THE REAL REASON FOR
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NOBEL AWARD
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to President Obama, well in advance of ANY diplomatic achievements, for one primary, politically motivated purpose:
TO DETER THE US FROM DOING ANYTHING EFFECTIVE (OTHER THAN INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS) TO STOP THE FANATICAL MULLAHS OF IRAN FROM ACQUIRING NUCLEAR WEAPONS CAPABILITY.
The Nobel Peace Prize is not an international award in the popular sense. It is an award with international attention made by a clique of five Norwegian Parliamentary members, of whom four are socialists / left-oriented social democrats, and the fifth is a free market conservative whose party supports liberal internationalist positions.
Here are the left wing four:
Thorbjørn Jagland, Chair (head of the Labor Party)
Sissel Marie Rønbeck (former Chair of the Social Democratic Youth)
Inger-Marie Ytterhorn (Political adviser to the Progress Party’s parliamentary group) Ågot Valle, (member of the Socialist Left Party).
The lone conservative was Kaci Kullmann Five. [Five is her married name, not her position.] Her political and policy emphasis and that of the conservative party is economic (think Meg Whitman here).
Truth be told, Norway is an international spectator, not a player. The conservative platform, an interesting document worth perusal, is posted at. http://www.hoyre.no/artikler/2003/1/information_in_english . But that platform gives us almost no clue how Norwegian conservatives (or Mrs. Five), a minority voice in any event, would think about Middle Eastern politics, Israel or Iran’s nuclear threat to the peace of the world.
One pull quote:
“The Conservative Party wants Norway to help reinforce and further develop the authority of the United Nations, and that organization’s peacekeeping and peacemaking activities. As long as a large part of the world currently operates under cultural, political and economic systems that run counter to important aspects of our value system, we must be prepared for this process to take a long time and call for considerable patience.”
Think about it. We no longer have “a long time” where nuclear weapons are concerned.
We face the catastrophic collapse of the entire nuclear non-proliferation system, the ignition of an atomic-bomb arms race in the Middle East and a group of FIVE members of the parliament of a small country that remained neutral in World War II intend to tie our hands by dangling a peace award before our new, inexperienced president.
To his credit, Mr. Obama declared that he wasn’t worthy of the award. But the Nobel committee is hoping that our president’s wish to BECOME worthy by staying his hand in the Middle East.
THE MANHATTAN PEACE PRIZE
A New Manhattan Project
We need a Manhattan Peace Prize for the most effective action in the international arena to prevent atomic bombs from EVER being used again by ensuring that they NEVER fall under the control of irresponsible regimes.
Why Manhattan? Because of the Manhattan Project and because, after the catastrophic attacks on September 11, 2001, Manhattan is the world’s primary symbol for Never Again in the 21st Century.
Who should be on that committee? My personal choices:
Funding sources and nominations, please….