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KILLER_CLOWN
02-09-2012, 07:29 AM
Nobel peace prize jury under investigation over choosing such winners as President Obama

Posted by James Φοίνιξ on February 8, 2012 at 6:51pm in Expose: Barack Hussein Obama

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday.

The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations.



If the Stockholm County Administrative Board, which supervises foundations in Sweden's capital, finds that prize founder Alfred Nobel's will is not being honored, it has the authority to suspend award decisions going back three years — though that would be unlikely and unprecedented, said Mikael Wiman, a legal expert working for the county.



Obama won in 2009, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won in 2010, and last year the award was split between Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.



For this year's award, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Cuban rights activists Oswaldo Paya and Yoani Sanchez are among the candidates who have been publicly announced by those who nominated them.


http://12160.info/group/exposebarackhusseinobama/forum/topics/nobel-peace-prize-jury-under-investigation-over-choosing-such-win

orange
02-09-2012, 04:06 PM
"exposebarackhusseinobama" forum. Sure sounds like a credible source.

I hear there are wooly mammoths in Siberia. Look into that, would you?

SNR
02-09-2012, 09:48 PM
Woah seriously? I've always wanted to see a wooly mammoth in person!

mikey23545
02-09-2012, 10:05 PM
"exposebarackhusseinobama" forum. Sure sounds like a credible source.

I hear there are wooly mammoths in Siberia. Look into that, would you?


"STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday.

The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations.

If the Stockholm County Administrative Board, which supervises foundations in Sweden's capital, finds that prize founder Alfred Nobel's will is not being honored, it has the authority to suspend award decisions going back three years - though that would be unlikely and unprecedented, said Mikael Wiman, a legal expert working for the county.

Obama won in 2009, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won in 2010, and last year the award was split between Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.

For this year's award, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Cuban rights activists Oswaldo Paya and Yoani Sanchez are among the candidates who have been publicly announced by those who nominated them.

The secretive prize committee doesn't discuss nominations - which have to be postmarked by Feb. 1 to be valid - but stresses that being nominated doesn't say anything about a candidate's chances.

Fredrik Heffermehl, a prominent researcher and critic of the selection process, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "Nobel called it a prize for the champions of peace."

"And it's indisputable that he had in mind the peace movement, i.e. the active development of international law and institutions, a new global order where nations safely can drop national armaments," he said

Especially after World War II, the prize committee, which is appointed by the Norwegian Parliament, has widened the scope of the prize to include environmental, humanitarian and other efforts, he said.

For example, in 2007 the prize went to climate activist Al Gore and the U.N.'s panel on climate change, and in 2009 the committee cited Obama for "extraordinary efforts" to boost international diplomacy.

"Do you see Obama as a promoter of abolishing the military as a tool of international affairs?" Heffermehl asked rhetorically.

Nobel, a Swedish industrialist and inventor, gave only vague guidelines for the peace prize in his 1895 will, saying it should honor "work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

Nobel said the peace prize should be awarded by a Norwegian committee, and the other Nobel Prizes by committees in Sweden. The two Scandinavian nations were in a union at the time.

Geir Lundestad, the nonvoting secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, dismissed Heffermehl's claims.

"Fighting climate change is definitely closely related to fraternity between nations. It even concerns the survival of some states," he told AP.

Still, the County Administrative Board decided to sent a letter to the Stockholm-based Nobel Foundation, which manages the prize assets, requesting a formal response to the allegations.

"We have no basis to suggest that they haven't managed it properly. But we want to investigate it," Wiman said.

"The prize committee must always adjust its rules to today's society," he said. "But peace work has to be at the core - it can't deviate too much from that," Wiman said.

The peace prize and the Nobel awards in chemistry, physics, medicine, literature and economics are always handed out Dec. 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.

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Maybe with Obama's testicles hanging in your eyes you're having trouble reading...


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_NOBEL_PEACE_PRIZE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

KILLER_CLOWN
02-09-2012, 10:12 PM
"exposebarackhusseinobama" forum. Sure sounds like a credible source.

I hear there are wooly mammoths in Siberia. Look into that, would you?

He's truly dropping bombs of love, and drone attacks of I just want to hold you baby!

orange
02-10-2012, 12:42 AM
Woah seriously? I've always wanted to see a wooly mammoth in person!

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orange
02-10-2012, 12:51 AM
"STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama over half of the awards since 1946 , as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday.

FREDRIK HEFFERMEHL, fredpax at online.no
Author of the books Nobel’s Will and The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted, Heffermehl, a Norwegian lawyer and author, argues that the Nobel committee has violated the terms of Alfred Nobel’s will, which established the prize. He states that for decades, the parties in the Norwegian parliament have misused the Nobel committee seats to reward party veterans lacking insight in the peace ideas that Nobel wished to support. Heffermehl writes that over half of the awards since 1946 have not conformed with the intention of Nobel, who wished to change the international system in order to end wars and armaments.

Heffermehl said today: “The Swedish inquiry responds to a complaint against mismanagement that I lodged last month. The Nobel Foundation has been asked to comment in particular on the secret private diaries of former committee chair Gunnar Jahn which indicate that no attention is paid to the directives in Nobel´s will. These diaries, [which were published for the first time by Heffermehl] show that Jahn repeatedly protested in vain against awards that ignored the intentions of Nobel. The diaries clearly demonstrate that the Norwegian awarding Committee already 50 years ago ceased to pay any regard to Nobel and what he wanted.

“The Norwegian Parliament had already then taken over the Nobel award and started using it as their own. I have now struggled for four years to have the committee respect the rights of the intended recipients, but I’ve found that in Norway there is no interest in Alfred Nobel and what he wanted.

“The Swedish inquiry also encourages the Board of the Nobel Foundation to comment on an article by a member of the Nobel family, Michael Nobel, who in an article last month in Aftenposten said that Norway may be deprived of control over the prize if the mismanagement continues.”
http://www.accuracy.org/release/nobel-peace-prize-jury-under-investigation/

Keep sucking that koolaid, mikey23545. The usurper will be gone any day now.

Taco John
02-10-2012, 02:38 AM
You could have looked it up on google, orange.

AustinChief
02-10-2012, 03:17 AM
This is to be expected. ORANGE, there is ZERO excuse for Obama "winning" the Nobel Peace Prize. BUT it is pretty much par for the course. Did he do A DAMN THING to deserve it ? NO. Is it surprising that he won it? also no.

So, will you be intellectually honest and admit that there is ABSOLUTELY NO LEGITIMATE reason for Obama to have won the award? (just like numerous other award winners)

orange
02-10-2012, 03:50 AM
As soon as anyone here is intellectually honest enough to admit that Heffermehl obviously didn't have Obama in mind when he started his complaints - a year before Obama won.

Or that it isn't going to be withdrawn. No more so than that's an actual wooly mammoth.

[edit] And as for my intellectual honesty:

I think this award was at best premature, more a product of a weak field than anything else...

... but irony doesn't get any richer than this statement:

Ibrahim Almugaiteeb, a Saudi with American citizenship who said he voted for Mr.Obama, wrote on the Times Web site that the award marks “a new chapter of hypocrisy on the part of the Nobel Prize Committee.”

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=6155510&postcount=3



... I hope you have the just plain honesty to apologize.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-10-2012, 01:07 PM
The president of Peace wants your loving support, he already has Oranges.

notorious
02-10-2012, 08:31 PM
When I heard that Obama won it, I couldn't stop laughing at how big the Nobel pile of shit had grown to.

HonestChieffan
02-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Phoney prize for a Phoney

The powers that be made it happen

mikey23545
02-11-2012, 03:56 PM
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