippies to have any objection to drugs.

  • OhopeBeachBugger

    Just checked up on the Arctic Surprise or whatever bunny-hugging name the pirate ship carries. She has a MAK 9M452AK diesel engine good for1619 kW. Oh, and fuel? Try 500 000 litres of diesel.


    • James

      I imagine that they burn bio-diesel instead of diesel from crude oil though. So instead of getting it out of the ground where it is harming nobody they are burning food and laying waste to acres of forest land – thus destroying pristine natural habitats and starving people to death.
      But they probably think it is a price worth paying to ensure that the crude oil remains in the ground for now – to come back up again when plate tectonics decide rather than mankind.

      • OhopeBeachBugger

        There’s a scientific name for that sort of thing: fucking idiots.

      • Patrick

        Conservation & being environmentally friendly is for “other folks”, self righteous Greenies can do as they please, just ask Big Al Gore.

      • Blueballs

        Didn’t you know that particular engine was converted to run on a premium blend of hemp oil and broccoli stems.

  • DLNZ

    The so called doctor (I’m wondering whether she is actually a doctor at all – absolutely nothing comes up in Google) is a Russian citizen, so she can hardly plead ignorance of Russia’s way of doing things.

  • peterwn

    Russia’s aim is to break Greenpeace. Trouble is, greenpeace does not realise it yet.

    Hope that Simon Bridges got his law tweak right, including the power to confiscate vessels involved in oil rig, etc climb-on protests.

    • slade52

      smash ’em into tiny little greenpieces

    • Tom

      Hope they manage it

  • richard.b

    This is great.
    I can also see the Ruskies adding some other charges over the next few months while they await trial.
    Possession of weapons
    Smuggling Tobacco and alcohol
    Possession of porn,
    Perhaps a few safety issues with the ship

  • Shoreboy57

    oh lets have another protest outside embassy in Wellington. That will work

    • Honcho

      Keep those letters of support flooding in!

      • Sponge

        Greenpeace have very convientaly posted a link to email the Russian Embassy. http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/take-action/Take-action-online/free-our-activists/

        I am not sure that they they intended it to be used to send the message of support for law and order that I sent though….

        • OhopeBeachBugger

          I done the same:

          Dear Mr Ambassador

          I am writing to affirm my support for Russia’s far more effective mechanisms of dealing with those pirates of the high seas, Greenpeace. Too often we see these pirates operating relatively unfettered in their activities to disrupt the legitimate business of exploration and oil production.

          It is high time a government showed the backbone to stop those who have no regard for the law, and those who conduct activities which are depended upon for the functioning of modern society.

          If Greenpeace and its terrorists have broken Russian and international laws, let them face the prescribed penalties. I commend the Russian authorities on your fortitude.

          Yours sincerely,

          • Patrick

            Except it will appear to come from Greenpeace as it will relay through Greenpeace’s mail servers so unless the Ambassador actually reads the body he will assume you are another smelly hippie whining because Vlad the Impaler is about to lay some pipe with a whiney smellie greenie in the pokey

          • Sponge

            Of course Patrick but its not like they would take any notice of what the Greenpeace bell ends say Greenpeace say anyway.

          • Patrick

            Exactly my point – right now they are probably putting rules in place on their mail servers blocking anything from @greenpeace.whinealot.co.nz – or whatever handle they use.

          • Kimbo

            No doubt the GCSB is on to you for communicating with a foreign government.

            Remember the rules of hippie sanctimony: –

            Government monitoring emails for national security…BAD

            Censorship and false representation of your email traffic for watermelon political aims…GOOD

          • OhopeBeachBugger

            Good point, I will resend. More oil means better for all of us, after all, including Greenpeace. Their bill on 500 000 litres of diesel will be considerably less if the Russkies hit oil in the Pechora Sea. Let’s hope Aussie gets that tight oil out of Coober Pedy, too.

          • AnonWgtn

            I assume the Russians will clean out the oil into their own ships, before they sink the Greenpeace boat, following its confiscation as part of the punishment.

          • OhopeBeachBugger

            It’s the right thing to do. Protect the environment by not wasting any of the precious stuff, aye.

          • OhopeBeachBugger

            Oh and PS – I sure don’t mid at all :-).

  • rockape

    Its ok to carry drugs on boats. I carry morphine in case of accident when offshore. But, its a big but, it must be declared on arrival in a foreign country and I must have an authority to carry it.

    • OhopeBeachBugger

      I’d also like to have a stash handy just in case something happens, could really take the edge off…

      • rockape

        Last time I tried to get rid of the out of date stuff, the pharmacist said” Do you know how much you can get for this down the pub!”

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    That could have been planted…who knows bros, who knows….

    • Jp

      Yeah Cunliffe planted it

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Don’t talk ill of Messiah…

        • Nechtan

          Perhaps your saviour will rescue them, like Moses did with the Israelites?

    • Nechtan

      Who cares?

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        A Greenpeace hippie was saying on the news that they have a well equipped hospital on board and it was “medicine”….I trust her completely.

        • Sponge

          Of course SCS – they are people of the utmost integrity.

        • Nechtan

          If you have “thing” for women with upper lip hair that’s ok, each to his own

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            I think you deserve a Fenton!! Enjoy bro!

          • Magoo

            Oh shit, was that really necessary? The she-orc’s put me off my dinner.

          • Sponge

            Fuck man – can you stop doing that around dinnertime please?

          • Nechtan

            A face that could curdle kerosene!

          • benniedawg

            Hey! don’t be so harsh. You know what they say. ‘Who’s looking at the mantelpiece when they are stoking the fire’.

          • Sponge

            Benniedawg – If anything could make a flame flicker it’s that unspeakable thing.

          • Patrick

            That ain’t a fire it is the flames of Hades

          • Patrick

            Fenton v Putin, unarmed combat, now that would be worth watching.

          • Sponge

            Putins a well trained hard arse but I am not sure he is big enough to beat that thing…

          • Patrick

            He would go for that old wrestling hold called the “bowling ball” but would get a hell of a shock when he discovered Fenton is packing a meat & two vegies xmas surprise.

          • Sponge


          • AnonWgtn

            God – ain’t she Ugly.

  • GregM

    A mate of mine is skipper on a small tanker on the US east coast.

    He made a good point with this comment on his blog :

    ” Now, for the public, remember that this is Russia. Russia deals quickly and efficiently with brown-skinned boarders by binding their hands to their feet and testing them for buoyancy over the side. Supposedly, Russian ships don’t have piracy problems in the Horn of Africa. So, with human rights standards like that, it’s perhaps not surprising that Greenpeace’s goats aren’t having a good time in the Gulag awaiting trial. One of them is even really pissed she can’t get vegan food there.
    Personally, I’m amazed they have food at all. Russian jails are not famed for being particularly expensive to operate. Anyhow, this is a good lesson for everyone here about intercultural experiences. It’s not smart to assume that shared values exist across cultures. For Greenpeace, this is a win-win. For their volunteers, well, it’s not like this will affect future job prospects. They might even learn a trade in the clink. Color me unsympathetic, because ignorance is toxic, and they should have known better, so now they get to put theory to test when it comes to their values.

  • Michael

    Greenpeace should release the briefing given to these activists. If they did warn of imprisonment, then they treat their activists as expendable. If they didn’t, the they treat their actvists like shit, and expendable.

    • blokeintakapuna

      exceptionally good point!

    • Simo

      Its like…. the religion of peace as they brief their suicide bombers, in the name of Allah….. The Greenpeace version in the name of saving the planet…. god speed to certain imprisonment. Its the most god awful intellectual construct that is dutifully passed from one bunch of nutters to the next generation of nutters needing the mental structure to pursue this stupidity.

  • Magoo

    The funniest thing is that they’re more than likely the types who poo-poo capitalist USA and reminisce about the CCCP style of doing things. Suckers.

    • blokeintakapuna

      On a brighter note though – they might get to meet Pussy Riot?
      Yeah Nah… maybe a female version of Sergeant Shultz…

      • Magoo

        Olga, who used to be Ivan before the operation.

  • jaundiced

    OK I get it. We don’t like Greenpeace, and Russia is playing hardball with them, so we now like Russia and think Putin is a good guy.
    I don’t like Greenpeace either – their sanctimony and hypocrisy irks. BUT that doesn’t mean I throw my support (and credibility) behind Russia and Putin. Greenpeace should expect to be arrested for boarding a platform – that’s part and parcel of this kind of protest, so don’t cry foul when this happens. But climbing up a platform is not ‘piracy’ (that’s what happens off Somalia where a boat are taken over at gunpoint and crew are killed or held hostage). And drugs on board is more likely to be for medicine (unless they’re even more stupid than I thought). Russia does not play nice (just like labour) All this dancing up and down makes you sound like deranged hippies yourself.

    • Magoo
    • Sponge

      I don’t recall seeing anyone saying that they now think Putin is wonderful as a result of this. I am happy to be corrected though.

      What they did IS piracy though. From Dictionary.com “practice of a pirate; robbery or illegal violence at sea.”

      [Edit – thanks Magoo – an even better definition].

      These people illegally tried to force their way onto the platform. Russia is doing the right thing charging them with Piracy and I fail to see what else Greenpeace could have expected.

      Their snivelling now about the consequences of their actions is contemptible.

    • OhopeBeachBugger

      Deranged, perhaps, hippies, never.

    • Kimbo

      “But climbing up a platform is not ‘piracy’ (that’s what happens off
      Somalia where a boat are taken over at gunpoint and crew are killed or
      held hostage). And drugs on board is more likely to be for medicine
      (unless they’re even more stupid than I thought).”

      Hold on there, Joe Karam. Unlike NZ, in Russia they don’t conduct their justice via trail by media.

      They haven’t had a trial yet. They’ll get to put all those arguments (and just a tip – they ARE arguments, not facts, as you’ve implied) in plenty good time.

    • Patrick

      I would have thought “Piracy” is whatever the Russian legislature deems it to be, and within Russian territorial waters whatever the Ruskies say goes.
      Greenpeace HQ would have been well aware of the risks of trifling with the Ruskies before they sent their lemmings over that cliff. If the donations start rolling in because of this issue Greenpeace HQ will be happy. The silly fools on the boat now locked up in a Gulag will pay the price, some will come out saying it was a price worth paying, others will see the reality. Greenpeace is using them and profiting of their backs. Not unlike the worst evil capitalists they so despise.

  • blokeintakapuna

    “We weren’t being pirates – we’re just protesting”
    By boarding another vessel in International waters without invitation is classified as “piracy” is it not?

    • blokeintakapuna

      Answering my own question…



      Definition of piracy

      Piracy consists of any of the following acts:

      (a) any illegal acts of violence or detention,
      or any act of depredation, committed for private ends by the crew or the
      passengers of a private ship or a private aircraft, and directed:

      (i) on the high seas, against another ship or
      aircraft, or against persons or property on board such ship or aircraft;

      (ii) against a ship, aircraft, persons or
      property in a place outside the jurisdiction of any State;

      (b) any act of voluntary participation in the
      operation of a ship or of an aircraft with knowledge of facts making it a
      pirate ship or aircraft;

      (c) any act of inciting or of intentionally
      facilitating an act described in subparagraph (a) or (b).

  • Patrick

    Ha de friggin ha, whether they had the morphine for medical purposes or not I don’t care. About time Greenpeace got their beans, only ones perhaps better than the Ruskies to straighten them out would be the Chinese.
    Wonder how long it will be before these activists realise they are just pawns being used by Greenpeace? As long as the donations keep flowing in their masters will not care that they are doing time with Mr Bigski playing hide the Kolbasa

  • NoVictim

    Am I right in thinking that morphine probably is a legitimate drug on board a sea going vessel, but Opium straw is definately not?

  • Simo

    A snivelling leftie suck hole from planet Brotown Uni in Hamilton, was whining away on Larry Williams NewsTalkZB show 1/2 an hour ago. When the hard questions were asked, he lied through his unbrushed Greenie teeth that the activist’s detention is all illegal, and told a breathless radio audience how all detainee’s will be released and its all a big misunderstanding…….Russia fuck yea

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Bros – Now the smelling hippies of Greenpeace are demanding that the Government (read: John Key) offer bail guarantee to Russia to free these two….As I said earlier, this will eventually become John Key’s problem!!

    • Magoo

      We do not negotiate with drug crazed pirates.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Where the fuck are our heroes Royin Malcolm and Lucy Ryan?
    You self centered tarts are letting the protest team down you know, I mean fucks sake, there are people in trouble and you are under the radar?

  • Sponge

    And look at what the self important pompous twats are now suggesting. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/09/president-putin-arctic-30-greenpeace-russia

    They really think they are something else don’t they?

    • Nechtan

      Self important tossers