Nobel award to Obama was a mistake

Panther

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Jul 2013
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Nobel Prizes are great honors, always were, always will be.
I don't see that changing over a little controversy.

For something so highly acclaimed and sought after with a monetary award attached to it, they ought to have a rigid system in place for the sourced accomplishment of honorees benefitting peace among humans. Otherwise, it's a joke among many.

So what has he done to be awarded the peace prize?
 
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#22
For something so highly acclaimed and sought after with a monetary award attached to it, they ought to have a rigid system in place for the sourced accomplishment of honorees benefitting peace among humans. Otherwise, it's a joke among many.

So what has he done to be awarded the peace prize?
I think what they do is fine, the process will always involve people, so there will be less than perfect picks, but it still works pretty good.
 
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Typical, you said: "The Nobel losts its relevence a long time ago when politics became the basis for awards."

And now you say, "Just the Peace Prize."

Btw, the 1994 prize went to Arafat, Peres, and Rabin, had something to do with the Oslo Accords:

The agreement called for the implementation of Palestinian self-rule in portions of the West Bank and Gaza Strip over a five-year period, along with an immediate halt to and gradual removal of Israeli settlements in those areas. The accords called for a Palestinian police force to be formed from local recruits and Palestinians abroad, to patrol areas of self-rule. Authority over the various fields of rule, including education and culture, social welfare, direct taxation and tourism, would be transferred to the Palestinian interim government. Both parties agreed also on forming a committee that would establish cooperation and coordination dealing with specific economic sectors, including utilities, industry, trade and communication.[97]

Prior to signing the accords, Arafat—as Chairman of the PLO and its official representative—signed two letters renouncing violence and officially recognizing Israel. In return, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, on behalf of Israel, officially recognized the PLO.[98] The following year, Arafat and Rabin were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Shimon Peres. --- wiki

Yep, some hope briefly flickered, as the the Labor Party's Rabin ended many, many years of hardline Likud governments.

Prior to the signing of the accords, Rabin received a letter from PLO chairman Yasser Arafatrenouncing violence and officially recognizing Israel, and on the same day, 9 September 1993, Rabin sent Arafat a letter officially recognizing the PLO.[40]

After the historical handshake with Yasser Arafat,[45] Rabin said, on behalf of the Israeli people, "We who have fought against you, the Palestinians, we say to you today, in a loud and a clear voice, enough of blood and tears ... enough!"[46]

But even some hope was too much for some Zionists, and the progress made by Arafat, Rabin, and Peres was guillotined by Rabin's assassination. The next time the Zionists, under Ehud Barak, made Arafat an offer, it required relinquishment of East Jerusalem.

Arafat said hell no and the rest is history.

Details, details.
Which means that Arafat and his Israeli counterparts had a justifiable claim for being considered for and awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, while BARRY is NOT!
Others on that list....did Algore really win a peace prize also? What the hell for? And the European Union? Are you fucking kidding me? These are some of the reasons why a lot of honest people started asking what the hell the Nobel Peace Prize stands for, when it doesn't appear to have anything to do with ending wars/preventing wars or promoting peace. Even some darlings of the international NGO community like Malala Yousefzai (the Pakistani girl almost killed by a suicide bomb attack on her school bus) may qualify for other humanitarian awards...but not the peace prize! And then there's Ang San Suu Kyi (if I spelled it right) the Prime Minister of Burma who won the prize for overthrowing military government.....and ever since then has been piloting the extermination campaign against the Muslim minority - Rohingya in northern Burma. Did her prize get withdrawn yet? She represents a fascist Buddhist (yes, Sam Harris- Buddhists aren't all peaceful) majority who have been acting more extreme than the more cautious military rulers of the country..... yes, that regime change op turned out well also!
 

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