Originally Posted by cognoscenti
and thats not noble in any way?
New Zealand successfully banned US nuclear warships from its waters and for awhile damaged its relations with the US but the majority of the country were glad they didnt have nuclear vessels near them.
Greenpeace do alot of good too you know.
Thats like people who think every church somehow has a kiddy fiddling priest despite being present in virtually every region of the world helping people in crisis.
People ignore the 99% of amazing work and focus on the one incident (x) year(s) ago that was on the news.
Because the US navy do immensely more good than harm.
Kitchens to feed 5,000 people 3 meals a day, 150 bed hospital, the ability to ferry many people hundreds of miles, and the (supposed) ability to hook up and power land facilities, combined it makes one of these ships incredible to have around during a disaster, that is why US naval groups (a dozen ships or so based around one or two such carriers) are immediately dispatched to disaster zones. IE Myanmar, and the area's effected by the tidal wave in 2005.
I can see the concern of having nuclear power items around, however not only is the safety record for nuclear plants spotless (the only non-USSR disasters that occurred were from human error), but some of the best techs in the world are watching over them.
Although, come to think of it, the ban was probably more to keep the large navy ships from letting all those sailors and marines loose in New Zealand.
There are just a lot of crazies in Greenpeace that ruin it for the whole lot. It is like that in every organization. Say your an executive in Microsoft, and people will ask why Vista was so bad. I know a few Pastors who are good folks, but overall the church did take a big hit over the abuse scandal.