“Armed Russian military have stormed a Greenpeace ship protesting against oil exploitation in remote Arctic waters.
“According to the last communications from the Arctic Sunrise before all contact was cut at around 4.30pm BST, the Russians dropped guards on to the deck of the vessel by rope from a helicopter, rounded up the Greenpeace crew and broke into the wheel house and communications rooms.
“Tweets from three people who locked themselves into a secure area on the ship said: ‘This is pretty terrifying. Loud banging. Screaming in Russian. They're still trying to kick in the door’. Another said: ‘Crew are sitting on their knees on the helipad with guns pointed at them.’
“Frank Hewetson, British action coordinator on the vessel, later said that 29 of the crew were being held under armed guard in the canteen.”
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Oh, yeah. If you know your enemy and yourself, you need not fear the outcome of a thousand battles.
(In planning the protest, apparently none of the Greenpeacers said: “Dude. We’re dealing with the Russians here.”
(And: “action coordinator”? Does that not spell out all we need to know about plans to keep Russian military away from the Greenpeace ship? Irony: “Action coordinator” is a title Bolsheviks would use in the early days.
(And: "Russia's powerful Investigative Committee said border guards had seen evidence the Arctic Sunrise crew may have committed piracy - which carries a prison term of between five and 15 years in Russia - after members of the protest group scaled an oil platform to protest Arctic drilling.")