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  • Does Nobel Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi Want To Push Her Country’s Muslims Into the Sea?

    05/17/2016 10:57:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Tablet ^ | May 16, 2016 | Jon Emont
    The plight of an oppressed people in MyanmarIt was late November—two weeks after the elections—and Nura Din needed to escape the They Key Pyin Internally Displaced Persons Camp. The monsoon season was over—there had been no heavy rain for weeks—and the Bay of Bengal was becoming calm again. The smuggling networks were already rumored to be kicking back into gear: Soon small fishing boats would take members of the escaping Rohingya—a Muslim community in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma—out along the Kalaman River, where they’d connect with bigger boats in the bay. Anywhere was better than here. “Wherever...
  • Europe to campaign for arch-terrorist's Nobel Peace Prize

    05/11/2016 12:28:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    The wife of arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti has revealed that European MPs and political parties support her husband's candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize, and will soon come out and publicly express their position of support for him. Fadwa Barghouti, the wife of the senior terrorist from Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party who is serving five life sentences in Israel, welcomed her husband's Nobel Prize candidacy in an interview with the Turkish Anadolu news agency. She praised the Arab League support for his candidacy, which was submitted in early March by Adolfo Perez Esquivel of Argentina, who won...
  • Nobel Prize Rumors Put Focus On Kerry-Iran Coziness

    10/01/2015 1:06:09 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 1,2015 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of state’s legacy increasingly linked to Iranian regime fortunes Growing speculation that John Kerry will receive a Nobel Peace Prize for finalizing the Iranian nuclear deal is generating renewed criticism of his close relationship with the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, a key public face for the theocratic regime who is rumored to be a probable co-recipient with Kerry. Rumors have been circulating for months that Kerry and Zarif will be co-selected for the prize. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a leading Swedish think-tank, recommended in July that the two be selected for the Nobel in 2016. Lawmakers...
  • Obama Finds Nobel Prize in Cracker Jack Box

    10/09/2009 12:54:17 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 778+ views
    The Stentorian ^ | 10/09/09 | The Stentorian
  • Arch-terrorist Barghouti a Nobel Prize candidate

    03/05/2016 2:54:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction has been submitted as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. Fatah spokesperson Fayez Abu Aita announced Barghouti's name was submitted for the Nobel Peace Prize by Adolfo Perez Esquivel of Argentina, who won the Nobel Prize back in 1980 for his human rights work. "This is a victory for the struggle of our people and an expression of the deep faith in the justice of the Palestinian issue and the legitimacy of the international Palestinian struggle to return the rights of our people," said Abu Aita....
  • US, North Korea agreed to peace talks before latest nuclear test

    02/21/2016 6:43:36 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/21/16 | The Wall Street Journal
    Days before North Korea's latest nuclear-bomb test, the Obama administration secretly agreed to talks to try to formally end the Korean War, dropping a longstanding condition that Pyongyang first take steps to curtail its nuclear arsenal. Instead the U.S. called for North Korea's atomic-weapons program to be simply part of the talks. Pyongyang declined the counter-proposal, according to U.S. officials familiar with the events. Its nuclear test on Jan. 6 ended the diplomatic gambit.
  • Trump Nominated for Nobel Prize!

    02/03/2016 1:50:31 PM PST · by ShivaFan · 16 replies
    MSNBC and Savage Nation ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | ShivaFan
    This is great news! I hope Mr. Trump wins, and for peace. He said anyone like ISIS attacks us, we will "beat the **** out of them". The reason there is so much un-peace is because of people like Obama who wants to get down on his knees and pray to those who attack us instead of beating the **** out of them. This only brings more un-peace, and more die. Certainly we have not had more peace under Obama, but Trump will bring Peace with Justice. Go Trump! I am certainly not one to discuss who is a great...
  • Trump, Pope Francis among Nobel Peace Prize nominees

    02/03/2016 5:46:49 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 5 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | February 3, 2016
    Nobel watcher Kristian Berg Harpviken, the director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, told the French news agency AFP that he had received a copy of the nomination letter, suggesting Trump -- who drew criticism from around the world for his vow to ban Muslims entering the United States -- should be awarded the prestigious prize for "his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China".
  • 'A Palestinian state will help fight terrorism,' say Nobel winners: Tunisian quartet call for the…

    12/10/2015 6:24:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:18 EST, 10 December 2015 | Tom Wyke
    A Tunisian pro-democracy group accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today and called for the fight against terrorism and helping Palestinians to achieve self-determination as global priorities. The National Dialogue Quartet, which won the Peace Prize for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, accepted the award at a ceremony in Oslo held under tight security following the armed attacks in Paris. ...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia

    10/09/2015 8:35:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/9/2015 | SEWELL CHAN
    A coalition of labor unions, businesses, lawyers and human rights activists won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.” The prize to the coalition, known as the National Dialogue Quartet, comes nearly five years after an unemployed street vendor set himself on fire, touching off a political earthquake that toppled Tunisia’s longtime authoritarian president and proceeded to reverberate throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Among the disappointments of what has become known as the Arab Spring — collapsed...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • Nobel panel saw Obama peace prize as ‘mistake,’ new book claims

    09/16/2015 3:31:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2015 | Meghan Bartlett
    “[We] thought it would strengthen Obama and it didn’t have this effect,” he told the Associated Press in an interview. The award so early in his term appeared to take the Obama White House by surprise, and Mr. Lundestad said U.S. officials privately asked if a Nobel Prize-winner had ever skipped the awards ceremony. Normally the Nobel committee’s decision regarding recipients remains private, and Mr. Lundestad’s frank and revealing remarks regarding internal decisions have caused a stir in Norway, detailing the politicking and compromises that have gone into determining the annual laureate. “Even many of Obama’s supporters thought that the...
  • Obama’s secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, “ ‘Oh no, of course not, no, you’re not going to get to see those.’ And so everybody on our side of the table asked, ‘Has Secretary Kerry seen these?’ ‘No, Secretary Kerry hasn’t seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them.’ ” It turns out that only the two parties — the IAEA and Iran — get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...
  • People are now talking about the US and Iran winning a joint Nobel Peace Prize

    07/14/2015 9:46:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider via Reuters ^ | 07/14/2015 | ALISTER DOYLE AND STINE JACOBSEN
    OSLO (Reuters) - A nuclear deal clinched between Iran and six major world powers that caps more than a decade of negotiations has stoked talk of a joint Nobel Peace Prize for Tehran and Washington this year, despite the likelihood of strong objections from some quarters. U.S. President Barack Obama, who won the prize in 2009 for promoting nuclear non-proliferation, hailed the Iran deal on Tuesday as a step towards a "more hopeful world". But Israel pledged to try to halt an "historic surrender". Awarding the prestigious award to Washington and Tehran would fit a pattern of nuclear-themed peace prizes...
  • French Town to Name Street After Yasser Arafat

    06/03/2015 11:59:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    A French municipal council has approved a proposal to name a newly built street after Palestinian Liberation Organization leader and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat, the Nice Matin newspaper reported Tuesday. The proposal was adopted by a large majority of elected representatives of of the south-western town La Seyne-sur-Mer. According to Mayor Marc Vuillemot, the proposal was brought forward by the town's residents and only a handful of representatives voted against it. Those who opposed the measure were reportedly unhappy with honoring a "controversial figure" or, as others described Arafat, a "terrorist." "There is also a Yitzhak Rabin-street in the district. To...
  • Obama: Vulnerable Israel Would be ‘Failure of My Presidency’ (facepalm!)

    04/06/2015 12:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 7:46 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    US President Barack Obama has said that a weakened Israel would be a “fundamental failure of my presidency,” claiming solidarity with America's long-time ally despite recent differences over the Iran nuclear deal. Obama admitted Israel has reason to be concerned about its foe, Iran, but he defended the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program that negotiators drew up last week. Obama made the comments to The New York Times in a 45-minute video interview on Saturday that was posted on Sunday, reports AFP. “I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on...
  • Iran Talks Could Win John Kerry the Nobel Peace Prize

    04/04/2015 10:16:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | April, 2, 2015 | George E. Condon Jr.
    Or, "he could go down as Neville Chamberlain at Munich." Experts say we won't know true impact of any deal for years.April 2, 2015 John Kerry did not start the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. But nobody has thrown himself more into the talks and nobody's reputation has more riding on their outcome than the American secretary of State currently trying to hammer out a deal in Switzerland. The former Democratic senator from Massachusetts hoped when he took the helm at the State Department in 2013 that he would make his mark in history by finding the...
  • John Kerry - Nobel Peace Prize Nominee?

    04/04/2015 10:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/04/2015 | Tyler Durden
    John Kerry did not start the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program; but, as National Journal's George Condon notes, nobody has thrown himself more into the talks and nobody's reputation has more riding on their outcome than the American secretary of State currently trying to hammer out a deal in Switzerland. Even if he is able to claim success, Kerry—again—may not get the payoff he'd like. Given the complexity of the negotiations, the opposition of Israel's government, and the critics in Congress, the verdict almost certainly will be mixed. "If these talks succeed, that is going to be his...
  • The League of Non-Superheroes

    03/31/2015 7:58:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-31-2015 | MOTUS
    “No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again.” – Bob Parr, in The Incredibles. Look, I know the world is falling apart. I too am fearful of the terms Jean Carré will “negotiate” with Iran in order to win his Nobel Peace Prize. Supposedly that’s a medal he’ll keepAnd sure I find it a little unnerving that the Saudis and Egyptians are forming a joint Arab army to fight WWIII against – oh, I don’t know…us, maybe? And yes, I realize it may all depend on the outcome of Jean...
  • Obama Endorses Netanyahu*

    03/23/2015 10:10:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | John Ransom
    resident Barack Obama belatedly gave a high five to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose Likud Party won a decisive victory in last week’s elections. But like a lot of things Obama “accomplishes” this one comes with the familiar Barackian asterisk: Obama didn’t mean to give Netanyahu props; instead Obama thought he was criticizing the prime minister. “I indicated to him that given his statements prior to the election, it is going to be hard to find a path where people are seriously believing that negotiations [with the Palestinians] are possible,” said Obama according to the New York Times. His...
  • Barack Obama: A Man For The Ages!

    03/12/2015 5:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Everyone says President Obama is a feckless commander, weak in statecraft, especially compared to the great leaders of the Western world, such as Reagan and Churchill. I believe this does Obama a great injustice. It's so easy to react the way a great leader would. Sure, Obama could have left a small contingent of American troops in Iraq, preserved America's victory, and prevented the entire region from collapsing into chaos and terror. He could have refrained from issuing empty "red line" threats to Syria. He could call ISIS "Islamic." But anybody could do that -- even ISIS calls itself "Islamic."...
  • Time for Obama to Give Back His Nobel Peace Prize

    03/18/2015 3:55:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    resident Obama has engaged in military actions around the world as much as any other president. Since receiving the Nobel Peace Prize shortly after entering office, he has proven himself as aggressive as the most hawkish Republican president in history. This comes as no surprise in hindsight; when Obama was first running for president, he indicated he would bomb Pakistan, which even most Republicans opposed. By April 2012, The New York Times was calling Obama “warrior in chief,” saying he “has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades.” Law professor Jonathan Turley, considered...
  • In "Unprecedented Move" Nobel Peace Prize Chairman Demoted For Decision To Give Obama 2009 Award

    03/03/2015 4:45:36 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 73 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/3/15 | Tyler Durden
    Back in 2009, just months after his swearing in, president Barack Obama was crowned with an unexpected glory: he won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 due to "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Back then there was little indication that just a few years after his crowning achievement of "ending the war" in and returning US troops from Iraq, he would send US troops right back in Iraq for the 3rd US invasion of the country in three decades, but also send out US troops across the globe, and launch the second cold war,...
  • Rand Paul’s Latest Hire: Give Edward Snowden the Nobel Peace Prize

    01/21/2015 1:47:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    UPDATE 3:11 P.M.: Copenhaver has also opposed the Pledge of Allegiance because it was “developed by Francis Bellamy, a socialist” as a way to “sell more issues of [the] magazine Youth’s Companion.” “The pledge was conceived as a way to promote nationalism in order to sell flags to schools as a premium to solicit subscriptions,” says an image she posted to her Facebook page. “I posted a picture and story explaining this when I first started my page but this sums it up beautifully,” wrote Copenhaver. In another post, she wrote, “The pledge of allegiance and the ‘roman salute’ was...
  • Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

    10/10/2014 4:13:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Associated Press
    OSLO, Norway – Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children's rights.
  • Nobel Peace Prize goes to Malala Yousafzay, Kailash Satyarthi (Excellent decision)

    10/10/2014 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    In a nod to the efforts to protect children, the Nobel Prize committee awarded its Peace Prize to two activists focused on the defense of children’s rights — Malala Yousefzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India. The committee had reportedly had considered Pope Francis, Edward Snowden, and a handful of others as the most prominent of this year’s record 278 nominees: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right...
  • Nobel committee gets it right with peace prize this time (updated with strong dissent)

    10/10/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/10/2014 | Rick Moran
    The Nobel committee in charge of awarding the peace prize chose two non-controversial and politically correct recipients who have worked tirelessly for child rights around the world. Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, the 17 year old who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting the right of Pakistani girls to attend school, were named to receive the prestigious award. Yousafzai is the youngest peace prize winner in history. There were probably more deserving candidates, although the fact that peace in the world is decidedly lacking at the moment could have affected the choice....
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Say Obama Still Doesn't Deserve Peace Prize

    10/09/2014 12:26:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Nobel Prizes continue to be announced this week, and according to a new Rasmussen poll, Americans are both skeptical about how winners are chosen and continue to question President Obama’s Peace Prize win back in 2009. Rasmussen Reports has the details: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of American Adults think politics play a role in the awarding of Nobel Prizes. Just 17% disagree, but 30% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)Fifty-five percent (55%) of adults say that, six years into his presidency, President Obama still does not deserve the prize that he won...
  • Reagan Had It Easy in the Cold War?

    10/01/2014 7:02:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    They don't hand out master's degrees in revisionist history, but if they did, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman might deserve one. Obama is mired in a geopolitical mess of his own making, from the Ukraine to the ISIS menace, yet Friedman's decided to argue that Obama shouldn't be harshly judged. His era is much more complicated than Reagan's, you see. "I'll leave it to historians to figure out years from now who was the better president," he claimed. Reagan's era was defined by a capitalist-communist competition between "two organized superpowers," while Obama's era centers on a puzzling conflict "between...
  • Syria Is 7th Country Bombed By 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    09/23/2014 8:02:24 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 24 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/23/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The U.S. today began bombing targets inside Syria, in concert with its lovely and inspiring group of five allied regimes: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan. That means that Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate – after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq.
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • Norway Does not Guarantee against Snowden’s Arrest at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

    09/12/2014 4:58:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Nordic Page ^ | September 8, 2014
    Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and several have argued that he should get it this year. Currently, he has been granted asylum in Russia, but the United States wants him to be arrested and extradited. Dagbladet has asked Conservative Party (Hřyre) politician Tetzschner whether the Norwegian police may arrest a person coming to the country to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The parliamentary representative believes Norwegian police can and should arrest Snowden. - In principle, we care principle of equality. In addition, Norway honor the agreements we have signed, which also ensures extradition to Norway, he...
  • The Spreading Scourge of Anti-Christian Persecution

    08/06/2014 6:53:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Intolerance that fosters pogroms abroad is taking root in U.S. communities. Sobering and unforgettable images are projected across our television and computer screens. They should elicit the most basic instincts of both fear and compassion. I'm referring to images of showing the persecution of hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions, of our fellow brothers and sisters by incomprehensible religious zealots. Their intolerance of Christianity is beyond horrible. People are beheaded for their faith. Women and young girls are sexually violated, and whole families are wantonly slaughtered in cold blood. Perhaps just as abhorrent is the profound silence of the...
  • 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...