Whaling: Japan continues to mask its lies while a U.S. Federal Court Judge hides his eyes to the senseless slaughter.
In a recent Associated Press release, The Tokyo-based Institute of Cetacean (Whale) Research along with a few other countries are seeking to get a U.S. federal court to order the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to cease disrupting its whaling activities in the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica.
What is amazing to me that a U.S. federal judge is willing to hear Japan’s whaling argument or even allow it into the federal court system. Why? Consider the fact that our own President was supposed to take the side of anti-whaling, based on his initial campaign promises.
But, as we have seen, no sanctions – other than a letter – have been written and authorized by the President – and sent to the Faroe Islands, which somehow is supposed to tell them to “stop whaling”.
It is kind of like the recent spy plane recovery. A several trillion dollar spy plane is downed in Iran. Instead of destroying or recovering it, Obama felt that we could just get it back by asking for it. Well, it will be returned – in pieces!
This is the kind of back bone we have in Washington, unfortunately. Even the recent “balancing the budget”, Obama chose to point the finger at the Republicans. Isn’t he the President of us all? What happened to the phrase “the buck stops here!”?
It looks like the same game is being played at a lower level. No one has the chutzpah to make a decision. Rather a U.S. federal court is willing to spend taxpayer dollars on an issue which is actually frivolous.
If the judge had any sense or kept up with the news, rather than sitting in an ivory tower, and made himself aware of the smokescreen and glass marketing, he might just throw it out.
Politics make strange bedfellows, I think. Bedfellows prompted by the almighty dollar and the debts owed to Japan. Common sense and the rightness of things get put by the wayside as a result.
What are the lies that are being masked regarding Japan, whaling and whales?
Well, one is that “Japan says the hunt is a scientific exemption from an international moratorium on commercial whaling. The government says the research is needed to provide data on whale populations so that the international ban can be re-examined and lifted based on scientific studies.”
So, you need to tell that you need 900 dead whales to figure that out?
Why does anyone need such a large sampling of dead whales (900 to be exact or roughly 3,000 tons of whale meat), given today’s technology?
Here’s another point: anyone who is a student of the Internet, can read Japan’s English translations of their own newspapers. They admit that the research is just a ruse – in their own newspapers! They even say that the meat is sold by the Institute to help cover its “research costs” And to top it all off, staff writers for JAPAN TODAY even comment at the stupidity of the U.S.!
The other fact is that less than 3% of the Japanese population eat whale meat. It is not a staple of any Japanese diet, save a few people who have survived the last World War. The truth is that thousands of tons of frozen whale meat is stockpiled and unused in Japan.
The other fact is that Japan is hunting in a sanctuary. They have also depleted and emptied their own seas of fish and whales.
They have been caught bribing Russian officials, and they have been caught bribing their own officials. And when publicly caught by Japanese whistleblowers, the whistleblowers were put in jail and charged with treason! They provide their own official counts and records, but without independent verification.
On a side note, remember the millions of dollars of foreign aid that went to Japan for the homeless? That money never got to the homeless, but went into the pockets of Japanese officals.
Japan has even tried turning whale meat into hotdogs and flavored hamburgers to feed to unsuspecting school children.
On February 6th, U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones is scheduled to hear the arguments, when in fact the case should not even be allowed into our court system and paid for by you and me.
What I would suggest is that you write the judge and tell him that he needs to wake up and not waste everyone’s time and money. That he should throw out the case simply based on the fact that it is already known that Japan laughs at us for our own blind sense of justice, while being completely willing to cut our legs off where we stand, thinking that they are a fair and honest people.
Think of the recent meltdown and the lies to its own people.
Think of the movie, “The Cove”
Think of the worst pollution – air and sea – disaster in Japan.
So what do you think…and what are you going to do about it?