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  • Hollywood Anoints Obama Supreme Leader

    07/25/2014 10:33:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | John Ransom
    I have to claim responsibility for the newest parody that’s now starring as president of the United States on TVs everywhere. If ever there were a Steven Colbert character assigned to play a faux president, Obama would get the nod. You see: he’s been nominated for an Emmy now. In a comedy, playing himself, in a tragedy. Seriously. His own incompetence has led to an Emmy nomination. And it’s my fault. When Obama visited Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame in May, ostensibly to promote tourism, I suggested with mock fawning that they should induct him into the HOF as the...
  • Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official

    05/15/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official The Associated Press Posted: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET Last Updated: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET A senior Norwegian diplomat says his country's former ambassador to the United States was given a verbal lashing by Barack Obama's chief of staff when the president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Morten Wetland said Thursday the ambassador, Wegger Stroemmen, was approached by Rahm Emanuel, now Chicago's mayor, who accused Norway of "fawning" to the newly elected U.S. leader. Wetland, the Norwegian ambassador to the United Nations at the time,...
  • Obama's a 'Colossal Sick Joke'

    03/20/2014 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    It was just gag gift. A joke. That Nobel Peace prize that the Norwegians, on behalf of the Swedes gave Barack Obama. I always found it ironic that the guy who was a major weapons manufacturer and inventor of dynamite would put up a prize for peace to begin with. But at least he tried to make amends for being known as a merchant of death. Not so with Barack Obama. As wars break out all over the world, our weakest man is stuck saying what he always says: “Who? Me?” This is the same man who so quickly returned...
  • Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    03/05/2014 8:48:03 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    CBS/ReutersMarch 5, 2014, 11:01 AM Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize OSLO -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize but the conflict in Ukraine is also likely to be on the Nobel committee's agenda. A record 278 candidates, including 47 organizations, received nominations for the 2014 prize, said the Norwegian Nobel Institute's director, Geir Lundestad. Committee members who met on Tuesday added their own proposals with a focus on recent turmoil around the globe. "Part of the purpose of the committee's first meeting is to take into account recent events, and committee...
  • From Warheads to Cheap Energy: Why this MIT Professor Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    02/02/2014 1:55:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/27/2014 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    As the Cold War ended in the late 1980s and early ’90s, a new fear arose amid the rejoicing and relief: that atomic security might fail in the disintegrating Soviet Union, allowing its huge stockpile of nuclear warheads to fall into unfriendly hands. The jitters intensified in late 1991, as Moscow announced plans to store thousands of weapons from missiles and bombers in what experts viewed as decrepit bunkers, policed by impoverished guards of dubious reliability. Many officials and scientists worried. Few knew what to do. That is when Thomas L. Neff, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,...
  • European Greens nominate Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/02/2014 1:14:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 31 January 2014
    The Green group in the European Parliament has nominated whistleblower Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, on the last day before a deadline for nomination expires tomorrow (1 February). The Green/EFA group said that the world had discovered in 2013 “the face of a young man, who had overnight become an icon of state treason for some and a heroic defender of the most basic freedoms for many more.” According to the Greens, Snowden’s revelations on US secret services tapping the internet, phone calls and other communications data shed light on the largest and most systematic privacy violations...
  • Nobel Nomination Nonsense: The Peace Prize is the most meaningless prize on the planet

    01/31/2014 8:13:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/30/2014 | Michael Moynihan 
    Thousands of officials are allowed to nominate Peace Prize laureates. Just like Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange's nominations, Edward Snowden’s nod should be ignored. If you have a paper thin skin (as I do) and are paid to comment on the news (this, for some mysterious reason, also applies to me), it’s advisable to fully disengage from writing about the Edward Snowden saga. After the initial leaks, I offered a cautious piece, urging against the instant beatification of the former NSA contractor. We knew little about him, I argued, so let’s wait for it to play out, and we’ll be...
  • Iranian Liberal Attacks Pro-Rouhani Propaganda at the Guardian

    10/16/2013 6:33:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 10, 2013
    There has been a just degree of criticism directed towards the Guardian over the results of their readers’ poll on the Nobel Peace Prize in which 76% of respondents chose Hassan Rouhani from a list (compiled by their journalists) which included the brave Pakistani girl – shot by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls’ education – named Malala Yousafzai. (see charts at website) Rouhani was nominated by Saeed Kamali-Dehghan, who has served as one of the paper’s chief promoters of the lie that the new Iranian president is a “moderate” despite Rouhani’s involvement in terror attacks abroad and...
  • Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    09/09/2013 5:43:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    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, Umeĺ 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 -...
  • Obama: ‘I was elected to end wars, not start them’

    09/06/2013 8:51:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    While saying he sympathizes with current public distaste for more war, President Obama on Friday made the case that the U.S. must live up to its global responsibilities, and for the first time raised the possibility that additional military action — beyond what’s on the table now — may be necessary if Syrian President Bashar Assad uses chemical weapons again. Mr. Obama made the comments at a press conference in Saint Petersburg, Russia, just hours before he departs the G-20 Summit and returns to Washington without achieving the international consensus on Syria that he’d hoped. In blunt terms, the president...
  • Liberal Journalist Rushes to Hail Chelsea Clinton for Her 'Unshakeable Obsession with Diarrhea'

    08/25/2013 5:14:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Liberal Journalist Rushes to Hail Chelsea Clinton for Her 'Unshakeable Obsession with Diarrhea' By Tim Graham Created 08/24/2013 - 11:39pm Joe Conason is still trying to be the number one journalistic ring-kisser to the Clinton family. His latest effort is fawning all over Chelsea Clinton, the humanitarian (and occasional NBC News correspondent.) He complained on her behalf that “the political press still seems far more inclined to ruminate over her supposed ambitions rather than report her real concerns.” Chelsea is Nobel Prize material, Conason wants you to know, with global concerns that include, “among other things, an unshakeable obsession with...
  • Very public verbal slap aimed at Obama: Snowden up for Nobel Peace Prize

    07/17/2013 12:28:22 PM PDT · by KevinWhiteman · 23 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 17 July, 2013 | TK Whiteman
    A hero to some, villain to others, Edward Snowden has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize by a Swedish university professor who also took a less-than-subtle swipe at Barack Obama, as reported by Russia Today (RT) on July 16, 2013. Professor Stefan Svallfors of Sweden's Umeĺ University has formally nominated one of America's most wanted men, former-NSA employee Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize on the grounds of his “heroic effort at great personal cost.”
  • Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize After ‘Disrepute Incurred’ for Picking Obama

    07/15/2013 9:15:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies
    Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize After ‘Disrepute Incurred’ for Picking Obama By Andrew Johnson July 15, 2013 11:49 AM A Swedish professor has nominated NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for his revelations of the surveillance program, but also to redeem the award’s prestige after it was awarded to President Obama in 2009. In his letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Umea University’s Stefan Svallfors argues that Snowden, who would be the award’s youngest winner at 30, exemplified that “individuals can stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms.” Svallfors lauded Snowden’s “heroic effort at great personal...
  • Dennis Rodman wants a Nobel Peace Prize for his NBA diplomacy

    07/03/2013 10:33:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Dennis Rodman wants a Nobel Peace Prize for his NBA diplomacy Dennis Rodman sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Franz Lidz to talk about his controversial trip to North Korea, saying that his efforts in world diplomacy should be enough to earn him a Nobel Peace Prize. “My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” he said. “Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [Obama’s] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in...
  • Clare Daly, Irish Politician, Slams Obama As 'War Criminal' In Parliament

    "Is this person going for the hypocrite of the century award? Because we have to call things by their right names, and the reality is that by any serious examination, this man is a war criminal." "This is the man who has facilitated a 200 percent increase in the use of drones, which have killed thousands of people including hundreds of children," "There isn't much peace in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Pakistan, and there certainly isn't much peace in Syria"
  • Obama: ´U.S. Forces Recently Deployed to Jordan´

    06/21/2013 2:36:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/21/13 | Daniel Halper
    In a letter just sent Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Obama notifies Congress that U.S. forces were "recently deployed to Jordan." "Certain U.S. forces recently deployed to Jordan solely to participate in a training exercise. This exercise ended on June 20, 2013. At the request of the Government of Jordan, a combat-equipped detachment of approximately 700 of these forces remained in Jordan after the conclusion of the exercise to join other U.S. forces already in Jordan," Obama writes. This detachment that participated in the exercise and remained in Jordan includes Patriot missile systems, fighter aircraft, and related support,
  • Nobel nitwit Obama stokes Syrian war (...prez 'ought not to heed the Quran' regarding violence)

    06/18/2013 10:55:06 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | June 18, 2013 | Lord Monckton
    By now even the increasingly ridiculous and irrelevant Nobel Peace Prize Committee, a stinking stain on the face of Scandinavia, must be wondering what possessed it to give Black Jesus its annual Donald Duck prize for being fashionably left-wing. Previous holders of the four-boxtops cuddly toy include a peanut farmer and a global-warming profiteer, both of whom, like Obama, are “Democrats.” The Christmas-cracker trinket has also been awarded to an Arab terrorist and to a South African terrorist. Recently, the Peace Popsicle has been given – fatuously – to the European Tyranny-by-Clerk and also to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • White House: U.S. To Give Syria Rebels Military Aid After Chemical Attacks

    06/13/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT · by edpc · 217 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 June 2013 | Olivier Knox and Rachel Rose Hartman
    In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late Thursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons on the opposition. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that President Barack Obama had heard pleas from Syria's rebel Supreme Military Council (SMC) for more help. "Our aim is to be responsive," Rhodes said, underlining that the new assistance would have "direct military purposes."
  • (Leftists Revolt ... Sign The Petition) Revoke Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

    04/18/2013 7:00:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Roots Action ^ | Leftwing Roots Action
    Revoke Obama's Nobel Peace Prize After receiving the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama has made perpetual war look more perpetual than ever. Today, there are more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than when Obama took office. His presidency has widened the use of drones and other instruments of remote killing in several countries. Please sign this petition to the Norwegian Nobel Committee: I urge you to rescind the Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to Barack Obama.
  • Soviet Agent Award for Mother Jones Reporter (David Corn)

    04/13/2013 11:42:06 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 4-12-2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Soviet Agent Award for Mother Jones Reporter Cliff Kincaid — April 12, 2013 David Corn, the liberal writer and MSNBC analyst who based a story about Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on a secret and possibly illegal tape recording, is scheduled to accept an award named for Soviet agent of influence I.F. Stone. The identification of Stone as a Soviet agent is not in serious dispute, except among his most loyal and sycophantic followers.Equally scandalous, Corn is being presented the award by Jeff Cohen, who has started a petition through his radical organization, RootsAction, to give accused traitor Bradley Manning the...
  • Ron Paul: Bradley Manning Promotes Peace More Than Obama

    04/12/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    USNews.com ^ | April 12, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of providing an enormous stash of classified government documents to WikiLeaks for publication, deserves a Nobel Peace Prize more than President Barack Obama, according to former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. “While President Obama was starting and expanding unconstitutional wars overseas, Bradley Manning, whose actions have caused exactly zero deaths, was shining light on the truth behind these wars,” the former Republican presidential contender told U.S. News. “It’s clear which individual has done more to promote peace.” Manning was nominated for the award in 2011, 2012 and again earlier this year. Obama won the...
  • Nobel Peace Prize urged for Hillary-- and Bill

    01/27/2013 6:03:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/13 | Paul Bedard
    Like no cabinet secretary before, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being sent off with a huge thank you from the Democratic Party and some of her supporters are even urging the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to give the award to her and her husband Bill Clinton. A new petition on Change.org calls on the committee to present the prize to Hillary for her work around the world for President Obama and Bill Clinton for his post-presidential international involvement. "President and Mrs. Clinton have had a lasting impact upon promoting peace in this world. Both have reached out to...
  • Has Obama Earned His Nobel Peace Prize Yet?

    10/17/2012 8:12:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 17, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    "For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples..."On Friday, the European Union learned that with austerity riots, struggling currency, rising anti-Semitism, and growing neo-Nazi groups it’s apparently still possible to be a harbinger of peace. The Nobel Peace Prize for the euro bloc was awarded for six decades of “the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.” Surely the well-deserved 2010 award to Liu Xiaobo might have reminded the Nobel Committee that there are men and women risking their lives every day around the globe as prime contenders for “the person who...
  • The EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize: 40 years on, satire really is now obsolete

    10/12/2012 5:52:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 12, 2012 | Daniel Hannan
    Like most people, I reacted to the news that the EU had won the Nobel Peace Prize with a shout of delighted mirth. In picking this moment – just as the euro brings national antagonisms to a new high – the committee members have revealed a sublime comic genius. It is 40 years since, hearing that the award had gone to Henry Kissinger, Tom Lehrer declared 'satire is now obsolete'. But even Lehrer at his most fanciful couldn't have imagined the committee passing over Irena Sendler, who had repeatedly risked her life to save children from the Warsaw Ghetto, in...
  • Libya attack: Obama vows justice for killed US envoy

    09/12/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/12/12 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice those who killed the US ambassador to Libya during protests against a film that mocks Islam. But he told reporters that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi would not break the bonds between the US and the new Libyan government. His election rival Mitt Romney criticised his handling of the crisis. Ambassador J Christopher Stevens reportedly died of smoke inhalation after a crowd stormed the consulate. Three other Americans were also killed and the consulate set ablaze, in what the White House described as a "complex" attack. Unconfirmed...
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s...
  • Obama's knowledge of Judaism doubted [honored Nazi fan who wanted Hitler to get Nobel peace prize]

    06/05/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 5, 2012 | Jack Kelly
    President Barack Obama's enormous self-regard was on display during a meeting with 20 Jewish community leaders last Tuesday. "Obama reportedly boasted about his knowledge of Judaism, telling the leaders that he thinks he knows more 'about Judaism' than all past presidents," said the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. This would have been impolitic to say if it were true. It isn't. John Adams and James Madison knew Hebrew. Harry Truman. who recognized the state of Israel in 1948, had since before World War II supported a homeland for the Jews. Jimmy Carter taught Sunday school for years, and was very interested in...
  • Norway Murderer Wanted to Assassinate Obama

    04/01/2012 8:55:39 PM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | April 2, 2012 | Elad Benin
      Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bloody massacre in Norway, considered assassinating President Barack Obama.   Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bloody massacre in Norway last year, considered an attempt at the life of U.S. President Barack Obama, RIA Novosti reported on Sunday, citing Norwegian media. According to the reports, Breivik planned to kill Obama as he visited Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. The local Dagbladetnewspaper reported that Breivik wanted to kill Obama in protest of the prize, which he said is traditionally awarded to people of...
  • ‘Peace, They Say’ (What on Earth has happened to the Nobel Peace Prize?)

    03/25/2012 11:31:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 23, 2012 | Andrew Roberts
    PEACE, THEY SAY: A HISTORY OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, THE MOST FAMOUS AND CONTROVERSIAL PRIZE IN THE WORLD Jay Nordlinger What on Earth has happened to the Nobel Peace Prize, which once was easily the world’s most prestigious award? Consider that in 1953, Albert Schweitzer and Gen. George C. Marshall were honored on the same day (with Winston Churchill winning the prize for literature, incidentally). Then fast-forward four decades to the 1990s when it was won by Yasser Arafat and Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the Guatemalan who supported murderous Communist guerrillas and has been accused of fabricating parts of her...
  • Nobel Foundation rejects Peace Prize criticism

    03/08/2012 7:11:54 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 23 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/08/2012 | AFP/The Local
    The Nobel Foundation, which administrates the prestigious prizes in line with the will of Alfred Nobel, on Thursday rejected criticism of recent choices for the Peace Prize. "Despite that many lively discussions have been held on whether the chosen Peace Prize laureates fulfilled the prescribed provisions, the Foundation does not consider that the prize decisions made by the Norwegian Nobel Committee have entailed any such deviation," it said in a statement. Swedish authorities had asked the foundation to look into claims from Fredrik Heffermehl, a lawyer and author of the book "The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted," that...
  • Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/27/2012 3:35:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 3+ views
    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...
  • I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I would be called "harsh"?

    06/07/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 84 replies · 103+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    June 07, 2010 I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I WOULD BE CALLED "HARSH"? SNIPPET: "U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe Note that he didn't just lift a video and send it to Wikileaks. He also stole and released 260,000 classified US State Department diplomatic cables."
  • Bradley Manning Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize?

    02/08/2012 2:30:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 8, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Is this the first time in history that a Nobel laureate is overseeing thecriminal prosecution of a Nobel nominee? Apparently, three members of the Icelandic Parliament have nominated Army PFC Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize. On February 1, 2012, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Margrét Tryggvadóttir, and Ţór Saari, all members of the Icelandic Parliament, sent their nominating letter to the Nobel nominating committee. This is, of course, their right to do so. But it shows a deep ignorance of what Manning stands accused of. Manning, you may recall is to be court-martialed for allegedly capturing 250,000 Department of State...
  • Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Win Leads to Formal Investigation of Award

    02/06/2012 5:29:06 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 29 replies
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize’s original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday. The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations. If the Stockholm County Administrative Board, which supervises foundations in Sweden’s capital, finds that prize founder Alfred Nobel’s will is not being honored, it has the authority to...
  • Nobel peace prize jury under investigation(Gore, Obama unfit)

    02/01/2012 10:17:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 02/02/12 | KARL RITTER
    Nobel peace prize jury under investigation By KARL RITTER | Associated Press – 10 hrs ago. STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday. The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations. /snip For example, in 2007 the prize went to climate activist Al...
  • Yemen leader will choose war, not quit: Nobel winner

    12/11/2011 2:34:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, December 10, 2011 | Gwladys Fouche and Balazs Koranyi
    ...Speaking after receiving the prize at a ceremony in Oslo, 32-year-old Yemeni journalist Tawakul Karman said Saleh, who promised last month to stand down by February, "will not leave. He wants to (push) the country into civil war." "If the international community does not freeze his money and that of high officials and his family, he will continue to try to (lead) the country into civil war," she told Reuters in an interview in Oslo... During her prize acceptance speech, the 32-year-old journalist rebuked the international community for failing to support the Yemen uprising... "The democratic world, which has told...
  • Nobel winner says Arab Spring will banish terror

    12/09/2011 5:41:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 9, 2011 | BJOERN H. AMLAND and KARL RITTER
    OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman says she believes the pro-democracy revolts that have swept the Arab world will help "drive out" al-Qaida terrorists. Karman told The Associated Press on the eve of Saturday's award ceremony that the autocratic leaders that were toppled from Tunisia to her native Yemen created an environment where extremism could grow.
  • Obama: Gaddafi death is warning to iron-fist rulers

    10/20/2011 4:55:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/20/11 | Matt Spetalnick and Laura MacInnis - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hailed Muammar Gaddafi's death on Thursday as a warning to authoritarian leaders across the Middle East that iron-fisted rule "inevitably comes to an end," and as vindication for his cautious strategy toward Libya. Obama joined U.S. politicians and ordinary Americans in welcoming the demise of Gaddafi, who was for decades regarded as a nemesis of American presidents, and also claimed some of the credit for the Libyan strongman's downfall. ... "This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya who now have the opportunity to determine their own...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Trio of Liberian, Yemeni Women

    10/07/2011 7:21:24 AM PDT · by Borges · 6 replies
    The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women's rights advocate Tawakkul Karman. The Norwegian Nobel Committee made the announcement Friday in Oslo, saying the three women will split the coveted award for "their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights." Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland praised the work of the three recipients, saying that "we cannot achieve lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men." Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 72, became Africa's first democratically elected female president in 2005....
  • The Nobel Peace Prize may recognize Arab Spring

    09/28/2011 9:21:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    OSLO - The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize may recognize activists who helped unleash the revolutionary wave that swept through North Africa and the Middle East during the Arab Spring. Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Internet activist and Google executive, Egypt's April 6 Youth Movement, one of its founders Israa Abdel Fattah, and Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni could therefore be among those in line for the award when it is announced on Oct. 7. "My strong sense is that this (Nobel) committee and its leader want to reflect the biggest international issues as defined by a wide definition of peace," said...
  • State Department snubs the Elders ( Jimmy Carter and )

    05/17/2011 6:59:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY ^ | May 17, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    Former President Jimmy Carter and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari were hoping to visit the State Department this week to brief officials on their recent trip to North Korea, but nobody at the State Department was available to meet with them. Carter and Ahtisaari, both Nobel Peace Prize laureates, had been eager to give their readout of their meetings in North Korea April 26 and 27 to U.S. officials and press their case for a resumption of food aid to the Hermit Kingdom. The two are members of the Elders, a group of senior figures who have been informally engaging...
  • Modesty is the M.O. for Polish heroine Irena Sendler ( lost Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore )

    04/22/2011 5:55:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 6+ views
    San Francisco Jewish Community Publications ^ | April 21, 2011 | michael fox
    Irena Sendler was a 29-year-old social worker when the Nazis walled the Jewish quarter of her beloved Warsaw. The occupiers ruthlessly exacerbated the suffering in the ghetto by forbidding Poles from helping Jews. Sendler originally smuggled food and medicine into the ghetto, but changed tactics once she saw that the Nazis’ aim wasn’t humiliation but annihilation. “Very quickly we realized that the only way to save the children was to get them out,” she recalled. Sendler and her cohorts began smuggling Jewish babies and adolescents from the ghetto with their parents’ blessing. The women acclimated the kids to non-Jewish homes...
  • NATO to U.S.: We Need More Strikes in Libya [US agrees]

    04/03/2011 4:49:20 PM PDT · by upchuck · 30 replies
    ABC Noose ^ | April 3, 2011 | LUIS MARTINEZ
    NATO has asked the United States to continue participating in airstrikes over Libya through late Monday, ABC News has learned. This was done to make up for the bad weather earlier in the week that had hampered targeting of Gadhafi forces and allowed them to push the rebels back to Ajdabiyah. The United States was supposed to have significantly begun dropping its participation in airstrikes over Libya. "Due to poor weather conditions over the last few days in Libya, the United States has approved a request by NATO to extend the use of some U.S. strike aircraft," NATO spokeswoman Oana...
  • US paves way to arm Libyan rebels

    03/29/2011 12:48:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 75 replies
    guardian.uk.co ^ | 29 March 2011 | Nicholas Watt , chief political correspondent
    Hillary Clinton has paved the way for the United States to arm the Libyan rebels by declaring that the recent UN security council resolution relaxed an arms embargo on the country. As Libya's opposition leaders called for the international community to arm them, the secretary of state indicated that the US was considering whether to meet their demands when she talked of a "work in progress". The US indicated on Monday night that it had not ruled out arming the rebels, though it was assumed this would take some time because of a UN arms embargo which applies to all...
  • Obama To Lay Out His Case On Libya To Nation

    03/28/2011 6:08:40 AM PDT · by Fennie · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 28, 2011
    President Barack Obama is offering Congress and an anxious public his first detailed accounting of his rationale for U.S. military involvement in Lybia and perhaps an answer to the burning question: What's next? His speech, set for 7:30 p.m. EDT Monday, comes after the administration scored an important diplomatic victory. NATO ambassadors on Sunday approved a plan for the alliance to assume from the U.S. command all aerial operations, including ground attacks.
  • Obama: I Will Be Keeping My Nobel Peace Prize (video)

    03/23/2011 4:36:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 23, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "I am accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also someone who aspires to peace," President Obama told a CNN reporter in El Salvador. Later in the interview Obama says he doesn't think "the American people don't see any contradiction in somebody who cares about peace also wanting to make sure that people aren't butchered because of a dictator who wants to cling to power." Several countries and people, such as Michael Moore, have called for Obama to return the award he received shortly after his inauguration.
  • Bolivian president: Isn’t it time to revoke Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize?

    03/23/2011 7:24:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2011 | Allahpundit
    Why … no, as a matter of fact, it isn’t. The Bolivian President and a Russian political leader have launched a campaign to revoke Obama’s honour after the US attacked Libya.Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader and Vice-Chairman of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky released a statement today calling for the Nobel Prize Committee to take back the honour bestowed on US President Barack Obama in 2009…Bolivian President Evo Morales echoed the call: “How is it possible that a Nobel Peace Prize winner leads a gang to attack and invade? This is not a defence of human rights or self-determination.”Morales...
  • Calls for return of Obama's Nobel

    03/22/2011 9:56:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 03/22/11 | MJ LEE
    “Barack Obama has now fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel Peace prize winners combined.” Exactly who said that first is unclear, but at some point over the weekend, the line began circulating around Twitter. Since President Obama announced Friday that he had ordered an attack on Muammar Qadhafi’s forces in Libya, he has attracted plenty of new critics, including lawmakers in his party. Now, some foreign leaders are asking that the Nobel Committee take back the peace prize it awarded Obama in 2009. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the vice chairman of the Russian legislature’s lower house, released a statement on...
  • Nobel Committee sked to strip Obama of Peace Prize

    03/21/2011 9:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | March 22, 2011 | Joseph E. Lovell
    The Bolivian President and a Russian political leader have launched a campaign to revoke Obama's honour after the US attacked Libya. Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader and Vice-Chairman of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky released a statement today calling for the Nobel Prize Committee to take back the honour bestowed on US President Barack Obama in 2009. Zhirinovsky said the attacks were "another outrageous act of aggression by NATO forces and, in particular, the United States," and that the attacks demonstrated a "colonial policy" with "one goal: to establish control over Libyan oil and the Libyan regime." He said...
  • Russian Duma Leader Wants Obama Stripped of Nobel Peace Prize

    03/21/2011 3:26:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | Monday March 21, 2011
    The controversial leader of the Russian Liberal Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky,  said in a statement on Monday that he will ask the Nobel Committee to strip President Barack Obama of the Nobel Peace Prize. Zhirinovsky said in the letter that the prize, awarded in 2009 for Obama’s historic presidential victory and his work on nuclear non proliferation, was now hypocritical in light of recent missile strikes in Libya. The US and some allies fired Tomahawk missiles into Libya on Sunday when Moammar Gadhafi failed to obide by his own cease-fire agreement, made with the UN Security Council early Friday.