posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 06:48 AM
Originally posted by Wachstum
the swedish commitee made a political decision: The price is not for what he did, but what he will hopefully do in the future. Like a self-fulfilling
prophecy: We give you the nobel peace price and from now on, you must prove yourself worthy. If not, people will make fun of you...
Sounds like a futile hope
Yep! this political move by the Norwegian Nobel Commitee is frikkin' brilliant!
Now they are forcing Obama to live up to the peace prize and therefore, he can not do as he like with the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and eventually in
the end - Iran!
This also put a lot of pressure on him and his administration regarding the Israeli-Palestinian situation.
If he's defending Israel when and if too many Palestinian children are dying, the world will turn their backs on Obama for not pressuring Israel!
When I woke up this morning and read this news I was like: WTF!!
But now I suspect that this is a brilliant political move by the Norwegian Nobel Commitee.
BTW! the main big Swedish Nobel Commitee has little to do with the "Peace Prize" beside that Alfred Nobel was Swedish.
Before 1905 - Norway belonged to Sweden and they were counted as one country with a union between the two.
Therefore they decided that the Nobel "Peace Prize" would be located in Oslo-Norway to avoid political corruption etc.
Alfred Nobel's will stated that the prize should be awarded by a committee of five people elected by the Norwegian Parliament. Norway and
Sweden were at that time still in union, and with Sweden responsible for all foreign policy, Nobel felt that the prize might be less subject to
political corruption if awarded by Norway. The Peace Prize is presented annually in Oslo, in the presence of the king, on December 10 (the
anniversary of Nobel's death), and is the only Nobel Prize not presented in Stockholm. "In Oslo, the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
presents the Nobel Peace Prize in the presence of the King of Norway. Under the eyes of a watching world, the Nobel Laureate receives three things: a
diploma, a medal and a document confirming the prize amount.
Ahh my gawd! these are crazy times we are living in!
Obama the peace-keeper are uniting the world - through world peace!
Will this make him what the religious folks would call: The Anti-Christ?