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Snowden Becomes Longshot Nobel Prize Candidate

July 15, 2013 by  

President Barrack Obama, to the dismay of anti-war and humanitarian advocates throughout the world, was given a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. A Swedish sociology professor named Stefan Svallfors says that the Nobel Prize committee has a chance to “help to save the Nobel Peace Prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision” to honor Obama in 2009 by supporting his nominee: National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Svallfors is included in the limited pool of people who are permitted to deliver nominations to the Nobel Prize committee.

In a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Svallfors praised Snowden for his “heroic effort at great personal cost” and said the whistle-blower demonstrated that “individuals can stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms” by blowing the cover of the NSA’s widespread spy initiatives.

“This example is important because since the Nuremberg trials in 1945 has been clear that the slogan ‘I was just following orders’ is never claimed as an excuse for acts contrary to human rights and freedoms,” Svallfors writes.

International Committee of the Russian State head Duma Aleksey Pushkov said, however, that there is no way U.S. officials would tolerate the Nobel Peace Prize going to Snowden.

“Not in a million years will the United States allow Snowden to get the Peace Prize. But his nomination is significant. Many in the West see him as a champion of democracy,” he tweeted on Monday.

And it is unlikely that Snowden will be given full consideration by the Nobel committee because most of the deadlines for nomination of the upcoming Nobel Prize recipient have passed.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • http://2CypressLane crocetti46

    I would love that so much, if he got the prize.

  • Brent black

    He deserves it more than bho ever did

  • Brandon

    Agreed, no way did Obama deserve that!!! That was like saying I would like to cure cancer and plan on it someday, can I get the Nobel now though? To be honest I am on the fence about what Snowden did, I can honestly say I am happier I know about it though, he did do it at great personal cost, he knows what’s in store for him if he is caught

  • Matt

    Snowden and the Nobel Peace Prize? Well lets take a look at what Ivama did to receive this award. He has sold guns to mexican cartels. Forged goverment documents, violated the U.S. Constitution so many times it can be counted, passed secret laws, killed American citizens by drone. strikes,Benguaze

  • Matt

    Is attempting to disarm the American people to assist his brothers and jehad, What did Snowden do? He informed the people that this man of power was breaking the law. From the beginning the only thing Obama was concerned about is to find who told. Every person in Obams cabinet should be arrested for treason. Yes Snowdenis a very good canidate for the peace prize. Can this prize be revoked ? Maybe give Snowden Obamas also. He should be held as an American hero a true patriot.

  • Rebeccageddie

    I agree and admire snowden for speaking the truth regarding our corrupt administration. I, as well as other American citizens appreciate being made aware of what this government is doing: taking away our freedoms and spying on us. No wonder most individuals have no faith in our lack of leadership. Does not appear to be a future United States as it was when we baby boomers were growing up. I am saddened that my children will not have much of a future, indeed if one at all. Our people are much too complacent and silent regarding these issues. May our God help us all. This o’bama or rather Barry sortero ( spelling may be incorrect-name of his Indonesian father that adopted him therefore making legal last name that of above.)

  • Rebeccageddie

    To continue: will be the ruin of our once great country-I don’t see how it will ever be great again. We are the laughing stock of this world. I truly believe this president is satanic. No God-fearing leader here. We are in deep trouble, folks.

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