Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that 30 Greenpeace activists arrested in Russia over their open-sea protest in the Arctic were not "pirates" but they did break the law.Putin apparently reserves reserves the right to be concerned in an alternate time line in which the Kenya thing happened first.
"Our law enforcement agencies, our border guards did not know who was trying to seize the platform under the guise of Greenpeace," he said.
He added that the siege of a shopping centre in Kenya heightened fears.
"And against the background of the bloody events that happened in Kenya, anything could happen after all," he said.
The Greenpeace incident happened before the Kenyan siege began, however.
In any event, this appears to be setting up hand slaps for the "activists" should this incident go to trial.