It irks me that MSM continues to promote their activist piracy and terrorism under the banner ‘environmental’ as opposed to ‘eco-terrorist’. They will trash anybody’s treasures and stomp over anyone’s fundamental human rights to say ‘look at me, look at me’ in a narcissistic, self important need to be the centre of attention.
The environmental group Greenpeace has apologised to Peruvians upset by its stunt at the world-famous Nazca lines, which authorities say harmed the archaeological marvel.
The apology followed a senior official's announcement that Peru would seek criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who allegedly damaged the lines by leaving footprints in the adjacent desert.
Greenpeace regularly riles governments and corporations it deems environmental scofflaws.
But the stunt timed to coincide with UN climate talks in nearby Lima may have backfired.
In a statement, Greenpeace said it was "deeply concerned about any offense" Peruvians may have taken.
The activists entered a "strictly prohibited" area beside the famed figure of a hummingbird, Peru's Culture Ministry said in a statement.
The Nazca lines are huge figures depicting living creatures, stylized plants and imaginary figures scratched on the surface of the ground between 1,500 and 2,000 years ago. They are believed to have had ritual astronomical functions.
"They are absolutely fragile. They are black rocks on a white background. You walk there and the footprint is going to last hundreds or thousands of years," Castillo said.
"And the line that they have destroyed is the most visible and most recognized of all."
This comment on social media is worth noting.
The apparent blatant and flagrant disregard of this pressure group for, and apparent partial destruction of, an ancient archaeological site as part of their promotion of their own opinions is disgraceful.
I sincerely hope that those causing this damage are prosecuted and punished to the full force of the Peruvian law should their guilt be proven.
This goes beyond 'moral offense' as they prefer to describe it- this is cultural and heritage vandalism and cannot hide behind the skirts of self righteous opposition to possible changes in the weather.
A great hurt has been caused and again I say shame.