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How Low Can the Nobel Peace Prize Go?

Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize!

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Sarah Hoyt

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October 4, 2013 - 7:00 am
Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

And in other news, the Nobel Peace Prize still lacks all credibility. According to the Washington Times:

Russian President Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by an advocacy group that credits him with bringing about a peaceful resolution to the Syrian-U.S. dispute over chemical weapons.

The Russian advocacy group International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World nominated Mr. Putin, characterizing his forged agreement with Syrian President Bashar Assad — to turn over admitted chemical weapons cache to international authorities — a world-class and prize-worthy piece of diplomacy, United Press International reported.

The group also took a dig at the United States.

While announcing the nomination during a press conference in Moscow, group officials said Mr. Putin deserved the Peace Prize much more than President Obama, who won the recognition in 2009.

Um… that group name sounds a lot like a survival from USSR Communist times. They were big on unity and the cooperation of peoples — on paper — while they positioned the boot just right to crush the unwary’s windpipe. But to give the devil his due, you cannot deny that Putin deserves the Nobel Peace Prize more than Obama did.

Putin might be a tyrant, a dictator, and responsible for the oppression of innocents in his own land and abroad, but he does do more than look good and say he’s not Bush.  Which is all Obama did to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

We live in very funny times, for anyone with an appreciation of black humor.

Sarah Hoyt lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons and too many cats. She has published Darkship Thieves and 16 other novels, and over 100 short stories. Writing non-fiction is a new, daunting endeavor. For more on Sarah and samples of her writing, look around at Sarah A. Hoyt.com or check out her writing and life blog at According to Hoyt.com.

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Well, this nomination has more basis in reality than the one that went to Obama. At least Putin kept a war from breaking out between Assad and Obama's Air Force.

I'm not sure what Obama's Peace Award was based on. I suppose it was an Affirmative Action award. If Obama hadn't been "disadvantaged" by being black, he would have accomplished great diplomatic feats contributing to world peace. Or so the theory goes.
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If Obama gets one, why not Putin? After all Putin did keep peace between Obama and Assad.
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Don't forget Al Gore was awarded the prize for his global warming hysteria, so giving it to Putin is a step up.
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I think everyone should get a Nobel prize so as not to hurt the self-esteem of the non-recipients. After Gore got one, I was very offended that my cat was not even nominated.
45 weeks ago
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I propose Don Vito Corleone.
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I'm hoping for Malala Yousafzai, though I'm not expecting it because it would mean acknowledging that there are horrible people in the Third World, and they will never do that.
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"While announcing the nomination during a press conference in Moscow, group officials said Mr. Putin deserved the Peace Prize much more than President Obama, who won the recognition in 2009."

Well, they are right about that. I mean, Putin did accomplish something. I'm still waiting for what accomplishments Obama has other than getting elected president.
46 weeks ago
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Black humor? Racist!

;-)
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Before you get your speedos in a wad, remember that anyone can be nominated; the Nobel committee doesn't do the nominating, just the deciding. And the group who nominated Putin are pretty transparently a neo-Soviet front group most likely formed by Putin himself to exploit the lingering effects of Soviet-era mind conditioning among his captive people ("International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World"? Gimme a break!). This will become a story when someone outside Russia starts to take it seriously. Which might well happen...
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Putin should get a peace prize for trying to help Christians in the Middle East.
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Al-Masih kam.
46 weeks ago
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Well, this nomination has more basis in reality than the one that went to Obama. At least Putin kept a war from breaking out between Assad and Obama's Air Force.

I'm not sure what Obama's Peace Award was based on. I suppose it was an Affirmative Action award. If Obama hadn't been "disadvantaged" by being black, he would have accomplished great diplomatic feats contributing to world peace. Or so the theory goes.
46 weeks ago
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I have to say, I'm for consistency with these sorts of things. If you disprove a previous Science Nobel Laureate, you probably deserve one yourself. Same goes for economics, and so on.

If stopping the inadvertent warmonger of a former Nobel Peace Prize winner seems like it should qualify you for one yourself.
46 weeks ago
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A. Arafat, Obama and that crazy woman from Africa, forget her name.
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Wrong spot - see gellero below.
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