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Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

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Just five years after President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize (to much global amazement), Norwegian politicians have nominated none other than Edward Snowden for this year's award for contributing to transparency and global stability by exposing a U.S. surveillance program. As Reuters reports, Snowden’s "actions have in effect led to the reintroduction of trust and transparency as a leading principle in global security policies."  


 

Via Reuters,

The public debate and changes in policy that have followed in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing have contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order,” Norwegian parliamentarians Snorre Valen and Baard Vegar Solhjell said in the nomination letter obtained by Bloomberg.

 

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There’s no doubt that the actions of Edward Snowden may have damaged the security interests of several nations in the short term,” said Valen and Solhjell, who was environment minister in the former Labor-led government. Snowden’s “actions have in effect led to the reintroduction of trust and transparency as a leading principle in global security policies.”

 

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Valen and Solhjell, who represent the Socialist Left Party in the Norwegian parliament, also said that they “don’t necessarily condone or support all of his disclosures.”

 

The Nobel Committee accepts nominations from members of national assemblies, governments, international courts, professors and previous laureates. It received a record 259 nominations for last year’s prize. While the nominees are kept secret for 50 years, names are sometimes disclosed by the nominators. The prize winner will be announced in October.

 

Is this the Nobel's last best effort to regain some credibility?

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Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:12 | 4382167 HedgeAccordingly
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And there you have it.. lol Obama got one the other year for what? 

NSA rally tomorrow into 1800 . http://hedge.ly/1k880Ii

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:19 | 4382200 y3maxx
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...How does "Obama the Fraud" get to keep His in light of all the facts since released?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:21 | 4382219 john39
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Kissinger got his as well...  which should put one on notice, the nobel prize is just part of the NWO game.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:32 | 4382275 i-dog
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Now they've really jumped the shark ... nominating a fictitious character from a psyop for a Nobel!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:51 | 4382373 john39
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i suspect that their shark jumping is just getting started.   something big is looming, has been for awhile.   but they are increasingly backed into a corner, with no easy way out.   the moment of truth approaches.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:29 | 4382528 El Oregonian
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Barry: "You're going to have to wrest it from my cold dead hands"

NSA/MK-ULTRA: "Exactly."

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:58 | 4382616 wintermute
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Fantastic news! The most deserving person of the year might get recognized by the NP committee (for a change).

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 21:46 | 4382751 adeptish
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Yoichi Shimatsu on Snowden.

Controlled opposition, patsy and poster boy.

http://www.rense.com/general96/saving.html

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:06 | 4382815 Lore
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That Rense piece is interesting. Someone is going to a lot of effort to muddy the waters.  It could even qualify as a smear.  I wouldn't waste much time on it, except to say that it reinforces the need to question everything.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:20 | 4382845 Boris Alatovkrap
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Obvious global elite is elevate smear campaign on Mr. Snowden. Is not enough for USSA discredit Snowden through puppet mouthpiece main stream media and foul mouth congressman and political appointee on television, but is now international attempt at discredit Snowden with farcical award. Imagining Obama, Gore, Kissinger, and Snowden in room together to polish award. One thing is not belonging.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:42 | 4382894 BoNeSxxx
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Oh the irony!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:50 | 4382913 pods
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Couple of thoughts after reading the psyop/hero debate down below.  

What do people think about the revelations that he confirmed (Russell Tice said many of the same things years ago)?

If this is a psyop, what is the end goal of such psyop?  I have heard that it was to make us think the NSA was like the Eye of Sauron?

If he is a traitor or this is a psyop, does this mean you discredit the allegations that he confirmed?

I think this is the most valid answer as to why so many look at the cult of personality, instead of the information.  If you can discredit him as a psyop, then that at least maintains your belief in our SYSTEM, and does not force you to action, because if you took his revelations as to the corruption, wanton illegality, and utter disregard for We the People then you would be forced to come to the conclusion that the single greatest threat to our liberty is the servant government that we set up to protect it.

I have seen it. In myself. Searching for that one piece of irrefutable proof that what I thought was correct.  Of course, when I found that proof, I would somehow discredit it and keep looking. Because when I found that one piece of evidence, I would be forced into choosing to act, or to realize that I did not want to act in the first place.

Nothing he revealed was groundbreaking, Russ Tice shed light on this stuff years ago.

We have to realize we have had enough evidence for decades to realize what is true to most of the brown people we bomb at will. That we are not the good guy.

But yet we argue still about 911, F&F, Benghazi, Snowden, Wikileaks, red/blue, etc.

Just ask yourselves why.

pods

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 00:03 | 4383107 Tom Servo
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He (Snowden) better step up the drone strikes of brown children / wedding parties before he will be considered seriously!!!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 00:32 | 4383155 Lore
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It's tempting to read too much into this thing.  Here's a paragraph that resonates: 

In a nutshell the Snowden case was used by the British military intelligence in partnership with a CIA faction opposed to the heavy-handed Pentagon-NSA eavesdropping programs that threaten to knock over sensitive operations, for instance, joint operations with Qatar and Saudi intelligence to direct Al Qaeda units in Libya, Syria and Afghanistan. Since assassination targets could include American, British and other allied European officers who know too much, the Agency prefers to operate without its communications with field agents and MK-ULTRA types being monitored by lads like Snowden or any of the many generals who have a grudge against the CIA. As for disclosures on snooping, the public be damned.

I have no relevant experience, but suspect that little in Snowden's work environment could happen by chance.  I think Snowden is a sharp, talented, well spoken systems guy who got scared -- a rude awakening -- and decided based on the part of the bigger picture that was given to him that he could score a meaningful victory for the idealists of the world as he saw it.  But intelligence is an old, mature and dangerous game, with blurred lines and mechanisms for handling idealists. Snowden stated previously that he took his time making plans. In an environment that is a magnet for control freaks and manipulators, with numerous tools for tracking physical and network movement, he and others like him will naturally be watched and manipulated. We may speculate that he was permitted to carry out his action in order to achieve other goals.  That's the beauty of it: even when it's simple, it isn't simple, and even when you think you operate independently, you never know.  A pawn doesn't have to know that it's a pawn.  He's a guy with a conscience who got used and continues to be used.  One branch of the tree struck a blow against another.

Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence (2002)

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 00:52 | 4383205 i-dog
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You don't need to read too much into anything. The simplest answer is usually the closest to the truth.

In this case - and I've said it from the day of his first (only?) interview with Greenwald - the objective is to engender public outrage (over something we've already known for decades!) so that they can move the NSA away from the US military and into "independent" (ie. their, privatised) ownership subject to "strict oversight".

It's the only "fair" and "transparent" thing to do. LOL.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 00:57 | 4383210 Lore
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The lines are blurred.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 04:48 | 4383383 ebear
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this story totally needs a theme song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kTZwrMzwVU

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:48 | 4385041 Lore
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WTF?

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 03:30 | 4387023 ebear
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don't worry, you weren't meant to get it.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 00:36 | 4383167 atomicwasted
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People want to talk about shark jumping?  Citing Rense in a forum is proof that forum's jumped the shark.  Who's next, Sorcha Faal?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 02:34 | 4383313 adeptish
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Did you even read it?

No, didn't think so.

Rense was just a link to it smartypants.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:07 | 4383473 Disenchanted
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That Rense article is not the only source that was connecting the dots between Greenwald and the Persian Jew/Paypal dude.

Check Sibel Edmonds/Boiling Frogs, she's been on it as well.

 

As mentioned in the rense link(The Rancid Honeytrap):

Glenn Greenwald Still Covering for Omidyar on PayPal
Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:51 | 4382387 Pool Shark
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Seems pretty obvious to me: Nobel made his fortune off war profiteering. Now the Nobel committee is continuing in the vein by supplying both sides of the conflict: the spies (Obama) and the counter-spies (Snowden).

 

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:40 | 4382555 RemiG2010
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Here is the institution, where the money should go:  http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:57 | 4382405 Stuck on Zero
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Truly it's an incredible reversal when the world honors U.S. dissidents!

 

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:42 | 4382570 Caggge
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Next award for Edward should be Time magazines "Man of the Year."

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:46 | 4382579 RemiG2010
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Next award for Edward:  "1st Man to live on Mars."

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 21:39 | 4382733 Emergency Ward
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No, the next award is when Edward tells them to stuff the award.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:06 | 4382778 RemiG2010
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WHATEVER

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:42 | 4382566 Race Car Driver
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> Now they've really jumped the shark ... nominating a fictitious character from a psyop for a Nobel!

Bears repeating. Amazing that you have no downrates as of yet. Perhaps folks are finally starting to catch on?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:44 | 4382571 Papasmurf
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the nobel prize is just part of the NWO game.

Interesting thought.  That would mean his is not what appears to be.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 21:12 | 4382653 jimmytorpedo
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You're catching on Papsmurf.

Nothing is as it seems.

It's Nobel, not noble.

I suspect Snowden as a typical Hegelian problem, reaction, solution.

Wait and see.

Buy pm's and ammo (and bitcoin if so inclined).

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:20 | 4382222 kliguy38
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they're a joke.........i dare um to give him one.......

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 21:29 | 4382698 Peter Pan
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If you like your peace prize you can keep your peace prize.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 21:42 | 4382738 Crash Overide
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Obama will be required to hand in his Nobel prize with the keys to the White House after his impeachment...

 

One can only dream.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:23 | 4382233 Rainman
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Does this mean Eddie gets to be Prezident in '16 ?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:47 | 4382357 new game
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actually if i decide to waste some time and gas i would write in e.snowden for president.

rainman, are you considering vp on the ticket?u could get some shit staightend out...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:48 | 4382358 Sabibaby
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Yes, Eddie Money would be a good president, not great but good.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:33 | 4382533 El Oregonian
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Lamont from Sanford and Son, can do a better job.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:51 | 4382369 Duke of Earl
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Awesome!  I'm writing his name in!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:55 | 4382399 hmmmstrange
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I'll give 100-1 odds that if he receives it he will not accept it.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 21:32 | 4382706 RemiG2010
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ME tiNks he akZZepts the prizze and helps zEE Quinn, bE-cuze shE'z in zEE $$  trubble  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/28/267733457/no-queen-elizabeth-is-not-down-to-her-last-million

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:47 | 4382582 Caggge
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Vote Edward Snowden! Change you can believe in!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:42 | 4382329 DrSandman
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Why must Snowden have to be either a traitor or a hero whistleblower?  Truth is complicated, and he is really equal parts of both.  

 

He's a hero for releasing the documents that he has showing just how out-of-control the current administration is.  (Believe me, it's gotten way way worse in the last six years...)  

 

He's a traitor for the documents that he has yet to release, which names names of innocents who thought that they were helping a world power do the right thing.  These poor people, who have families and children, will die.  

 

Personally, I would deliver a Nobel to him on the tip of a Hellfire missile.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:08 | 4382452 Apeman
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he is really equal parts of both

No he's not, he's full hero.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:26 | 4382519 DrSandman
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Not to be full Rumsfeldian, but you do not know what you do not know.  I concede that he may be 60/40 hero/traitor, however.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:56 | 4382617 malek
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Elastic arguments are great, aren't they?

Even if he's 99.9% hero you can still defend your bullshit.

 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 07:51 | 4383487 Acet
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I especially liked the part were he accuses Snowden of being a traitor for the possible content of information he might release.

At this level of la-la land, imaginary reality, one might as well accuse George Washington of being a British Monarchist and a traitor since he might raise up from the dead and loudly proclaim his alliegance to the Queen.

 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 01:00 | 4383221 prains
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Anyone who expose the machinations of the oligarchs is a hero, there is no middling this one

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:10 | 4382461 AlaricBalth
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Sandman
I respect your right to an opinion, however I am not surprised. ;-)

Operation Sandman has been described as an interrogation plan devised with military psychiatrists for systematically interrupting a detainee's sleep.
Sleep deprivation is used by torturers because it makes a person more suggestible, reduces psychological resistance and it reduces the body’s capacity to resist pain. Sleep deprivation is a very effective torture technique. Operation Sandman is also known as the ' Frequent Flyer Program'. It was frequently utilized at Guantanamo Bay.

http://thejusticecampaign.org/?page_id=273

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