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Global oil trading stopped (Greenpeace Version of Their IPE Beatdown-Hilarious)
Greenpeace ^ | February 16, 2005

Posted on 02/18/2005 1:03:54 AM PST by huac

"...Thirty-five Greenpeace volunteers halted trading on the global oil market by occupying the International Petroleum Exchange in London. They entered the high security building near Tower Bridge shortly before 2pm, just as the world market in Brent crude was about to switch to London...They attached distress alarms to helium balloons, blew foghorns and handcuffed themselves to the trading pit, forcing the exchange to shut down. The International Petroleum Exchange does one thousand billion dollars of business each year and trading at the London exchange sets the price for 60 percent of the world's oil..."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; environment; greenpeace; moonbat; oil; sodoffswampy
The above is the Greenpeace version of their "heroic" raid. In actuality, as memorialized below, they were beat by the traders like drums, did not have the courage to fight back and two were sent to the hospital. A great example of Left spin, another MSM skill.

""WHEN 35 Greenpeace protesters stormed the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) yesterday they had planned the operation in great detail...What they were not prepared for was the post-prandial aggression of oil traders who kicked and punched them back on to the pavement... “We bit off more than we could chew. They were just Cockney barrow boy spivs. Total thugs,” one protester said, rubbing his bruised skull. “I’ve never seen anyone less amenable to listening to our point of view.”... Another said: “I took on a Texan Swat team at Esso last year and they were angels compared with this lot.” Behind him, on the balcony of the pub opposite the IPE, a bleary-eyed trader, pint in hand, yelled: “Sod off, Swampy.”"

Greenpeace Version of Events:

True Verion of Events:

1 posted on 02/18/2005 1:03:55 AM PST by huac
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To: huac

And then they got in their cars and drove home, some stopping to fill up at the gas station...

2 posted on 02/18/2005 1:10:19 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ("Drowning someone...I wouldn't have a part in that."--Teddy K)
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To: huac
“Sod off, Swampy.”

3 posted on 02/18/2005 1:22:50 AM PST by carumba
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"Greenpeace volunteers halted trading on the global oil market"

Great, they just accomplished what AQ would love to do...minus the head chopping.

4 posted on 02/18/2005 1:28:39 AM PST by endthematrix (Declare 2005 as the year the battle for freedom from tax slavery!)
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To: endthematrix

Yep, they entered onto the floor, the traders opened a can of 'WHUP ASS' on them.

5 posted on 02/18/2005 2:01:25 AM PST by gulfcoast6 (I can do anything through Christ who gives me strength.)
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it's about time...

another thread on the subject...

6 posted on 02/19/2005 8:00:37 AM PST by the invisib1e hand ("remember, from ashes you came, to ashes you will return.")
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