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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S.
AP ^ | 9/17/06 | CHASE SQUIRES

Posted on 09/17/2006 8:04:11 PM PDT by FlyVet

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S.

By CHASE SQUIRES, AP

DENVER (Sept. 17) - Ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates chbishop called for world peace and took aim at U.S. policy makers, asking an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 youth to demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries.

The Archbishop Desmond Tutu had stern words for the Bush administration. "Then how can you commit Guantanamo Bay? Take back your country," he said.

Only the Dalai Lama, whose speech at the three-day PeaceJam convention at the University of Denver was interrupted when a fire alarm went off, did not take a direct jab at the U.S.

"After the painful events of September 11, I wish that America would have built a school in Afghanistan in the name of every victim," said Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian judge and 2003 Peace Prize recipient. "When someone claims he has a vision from God to bring war to Iraq, this is a kind of terrorism."

The Dalai Lama called on the world to open itself to religious tolerance.

PeaceJam, a Colorado-based program in its 10th year, hosts conventions around the world, bringing teenagers together with Nobel laureates to talk about what they can do to promote peace.

Founders Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff say the interaction between the teens and laureates can build a generation that will tackle the big issues of poverty, disease and war.

One after the other Saturday night, the laureates called on Americans to do something about their government's foreign policy. From efforts to close the border with Mexico to Iraq to arms exports, the Nobel laureates had words for the U.S. government.

"Stand up. Take action," said Jody Williams, the 1997 recipient for her work opposing land mines, and the only American to take the stage. "Don't try to bring democracy to people you don't understand through the barrel of a gun and leave them with civil war."

The Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who praised the U.S. for its fight against South Africa's apartheid and its history of justice and democracy, also had stern words for the Bush administration.

"You taught us no government worth its salt can subvert the rule of law. We believed you," he said. "That's part of what you have as a gift for the world. Then how can you commit Guantanamo Bay? Take back your country."

09-17-06 08:16 EDT

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demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries.

Let us know how much is enough.

The Archbishop Desmond Tutu had stern words for the Bush administration. "Then how can you commit Guantanamo Bay? Take back your country," he said.

No mention of Muslim atrocities?

Tutu? So-So.

1 posted on 09/17/2006 8:04:12 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: FlyVet
Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S.

And this is suppose to be news to us??

2 posted on 09/17/2006 8:05:18 PM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be 2 seats away from being President)
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To: FlyVet

3 posted on 09/17/2006 8:06:16 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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To: FlyVet
Take aim with what?

Spitballs?


4 posted on 09/17/2006 8:06:35 PM PDT by RobFromGa (Get out the GOP vote in 2006, Say "No!" to Speaker Pelosi)
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To: FlyVet
asking an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 youth to demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries.

Ivy league students no doubt.

5 posted on 09/17/2006 8:08:08 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: FlyVet

Hehehe, if not for the US and a leader named, uh, Bush (among others), Archbishop Desmond Tutu would be rotting in jail right now. But the US is terrible, right, Desmond?


6 posted on 09/17/2006 8:08:14 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: FlyVet

Too bad Nobel Peace Prize Winner Yasser Arafat was unavailable for comment.


7 posted on 09/17/2006 8:08:29 PM PDT by thoughtomator ("Martyr" - Arabic for "cannon fodder")
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To: FlyVet

Ignoble Prize winners, Jimmah Cahtah and his pal, Yasir Imfat have been doing this for years. Nothing new.


8 posted on 09/17/2006 8:09:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You can't defeat your enemy unless you are willing to get down in the mud with him.)
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To: FlyVet
Desmond Tutu is an anti-Semitic fool.
9 posted on 09/17/2006 8:10:03 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: FlyVet

What a disgusting lot of fools- these people would have been very supportive of Hitler in the 1930's.


10 posted on 09/17/2006 8:11:31 PM PDT by Serious Capitalist
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To: FlyVet
"...asking an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 youth to demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries."

In other words, a bunch of little non-working, non-taxpaying, snot-nosed, young skulls full of mush. Great audience!

11 posted on 09/17/2006 8:14:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You can't defeat your enemy unless you are willing to get down in the mud with him.)
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To: FlyVet

The Dalai Lama has no room to talk about how a nation should defend itself.


12 posted on 09/17/2006 8:15:06 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: FlyVet

Yawn... NEXT!


13 posted on 09/17/2006 8:15:07 PM PDT by RedCell ("...thou shalt kill thine enemy before he killeth you by any means available" - Dick Marcinko)
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To: FlyVet

And yet we win again.


14 posted on 09/17/2006 8:15:32 PM PDT by Porterville (I'm afraid the forces that want war are more than the forces who don't)
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To: Serious Capitalist

"What a disgusting lot of fools- these people would have been very supportive of Hitler in the 1930's."

Yup, he favoured gun control, make-work projects, the false logic of "Full Employment", and a series of cradle-to-grave services.


15 posted on 09/17/2006 8:15:56 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: FlyVet

Was Betty Williams there? She is the "peaceful" one who wants to kill President Bush.


16 posted on 09/17/2006 8:15:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: FlyVet

Is this a demographic issue? A whole generation of the 60's who are so stupid to believe that if you just "want" "peace", you can have it just by saying so? That words alone will bring "peace".

Are there really that many stupid people in the world or all they just dupes? Do they really believe all this twaddle?

What ever happened to reality?


17 posted on 09/17/2006 8:16:09 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam.)
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To: Triggerhippie
"Only the Dalai Lama, whose speech at the three-day PeaceJam convention at the University of Denver was interrupted when a fire alarm went off, did not take a direct jab at the U.S.
18 posted on 09/17/2006 8:19:10 PM PDT by indcons (Freepmail "indcons" to get on/off the Military History or the Auburn Football ping lists.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Don't you mean Sheehan? ;^)


19 posted on 09/17/2006 8:19:18 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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To: FlyVet
I wish that America would have built a school in Afghanistan in the name of every victim,"

I wish the towelheads would have built a school in Afghanistan in the name of every victim THEY MURDERED. Where is THEIR accountability???? WE didn't kill anybody!

PeaceJam, a Colorado-based program in its 10th year, hosts conventions around the world, bringing teenagers together with Nobel laureates to talk about what they can do to promote peace.

I'd like to see a "HateJam" or "WarJam" that brings teenagers together with military folks and mercenaries to talk about what they can do to kill our enemies and promote death and destruction. You know, something to balance the scale and get us back to the real world where butterfiles don't drop cotton candy from rainbows.

20 posted on 09/17/2006 8:19:34 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: FlyVet
Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S.

...and miss

21 posted on 09/17/2006 8:19:41 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: garyhope

The rally is directed at "youth" which are idealist by nature, therefore an easy target for the 60's mentality, attempting to spread like a disease...


22 posted on 09/17/2006 8:20:28 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: FlyVet
A bunch of hand-wringers and faux-intellectuals meet to discuss how out of touch with reality they are. Stunning.

This isn't news. Anyone can see this type of behavior on Chris Matthews.
23 posted on 09/17/2006 8:21:13 PM PDT by Black Guy who is a Republican
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To: FlyVet

Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi has won the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her focus on human rights

Ebadi, 56, said: "In my view there is no difference between Islam and human rights.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2004

Nobel Prize Winner Shirin Ebadi: "The Same People That Gave Saddam Hussein Chemicals to Make These Weapons Used it as an Excuse To Attack Him"

24 posted on 09/17/2006 8:21:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: FlyVet

yawn.


25 posted on 09/17/2006 8:21:29 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: FlyVet

Those anti-American individuals who believe themselves to be our superiors are a horde of lazy-minded, thieving blowhards.


26 posted on 09/17/2006 8:21:34 PM PDT by familyop
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To: FlyVet

"demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries"


Oh sure!! we'll take orders from YOU and pull back our military!Spread the wealth? WHAT FRICKIN WEALTH!? All but the top 10% or so of this country are just trying to make ends meet people!!!! You know, food, clothes, shelter???ring a bell?

F**k developing countries. They can build themselves or die trying. I'm DONE DONE DONE with the sending of money to anyone.


27 posted on 09/17/2006 8:21:35 PM PDT by annelizly
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To: garyhope

"What ever happened to reality?"

Hippie Mode: Like reality is like all hard an' stuff. It like requires work, effort, and determination along with, uh, like, character and discipline. Like, bummer, ya know.

/Hippie Mode


28 posted on 09/17/2006 8:22:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: FlyVet
"PeaceJam, a Colorado-based program..."

You can bet your ass they don't have any chapters in Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Red China, Saudi Arabia or any of the other countries where the "peace lovers" are trying to murder Americans and destroy our country.

29 posted on 09/17/2006 8:22:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You can't defeat your enemy unless you are willing to get down in the mud with him.)
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To: FlyVet

The Nobel Peace Prize was given to Yassir Arafat. 'Nuff said..


30 posted on 09/17/2006 8:22:57 PM PDT by cardinal4 (America, despite the usual suspects, stands firmly with Israel..)
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To: FlyVet
asking an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 youth to demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries.

This guy needs to be updated about American aids around the world... He could in-fact be eating some of those...

31 posted on 09/17/2006 8:23:33 PM PDT by ChristianDefender (Never Give Your Enemy (ROP) A Foothold.)
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To: FlyVet

Ms. Jody Williams is the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which was formally launched by six nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in October of 1992.

Ms. Williams was invited to serve as a technical adviser to the UN's Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children, led by Ms. Graca Machel, former first lady of Mozambique.

Prior to beginning the ICBL, Ms. Williams worked for eleven years to build public awareness about U.S. policy toward Central America. From 1986 to 1992, she developed and directed humanitarian relief projects as the deputy director of the Los Angeles-based Medical Aid for El Salvador. From 1984 to 1986, she was co-coordinator of the Nicaragua-Honduras Education Project, leading fact-finding delegations to the region. Previously, she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Washington, D.C.

32 posted on 09/17/2006 8:24:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

To quote Austin Powers: "She's a MAN, baby!"


33 posted on 09/17/2006 8:24:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: FlyVet
"The rally is directed at "youth" which are idealist by nature, therefore an easy target for the 60's mentality, attempting to spread like a disease..."

Don't blame the youth (entirely) - it has been shown that the the neocortex (or the frontal lobes, I don't recall which) are not fully developed in teens and young adults.

Which is why they're fodder for this sort of nonsense.

34 posted on 09/17/2006 8:25:00 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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To: kcvl
Ebadi, 56, said: "In my view there is no difference between Islam and human rights.

Unreal.

35 posted on 09/17/2006 8:26:12 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: the anti-liberal

THIS IS GREAT! Where did you get it? I want the site for my son who is a graphic artist.


36 posted on 09/17/2006 8:26:36 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: FlyVet

Was Jimmah Cahta leading the charge?


37 posted on 09/17/2006 8:27:21 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: FlyVet

"Ebadi, 56, said: "In my view there is no difference between Islam and human rights...violations"

There, that's better.


38 posted on 09/17/2006 8:28:38 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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demand that the United States .....spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries.

We're the largest aid-givers in the world by a wide margin, as the "demanders" well know. .....and it doesn't do a damn bit of good.

I have a better idea: Cut off all foreign aid in the form of taxpayer dollars.

All of it.

39 posted on 09/17/2006 8:28:58 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: FlyVet
Photo here

Ivan Suvanjieff and Dawn Engle are bringing the world to Denver.

his partner-in-peace, she worked as a congressional aide twenty years ago, she lobbied for Tibet

Suvanjieff, an artist, publisher (54 editions of The New Censorship), musician and PeaceJam's unofficial photographer. He was wearing a T-shirt from his band, the Ramrods.

40 posted on 09/17/2006 8:29:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: RobbyS
daybydaycartoon.com

Careful though, it can become a once a day habit!

41 posted on 09/17/2006 8:29:34 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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To: KellyAdmirer

Hey, how old is Desmond now? He must be having senior moments!


42 posted on 09/17/2006 8:29:57 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice
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To: kcvl
"The Same People That Gave Saddam Hussein Chemicals to Make These Weapons Used it as an Excuse To Attack Him"

Muslims escape there sand pits to live in England and the USA only to piss on their generosity of freedom.

43 posted on 09/17/2006 8:30:05 PM PDT by endthematrix (“Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence.”)
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To: FlyVet
The rally is directed at "youth" which are idealist by nature, therefore an easy target for the 60's mentality, attempting to spread like a disease...

Unfortunately, these "youth", like the rest of us, tend to grow up and face reality once mom, dad & uncle sam are no longer footing the bill for their "education". Amazing what a couple years in the real world will do for about 90% of these "youth". Granted, 10% will probably remain DUmmies all their useless, wasted lives but what can you expect?!

Cindie

44 posted on 09/17/2006 8:32:40 PM PDT by gardencatz (let's try to get an answer from someone who's not a complete retard...anyone? Mr. Garrison)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Who else to fill with "war is not the answer", "America is the terrorist", "Bush is Hitler" nonsense. The theme of the Left: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

Conservative young people need to start organizing clubs and events on their campuses, and standing up in class.


45 posted on 09/17/2006 8:33:04 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice
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To: FlyVet

I think when I'm offered my Nobel Prize I'll turn it down on principle.


46 posted on 09/17/2006 8:33:24 PM PDT by Shion (Jaded Southern Californian)
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To: FlyVet

Religion and politics don't mix.


47 posted on 09/17/2006 8:35:34 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Ptarmigans will rise again!)
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To: FlyVet
How does one become so smart as to earn a Nobel prize, and yet be so stupid as to imagine that the world would live in peace without the US Military?

Oh, and we're already spreading our wealth around the world...everything we buy is made in the third world! Millions of containers of it!

48 posted on 09/17/2006 8:36:06 PM PDT by Sender ("We don't know who struck first, us or them. But we do know it was us that scorched the sky.")
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To: Serious Capitalist

They sure would be.


49 posted on 09/17/2006 8:37:46 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Ptarmigans will rise again!)
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To: the anti-liberal
Don't you mean Sheehan? ;^)

Well, Betty already won the Peace Prize in 1976. True, Cindy hasn't yet, but knowing our friends in Oslo they will probably give it to her ASAP since she is against the US and would be joining a long list of similar folks.

50 posted on 09/17/2006 8:38:45 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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