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Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors, Part 2

Commented May 16, 2012 at 02:15:00 in Green

“I do not think any of the crew from the Ady Gil were "special forces guys" as you say. Mike Smith was a firefighter/engineer; Jason Stewart was the main engineer and also an architect; Laurens de Groot was the SSCS liason to Pete; Jason Burrows was the navigator/also engineer; and Simeon was Animal Planet's videographer. I do not see anything that says "special forces".”

yer right on May 16, 2012 at 15:02:13

“Young Jason was ex military. Two were ex policemen including Laurens. And one fireman mike. Not special forces guys. Special "OPS" guys. Petes words not mine.”
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Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors

Commented May 15, 2012 at 00:58:03 in Green

“I give up on your incessant arguing. Pete knows the truth, as he was THERE, I know the truth, as I have read the ACTUAL statement (photographic memory here) and Earthrace was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Guatemalan officials. That payment you keep referring to was paid not by Pete, but by the insurance company. That is what insurance is for...same as vehicle insurance paying when an accident occurs while driving. I wash my hands of your constant bad-mouthing of someone who is doing something that he believes in. I bid you well in your future work with SSCS, kind sir.”
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Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors

Commented May 14, 2012 at 03:42:18 in Green

“He mistook it for marker lights because it flashed once and did not do so again. He said he checked the charts, the radar and the FLIR and saw nothing but a clear path. He was looking to see if that light would flash again, and that is when they ran into the skiff. At least they had the decency to jump into the water to save the lives of the 2 fishermen they did find; and did a search pattern to try and find the 3rd man, but to no avail.”

Judan Lady on May 15, 2012 at 00:58:03

“I give up on your incessant arguing. Pete knows the truth, as he was THERE, I know the truth, as I have read the ACTUAL statement (photographic memory here) and Earthrace was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Guatemalan officials. That payment you keep referring to was paid not by Pete, but by the insurance company. That is what insurance is for...same as vehicle insurance paying when an accident occurs while driving. I wash my hands of your constant bad-mouthing of someone who is doing something that he believes in. I bid you well in your future work with SSCS, kind sir.”

yer right on May 14, 2012 at 17:25:03

“Hmmm maybe refresh your memory by reading the drivers actual statement. I posted it earlier. No mention about it only blinking once. Just he couldn't judge the distance of the lights. Quite different to not actually seeing any lights huh.”

yer right on May 14, 2012 at 16:32:27

“Hang on, both you and Pete have said they had No lights. Now your saying they did. So what is it? The drivers statement says nothing about it blinking only once. His statement is clear. He just couldnt judge the distance of the lights. I think its best to be honest about these things. They did have lights. And before the court hearing Pete agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to the dead man's family.”
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Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors

Commented May 14, 2012 at 03:38:13 in Green

“How do you know what Pete and Bazza did while they were in the bush for a week? Were you there? Did you follow them into the bush and spy on them? And even though you do not believe in it, there is such a thing as sustainable hunting and fishing. Many people do hunt and fish to provide food for their families, and still maintain an attitude of conservation of marinelife and wildlife to sustain the biodiversity of the Earth. I believe in it; and that is OUR belief, but that does not mean that we are the bad guys for having such belief.”

yer right on May 14, 2012 at 17:20:46

“Yer probably not a great idea to run a Conservation group then take a piece of the pie and say its a good thing. But that's just My belief.”
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Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors

Commented May 10, 2012 at 01:03:53 in Green

“The boat could not be seen! There were no marker lights on it at all and that fishermen and his 2 buddies were fishing ILLEGALLY, according to Guatemalan authorities.”

yer right on May 13, 2012 at 19:20:31

“You need to read the transcript petes driver made. He did see lights but mistook them for marker lights. Even Pete continues to lie about this. The statement petes driver made is very clear about this. He saw the lights ahead but thought they were a lot farther away.”

yer right on May 10, 2012 at 09:49:15

“That's not true. The fishermen said they had lights. Petes driver said he saw none. But without someone on watch how can you expect to see everything. Total negligence. They should have had two people up at night and one sleeping and swaping them out. You don't need to be very smart to work that one out.”
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Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors

Commented May 10, 2012 at 00:47:45 in Green

“That running over of the Guatemalan fisherman was and STILL is determined a complete accident. That fisherman had NO marker lights on his boat and not only that, but he and his two friends were fishing ILLEGALLY!! Earthrace crew were VERY responsible in helping the 2 survivors back to shore AND taking the heat of a civil lawsuit that was filed by the family of said fisherman. It had been told to Pete and his crew that a majority of the time...the culprit normally would not do what Pete and his crew did, they normally RUN AWAY! So, YES...they DID take responsibility for their actions concerning that incident. As for what happened to the Ady Gil...not everyone was on the roof! They knew at the time when they turned their backs, where the Shonan Maru #2 was in reference to where they were located. They were saying goodbye to the Bob Barker. But, that entire incident will be debated until the cows come home and will get no one anywhere. It was deemed by the New Zealand Maritime Authority that BOTH parties were at fault. End of story there.

And here again, you bring up a person's past! Big deal if Pete, and/or crew, used to hunt and fish with their family. The past is the past and it should STAY there. Do you not believe that a person can change with time? Well, it does happen.”

yer right on May 13, 2012 at 19:15:16

“The fishing vessel did have lights. You can see part of the statement made by petes driver to the court in a post I put above. He just mistook them for marker lights.”

yer right on May 10, 2012 at 09:41:09

“It was an accident caused through negligence. The fishermen insisted they had lights. What skipper would not have at least a second person "on watch" at night,driving at speed? It's like driving your car while wearing a blind fold and telling people you killed someone but it was an "accident". Yer nice. And yes sitting up on top of the ady and waving,laughing and taking photos of a harpoon ship as it head towards you is another extremely bad judgment call by a negligent skipper. And yes both skippers were to blame. And Pete and his mate Jake still do hunt. Do you really think Pete and his brother went into the bush last month for a week to go camping? Cough. And Jakes fb "ocean hunter" photo is a fairly recent one. What marine Conservationist labels themselves themselves an ocean hunter? So yer No I don't believe these people have changed. This is all about ego and making a living.”
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Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors

Commented May 9, 2012 at 00:21:59 in Green

“I don't understand why there must be so much mud-slinging between conservation groups. We're all here for one thing: THE OCEANS!! Why is it that when someone decides to take on a task, another must put them down? "Holy warriors"? This isn't a battle based upon religion, and that's what Peter is inferring by calling them "holy warriors". Yes, Pete Bethune has guns. So would anyone who will go up against armed poachers off the coast of Africa. As SSCS learned from "Operation Blue Rage", poachers will do just about anything, including firing a weapon, to keep their illegal catch. SSCS also learned just how dangerous Africa can be when they were attempting to document the Namibian seal slaughter. They were lucky to have those night vision goggles, to be able to see the movements of those armed troops who were trying to track them with their own goggles all the way to the Namibian border. The SSCS is NOT the only conservation group and they should stop acting as if they are. Their own ego will be the fall of them. Of course, if it weren't for that same TV Peter speaks of, Sea Shepherd wouldn't have the notoriety they have now. All groups started on a small-scale basis, SSCS is no exception. So why not let other groups do their part to help marine wildlife? It't not like SSCS can be everywhere on the planet at the same time. Now, THAT is reality!!”