In "Unprecedented Move" Nobel Peace Prize Chairman Demoted For Decision To Give Obama 2009 Award

Tyler Durden's picture

Back in 2009, just months after his swearing in, president Barack Obama was crowned with an unexpected glory: he won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 due to "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Back then there was little indication that just a few years after his crowning achievement of "ending the war" in and returning US troops from Iraq, he would send US troops right back in Iraq for the 3rd US invasion of the country in three decades, but also send out US troops across the globe, and launch the second cold war, pushing the world to the brink of another "large scale war." Those who wish to read Obama's teleprompted and ghostwritten acceptance "speech can do so here.

At the time the White House, and the fawning media, was delighted by this crowning, if premature, achievement of the progressive president.

Which is why don't expect much coverage of the inevitable aftermath: earlier today, in what France24 dubbed an "in an unprecedented move", the controversial head of Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee was removed Tuesday and demoted to the rank of mere member. 

Thorbjoern Jagland, a former Norwegian premier, drew criticism after becoming committee chairman in 2009 for awarding the prestigious Nobel to newly elected US President Barack Obama. He will be replaced by current Deputy Chair Kaci Kullmann Five.

More from AP:

The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.


Jagland will remain a member of the voting panel but was a contentious leader, attracting criticism for his dual role as committee chairman and head of the European Council when the prize was awarded to the European Union in 2012. His leadership also was clouded by the decision to give the prize to Barack Obama in 2009 after he had just been elected president, and the 2010 prize to the jailed dissident Liu Xiabo drew fury from China.


The former labor politician was replaced by the panel's deputy chairman, Kaci Kullmann Five, a former conservative party leader. She denied that Jagland's ousting had anything to do with pressure from China, which froze diplomatic ties to Norway after the 2010 award.

She did not deny that his ousting had anything to do with Obama who has since the aware become a neo-con warhawk, who has put some of the most bloodthirsty republicans to shame, and whose actions (and lack thereof) have led to not only global conflict intensity spiking To a 7-year high, but have generated untold riches to the shareholders of the military industrial complex.

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TruxtonSpangler's picture

Better late than never

Who was that masked man's picture

Better if the award had never been made.

Againstthelie's picture

I am wondering if this is a signal for Obama, because he did not bow to his Jewish master speaking to Congress today: the next time, your price is gone.

wee-weed up's picture



If the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee really wants to correct the wrong and fix their tarnished image they should have the balls to strip Obozo of the prize. Change the records officially and take it away from him.

But they're Euroweenies. Wussies.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Why would they want to set a precedent of correcting a wrong committed by TPTB?  

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Dunno.  I doubt this dude cares.  He already got paid.

Manthong's picture


..they canned him just before he could get the Nobel secured for  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

Had to sign in just so I could say:


NoDebt's picture

Only took six years for people to start understanding Obama is a liar and a fraud.  He is the Manchurian Candidate.  And he fucks over his friends twice as bad as his enemies.

He's exactly the kind of person who gets a lot of people killed while espousing the best of intentions.  Whatever the word is for an anti-leader, that's him.  

Agreed with many others- strip him of the prize.  Obama is well overdue for some public shaming.  Not that he'll care, but we will.

(FYI- Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939, but he didn't win it.)

old naughty's picture

i don't buy this love-hate smoke-mirror sh't one bit...

you think the honeymoon is over after 6 years, with net-an-yahoo shreiking in CONgress with no WH invitation and now early-retiring AW-ard chair-dumbo? 

wait-see, i would.

847328_3527's picture

This schmuck committee chairman denigrated the entire process and honor associated with that award. It also tarnishes the other winners in chemistry, etc as the brown smelly stuff of this mistake tends to contamainte the entire attitude toward that award now.


This Norwegian has to be tremednously arrogant for not resigning long ago.

Zero Point's picture

Lol. I think the award kinda lost it's sparkle when they gave one to Kissinger. Then Arafat, Perez and Rabin.

It's been a joke since day 1.

THX 1178's picture

I don't give a fuck about the nobel prize one way or the other. Seriously, why are we respecting the nobel prize?

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

So it took them 6 whole years to figure out they'd fucked up? Is it just me or isn't that a tad slow on the uptake?

Peelingtheonion's picture



That sorry ass BIBi will be up for an award actor in a fake drama....

old naughty's picture

herein lies the un-real reality they have sowed for us.

It's going to be helluva rollercoaster ride we are up against, as they 'harvest' !

Cadavre's picture

Setting aside the fact that Mr prez, and not as quite as petite as vanity self convinces, Mrs Prez, both got drummed out of the bar for some nassity thing I ain't gonna bother to chase down.

But that is a plus for getting the "piece [of the action] prize" in our moment. Recalling the republocarat campaign. Dr Paul was kicking ass every place that had a paper vote, except those polls, like in Nevada, where big boxes of  stuff were secreted away out the back alley door. Thinking that when the inner girl of Juulie Giggiliani made its way into the hearts of the 12 or so Americans that actually watched the debate. `Membering the "Cain" was losing his ass. Was down to pocket change, or what ever he could shake out of his prospective Mrs Prez, and Coors Beer Heiress, piggy bank.Carrying his own bags, booking his own flights and catching red eye flights all by his lumped face lonesome. Look back - how did that guy go from that to the Rebublocrat nominee.

Now, a dude name Adam Paul Laxalt is running for another pretense of an AG in Nevada. Adam is the grandson of the mafias top  and bestest bunz-up-and-kneeling tug job queen and onetime sometime NV Governor and Senator. Paul Laxalt, who spread his cloaca and worked with all the "Community Relations" departments of all the pre Disney era mob controlled casino ville USA! Bush and Bushes sons, cocaine cowboy real estate attorney, shadowy land purchasing and profitable cattle futures trader, ole  Rhino Thighs Hilary is following her artificially black dress inseminating cum fountain of her other half-wit, Slick Dick Willey. Rumor has it the kid will be a political player. We no have a political system whereby we employ public servants based an poll, WE NOW HAVE A SELF ANOINTED POLITICAL PRIMO GENESIS INDUSTRY that manufactures the royal blood lines of America's "too exceptional for our own good", nobility.

Despite the fact bloodied hands, a CV filled to brim with aborted fried human fetuses from drone shat burning phosphor  uterine wall "scrapper" our prez, whatever you think you think of "it", forgot the goals of the UN, forgot the UN's marketing plan, ya see? Israel is a loss leader for multi-regional sales. US left the pacific rim-job and the low margin napalm served genocide of Asian brownies,  cause war in the middle east offered so much more of what the forever wars dream. Not only would global commons linit tithings for genocide armaments, they would pay for carbon at 3 times the fair market value! Lot more territory - easy to justify - much easier than spending 20 years pretending to win war to colonize some patch of low resource  real estate about the size of florida and an enemy that wore pajama's as a uniform and fired back with homemade zip guns. No planes. No missiles. Can't pich BEX like that to anybody for more than 25 years max.

The UN is an ongoing open air market for weapons sales - that's all it is. And our Prez, who be just too sissy to be a "real" pimp,  forgot the fucking tenants of the marketing plan that required Israel as a loss leader, an incubator to bait jew hate, or Islamic hate (take your pick), and regional war or whatever - it don't fucking matter, as long as Oceania gets it's daily lame-streamed banded Emanuel Goldstien dose, a mloss leader, ya know, like diapers for baby poo poo, ya know - a shit bag - tagged at or blelow costs to induce shoppers to go to market, it's something to get the most buyers, at lowest cost, in the store cruising the isles. When Mr. Prez said he would shoot down IAF planes attacking Iran, when the Prez did not attend Nutcakeyahoo's speech, converse to, to be sure, onetimes Ms Heinz, now a Kerry cow, and multi-billionaire extraordinaire bitch ZAQ (zionista american queen as opposed to zap, or, zionista zmerican princess) to the max, dry tongue farked Johnny boy's ear juz-z'nuff to get him into the miwday of Nuttty-Net-an-Yahoo's speech carnival:

When our Mr Diebold Puppet Prez did that shit, it be about time to smack his sissy wanna be pimp ass hands and take the blood stained Piece [of the Action] Prize back.

Now for the chorus:

The Prince of Piece Prizes

A real American

THe Price of Piece Prize

Know him


     The blood on his hands

The Prince of Piece Prizes

He da Prince of Piece Prizes

He cut you up

  into little bitty slices

He Make you scream

He turn everyone

   Into Soylent Green

He da Prince of Piece Prizes

  Yeah Yeah Yeah


GetZeeGold's picture




In remembrance of Fuddy, Breitbart, Clancy, and Hastings...


The real House of Cards.

Parrotile's picture

Must be because the Committee noticed my comment yesterday evening

(Not that I'm claiming any clairvoyant capability . . . . :-) )

macholatte's picture



Does Jagland have to give the money back to Soros?


DaveyJones's picture

Great film...the original

IridiumRebel's picture

....and nullify his presidency.

Never One Roach's picture

This opens the door for the piece prize to be handed Pol Pot or Stalin post-humously by the new Norwegian committe chief.


... or is it, "post-humorously?"

A Nanny Moose's picture

We could see his actual BC and College transcripts, assuming they exist. Won't matter. We have bread and circuses.

OldPhart's picture


You mean that doesn't stand for 'Bread and Circuses'? /sarc

sunaJ's picture



This award and its recipient was the greatest example of the hopium there was.  It is common for nobel prizes to be awarded posthumously (and often after the recipient faced professional ruin and penury for their contribution), but I have never heard of a nobel prize being given for something that someone hoped that they would do.


Ghordius's picture

correct, it was a break with traditions

but seriously, it was also a political message. a very simple one, directed, obliquely, at Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney

silver surfer's picture

"I doubt this dude cares.  He already got paid."

And he resides in a french castle with seven butlers.

kaiserhoff's picture

neo-con warhawk, who has put some of the most bloodthirsty republicans to shame,

Yeah, I get it.  There is no difference between the parties, but this Tyler hates Republicans with a purple passion.

Unix's picture

but but but...he is a neoLIBERAL...same fucking difference if you ask me

conscious being's picture

I think that's TD's obvious point, but I get it now. Kaiserhof is on a mission.

kaiserhoff's picture

If you continue to read, you will understand that the only part of the deep state the "libertarian" Tylers really hate, is the military.

Hard to square that with freedom, tolerance, and pursuit of happiness.

nmewn's picture

They kinda like Russia's military though ;-)

kaiserhoff's picture


  but I think she just has a thang for midgets;)

nmewn's picture

Could be...or man boobs on horseback.


Oh dear gawd I've offended a Russian national!!!

Keep voting ;-)

Bay of Pigs's picture

And why wouldn't the Tylers blast both parties, the MIC, CIA and Mossad? The Russians haven't done a thing that I can see that warranrts harsh criticism compared to all those assholes who are pushing the world towards nuclear war.

Seriously, I have no fucking idea what you guys are talking about sometimes.

nmewn's picture

Outside of going from monarchism to "communism" (I just love that warm & fuzzy term for state control of everything) and butchering of anyone who didn't "believe" an oligarchy?

I don't even know how that works, at least capitalists say they are about making a profit outright with no BS or they'll stay home, they don't hoodwink farmers & laborers into working harder for "Mother Russia" or oligarchs or the state, they do it for themselves, their families, self interest.

And self interest is not greed.

michelp's picture

"I just love that warm & fuzzy term for state control of everything"

We wil not have peace in the world until a new system of ownership takes hold and replace Capitalism, and this is Co-operativism.

Corporations must become Co-operatives.


Ghordius's picture

"The Russians haven't done a thing that I can see that warrants harsh criticism compared to all those assholes who are pushing the world towards nuclear war."

interesting view, or, better, non-view. Russia could have played a different game against those assholes. But then, it would now not be in the possession of Crimea

the very search of moral high ground in this conflict smacks me of a deeply ingrained habit of partisanship. black vs white hats, good versus evil

well, let's hope peace returns despite the warmongers on both sides

TheReplacement's picture

Why don't you point out where the Americans (since we are Americans reading an American blog about things American in America, for the most part) where their criticism of anything USA is incorrect?

OldPhart's picture

All I know about the Tylers is that they must have hired some young, eager to impress, archivist.

Articles are going to the archives within a week all of a sudden.


sessinpo's picture

More like  neo progressive. Nothing liberal about him. He doesn't give s shit about  your rights. It's all abour power and control with these progressives in both parties.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"but this Tyler hates Republicans with a purple passion."

As well he should.  This Tyler also hates Democrats.  As well he should.  Name one in national office of either party that doesn't suck oligarch balls.