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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to China dissident Liu Xiaobo
BBC ^ | 8 October 2010 | BBC

Posted on 10/08/2010 2:50:05 AM PDT by Eurotwit

Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been named the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

The award, announced in Norway's capital Oslo, is certain to anger Beijing, which had earlier warned against the move.

Norwegian Nobel Committee president Thorbjoern Jagland said Mr Liu was "the foremost symbol of the wide-ranging struggle for human rights in China".

Mr Jagland earlier admitted he knew the choice would be controversial.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; liuxiaobo; nobel; nobelpeaceprize
Decent choice for once. A bit impressed that they dared to ruffle China's feathers.
1 posted on 10/08/2010 2:50:06 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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Just adding that China blacked out CNN when the announcement was made.


2 posted on 10/08/2010 2:51:23 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

Oooooh.... Beijing is gonna have a HUGE hissy fit!!!

Hehehehe....

Can Chinese missiles reach Oslo?


3 posted on 10/08/2010 3:07:55 AM PDT by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: Eurotwit

I’ve always respected Liu Xiaobo. Does this mean that I need to reevaluate him?


4 posted on 10/08/2010 3:29:13 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Eurotwit

Beats the hell out of Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, and Obama. I guess these guys got tired of wiping egg off of their faces.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 4:47:47 AM PDT by Tom D. (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benj. Franklin)
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To: Eurotwit

good choice


6 posted on 10/08/2010 4:49:33 AM PDT by Talf
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Maybe Oslo replaced the judges? If they did maybe we can learn from them.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 5:37:25 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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WHAT!!!!!! Obama didn’t get it again!!!!!

THIS IS A TRAVESTY!!!!!


8 posted on 10/08/2010 5:49:00 AM PDT by green iguana
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I’m really surprised that they put a thumb in the eye of the Chicoms after the Nobel has come to be an award for

those who make the biggest advancements in socialism for the year.


9 posted on 10/08/2010 5:50:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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I find it interesting that when the Nobel Committee awards the peace prize to a person, the people who usually call the award ridiculous and un-merited are the awardee’s countrymen.

Liu Xiaobo’s award is being condemned by the Chinese government. We in the USA just laugh at our 3 latest peace prize awardee’s — Gore, Carter and Obama.

I also remember the Japanese laughing at the award given to their Prime Minister Eisaku Sato ( They called it -— OKASHI (strange in English)).

A large number of Ghanans criticized the award given to Kofi Anand calling it “totally undeserved for someone as corrupt as this man”.

A large number of Guatemalans protested Rigoberta Menchu’s award warning people that she was a liar and her story, which many thought was true, was FICTITIOUS (later proven right ).

And on and on it goes...


10 posted on 10/08/2010 7:10:09 AM PDT by WebFocus
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They’re unaccustomed to not getting their way.

Due credit to the committee for getting it right for once.


11 posted on 10/08/2010 7:51:56 AM PDT by Lexinom
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After last year’s Peace Prize going to Obama, yes, this is a highly decent (and well-deserved) choice.

Even the choice for Nobel Literature laureate is pleasantly surprising. Mario Vargas Llosa is a respected Latin American author in his own right, and his political beliefs happen to be center-right.


12 posted on 10/08/2010 12:37:32 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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