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Obama Nobel win shocks Swedish peace group
The Local [Sweden] ^ | 9 Oct 09

Posted on 10/09/2009 5:32:06 AM PDT by Lonely Bull

The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (Svenska Freds) has classified as "shameful" the decision by the Nobel Committee in Oslo to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 to Barack Obama.

"The choice of Barack Obama as the recipient of the world's foremost peace prize is shocking," said the group's chairwoman Anna Ek in a statement.

Ek conceded that the US president had sent "positive signals" with regard to his future commitment to global peace.

"But at the same time Obama is the president of the biggest military power in the world and is waging two wars in the world. That should certainly disqualify him from a peace prize," said Ek.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: group; nobel; nobelpeaceprize; obama; peace; shameful; shocks; sweden; swedish

1 posted on 10/09/2009 5:32:08 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: Lonely Bull
Adolph Hitler, Man of the YearGreatest single news event of 1938 took place on September 29, when four statesmen met at the Führerhaus, in Munich, to redraw the map of Europe. The three visiting statesmen at that historic conference were Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain, Premier Edouard Daladier of France, and Dictator Benito Mussolini of Italy. But by all odds the dominating figure at Munich was the German host, Adolf Hitler. more...
2 posted on 10/09/2009 5:33:40 AM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Lonely Bull

Might want to dig around and see if there was any bribery. It is how the Obama machine works.


3 posted on 10/09/2009 5:34:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Lonely Bull
But at the same time Obama is the president of the biggest military power in the world and is waging two wars in the world.

But he wishes they'd end, Ekkie, and that's damned well good enough.

4 posted on 10/09/2009 5:35:36 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Lonely Bull

I agree. They should have given the prize to someone who is much more peaceful (that is, wants Israel destroyed) such as Ahmadinejad.


5 posted on 10/09/2009 5:36:36 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: Lonely Bull

The Big Wee Wee was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his awesome diplomatic skills.

6 posted on 10/09/2009 5:36:41 AM PDT by Zakeet (Central Park Zoo vs. White House -- one has an African Lion -- other has a lyin' African)
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To: Lonely Bull
The ruling elite are trying to cover the stench of Obama's failure with accolades.

Their 'theater of praise' will not work because the peasants have discovered that the emperor Obama is naked and void of wisdom.

7 posted on 10/09/2009 5:37:01 AM PDT by ResistorSister
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To: Lonely Bull
Not sure how accurate this is but I just heard on Helen Glover's radio show that the Peace Price nominating rules dictates that the nomination must be made before Jan. 20...

So if that is true....Zero was nominated before he was even the POTUS!!

WTF?

8 posted on 10/09/2009 5:38:05 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Lonely Bull

I thought about ABBA..................


9 posted on 10/09/2009 5:40:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: Lonely Bull

This was a great way to wake up. Barfing before breakfast. Reminds me of college. Wasn’t pleasant then either.


10 posted on 10/09/2009 5:40:50 AM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (Eat right...exercise...die anyway.)
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To: Brown Deer

A flashback:

INTERNATIONAL: Nobel? Shameful? TIME Magazine on Chamberlain/1939

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,883705,00.html


11 posted on 10/09/2009 5:41:21 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Lord forgive me... we know he's anti-Christ. The pride and chaos get him the pit again.)
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To: NMEwithin

re: nominating rules

Read the link I just posted downthread re: Chamberlain.


12 posted on 10/09/2009 5:42:33 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Lord forgive me... we know he's anti-Christ. The pride and chaos get him the pit again.)
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To: Lonely Bull
HahahahaLOLOLOLhehehehaha!!!!!! No seriously, who won?
13 posted on 10/09/2009 5:43:38 AM PDT by Matt Hatter
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To: Lonely Bull

Of course he deserves it. Don’t you know how hard it is to bring all those ACORN and SEIU people together?


14 posted on 10/09/2009 5:44:16 AM PDT by Rocko ("Too much of nothing can make a man a liar" -- Bob Dylan)
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To: Lonely Bull

The Neville Chamberlain Appeasement Society is not amused.


15 posted on 10/09/2009 5:46:11 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: NMEwithin
Actually Feb 1 is the cutoff based on their website...
February – Deadline for submission. The Committee bases its assessment on nominations that must be postmarked no later than 1 February each year. Nominations postmarked and received after this date are included in the following year's discussions. In recent years, the Committee has received close to 200 different nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The number of nominating letters is much higher, as many are for the same candidates.

...so there were 9 working days to submit his nomination after Obama took office.
16 posted on 10/09/2009 5:48:59 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: OpeEdMunkey

This is worse. . .at least, back then, after you barfed you felt better. . .I’ve been barfing all morning and I still feel sick as hell!


17 posted on 10/09/2009 5:52:26 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Lonely Bull

Nobel Peace Prize = Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards


18 posted on 10/09/2009 5:53:26 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: OpeEdMunkey

My God, this news ruined a perfectly good cup of coffee.

Shocked? I am ashamed for the ignorance in this world. Lock and load folks, there is going to be a war like never before in this country and blood will spill


19 posted on 10/09/2009 5:57:51 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

“Instead, the prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and demeaning in its attempt to build up a man who has barely begun his period in office, let alone achieved any tangible outcome for peace. “

Michael Binyon

from the comments:
“Since the nominations are made in February, obama was nominated 2-3 weeks after being sworn in as POTUS. What could he have done in that time period to advance the cause of peace in the world. When you look at recent recipients, you realize that this award is meaningless (Arrafat, Carter, Gore....)”


20 posted on 10/09/2009 6:07:43 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Lonely Bull
Everyone in the world GETS IT, with *THIS* award.

There is no prize in winning the Ignoble Piss Nonprize.

21 posted on 10/09/2009 6:09:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Bleep you Chicago. I got mine!” - Bammy


22 posted on 10/09/2009 6:12:40 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Lonely Bull

Bush frees millions = BAD

Obama exists = GOOD wins Peace Prize for doing nothing

This supposed “Peace Prize” has gone from the being awarded to the dregs of the world like Arafat to being awarded to an absolute do-nothing buffoon like Zero.


23 posted on 10/09/2009 6:15:01 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Lonely Bull

Just a bunch of RACISTS.


24 posted on 10/09/2009 6:32:47 AM PDT by stockpirate ("And if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: McBuff

Barfing? I have been laughing my head off. Obama will recive much ridicule for this, especially if he accepts the prize.


25 posted on 10/09/2009 7:24:57 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Obamanos!)
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To: HerrBlucher

The question. . which I have not heard anyone ask. . WHO put forth Obama’s nomination. . .especially if the deadline was February 1st. It almost seems even Obama was surprised. Who would nominate Obama after 10 days in office?


26 posted on 10/09/2009 1:22:56 PM PDT by McBuff
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