Vladimir Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Tyler Durden's picture

It would appear the Norwegian Nobel Institute is starting to lose it. Just a few years after President Obama won the Peace Prize (while mired in overseas wars), the director of the prestigious entity announced today that Russian President Vladimir Putin, accused of invading Ukraine - suspiciously un-peaceful action - has been nominated for the Peace Prize. Putin joins NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai as a nominee for the award to be announced in October.


Via Voice Of Russia,

Putin is thought to be on the list, since Russian figures proposed his name in October, citing his role in the Syrian crisis.


The former KGB agent is credited with averting a US attack against Syria by suggesting putting Bashar al-Assad's regime's chemical weapons arsenal under international control.

But, as HuffPo notes,

In order to secure a spot on the list, essentially all that's required is for a group or individual who falls under the broad criteria set by the Nobel Committee to formally submit your name and good deeds. The committee then selects from these nominations, but takes no responsibility for the pool of candidates they choose from.


This process has resulted in some truly terrible people being proposed over the years, including but not limited to: Joseph Stalin (twice), Adolf Hitler (as a protest), and Rush Limbaugh. Putin was also nominated last year and faced similar criticism as today.

Just need a few more invasions and should be a lock...

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Looney's picture

Nobel-Shnobel... The funniest thing with all this Ukrainian chaos is that the North Korean superboy launched 7 rockets yesterday and nobody paid any attention! Poor shmock used-up 7 out of 10 rockets in a single day and not a single mention anywhere! Hilarious!!!


verbot's picture

Its doubleplus good.

Thought Processor's picture



That may be the best 'Jumping the Shark' pic ever.





Blammo's picture

Up is down, Al gore is a selfless campaigner for all That's good!

The nobel commitee has been a joke for decades!

StacksOnStacks's picture

He deserves it more than Obama... especially after the Syria situation.  That being said, the Nobel Peace Prize is a sham.

caustixoid's picture

Gore Vidal called the Peace Prize Committee "the Scandinavian Ironists" - it's really a rogue's gallery of past winners.  As for Putin he didn't start WW3 (yet) so there's that.

BorisTheBlade's picture

Nobel himself was quite an ironist, invented dynamite to prevent wars ahem, then established peace prize in the name of his invention. As for Putin, give him an Oscar or Grammy already, the guy is a fucking rockstar.

Headbanger's picture

And he plays classical piano in concert at that!  So you're right!

TheGardener's picture

Peaceful dynamite was just an aside or spin thereafter.

Alfred Nobel`s elder brother experimented with dolphin delivered sea mines to honor the invention...

But also invented the pipeline; in his days made of concrete
and for his oil fields (near BAKU of all places !) to replace the unionized donkey carriers.

Alfred`s younger brother, who died when the laboratory near the families home blew up , was incidentally named OSKAR !

FuzzyDunlop21's picture

I seriously thought this was an article from The Onion.

Nothing against Putin. I like him. Hes badass. But 'peaceful'? 

l8apex's picture

He's the head of the Russian mafia.  Let's not forget that he doesn't hesititate to silence his opponents.  Plutonium in your tea today???


I wouldn't say that I "like him", but he's been doing a better job than our moron-in-chief.

Pure Evil's picture

Well, let's not get to carried away and decide to vote in our own strong man dictator just to one up the Russians.

I think it should be sHitllery/Pelosi 2016.

CCanuck's picture

Fuck, you really are Pure Evil

LFMayor's picture

I'm in.  Looks to be the fastest way to get the train to jump the tracks.

Anusocracy's picture

All heads of government are heads of mafias.

Legal or illegal organized crime, what's the diff?

TheGardener's picture

"Legal or illegal organized crime, what's the diff?"

Three letter answer : The Law.

Law is justification of power.

And to not be recognized as crime it needs to have a certain size to be called a state, otherwise we talk about the very same warlords but with more defined jurisdictions and prerogatives.

Headbanger's picture

Hey Fuzzy... Vlad is a classical pianist too.  A very cultured man unlike the ass hat we have in office.

And Vlad is very involved  personally in protecting endangered species in Russia.

So yes I would say he values life and peace and he's very tough.

He deserves  to get Obozo's Nobel Peace Prize and rip it right off of him!

hobopants's picture

For some reason that 80s song 'final countdown' started playing in my head when I saw the headline picture...

flacon's picture

Awesome! Now you've got the tune stuck in my head - it's a pretty cool song although really, really, cheasy. It's European, what should you expect! ;)





SWRichmond's picture

That may be the best 'Jumping the Shark' pic ever.

Yes, I want to see a larger version of it.

homme's picture

Not sure of the original artist but there's a larger version half way down this page. Plus a lot more. 



SWRichmond's picture

Loved them all...tyvm!

verbot's picture

Same as satoshi and looks like bitcoin is a oneway mirror afterall. Glad i didnt buy the "bride in a box" with bitcoins as the nsa does know who you are,,shhiiitt for you lol. So lets have a big bow and see the rest of the cast of characters . And do not start talking  with the dummy comments with no facts we all know what is going and shills stand out.Imho 

twh99's picture

Shouldn't that be double secret? (for you Animal House fans)

LFMayor's picture

Were they the 8-oz. "starburst" type, even?  Man, he went balls to the wall, spare no expense and drive me to the Missouri border, stat!

Looney's picture

William, you are the best! Kudos, Dude!  ;-)


prains's picture

love the single junker too Wille B, you know it's "somebody" and they're pissed LOL

fooshorter's picture

<--- Putin Riding BearShark

<--- BearShark Riding Putin


I hope the tylers post a caption contest today...

Schaublin's picture

How do you know about it then?

Flakmeister's picture

Maybe he and Barry can sit together at the Reception dinner....

Spastica Rex's picture

War is peace.

Thanks for answering my questions today, I really appreciate it.

Flakmeister's picture

My pleasure....

It is clearly not the majority opinion here...

CCanuck's picture

Not often enough, he seems to use his best work here unfortunately..oops......umm fortunately.

Hey Flak you should go start a blog, like MDB.....you higher intellectual types need a place to call your own...Please....

What if we crowd-funded something to help you get out..oops...started I mean.  How much would ya need?



Flakmeister's picture

At least you earned a few style points...

Edit: Learn to clean up your white space though...

layman_please's picture

in the era of war is peace it all starts to make sense finally

hookah's picture

We should nominate Hitler next year!

Belrev's picture

Putin stands up to ZIO bullies and resists their efforts to start WWIII.

cougar_w's picture

Go Malala.

The rest of you can withdraw your names or just be fuckers.

Flakmeister's picture

It would seem that

You go girl!

would be entirely appropriate...

alien-IQ's picture

Why is this so surprising? A few other notable nominees include:

George W. Bush
Rush Limbaugh
Adolf Hitler
Benito Mussolini (twice)
Joseph Stalin

and let's not even get into the past winners such as:

Henry Kissinger
Barack Obama
Al Gore
The European Union (anybody remember what was going on when they won?)

It's a fucking farce so please don't try to make a scandal out of this Putin nomination.

TrustWho's picture

Who makes the better comedyL Putin or Proud Drone Man Obama winning Nobel Peace prize? 

Hell, Drone man, who brags about killing people and sometimes sacrifices innocents for the overwhelming necessity to kill the bad guys, has already won, so Putin is a can't miss!