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Syria's Assad 'Jokes': Nobel Peace Prize "Should Have Been Mine"

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Following President Obama's "win" a few years ago, the headline above may not be as entirely surprising as some would expect. However, we can't help but feel the Syrian President's comments represented his actual perspective and his 'just kidding'-moment was 13-year-old-girl-esque covering-up of the stunning comment given the 115,000 dead in his nation so far from the conflict. As The Tribune reports, the prize, which was given to the global chemical weapons watchdog on Friday, “should have been mine”, Assad said, according to Al-Akhbar newspaper. Hey, there's always next year Bashar...


Via The Tribune,

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad joked that he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a pro-Damascus Lebanese newspaper reported on Monday.


The prize, which was given to the global chemical weapons watchdog on Friday, “should have been mine”, Assad said, according to Al-Akhbar newspaper.


Assad made the remark “jokingly”, the daily said, as he commented on the award on Friday of Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is working in Syria to destroy the Assad regime’s massive chemical arsenal by mid-2014.




But the newspaper did not say when Assad made the comments about the Nobel.


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Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:55 | 4052613 Theta_Burn
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Sorry Bashar

Natanyahoo is next in line

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:03 | 4052650 freewolf7
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The veterans who had the restraint to not scale the White House fence yesterday should be considered.

That woulda started a ruckus, given the snipers on the roof.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:08 | 4052654 nmewn
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Here's a good one, the sign dumped on top of the Barry-Cades...

...some sort of iconic symbolism or sumpin ;-)

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:14 | 4052669 freewolf7
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Drape that puppy with some burning tires, or am I giving away the ending?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:00 | 4052792 john39
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smells like low grade propaganda for the (western) masses consumption...    that said, Assad is fighting on the front line against the NWO/banker cabal

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 14:28 | 4053248 Tim_
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The Express Tribune

"The Express Tribune is the first internationally affiliated newspaper in Pakistan. Partnered with The International Herald Tribune – the global edition of The New York Times – the paper caters to the modern face of Pakistan."

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 14:09 | 4053161 msmith9962
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Dude is hilarious.  Hosting SNL next wk.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:54 | 4052614 IndyPat
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Why say it as a joke?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:15 | 4052675 old naughty
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I guess it's just another way to say: "Jokes on you, Oba".

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 19:10 | 4054257 Sparkey
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The joke is on you, if you believe it!

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:57 | 4052617 Overfed
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Peace prize? For the last 40 years (at least) it has been the prize for lofty rhetoric.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 13:38 | 4053066 HerrDoktor
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that would be lefty rhetoric, no?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:57 | 4052621 Toolshed
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It should have gone to Putin.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:42 | 4052749 caconhma
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<It should have gone to Putin> For what? For saving Obama zionist ass?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:57 | 4052623 FuzzyDunlop21
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He deserves it more than Obama

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:11 | 4052662 McMolotov
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It's a political award and nothing more. That's why Obama "won" a Nobel Peace Prize for merely existing and being marginally black while Malala Yousafzai, someone immensely more deserving, was deemed unworthy.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:23 | 4052694 Hedgetard55
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"Marginally black".  +55


I'm blacker than Choomboi.


Punahou School, Columbia, Harvard, who paid for all these?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:52 | 4052899 Future Jim
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Blacker than Will Smith, but not as black as Bill Clinton?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:58 | 4052624 Sudden Debt
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Why did Hitler never receive a nobel price of peace?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:00 | 4052637 ShrNfr
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He was nominated for it in 1939.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:06 | 4052653 Sudden Debt
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nominated... that's not the same...

I alway thought he killed more woman and children than Obama... I guess I'm wrong...

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:16 | 4052836 ShrNfr
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He personally never killed anyone. Neither did Obama. The banality of killing continues apace.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:58 | 4052787 Shigure
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So was Mussolini (1935) and Stalin (1945,1948)

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:56 | 4052626 Byte Me
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Still time for "Man of the Year"...

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:08 | 4052658 IndyPat
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I hear the Time Man of the Year is going to the "Syrian Freedom Fighters"

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:18 | 4052676 Byte Me
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Maybe he'll bitch about that too.


Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:37 | 4052725 QQQBall
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My vote for Man of the Year goesto Janet Yellen

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:41 | 4052738 IndyPat
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Mooochelle would never let the shit happen

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 13:26 | 4053023 el Gallinazo
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Only the cannibals.  Freedom to choose your main course.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:58 | 4052632 NOZZLE
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Ask pwesident indiscriminate drone strike. 

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:01 | 4052639 Winston Smith 2009
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Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 13:01 | 4052932 TBT or not TBT
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As long as it was a ghastly bad death. Jesus.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 18:42 | 4054200 Element
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When you go to a peace conference or meet a foreign diplomat never never drink the beverage.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:02 | 4052644 Joenobody12
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Dear Bashar, just because you kill less people than Obumpma doesnt mean you automatically get the peace price. 

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:01 | 4052646 nmewn
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Right...and in other news...Mother Teresa was posthumously inducted into the Atheist Hall of Fame and Bob Costas & Piers Morgan made honorary Life Members in the NRA by Wayne

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:40 | 4052732 krispkritter
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Speaking of Costas, appears he's removed his head from his ass just long enough to make another dumbass statement.

He's like Matthews now, so far up Obama's ass that when Obama farts he gets a tingle in his leg...

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:17 | 4052649 LeisureSmith
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The Syrian military is the leading player in the war against terror. The SAA is winning by miles with it's terrorist bodycount. If the peace price winner in chief would stop funding and arming jihadis, peace might break out.

It is horrible what Syria and its people are going through, sivillians getting killed and ancient monuments destroyed. The moral hazard of not punishing war criminals whomever they are is very dangerous. Make an example out of Tony Blair and move down the list, a very long list.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:15 | 4052666 Zer0head
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watching BBG TV just now

their political hack reporter, Julianna GOldman - explains that the White House is disappointed that the equity markets are showing some resillance today and that they (the White House) were hoping for a big decline to light a fire under the republicans


yes she actually said that with a straight, albeit very long face.



Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:16 | 4052670 BabyBen
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Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:17 | 4052673 q99x2
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The parts of thw world that were attacked and terrorized by Harriman/Bush/Dulles/Rothschild/Rockefeller need to join together and bring the war criminals to justice. Otherwise nobody is safe.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:19 | 4052681 0b1knob
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How is he any worse that Kissinger or Arafat?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 13:01 | 4052939 TBT or not TBT
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Or pee wee Herman, or milli vanilli?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:33 | 4052689 rustymason
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Who cares? The Nobel prizes are given by lefties/commies to their fellow travelers.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:31 | 4052702 IndyPat
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The Putin "Tactical Cockblock of the Century" is where the real honor will be recognized.
I suggest the actual medal awarded to be an Iron Shield and it should have "Peace, with a side of Burning Humiliation" boldly engraved on it.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:29 | 4052703 22winmag
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When it comes to middle east strongmen keeping the peace, it's not even close... Mubarak kept the Christians safe and the Jiahadists in check for 30 years!

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:31 | 4052708 ebworthen
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If he let the Brussels banking cabal run his economy and government he'd be a shoe-in.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:44 | 4052752 world_debt_slave
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Bashar 1 Obama 0

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:52 | 4052775 kchrisc
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The Nobel Peace Prize has been a joke for sometime now.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:07 | 4052799 MFLTucson
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Where is the joke, Obama got this ridiculos award, why not Assad?

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:09 | 4052804 Zombie_Economics
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Let's call it what the fuck it should be called, the "No-Balls War Prize", or maybe the "Noble Death Prize".  Either could represent the truthfulness of what it should be called these days.  As the "No-Balls War Prize" it would clearly represent some sorry fucking pussy that starts wars and orders attacks from the comfort of a safe position, rather than grabbing a weapon and leading the fucking charge himself.  In regard to the "Noble Death Prize", this would represent the highest running total of deaths inflicted by the orders of self-appointed nobility.  They both work for me and all these cockeating fuckwitted tyrants deserve to be drawn and quartered in public display.  After which that can have the trophy driven through their skulls and mounted high atop a goddamned flagpole.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:53 | 4052905 General Decline
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Tell us how you really feel.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:54 | 4052907 Zombie_Economics
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You're right, I think I went a little soft on that one.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:09 | 4052814 geewhiz
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Whats the gig with the peace prize? I looked around to see if there is any evidence of Zionists doctoring the outcome to plant disruptors in key positions but found nothing on that. Maybe the committee is just authentically stupid about things economic and political.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:40 | 4052870 Oldwood
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Nothing is given based upon past actions but in hopes of manipulating future ones. Everything is about the use of power to control events and outcomes. They all see themselves as consumate chess players but there are far too many players on the board for any real strategy to work...unless your strategy is to bring it all down through chaos, and that is working perfectly.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:58 | 4052924 Future Jim
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What a breath of fresh air to read a post and comments about Syria that does not focus on blaming on MccCain, Rand Paul, Tea Partiers, and neocons. ZeroHedgers are certainly better informed than most.

The MSM are promoting the idea that the push for war in Syria is the work of Neocons, and John McCain in particular. I call bullshit. The role of John McCain and Neocons is minor news no one really cares about – nor should they. It is being used to avoid the more important players who are pushing for war in Syria, and thus

The MSM coverage of the push for war in Syria is fake news.

Who is John McCain? Is he the President or the Secretary of State? Does he have a radio or TV show? Does he have any kind of followers at all? Does his political career have any future at all? Is his party (Republican) primarily the one pushing for war in Syria? Is he known for his brilliance and usually being right and never being played?

"No" is the answer to all of these questions? The opposite is true? Then why are we talking about him?

McCain does happen to be on the psychopath side of the push for war in Syria – just like the President and the Secretary of State (both Democrats); whereas, mostly Republicans – especially Rand Paul and Tea Party Republicans – are on the healthy side of (they oppose) the push for war in Syria.

For example, the President and his Secretary of State were moving fast on Syria, and everyone knew America was within 24 hours of attacking Syria. He produced no compelling evidence and claimed he needed no Congressional approval. However, for the first time in history, the Internet let the people move quickly enough to stop war. Just as quickly as Obama was moving towards war, enough people began to doubt the evidence, saw counter evidence, and demanded UN and/or Congressional approval (which is required by the Constitution). The President very suddenly learned that the people were unusually opposed to his latest war and that the world was unusually opposed to his latest war. All of which empowered the Tea Party Republicans to threaten impeachment. Only then did Obama back down.

This is part of a pattern. For example, the President is also on the psychopath side of most issues, such as drones or the NSA spying on Americans; whereas, Republicans – especially Rand Paul and Tea Party Republicans are usually on the healthy side. Although is it the Libertarian Party who cares the most about freedom – by far, of the Democrat and Republicans, it is the Republicans who care more about freedom.

Neocons are Republicans, and they are indeed pushing for war in Syria, but Neocons are Republican progressives.

Looking at everyone's actions and applying a little independent thought, anyone can conclude the following ...

Progressives are those who believe that government rightly has the power to implement any good idea. Progressives are interventionists – both domestically and overseas – they just can’t mind their own biusiness. Progressives control the media, the Republican Party, and the Democratic Party. Republican progressives are called Neocons. Neocons want big government as much as Democrats. Neocons are the leadership of the Republican party. The Tea Party are challengers to their leadership. Neocons, Democrats, and the media hate the Tea Party. Just like progressives in the Democratic Party, Neocons like war and are huge supporters of Israel. Democrats actually believe war helps the economy because progressives believe that all government spending helps the economy.

We know why the MSM prefers to talk about the psychopathology of McCain instead of the psychopathology of the President. In the recent past, they were afraid to bust the Myth of Obama, but the Myth of Obama has already been busted. Now they are just in denial.

Eventually, some day, maybe the MSM will apologize for creating the Myth of Obama in the first place.

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 13:53 | 4053114 TrustbutVerify
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Nobel Peace Prize is kind of a joke.  So, yeah...maybe Assas should have gotten it. 

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 14:43 | 4053322 tony wilson
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assad is not the bad guy here.

the cia,the mi6 and the mossad are.

the filthy turk and the ape jewish fake arabs of the house of saud and the shits fro qatar are.

fuck you msm

fuck you filthy bbc

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 16:35 | 4053870 ImpotentRage
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Well, if Arafat can get it, why not Assad?

Seriously though, who takes the Nobel Peace Prize seriously? It is a complete joke, such an obvious political statement that it isn't even funny.

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 10:26 | 4055772 Basilian
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Is this meant to assert that Bashar is a mass murderer. I would find it hard to believe that Zero Hedge would simply tow the Mass Media line in this area when Zero hedge has clarity of vision in regard to financial media that it would not extend that vision beyond-----really?

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