Putin nominated for 2014 Nobel peace prize.

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    Oct 02, 2013 11:20 AM GMT
    If he wins, Obama will be very relieved.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/putin-nominated-for-2014-nobel-peace-prize/article5192801.ece?homepage=true
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    Oct 02, 2013 12:02 PM GMT
    Peace nominations often come from their own partisan countries and political interests. There are dozens every year that are equally laughable. I don't think anyone takes a Putin nomination seriously.

    As for Obama, his Nobel Peace Prize win was admittedly more a celebration of the end of War Criminal Bush's term in office, than anything significant Obama had yet done for peace. As much an expectation for him to undo the Bush crimes & world damage as a reward for past deeds.
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    Oct 02, 2013 12:18 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    As for Obama, his Nobel Peace Prize win was admittedly more a celebration of the end of War Criminal Bush's term in office, than anything significant Obama had yet done for peace. As much an expectation for him to undo the Bush crimes & world damage as a reward for past deeds.

    This is the best explanation ive read so far
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    Oct 02, 2013 12:27 PM GMT
    what a fucking joke!
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    Oct 02, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation? What the fuck is that? A Russian chapter of Scientology? Who gives a shit about them?

    Is their letter of nomination even valid?

    http://www.nobelprize.org/nomination/peace/
    Qualified Nominators

    According to the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, a nomination is considered valid if it is submitted by a person who falls within one of the following categories:

    • Members of national assemblies and governments of states
    • Members of international courts
    • University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes
    • Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
    • Board members of organizations that have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
    • Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1)
    • Former advisers to the Norwegian Nobel Committee )
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    Oct 02, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    Is their letter of nomination even valid?


    Probably not. Though I bet Putin could blackmail a university professor into nominating him.

    http://www.nobelprize.org/nomination/peace/

    Are the nominations made public?
    The statutes of the Nobel Foundation restrict disclosure of information about the nominations, whether publicly or privately, for 50 years. The restriction concerns the nominees and nominators, as well as investigations and opinions related to the award of a prize.


    I suppose he could win one next year, but I think Britney Spears would win a Nobel Peace Price sooner than Vladimir Putin.

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    Oct 02, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    I honesty don't have any faith in Nobel prize.
    Times have changed...so were the values. To me at least. Perhaps because of the politicization.

    After getting to know about great many real life heroes a good deal and still countless many yet to be discovered, these awards don't mean a lot to me. I believe that anyone will not care much about it if they knew these incredible personalities.
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    Oct 02, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    The Neanderthals in Stockholm or Oslo or wherever they are, should award the peace prize to Assad of Syria. A much better choice than Putin. Assad will have lived up to the criteria of lots of other recipients in recent years - He stopped exterminating the Volk with nerve gas.