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Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Politico ^

Posted on 09/09/2013 5:43:18 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize By: Tal Kopan July 15, 2013 10:41 AM EDT

A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying that awarding the former NSA employee would correct Nobel Committee’s mistake in giving the award to President Barack Obama in 2009.

According to a translation of the letter published by the Daily Mail and RT.com, Umeå University professor Stefan Svallfors wrote the committee that Snowden has made the world safer in releasing information about United States surveillance.

“Edward Snowden has - in a heroic effort at great personal cost - revealed the existence and extent of the surveillance, the U.S. government devotes electronic communications worldwide. By putting light on this monitoring program - conducted in contravention of national laws and international agreements - Edward Snowden has helped to make the world a little bit better and safer,” Svallfors wrote.

Referencing the Nuremberg trials of Nazis, Svallfors says following orders is not an excuse for acting against human rights and freedom, and he praised Snowden’s courage in leaking the information.

Svallfors also noted that Obama was a past recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which he called a correctable mistake.

“The decision to award the 2013 prize to Edward Snowden would - in addition to being well justified in itself - also help to save the Nobel Peace Prize from the disrepute that incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision to award U.S. President Barack Obama 2009 award,” Svallfors said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; edwardsnowden; espionage; fifthcolumnist; nationalsecurity; nobelpeaceprize; obamavoter; saboteur
Hey, why not? B.O. got one as did Algore..........
1 posted on 09/09/2013 5:43:18 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They have no credibility unless they request Obama return his


2 posted on 09/09/2013 5:44:05 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I keep on taunting the libs here about when they will take Obama’s back.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So was “Tookie.” Didn’t work out well for him.


4 posted on 09/09/2013 5:44:42 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wouldn’t that just poke Obama in the eye (Russia too?)


5 posted on 09/09/2013 5:45:10 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver

Um, It’s Chelsea to you bub.......


6 posted on 09/09/2013 5:45:32 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver
The prize is officially meaningless after that gave one preemptively to 0bama.
7 posted on 09/09/2013 5:45:47 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Humph .... Snowden deserves it more than Obama (and that’s not to say either one actually deserves it).


8 posted on 09/09/2013 5:47:34 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Mr. K

That wouldn’t help really. Arafat made them a laughing stock long ago and only fools have regarded them seriously since.

Perhaps it is more accurately referred to as “The Alfred E. Newman” peace prize.


9 posted on 09/09/2013 5:53:01 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If I were in a position to do so, I would second that nomination. Of course I’d have to have a scintilla of respect for the Nobel peace prize in the furst place to do so. I believe they gave one to Yasar Arafat once.


10 posted on 09/09/2013 5:53:01 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Sub-Driver

Will Obama present it to Snowden at the Stockholm ceremony?


11 posted on 09/09/2013 5:53:36 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Sub-Driver
Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Well the peace prize doesn't mean much anymore, but I'm sure Snowden can use the cash that goes with it.

12 posted on 09/09/2013 5:53:51 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Muzzie killing muzzie what's the downside and who am I to stop them ?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Snowden deserves on a lot more than the narcissistic incompetent tryant wannabe turd in the white house.


13 posted on 09/09/2013 5:56:12 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Mr. K

You’re right. Awarding the NPP to the former NSA employee will never really correct the Nobel Committee’s mistake, but recalling it from Obama would help to show they are sincere in acknowledging their rush to award the prize solely to make a political statement. They need to clean up their own mess now. They longer they delay, the worse they look.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 5:56:51 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: The_Victor
The prize is officially meaningless after that gave one preemptively to 0bama.

Twas meaningless long before then...

15 posted on 09/09/2013 5:59:08 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Sub-Driver

he deserves it every bit as much as obama maybe more


16 posted on 09/09/2013 6:00:46 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver
That fits in perfectly. Not sure about the years here but:

1993 Yassir Arafart (for pretending to make peace with Israel)
2008: Muhammad El Baradi (Chairman of IAEA, who did absolutely nothing to stop the proliferation of Nuclear Arms in the world).
2009 Baraekh Hussein Obama (was not George Bush)
2013 Snowden?

The Swedes certainly know what they're doing, eh?

17 posted on 09/09/2013 6:01:05 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Sub-Driver

Well - Snowdon has probably done at least as much as Obama to promote peace.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 6:03:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: headstamp 2
Um, It’s Chelsea to you bub.......

Um, I think you're confusing Edward Snowden with Bradley Manning. As far as I know Snowden wants to retain his original equipment.

19 posted on 09/09/2013 6:05:18 AM PDT by ken in texas (Obama schedule- Nice weather: golf, else play spades with Reggie)
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To: Sub-Driver
Seriously. Why not give it to him. The award isn't worth anything anymore. Its been politicized beyond belief. At least giving it to Snowden gets rid of some of the hypocrisy.
20 posted on 09/09/2013 6:05:39 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver
I think he should get it.

He has done more for Peace than previous American recipients of the Peace Prize:

I have more respect for Snowden than for any of the other three. But, that's damning them with faint praise....

21 posted on 09/09/2013 6:10:36 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Sub-Driver

The peace prize is a joke but crazy nominations have become a metajoke. Anyone can be nominated. Rush has been nominated several times.


22 posted on 09/09/2013 6:29:20 AM PDT by DManA
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To: justlurking

Agreed.


23 posted on 09/09/2013 6:29:36 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have no problem with this. Snowden did us all a favor. The current U.S. Government is illegitimate. It has been definitively illegitimate since no later than January 22, 1973.


24 posted on 09/09/2013 6:31:25 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kind of ironic I would say - a "PEACE" prize created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel
25 posted on 09/09/2013 6:47:07 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Netz

LOL-

I nominate ...ta da...

Dennis Rodman- what the hell, why not?

he can really ad some style (gangster to your list)


26 posted on 09/09/2013 6:51:19 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: mj1234

I think you mean, “gangnam” style.


27 posted on 09/09/2013 7:04:38 AM PDT by GnL
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To: GnL

you bad!! LoL

Monday morning laugh fest-

except-...

All these “peace losers” literally get Millions!!


28 posted on 09/09/2013 9:13:58 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny.

I’m sure they know that the LAST Nobel prize winner is trying to arrest the new nominee.


29 posted on 09/09/2013 9:15:34 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep,
no more no less stoopid than giving it to this lame ass Marxist punk./


30 posted on 09/09/2013 9:21:40 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Netz
The committee that selects the winner of the Peace Prize consists of Norwegians.

Can they come up with another winner whose selection will convey the message "we hate George W. Bush"?

Will they give the prize to Hillary to help her chances in 2016?

Of course there are so many other deserving people out there...Cindy Sheehan...Dennis Rodman...Julian Assange..."Chelsea" Manning...

31 posted on 09/09/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ken in texas

I stand corrected.


32 posted on 09/09/2013 2:55:33 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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