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Africa: The Growing Campaign To Revoke Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

By Norman Solomon | 5 April 2013

The Nobel Peace Prize that President Obama received 40 months ago has emerged as the most appalling Orwellian award of this century. No, war is not peace.

George Carlin used to riff about oxymorons like "jumbo shrimp," "genuine imitation," "political science" and "military intelligence." But humor is of the gallows sort when we consider the absurdity and tragedy of the world's most important peace prize honoring the world's top war maker.

This week, a challenge has begun with the launch of a petition urging the Norwegian Nobel Committee to revoke Obama's Peace Prize. By midnight of the first day, nearly 10,000 people had signed. The online petition simply tells the Nobel committee: "I urge you to rescind the Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to Barack Obama."

Many signers have added their own comments. Here are some samples:

"It is with very great regret that I sign this petition, but I feel it is morally the right thing to do. I had phenomenally high hopes that our President would be a torch bearer for the true message of Peace. Instead he has brought death, destruction and devastation to vast areas of the world, and made us less safe by creating more enemies." - Sushila C., Punta Gorda, FL

"War is nothing to be given a peace prize for." - Brent L., San Diego, CA

"President Obama has clearly demonstrated that he is undeserving of the Nobel Peace Prize. Revoke his prize and give it to Bradley Manning!" - Henry B., Portland, OR

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relevant quote:

"They [the Romans] make a desert, and they call it peace" - Publius Tacitus

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him?" -Thomas Jefferson

A conman sells hope and brings tragedy.

Old con, neocon is that same ole scam.

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ecorob's picture

I signed!

Only 25k asked for and they already have 23k+. Hurry.

My response:

The luster that shown bright on the Nobel Peace Prize after it was awarded to the likes of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi now tarnishes and fades with the name Barack Obama attached to it. The Nobel Prize is only a shell of its former self. The pride and the peace power it projected will never be the same unless this atrocity is corrected. Bradley Manning is the true "peace" recipient of this country. Stand up for Alfred Nobel and say NO to bribes and pressure and restore Mr. Nobel's name to prominence.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I Gave Up Thinking The Peace Prize Was Real

when they gave it to Kissinger.

skippy

The list of US recipients has been despicable control freaks.

Barack H. Obama
(IPCC) , Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.
Henry A. Kissinger
George Catlett Marshall
Cordrel Hull SOS who helped in establish the United Nations.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson took US to WWI
Theodore Roosevelt

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How Far Have We Sunk...To Give A Peace Prize To A Lying Murderer

I say either give the prize to someone who genuinely deserves it or do away with it all together...

How much more disgusting are the people who rewarded someone like Obama..

We are controlled by thse that pervert the things that were once "NOBEL"...No pun intended..

Some comments I liked

"A war criminal is not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize." Lars P., Afton, WI

Droning people to death is not peace." William S., New York, NY

"Take it from Obama and give it to its rightful owner, Bradley Manning." Rand K., Hotchkiss, CO

"It is not a good example of what peace means when the Nobel Prize is awarded to the leader of a nation engaging in war as a business strategy. Make a statement, please." Chandra P., Walsenburg, CO

"It appears that preemptive peace prizes work about as well as preemptive wars." Jaan C., Alameda, CA

I really like this comment....

"President Obama has clearly demonstrated that he is undeserving of the Nobel Peace Prize. Revoke his prize and give it to Bradley Manning!" Henry B., Portland, OR

How true is that?!

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I have one word for you...predator drones. Oh, you think I'm kidding?" Obombya

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I liked this one, too...

"It appears that preemptive peace prizes work about as well as preemptive wars." Jaan C., Alameda, CA

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

heck yeah!

The title says it all~

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

A voteup and a thank you

for the link, signed the petition and gave them my $.02 (On continuing the policy of pre-emptive wars...drone strikes and human rights violations)

Sigh* I guess you will have to go to the original site and link from there.

But that man should play the tyrant over God, and find Him a better man than himself, is astonishing drama indeed!~~D. Sayers
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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