THIS YEAR’S NOBEL ‘WAR’ PRIZE GOES TO …..

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Pretty pathetic …
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*The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union for its role in securing peace to the continent.The Nobel committee says the accolade is meant to be an encouragement to the union in difficult times. Norway – the home of the prize – is itself divided over EU membership and has twice refused it in a nationwide referendums. For more on this decision RT talks to host of the Keiser Report – Max Keiser.*
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Maybe next year’s winner will be Netanyahu??

 

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As one former recipient sees it …..
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Nobel Peace Prize To European Union Is A Political Award

By Mairead Corrigan Maguire

Alfred Nobel was a visionary who believed in a demilitarized peaceful world. In his Will he left his Nobel peace prize to those who would work for ‘fraternity among nations’,’abolition or reduction of standing armies’, and ‘holding and promotion of peace congresses’.

In Nobel’s will the award for Peace was to go to Champions of peace, those working to replace militarism with international order based on law and the abolition of national military forces. Nobel’s vision and dream was to replace the power of militarism and war, with the power of law. I believe the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, does not meet the criteria of Alfred Nobel vision and spirit, and his vision of a demilitarized peaceful world.

In many ways the European Union has done much in the past sixty years for Peace and reconciliation amongst nations, but it has sadly done little for the demilitarization of Europe. Whilst the EU imposes severe Austerity measures upon many EU countries it simultaneously supports the growing militarisation of Europe by its support for US/NATO (guilty of war crimes against Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., ) It continues to support the policies of USA Nuclear weapons, held in six EU States. It supports arms sales from European States (UK, Germany, etc.,) to countries all around the world. The EU instead of upholding human rights for countries such as Palestine, has rewarded Israel by giving them special trading status and huge grants (EU tax payers money) for its Military Research and weapons thus enabling it to continue it illegal policies of occupation and Apartheid of Palestine.

I cannot support this decision to give the peace prize to EU and appeal to the Swedish Foundation Authority to hold the Nobel Committee accountable for giving, yet again, a political award instead of supporting People taking courageous, and often dangerous stands to help move the human family away from military international Relations to one based on peaceful resolution of conflict.

I believe that the reform of the nobel peace Committee is now necessary. As is the case of all other nobel prize committees which are made-up of experts in their particular field, perhaps it is time too for the NPP Committee to be comprised of people experienced in the field of Peacemaking and International Law.


Mairead Maguire is a Northern Irish peace activist, and winner of 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. (www.peacepeople.com)

 

6 Comments

  1. October 15, 2012 at 09:16

    Norway is light years away from the real World when was this Planet discovered?

  2. Blake said,

    October 15, 2012 at 13:37

    Well exactly

  3. October 15, 2012 at 18:28

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  4. October 15, 2012 at 18:52

    they should give it to Bugs Bunny as he has done more for peace than those useless muppets!

  5. Legal Eagle said,

    October 15, 2012 at 21:13

    The Nobel Committee lost all credibility when it awarded the Peace Prize to warmonger Obama, and now another pro-war lot, the EU gets it too. At least no one will ever mistake it for something honorable.

  6. LH Ld Elon said,

    October 16, 2012 at 03:17

    They should of give it to, Mahmoud Ahmajinedad, for his speech at the UN.
    Or Russia and China for their stance against invasions and geopolitical strategy, hmm.
    Or even yourself, or other alternative media sites, thank you by the way :)


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