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Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
telegraph.co.uk ^

Posted on 02/27/2012 3:35:42 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

A total of 231 nominees are up for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, the Nobel Institute said on Monday, with Bill Clinton, Helmut Kohl, the EU and US soldier and WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning known to be on the list.

10:36AM GMT 27 Feb 2012

"As always, there are the usual 'nominees' and some newcomers, some famous and some unknowns, hailing from the four corners of the world," the head of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, told AFP.

With 188 individuals and 43 organisations, the number of candidates comes close to last year's record of 241, when the award went to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni "Arab Spring" activist Tawakkol Karman.

Thousands of people are eligible to submit nominations, including members of parliaments and governments worldwide, university professors, past laureates and members of several international institutes, who had until February 1 to propose candidates.

The Nobel Institute keeps the names of nominees secret for 50 years, but those who are entitled to nominate are allowed to reveal the name of the person or organisation they have proposed.

Among the people known to have been nominated for this year's prize are former US president Bill Clinton, ex-German chancellor Helmut Kohl who led his country's reunification process, and Ukraine's ex-premier and now jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

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


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KEYWORDS: billclinton; bjclinton; clinton; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; manning; nobelpeaceprize; nobelprize; peace; peaceprize; sexinwh; treason; x42
Speaks for it's self........
1 posted on 02/27/2012 3:35:48 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

That would make a joke of the Nobel Peace Prize.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 3:45:22 AM PST by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This ‘prize’ has become nothing but a political soapbox for liberal Europeans who hate the US.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 3:46:46 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver
I thought we had the Whore and Sodomite Awards last night.
4 posted on 02/27/2012 3:48:19 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Amagi

Considering they gave one to Obama for what he “may” do, it’s already a joke.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 3:51:13 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: Amagi

It already is a joke....can you name, Obama and Gore.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 3:51:48 AM PST by elephant
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To: USMCWife6869; elephant

;-)


7 posted on 02/27/2012 3:55:08 AM PST by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: Amagi

“That would make a joke of the Nobel Peace Prize.”

NPP jumped the shark when awarding to Obama.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 3:57:57 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Amagi

The Peas prize is already a joke......


9 posted on 02/27/2012 4:21:06 AM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: tgusa

They jumped the shark with the Jimmy Carter award for ‘brokering the non-nuclear proliferation treaty with N Korea’. A few weeks later N Korea announced they were nuclear. THAT is when I realized it was nothing but political.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 4:21:39 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: tgusa

That would be ‘nuclear non-proliferation’. Too early.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 4:22:22 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Amagi

That would make a joke of the Nobel Peace Prize.


No, Obama already beat everyone to that joke.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 4:25:25 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why isn’t Ahmadinejhad on the list-—or maybe he is.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 4:30:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

whatsamatta....they couldn’t nominate George Soros?


14 posted on 02/27/2012 4:33:38 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: tgusa

Don’t forget Arafat!


15 posted on 02/27/2012 4:45:01 AM PST by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The “nobel prize” people screwed themselves, by turning the “nobel prize” into nothing but a leftist talking point.

Seriously, it’s like gay hollyweird liberals awarding other gay hollyweird liberals, prizes for being gay hollyweird liberals.

Nothing could mean less,


16 posted on 02/27/2012 4:46:21 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Amagi

That already happened when they gave it to 0bama. Not to mention previous winner Gore..


17 posted on 02/27/2012 4:53:37 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron)
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To: Amagi

Wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Manning won. Its clear that the NPP is now about making Leftwing political statements rather than contributing to genuine “peace”.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 5:02:48 AM PST by rbg81 (scillian's)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun

If they win the Nobel Peace Prize, it becomes a joke.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 5:04:31 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Amagi
That would make a joke of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel Peace Prize was a joke long ago, and all it took was an award to the Georgia phuckwit Jimmy Carter, and of course the 2009 edition to the Kenyan turd blossom 0bama-lama-ding-dong for doing absolutely NOTHING.
20 posted on 02/27/2012 5:08:40 AM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: mkjessup

Next up, Hitler, Stalin and Mao.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 5:12:52 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now that Osama Bin Laden is no longer available...


22 posted on 02/27/2012 5:19:56 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver
Ah .. at last. Billy-Jeff's ultimate goal. The (not so) Nobel Prize. But if he doesn't get it, watch him go ballistic over something. His puss will be on the MSM for days whining over why he didn't 'win' it.

Maybe he'll get sooooo crazy he'll finally slip and out Butch. Oops, I mean Hillary.

(wonder if her new GF likes that new hairdo?)
...............

23 posted on 02/27/2012 5:28:29 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Amagi
"would"?

The NPP has been a joke for years!

24 posted on 02/27/2012 5:33:21 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Clinton already has the ignoble piece prize.


25 posted on 02/27/2012 5:37:14 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bradley Manning? Why not Eli? Or Peyton? Or even old Archie?


26 posted on 02/27/2012 5:38:36 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: Amagi
That would make a joke of the Nobel Peace Prize.

I'm not sure the prize could survive any more of these "punch lines".

27 posted on 02/27/2012 5:41:12 AM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Amagi

The Nobel Peace Prize couldn’t be any more of a joke.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 5:42:06 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Amagi

For years now, I have thought the Nobel Prize a joke.............


29 posted on 02/27/2012 5:45:22 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Sub-Driver

Makes sense to me. If your world view is that US global dominance is the greatest threat to world peace, then those individuals who are the most destructive to US dominance should be considered for the peace prize. See Manning, 0bama, Clinton, Gore, etc...


30 posted on 02/27/2012 6:01:18 AM PST by nitzy (A just law does not punish virtue nor reward vice.)
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To: Amagi
That would make a joke of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel Peace Prize is already a joke. hey should give it to Bradley Manning

31 posted on 02/27/2012 6:27:59 AM PST by D Rider
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To: elephant
It already is a joke....can you name, Obama and Gore.

... Carter, and Yasir Arafat.

32 posted on 02/27/2012 6:30:58 AM PST by D Rider
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To: D Rider

If these folks were around in 1938, they would have given Hitler the Nobel Peace Prize.


33 posted on 02/27/2012 6:36:12 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
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34 posted on 02/27/2012 7:57:06 AM PST by mdel747
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Dengar01; ...
If they win the Nobel Peace Prize, it becomes a joke.

Obama won one, for his campaign rhetoric I guess cause he was only in office 5 minutes when he got it. So it's already a joke.

They should retroactively give one to Benedict Arnold, that would be fitting with their current standards.

35 posted on 02/27/2012 3:00:32 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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Background Link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2529708/posts

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http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/02/27/wikileaks_bradley_manning_nominated_for_nobel_peace_prize

“WikiLeaks Bradley Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize”
by Katie Pavlich
News Editor, Townhall

Feb 27, 2012 01:00 PM EST

SNIPPET: “Remember Bradley Manning? The gay Army private who downloaded thousands of classified military documents to cds he labeled “Lady Gaga” and then gave them to WikiLeaks, who then published the secrets for the world to see? Well apparently the committee that selects Nobel Peace Prize winners, things Manning deserves a trophy for betraying his country.”


36 posted on 02/27/2012 4:52:56 PM PST by Cindy
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Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2844099/posts

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joyb.blogspot.com/2012/02/bradley-manning-nobel-peace-prize.html

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2012
“Bradley Manning Nobel Peace Prize Nomination 2012”

SNIPPET: “February 1st 2012 the entire parliamentary group of The Movement of the Icelandic Parliament nominated Private Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize.”

SNIPPET: “Sincerely,
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Margrét Tryggvadóttir
Þór Saari
Members of the Icelandic Parliament for The Movement
Posted by Birgitta Jónsdóttir at 3:31 PM “


37 posted on 02/27/2012 4:59:28 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; Dengar01
I agree. It's been a joke for a while. In addition to Obama winning it immediately after he was elected, they gave the Noble "Peace" Prize to Yassir Arafat, one of the world's biggest terrorists, and one to Jimmy Carter post-Presidency for simply trashing George W. Bush after 9/11.

The problem is the rest of the noble prizes are awarded by scientists while the Peace prize is awarded by a bunch of snooty Euroweenie politicians.

If I was ever awarded the Nobel "peace" prize, I'd show up for the awards ceremony and wait patiently until my name was called, then denounce the committee in front the cameras, state that I won't accept this award, and explain why it's become a meaningless joke. (Hell, I'd end the speech with "You should hang your head in shame for those past recipients! Alfred Nobel is spinning in his grave!") That might force the MSM to cover the truth.

38 posted on 02/28/2012 8:16:10 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: BillyBoy; Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; Dengar01
Any credibility this “award” had completely went down the toilet when it was awarded to Soetoro ~a week after getting elected.

That was as much of a sham as Kim Jong Il golfing perfect rounds or Saddam Hussein winning elections with 100% of the vote.

39 posted on 02/29/2012 6:29:53 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Every sodomite on the planet is supporting this disgusting little traitor. Private rimmer should get comfortable with a scratchy rope if justice is his deserved portion but, the queer brigade has funded his legal defense with at least 500K. Ask yourself what the obsession of every queer is—answer: his queerdom, nothing else matters, not even treason.


40 posted on 02/29/2012 9:05:09 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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