he got the prize for being a good NWO tool

"I don't want any foreigners building roads or big buildings for me when I am cleaning blood from my home." - Haji Dawood Khan, a shopkeeper in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, explains why sending more U.S. troops to his country would not be helpful.


Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize to mixed reviews
By Wojciech Moskwa

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world "hope for a better future" and striving for nuclear disarmament, in a surprise award that drew both warm praise and sharp criticism.

The decision to bestow one of the world's top accolades on a president less than nine months into his first term, who has yet to score a major foreign policy success, was greeted with gasps of astonishment from journalists at the announcement in Oslo.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." But critics -- especially in parts of the Arab and Muslim world -- called its decision premature.

Obama's press secretary woke him with the news before dawn and the president felt "humbled" by the award, a senior administration official said.

When told in an email from Reuters that many people around the world were stunned by the announcement, Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod, responded: "As are we."

The first African-American to hold his country's highest office, Obama, 48, has called for disarmament and worked to restart the stalled Middle East peace process since taking office in January.

"Very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the committee said in a citation.

While the decision won praise from statesmen like Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev, both former Nobel laureates, it was also attacked in some quarters as hasty and undeserved.

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and opposes a peace treaty with Israel, said the award was premature at best.

"Obama has a long way to go still and lots of work to do before he can deserve a reward," said Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri. "Obama only made promises and did not contribute any substance to world peace. And he has not done anything to ensure justice for the sake of Arab and Muslim causes."


Issam al-Khazraji, a day laborer in Baghdad, said: "He doesn't deserve this prize. All these problems -- Iraq, Afghanistan -- have not been solved...The man of 'change' hasn't changed anything yet."

Liaqat Baluch, a senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a conservative religious party in Pakistan, called the award an embarrassing "joke."

But the chief Palestinian peace negotiator, Saeb Erekat, welcomed it and expressed hope that Obama "will be able to achieve peace in the Middle East."

Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland rejected suggestions from journalists that Obama was getting the prize too early, saying it recognized what he had already done over the past year.

"We hope this can contribute a little bit to enhance what he is trying to do," he told a news conference.

The committee said it attached "special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons," saying he had "created a new climate in international politics."

Without naming Obama's predecessor George W. Bush, it highlighted the differences in America's engagement with the rest of the world since the change of administration in January.

"Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play.

"Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts," it said, and the United States was playing a more constructive role in tackling climate change.

Obama laid out his vision on eliminating nuclear arms in a speech in Prague in April. But he was not the first American president to set that goal, and acknowledged it might not be reached in his lifetime.

He is negotiating arms cuts with Russia, and last month dropped plans to base elements of a U.S. anti-missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. Moscow had seen the scheme as a threat, despite U.S. assurances it was directed against Iran.

On other pressing issues, Obama is deliberating whether to send more troops to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan, and is still searching for breakthroughs on Iran's disputed nuclear program and on Middle East peace.

Israel's foreign minister said on Thursday there was no chance of a peace deal for many years. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters: "The Nobel prize for peace? Obama should have won 'the Nobel Prize for escalating violence and killing civilians'."

At home, Obama's popularity is flagging under the pressure of rising unemployment and a divisive, sometimes bitter debate over his healthcare reform plans.

Abroad, he is still widely seen around the world as an inspirational figure.

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who had been tipped as a favorite for the prize, told Reuters that Obama was a deserving candidate and an "extraordinary example."

Obama's uncle Said Obama told Reuters by telephone from the president's ancestral village of Kogelo in western Kenya: "It is humbling for us as a family and we share in Barack's honor... we congratulate him."

Obama is the third senior U.S. Democrat to win the prize this decade after former Vice President Al Gore won in 2007 along with the U.N. climate panel and Jimmy Carter in 2002.

The prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.4 million) will be handed over in Oslo on December 10.

(Additional reporting by Oslo newsroom, Kamran Haider in Pakistan, Mohammed Assadi, Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza; Mark Denge in Nairobi, Jason Webb in Spain; writing by Mark Trevelyan, editing by Janet McBride)

What a joke.

In March 2009, Israel's nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu asked that his name be removed from the list of candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize because President Shimon Peres had received the award. That's what a true peaceful man does, a man who is serious about peace and willingly pays the price for it. He tells the establishment to stick the prize up their collective ass, where it came from.

Update: See comments: This is possibly the kiss of death. Maybe Obama will play the messiah role in the big drama right to the bitter end.


Greg Bacon said...

GW Bush to be awarded "Humanitarian of the Century" prize

And Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz will win the "Veracity in Government Award." Condi Rice to preside at ceremony. Heavily armed mercs from Blackwater/Xe will provide security at this invitation only event.

Federal Reserve head Ben Bernanke will receive the distinguished "Transparency in Bookkeeping" award. Treasury Secretary Geithner to present award to Bernanke inside the NY Fed.
No reporters or outsiders will be welcome or allowed to see this ceremony and any that try to breach security will be tossed in jail

Israeli PM Netanyahu will be given the prestigious "Kindred Soul Award." This elite prize is shared by others, like Henry Kissinger and Jeffrey Dahlmer.
The award is to be presented in the new Israeli "Ministry of Truth" building, constructed in the West Bank on the rubble of several Palestinian homes whose owners were gently persuaded, using tanks and armored bulldozers, to move or else!

Former VP Dick Cheney will be fĂȘted by surviving relatives of 9/11 victims when he receives the "9/11 Truthers" award.

Alice, it's now time to go back thru the looking glass.

Greg Bacon said...

Less than 10 days into his term, Obama gets nominated. The Nobel prize has become irrelevant.

Process of Nomination and Selection

The candidates eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize are those nominated by ... on nominations that must be postmarked no later than 1 February each year. ...

Maybe it's appropriate that the prize was founded and is funded by an organization started by a man renowned for his expertise in developing newer and more devasting explosives.

A. Peasant said...

heh. hey check this out though:

"Winning the Nobel Prize for peace, of course, is likely to make it extremely difficult for President Obama to drop any of his new fifteen ton Grand Slam bombs on Iran.

The ball is now back in Israel's court."


it's really too bad that our country was taken over by that shitty little rogue state because now we have to go down on their account, and they're going to walk away from the smoking wreckage.

INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

AP, Ohhh this can only get better.

He's been nominated BEFORE the 10 million dead body count and the Nobel committee has decided to discard any pretence at not being an illuminist gate keeper/spoiler.

OR he's been set up as a legend and then he dies.

OR and this is where your idea comes into play, he must be taken out by the Israeli's, and their madmen have done it to other heads of state, in order to free things up again, that feeds into the above.

Either way if I was him, and I've never been a fan, I'd check for ANY slight change in his secret service routines, that's when they'll get him.

Happy days.

A. Peasant said...

hmm, the kiss of death....?

ruh roh shaggy.

malcontent said...

This also plays into the news cycle for escalation in Af-Pak and calls for a coup by the deep woods militia types.

Cue the loner stage right...

A. Peasant said...

ha, i'm on it. see next post.

Greg Bacon said...

The PIECE prize to OBOMBA should really get the Evangelical's who are praying for Armageddon and the Anti-Christ dude foaming at the mouth.

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