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Posted on 01/29/2014 5:48:23 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Snowden gets Nobel Peace Prize nomination from Norwegian MP
OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian member of parliament nominated former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, arguing that his release of classified documents made the world a safer place.
Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former education and environment minister for the Socialist Left party, said Snowden's revelations deepened the public's understanding of the extent to which states spy on their own citizens.
"There is no doubt that the actions of Edward Snowden may have damaged the security interests of several nations in the short term," Solhjell and fellow MP Snorre Valen said in a joint statement.
"We are, however, convinced that the public debate and changes in policy that have followed in the wake of Snowden's whistle blowing has contributed to a more peaceful, stable and peaceful world order," they said.
"His actions have in effect led to the reintroduction of trust and transparency as a leading principle in global security policies."
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I’m really of two minds about Snowden.
Our gov’t’s out of control spying on its own citizens NEEDED to be exposed,
but at the same time, compromising real national security is not desirable.
Now award him and provide him with a global letter of marque and immunity...
Well - Snowden has done more good and less damage for USA citizens than that other Peace Medal recipient, Barack Obama.
yeah I agree.....my jury is still out on Snowden
Good or bad, at least he isn’t getting a pre-emptive peace prize.
LOL! At least snowden actually DID something to earn the nomination unlike the spouter-in-chief. The whole revelation thing is a conundrum. Hard to parcel out info which should have been revealed vs exposed. At least to the laymen.
Uh... what a remarkable resemblance to Al Gore...
Excellent choice. Snowden provided the world with something we can all agree on. That would be knowing that government spying on its citizens is out of control.
It would be so funny if he won that prize.
It would be their payback to Obama for not earning that peace prize he got in 2009.
Having Obama take up the issue himself to fix, spying on us, as if he just became POTUS and didn’t even know about it, while the US is out to prosecute Snowden is already full of ironies.
I see nothing in what he has put out as some kind of big secret except the deep mining.
Not only that....He showed a huge hole in our security. Remember, he’s not the first geek able to pull out data...(Remember that little fag)
Anyone can get nominated. Bill Clinton’s nominated again for Pete’s sake.
At least Snowden deserves the NPP, unlike odumbo.
On balance, with the information available, I would trust Snowden more than I would trust the US Gubbermint.
The ultimate irony would be if he were award the prize and returned to the U.S., and Obama throws him in prison. That would compare nicely to the imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar.
Perhaps Americans would then see the common thread running through leftist ideology world wide.
I’m with you there...
I don’t trust the gov’t at all.
They are NOT acting in citizens’ best interest, and have not for quite some time.
A win would put out of control governments on notice.
The world needs much more sunshine. The dangers that come from secrets being exposed are nothing compared to the dangers of a secretive government.
Or Carter, Arafat, or Mandela.
Obummer got one, the standard is obviously set very low.
He did more to earn one than Obama did...
Anyone can get nominated. Bill Clintons nominated again for Petes sake.
Why not Bush Sr.? He has done as much as Bill Clinton in getting rid of poverty. They are PARTNERS in this endeavor. It is definitely because Bush Sr. is a Republican.
Contact your congressman. Nobel Peace Prize nominees can't be submitted by just anyone, but any member of a national assembly or governments of state can submit a nomination. Congress qualifies under that.