Anti-whaling activist Watson says Costa Rica made up charges

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    Disillusioned

    Would be great if he could prove it.

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    gelendestrasse

    But he can't so he's on the run.

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    USNinJapan2

    Costa Rica wants to arrest him and turn him over to Japan in exchange of economic aid.

    He seriously has a ridiculously overinflated ego and sense of self importance.

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    Hide Suzuki

    LOL, taste of his own medicine. He goes around telling lies and makes up stories but he doesn't like it when others do the same, what a loser.

  • 2

    hkitagawa

    if I am him, I spent all my time with his family if he have one. There is no mean to be a fugitive. or criminal.

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    Citizen2012

    There is no mean to be a fugitive. or criminal

    Sometimes they have to be so YOU can spent all your time with your family and try to enjoy the less and less freedom in this world.

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    Barbara Reder

    Dislike him for his action now he is running he should face his charges.

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    wakawaka225

    Why are we still talking about this unimportant person?

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    Philippe Sama

    Paul Watson is right, he is a good man.

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    mikihouse

    yes paul watson is a good man so he should go now to heaven ASAP

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    m6bob

    Extradite him to Japan and leave him for a few hours with the yakuza. That should fix him.

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    OssanAmerica

    What a coward and loser. If he's so sure of his innocence then let him come forward and clear himself in any court in the world. Or does he expect us all to buy his continuous BS? Like that magic bullet that supposedly hit him. Costa Rica is an anti-whaling nation that has always voted against Japan. But nice conspiracy theory.

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    Robert Roo

    “Costa Rica has been a serving boy to Japan in this case,” said Watson, adding that he suspects Costa Rica wants to arrest him and turn him over to Japan in exchange of economic aid.'

    Wouldn't be surprised

    Citizen2012 at Jun. 29, 2013 - 11:42AM JST There is no mean to be a fugitive. or criminal

    Sometimes they have to be so YOU can spent all your time with your family and try to enjoy the less and less freedom in this world.

    Most people don't get it. They read the you as you. Like Ron Paul and Jesse Ventura activists are usually trying to help others - as you said YOU. The others however generally think it is for fame or criminal as they don't follow big brothers way or such.... Nothing one can do to explain....

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    Mike O'Brien

    “Costa Rica has been a serving boy to Japan in this case,” said Watson, adding that he suspects Costa Rica wants to arrest him and turn him over to Japan in exchange of economic aid.'

    Except Japan has given foreign aid to Costa Rica for years and the levels have remained relatively stable for decades. And I know that Watson claims he ran from Germany was because he was afraid that Japan was getting ready to ask Germany to extradite him to Japan, now he is saying Costa Rica is going to extradite him? He also claimed he was afraid of the Costa Rica warrant because he would be killed in a Costa Rican jail, now he is afraid they will extradite him?

    How many stories does he have?

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    Robert Roo

    He may not be going about it the right way but he is trying to save the whales. Bribery is rampant I imagine he will be under threat of arrest wherever he goes. Certainly brought attention to his cause though didn't he.

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    Magnus Roe

    Robert RooJul. 01, 2013 - 09:40AM JST He may not be going about it the right way but he is trying to save the whales. Bribery is rampant I imagine he will be under threat of arrest wherever he goes. Certainly brought attention to his cause though didn't he.

    Japanese whaling is hardly threatening the whales as a whole. I agree the research part is ridiculous, they ought to just call a spade a spade and hunt them for food like some other countries.

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    Robert Roo

    Yes I imagine that's why they put the clause (loophole) to allow them some limited whaling if they really felt they really had too. Something like you agree not to do 120 in the 60 zone as long as they allow you to do 100?

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    Mike O'Brien

    I imagine that's why they put the clause

    Who is this 'they' you speak of? Do you know where and when the research whaling clause even comes from?

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    ryukyustriker

    Japan should just put sanctions on any country housing Watson. Either way Costa Rica has alot to lose from Japan if they don't play nice. Watson should face his accuser but he is a coward.

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    arrestpaul

    In February, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals labeled Watson’s group pirates.

    “You don’t need a peg leg or an eye patch,” Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel. “When you ram ships; hurl glass containers of acid; drag metal-reinforced ropes in the water to damage propellers and rudders; launch smoke bombs and flares with hooks; and point high-powered lasers at other ships, you are, without a doubt, a pirate, no matter how high-minded you believe your purpose to be.”

    The same court in December ordered the organization to keep its ships at least 500 yards from Japanese whalers. The whalers have since accused the protesters of violating that order at least twice in February.

    What else there to say? Watson has a documented history of being a liar so his "claims" about Costa Rica simply are not believable. His eco-terrorist group are considered pirates based on their repeated act of violence.

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    lucabrasi

    Oh well, if a US court, the people who gave the world insane rates of incarceration, Guantanamo and reinstatement of the death penalty, says so, it must be true....

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