Originally Posted by Lodef
Your kidding me right? Yes we can call the Sea Sheperd crew a lot of things but being cowards is certainly not one of them. The stunts they try may not be effective and can seem down right inept at times but that does not mean they are any less dangerous. The crews in the speed boats and the heli pilot especially, know with just the slightest mistake they might not be coming back and that alone shows a lot of guts in my book. Hell, not to mention they are in the Antarctic Ocean on a ship that they know is not approved for ice breaking surfaces proves a lot of moxy in and of itself. Sure it is easy to root against them but give credit where credit is due, ball-less they are not!
I agree and disagree. Yes, they have courage, but only from a certain stand-point. Once you get them in the line of fire, they start to question things, which makes them unreliable.
The problem isn't them per say, it's that they haven't been trained. For instance, you can take the "baddest" gang bangers from Compton and put them in Iraq, and guess what, they'd fold like a bunch of "bitchy little girls" (sorry for the Burn Notice reference). But it's true. If you aren't trained properly, you can talk a lot on camera.
Honestly, if the crew were as hard-core as they say they are, "willing to die for the whales" and all, they would have tried to seriously take out one of the Japanese ships by now. Not this little, try and foul the prop stuff....