Peruvians outraged as Greenpeace desecrates Inca sites

Greenpeace has caused outrage throughout Peru by thoughtlessly desecrating Incan cultural sites as part of its global warming campaign.

CFACT’s Craig Rucker took them on at their COP 20 press conference.

Watch CFACT’s exclusive video now.

Greenpeace has a long history of cultural insensitivity and giving offense to indigenous people.

Greenpeace’s propaganda-heavy attacks on whaling and sealing for years barred many Inuit peoples from their ancestral hunts and a vital source of income.  Although Greenpeace reversed itself and now supports their right to hunt, the Inuit are not prepared to forget.

As Rucker pointed out, this latest heavy-handed trespassing on the cultural sensitivities of indigenous Peruvians represents a new black eye for Greenpeace.

The Greenpeace campaigners may face jeopardy similar to their colleagues who were recently jailed in Russia for trespassing at an oil rig.  Peruvian officials are threatening to detain and try the latest group of Greenpeace trespassers under the nation’s cultural protection laws which carry potential prison sentences.

Greenpeace now says that, “without reservation Greenpeace apologizes to the people of Peru for the offense caused.”  Let’s see whether Peruvian officials are willing to accept.

Greenpeace Macchu Picchu

Greenpeace Nazca lines


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  • Hotnike

    One question, Greenpeace. WHY??????

    • ibid1

      one answer:

  • cactus joe

    anarchists just can’t help themselves. They need to destroy in order to stop supposed destruction. Look back to Berkeley in 1960 when it all started. It is still going on in Berkeley with new riots & demonstrations.

  • mark

    Greenpeace is a bunch of nut jobs! They are nothing but Eco-terrorist!

    • john robel

      You bet, if earth firsters or green peace got after my equipment, they would have a very unpleasant surprise.

  • tompro97

    Green Peace, PETA, and Al Gore are huge, festering warts on this planet. They should all be eradicated and put out of their misery.

    • Allen Barclay Allen

      Completely Devoid of Scientific knowledge AL Gore And Obama. If they were leaders in the Gave man age we had never discovered Fire or the Wheel !!

    • Eric Planas

      thumbs up.

  • Barbaree

    I am so sick to death of these leftist environmental anarchist peace nuts getting their way in everything! They morn for a plant or bug, but think nothing, and actually cheer, violently ripping a baby from the womb. I hope they throw the book at them!

  • old timer

    when will these international terrorists get what they deserve?

  • Rattlerjake

    Peru, round up these Greenpeace idiots and put them in prison and throw away the key! We Americans can’t stand them, they are un-American in their views and actions, and a nuisance to the world.

    • john robel

      Amen, I’m sure the Peruvians could find some volcano to sacrifice these bastards to.

  • BlueViolets

    They seem to be of the same ilk as the moslems who destroyed sites in middle east. If it doesn’t follow their line of thought then turn it into rubble.

    • ninetyninepct

      An interesting relationship. Think and act the way they want us to or they will destroy us. I wonder if they have the same “donors” and supporters?

      • BlueViolets

        I’m sure they do. Follow the money.

  • rickoff

    Greenpeace started out with admirable goals, but along the way was taken over by leftist thugs whose goal is the implementation of the UN’s tyrannical Agenda 21. This latest display, desecrating two of the most important cultural sites in the western hemisphere, is abominable and inexcusable. The article does not say if Greenpeace wrote these words with paint, but it certainly looks that way, and what in the world did they hope to gain in the way of environmental awareness from this despicable act? Let’s hope that the Peruvian justice system puts these perpetrators away for many years.

    • dontdoitagain

      The video that I almost didn’t watch says that the letters are plastic ones that the unfurl. Can you believe it? Greenpeace using (gasp) PLASTIC! The words on the mountain are from some kind of projector. Which I’m assuming used, wait for it, ENERGY to project. What hypocrites.

      • R Tanaka

        the video doesn’t show other that they destroy the landscape the damage in the Nazca lines, they broke the law and now their footprints will remain in there for hundreds of years because of the properties of the fragile terrain

        • dontdoitagain

          I don’t know how long footpritns remain on that ground, but they had no business using the people of Peru and their ancient artifacts as a political prop. They should all be arrested, in my opinion.

          • WestHoustonGeo

            Word is, they slipped away before the Peruvians could catch them.

      • WestHoustonGeo

        Plastic is made from…wait for it…PETROLEUM!

        • dontdoitagain

          Huh? Wow dude, thanks for enlightening me. I never knew that plastic was made from petroleum. (sarcasm) I had to write out the sarcasm bit because you don’t recognise it. What does plastic being made from petroleum have to do with what I said anyway? Also what’s up with the bwahahaha part? Do you always do that when you think you have made some kind of point? News flash, everybody knows that plastic is a petroleum product. No news here. bwahahaha! I guess.

      • Aalok Srivastav

        If you use energy to spread a message that can protect this earth, this is the best use of that energy. Better than using it for fulfilling the luxurious greed of westerners.

  • Allen Barclay Allen

    Fossil Fuel is Solar Energy!! It is the most efficient form of Solar Energy. How a Scientist could not know this fact is beyond me?? It is all made by Chloroplast Breaking up the Sun’s light in leaves changing CO2 with Nitrogen from decayed Animal and plant into sugar and necessary proteins necessary to sustain life on planet earth Plus giving off Oxygen for animals to breath. This is all done with the Sun’s Infrared Energy broken down by the color green in Chloroplast. In the Deep Ocean its done the same way with Volcanic Infrared radiation from heat, forming Plant and subsequently animal waste in a Tectonic Plate Subduction burning zone Fossil Fuel that burns, and creates our Atmosphere when it is burned into CO2 once again for Plants to make Oxygen and Sugar and protein for future decay self repeating recycling by the power of the sun and Volcanic, because of solar gravity, Infrared Radiation from heat. The Same Solar Gravity, and Planetary gravity, producing Infrared Heat on Europa, in Jupiter’s orbit, Discovered by NASA !!


    • wally12

      I enjoyed reading your comments. I admit I am ignorant about the chemistry. Of course, I am not ignorant enough to not recognize that the primary warming of the earth by CO2 emissions is the greatest scam ever perpetrated on the citizens and governments of the world. Your analysis is the first time I have read that explanation. One would think that there are many climate scientists who know this but are reluctant to comment and agree in fear of being left out of the grant funding that goes to many of these scientists lives. It appears that most climate scientists who do disagree must resign their positions before or immediately after such reversals in their views. Thank you for your comments..

      • Allen Barclay Allen

        The Facts Indicate your Ignorance. Todays weather is Identical to 1918 cold spell that last for 5 years from two Greenlands Volcanoes prior to 1918 Spewing Sulfur Dioxide, Which Blocks out the Sun. These Volcanoes erupt every 86 + years and the Cold weather is completely normal.
        Without knowing chemistry you would have absolutely no clue what I’m Talking about. Why do you bother to read it ?? People that have no clue of these natural events, because they have Chemistry background should have no control over the rest of us that do in a Democratic Society, any attempt to do so can only be perceived by us that are educated to the Chemistry created Events can only be perceived as a Communist Takeover of Propaganda by the United Nations with their Agenda 21 concepts of False Science.
        Again why do you read what what you cannot possibly understand? Educate your self I have no time for the likes of you !!
        Buy the way Real Geological Scientist Discovered that during the last ICE Age 8,000+ Years ago earths CO2 was 1200 PPM compared to todays 388 Particle Per Million ( PPM) of CO2, hence CO2 has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH GLOBAL WARMING !!!! Todays Cold is a Natural event caused by two Volcanoes erupting Recently in Greenland !! Carbon Emissions , Which Produce our Atmosphere was not caused by HUMANITY PERIOD !!

        • wally12

          What the FFFF are you stating, I agreed with your first comment and you turn around and insult me? Are you on drugs or didn’t you understand what I said. Get lost or appologize.

        • hughjones

          Greenland? Don’t think so! in Earth mantle record???

  • dontdoitagain

    The Peruvians know that global warming is a hoax. Why are the people here fooled? Maybe the Peruvian government has no monetary gain from this charade? I don’t blame them for being angry at being used and their national treasures being desecrated by a bunch of global warming zealots.

  • thebiggreenlie

    DO NOT DONATE one red cent to these whack jobs and then you’ll see them fade away……….like a parasite when the host dies off ………………….so do they!

    • David A Simpson

      Look at the Greenpeace balance sheet. They are funded by big donations, not $5, $10, $25 checks from believers. Their money comes from Putin, from Saudi, from Venezuela, from the Gates Foundation. Those guys have no interest in “saving the planet”. Their agenda is to punish industrialized society for their success.

  • James Estes

    Praise God for the beautiful nation of Peru! I’ve spent several days there, and marvel at the friendly people. A nation rich in history, devastated by the Spanish. How dare a new invader such as greenpeace (capital “g” left out) to invade the privacy and peace of a beautiful peaceful country.

  • theronald

    In this case, Green Peace = HYPOCRITS.

  • Mr Lou J Apa

    Disgraceful disrespect for a culture that GreenP claims to safeguard in their charter…that is to say the protection of world cultures and cultural traditions…SHAME and also international violation of World Charters of Behaviors.

  • Mike E

    is today a typical leftwing activist organization where the end always justifies the

  • Eduardo Ferreyra

    Greenpeace is a geopolitical tool. It was born many years ago with very good intentions, but since them we’ve learned that the road to hell is paved with “good intentions”. Now Greenpeace has two levels of people inside it: the sincere and worried green paranoid young followers, trying to aleviate their ecological guilt; and their bosses, following instructions from the groups behind the Green curtain to stop all kind of development in underdeveloped countries.

  • jillocity

    here’s hoping that Peruvians refuse to accept the apology, and put these people in prison where they might, just maybe, learn that actions have consequences!!!

  • Stephen Brewer

    “Greenpeace” is like one of George Orwell’s newspeak words. Should be “Greenwar”.

    • WestHoustonGeo

      Might I suggest that “green” is also a misnomer?

  • ???

    They ought to let the Incans perform their rituals on these Green Slime.

  • ???

    The Incans can give the Green Slime donations in Molten Gold poured down their throats.

  • ninetyninepct

    Why aren’t they camped out in the Amazon jungle preventing the desecration of thousands of acres of forests that absorb CO2?

  • Mary Martin

    Exactly what did Greenpeace do? I am no fan, but I gleaned little from the article as it doesn’t even address its subject matter! Journalism 101 must teach sex ed because it obviously doesn’t teach journalism.

    • David A Simpson

      “What they did” is take plastic letters (prepared long beforehand), spread them out on a World Heritage Site, and attach them to the earth. All for a photo op. It turns out that that the petroglyphs at the site have survived for hundreds of years because of local religious beliefs, and any access to the site has been strictly controlled by cultural constraints and (more recently) government limitations on access. This location has natural protection from high winds, little precipitation, and very little vegetation or wildlife–marks like footprints last for decades. The people with permission to visit the site receive special shoe covers and training in how to minimize impact. These idiots had neither the training or the protective gear.

  • Taking care of business!

    Greenpeace shows respect for the planet like PETA shows respect for animals, both hide behind a false-facade of being righteous–both are a mockery of what they claim to represent.

  • Zundfolge

    These idiots can afford to fly to Peru and damage priceless artifacts but they can’t afford a copy of Photoshop? Hell they could get Gimp for free. So how big was the carbon footprint of the 6 or more idiots flying down to Peru to pull this stupid stunt?

  • Breakingwind

    Not Peaceful or Green…

    I left GP in late 70s because of the way they were heading

    • wally12

      Good for you. As I recall, the original leader of green peace resigned/quit for the similar reason. It has become a political organization rather than environmental or science based. Who cares about the truth when a political agenda is involved? Green peace has made their bed, I hope they remain in bed and are arrested for their unlawful actions.

  • rewwssfgg

    How much jet fuel was used to transport these pigs at the trough?

  • yaki534

    Being rude and disrespectful is a liberal thing. Green Peace is a liberal society as a whole. They should be made to clean up the mess they made and issue an apology to the people of Peru.

  • Dave

    It has to be remembered ,Greenpeace, in spite of the name are not an environmental group but a political lobby group masquerading as one

  • Dave

    It should be remembered that greenpeace are not an environmental group but a political lobby masquerading as one

  • WestHoustonGeo

    When greenpeace coughs up a hundred million dollars, I am sure the Peruvians will forgive them. That won’t make them any less hypocritical!

  • Aalok Srivastav

    What desecration? If its about what the photograph says — it looks like this is not desecration, but actually a very sacred act.