Is Obama's Peace Prize About To Be Confiscated? Nobel Peace Prize Jury Under Investigation

Tyler Durden's picture

The announcement of Obama's recognition by the Nobel Peace Prize committee in 2009 seemed, to many, more like an 'Onion-worthy' headline than reality but now, as The Associated Press reports, it seems the officials face a formal inquiry over the selection criteria that could rescind the last three years' awards. The accusations at the root of the inquiry stem from persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that cites the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations, and if the Stockholm County Administrative Board, the overseer of such foundations, finds that the founder Alfred Noble's will is not being honored then (while unlikely) Obama (2009), Liu Xiaobo (2010), and last year's Liberians could face their awards suspended as 'champions of peace'. Fredrik Heffermehl, the inquiry's instigator, rhetorically asks when addressing the 2009 committee choice of Obama for "extraordinary efforts" to boost international diplomacy: "Do you see Obama as a promoter of abolishing the military as a tool of international affairs?" as he notes the 1895 will of Nobel to "work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

AP: Nobel Peace Prize Under Investigation

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday. The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations.

 

If the Stockholm County Administrative Board, which supervises foundations in Sweden's capital, finds that prize founder Alfred Nobel's will is not being honored, it has the authority to suspend award decisions going back three years — though that would be unlikely and unprecedented, said Mikael Wiman, a legal expert working for the county.

 

Obama won in 2009, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won in 2010, and last year the award was split between Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.

 

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Fredrik Heffermehl, a prominent researcher and critic of the selection process, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "Nobel called it a prize for the champions of peace.""And it's indisputable that he had in mind the peace movement, i.e. the active development of international law and institutions, a new global order where nations safely can drop national armaments," he said

 

Especially after World War II, the prize committee, which is appointed by the Norwegian Parliament, has widened the scope of the prize to include environmental, humanitarian and other efforts, he said. For example, in 2007 the prize went to climate activist Al Gore and the U.N.'s panel on climate change, and in 2009 the committee cited Obama for "extraordinary efforts" to boost international diplomacy.

 

"Do you see Obama as a promoter of abolishing the military as a tool of international affairs?" Heffermehl asked rhetorically.

 

Nobel, a Swedish industrialist and inventor, gave only vague guidelines for the peace prize in his 1895 will, saying it should honor "work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

 

Nobel said the peace prize should be awarded by a Norwegian committee, and the other Nobel Prizes by committees in Sweden. The two Scandinavian nations were in a union at the time. Geir Lundestad, the nonvoting secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, dismissed Heffermehl's claims.

 

"Fighting climate change is definitely closely related to fraternity between nations. It even concerns the survival of some states," he told AP. Still, the County Administrative Board decided to sent a letter to the Stockholm-based Nobel Foundation, which manages the prize assets, requesting a formal response to the allegations.

 

"We have no basis to suggest that they haven't managed it properly. But we want to investigate it," Wiman said. "The prize committee must always adjust its rules to today's society," he said. "But peace work has to be at the core — it can't deviate too much from that," Wiman said.

Failing a confiscation of that particular prize, the headhunter in chief can go for the repeat by fooling all of the Nobel committee member all of the time, in proving that the only solution to an excess debt problem is infinite debt.

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Ahmeexnal's picture

Eat your "Peas" Prize, homies!

malek's picture

Operation Sweep Under Rug commences...

Manthong's picture

Maybe they can give him a non-layered Photoshop birth certificate instead.

TruthInSunshine's picture

I can't comment on whether the Peas prize will be taken away, but I do know, whether it's some sort of coordinated bluff - or not - that Leon Panetta has stated that Israel is on the cusp of launching a military strike on Iran.

This is apparently somewhat breaking news:

Just a bluff? Fears grow of Israeli attack on Iran

The Associated Press‎ - 51 minutes ago


"High-level foreign dignitaries, including the U.N. chief and the head of the American military, have stopped in Israel in recent weeks, urging leaders to give the diplomatic process more time to work. But U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has reportedly concluded that an Israeli attack on Iran is likely in the coming months."

JW n FL's picture

 

 

 

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http://peswiki.com/index.php/News:Rossi_Cold_Fusion

 

Successful Test of 1 MegaWatt Cold Fusion E-CAT w Q&A by Sterling Allan - Oct 28 2011 - Part 3 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1W3Vm1HUO8&feature=endscreen&NR=1

 

palmereldritch's picture

Athens huh?

Viable cold fusion, now there's a WMD to TPTB's energy cartel grid.

Adding Greece to drone strike list in 3..2...1

Ahmeexnal's picture

BUT....BUT....OIL IS THE ONLY WAY TO PRODUCE ENERGY, AND SINCE OIL COMES FROM DEAD DINOSAURS, IT IS ABOUT TO RUN OUT.

Drachma's picture

Saturn's moon Titan is awash in literally seas of liquid hydrocarbons (i.e. oil & natural gas). Of course these must have been formed by dead dinosaurs right? [sarc/off] To bad scientific illiteracy triumphs over the facts these days. But I guess peak oil and dead-dinosaur energy make for fanciful narratives for the profane masses.

Chuck Walla's picture

That will take one hell of a pipeline!

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

All the yuppie liberals chant,

Obama!  Obama!!  Obama!!!

HoofHearted's picture

Repo man driving by the White House very slowly....repo this here Nobel prize, bitchez!!!

jeff montanye's picture

the story cites three years of winners, i guess to make it look like they're not picking on obama, but the chinese guy and, to a lesser extent, the liberians and yemeni, don't increase the use of the military to settle international disputes.  obama on the other hand ....  

bet the nobel committee wished they'd waited a couple of years before making their decision (but he looked and sounded so different from g.w. bush! -- so do frankenstein's monster and dracula but they get you to very similar places).

Banjo's picture

Saturn's moon Titan is awash in literally seas of liquid hydrocarbons (i.e. oil & natural gas). Of course these must have been formed by dead dinosaurs right? [sarc/off] To bad scientific illiteracy triumphs over the facts these days. But I guess peak oil and dead-dinosaur energy make for fanciful narratives for the profane masses.

 

Let me see if I get your logic Saturn's moon Titan has seas of liquid hydrocarbons. Therefore based on the knowledge that Titan had no dinosaurs Earthern oil is a result of the exact same or similar process as that on Titan.

Wow genius!

 

 

Backspin's picture

Banjo, did you miss his 'sarc' tag?  He's just saying that hydrocarbons can have an abioitic origin, and the presence of hydrocarbons on Titan is good evidence for that.

trav7777's picture

haven't I told you idiots enough times that it doesn't matter if oil is biotic or abiotic???  ALL that matters is the production rate!

Acet's picture

The flaw in the grand parent's post is to equate "liquid hydrocarbons" = "oil & natural gas"

Titan is full of ....

... wait for it ....

... Methane

The reason why it's liquid it's because it's really cold (duh!)

Methane, being the simplest of hydrocarbons, is really easy to make. For example, you can heat up wood (without letting a flame touch it) and it will produce methane. Another way is to eat lots of chilly and wait for the gas to come out the other side ... that's methane (plus a couple of extras for a bit of whoompf).

In fact, even the second most simple hydrocarbon is easy to make. A derivative of it is widelly produced and consumed right here on planet Earth - it's called ethanol, commonly known as alcohool.

The really complex, long chain hydrocarbons (the stuff with chains of 10, 20, 30 Carbon atoms) that you will find in the thicker stuff (fuel, tar) is a lot harder to make than methane (one Carbon atom) and ethane (2 Carbon atoms).

 

Drachma's picture

Children should listen to their grand parents. Was that your argument for the biotic origin of oil on Earth? You still haven't addressed the issue Acet. So who/what is producing the hydrocarbons on Titan using your suggested mechanisms? Your suggestions still involve a biotic origin. Is it that you can not fathom an abiotic route to methane and ethane production? You do know that the absorption spectrum of methane is found almost everywhere we look in space. Have you researched the composition of gases in Jupiter's and Saturn's atmosphere?

Sorry Acet, with all due respect, your argument betrays exactly the type of low-grade knowledge of chemistry and astrophysics that keeps people believing in distractions, meant to obfuscate for the sake of control. You've got some of the 101s, but have missed the bigger picture completely.

Methane is the base moeity for producing larger hydrocarbons. Where there is methane and a source of activation energy (i.e. as in UV photolysis that occurs in the atmosphere) and a reducing environment you will have heavier hydrocarbons. The spectrographic signatures of organic compounds, including aromatic hydrocarbons and amino acids have been found on asteroids.

Have you seen the results of the Cassini mission to Saturn? While the observed lakes of hydrocarbons may be predominantly methane and ethane, the atmosphere of titan is full of many other hydrocarbons (up to heptane and octane), including unstaturated hydrocarbons such as acetylene, ethylene, and also nitrogenated hydrocarbons such as nitriles. Hydrocarbon signatures have also been found on comets. Hydrocarbon signatures have even been measured in interstellar clouds. So why this blind love affair with biotic origins?

I would suggest a little study on the Fischer-Tropsch Reaction. Are you familiar with Russia's deep wells (below 40, 000 ft.)? That's too deep for fossils brother (Please review lithospheric dynamics). In short, the biotic origin theory has no legs to stand on, scientifically speaking. What is your evidence supporting the biotic origin theory?

Cheers.

Drachma's picture

I did not claim that oil on Earth is produced by the exact same processes as on Titan. The point is there are numerous abiotic pathways to hydrocarbons of all sorts, and the chemistry and conditions exist almost everywhere in space we look. Why should it be any different on Earth? That of course does not exclude the possibility of biotic hydrocarbon production. However, I can prove the abiotic origin of hydrocarbons in a  lab, using real scientific methods. Show me the lab experiments that prove the biotic origins theory, please. Don't just take the word of 18th century hack geologists, their students of which to this day still use the fossil record to date geological strata and then turn around and use the geological column to date fossils. Geology today is in a crisis. The 'science' associated with Earth studies has its whole foundation resting on this most absurd tautology.

Manthong's picture

"U.N. chief and the head of the American military, have stopped in Israel in recent weeks, "

Let me guess..

..taking orders, arranging for vendor financing, also refining logistics and collatral support. 

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Nope, they were there for the Kosher hot dogs.  Best in all the land!

In Fed We Trust's picture

And they dropped off some suit cases of cash that went missing from the Pentagon. Also 35 pounds of cocaine went missing.

hbjork1's picture

No, that was the MF Global cash.

hbjork1's picture

No, that was the MF Global cash.

BlackholeDivestment's picture

...impressive post JW, and what an absolutely perfect one it is. You have great vision. This one is for you my friend. >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFPsaBvE480 

P.S. ...just found this link on some website http://www.aoreport.com/ao/news-articles/1675-mideast-news-flash-updated-2-5-12   ...that has tabs on Middle East reports, it is a fake scene of a nuclear event in Israel.  http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2012/01/video-last-day.html 

P.S.S. This is today's interview with Rosemary's Baby on not taking ''any options off'' on Iran  http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46254827/ns/today-today_people/#.Ty9qglw1-a0

margaris's picture

Not this rossi guy again.

I checked the background of this cold fusion scamster some months ago.

And as it appears he found some gullible greek investors that were ready to give him money for his apparatus.

Makes me feel ashamed to be greek. Fucking religious pseudoscience loving greeks. :-(

citrine's picture

TruthInSunshine,

There is a very good chart in the post by ZH, in my opinion

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/presenting-iran-attack-probability-timetab...

carbonmutant's picture

You mean they'll take his prize away if he attacks Iran?

In Fed We Trust's picture

Look dude,

Obama needs to top off the OWS hoax with a Wood Stock party in the White House lawn to ease these Peace Prize snitches.

If they do pull his Prize,
Maybe he can get a Grammy for Best Liar Ever As Prez. Maybe Best Actor ?

Maybe the Negro Oylimpics can Give the Pres a Ribbon for Best Hustle for a Negro in Power Award?

BorisTheBlade's picture

No, they won't. Alfred Nobel himself, with all the best intentions of stopping wars, invented dynamite. Ever since, Nobel Peace Prize is presented to anyone who is most successful in using dynamite as a way to achieve a little bit more peace.

GeezerGeek's picture

We should all support whirled peas.

HoofHearted's picture

You want a real Nobel Peace prize winner by the above definitions of having smaller standing armies (in other peoples' countries)? How about this man?

Ron Paul.

Whiner's picture

Must be a packaged gift with Hawaiian SS number and Koran- I mean, Christian Bible with Grandma's signature on flyleaf

Sudden Debt's picture

It will never happen....

NO AMERICAN PRESIDENT GAVE AWAY US GOLD!!

.... Officially....

But they can rent it of course....

And think they have the gold....

On paper....

Well....

Digital, they'll have to do a print screen and print it themselves....

Atomizer's picture

Parody always has a catch 22 moment. The year was 2009

Obama's Nobel Prize Speech & Afghandyland

 

President Obama accepts his Nobel Peace Prize at a pancake breakfast, and Stephen plays the home version of the Afghan war

In Fed We Trust's picture

No dude,

They are pulling Obamas Prize because

The nigger threw Bin Ladens dead body off the back of ship.

Really uncool and defintely, not Isamic tradition.!

Instead they should give the Prize to the 29 Navy Seal Team members who lost their lives in order for Obama to have his "bin Landen Hoax"

The CIA shoots down its own, to keep the lie alive and but an end to the 10 year search!

Go USA . you go

chumbawamba's picture

Ok, now is acceptable to call him a nigger?

-Chumblez.

longdong silver's picture

You must learly definr the word "nigger"

 

Obama and his followers are lazy slobs that thinkthe working class and life in general owe them a living.

Therfore obama and his flollowers are niggers. Liberal niggers.

In Fed We Trust's picture

How about Nigger in the sense

He likes getting sucked off with a crack pipe in his mouth in his limo as he parades Downtown Chicago as the New Nigger on The Block?

Maybe some niggers outgrow these childnlike non sense?

I dun know.

Im just a dude on a iphone.

economics1996's picture

Obama only talks to supporters.

frosty zoom's picture

"Obama, Boehner Held Secret Debt Ceiling Meeting Over July 4 Weekend"

 

yup...

 

Dead Canary's picture

ABSOLUTLY NOT!

Shit talkin nigger, please.

jeff montanye's picture

although his mother seemed like a very good woman, obama's flaws seem like those of a white man if anything.  but evil really does transcend race.

chumbawamba's picture

Actually, that whole thing about his mother is a back story.  Obama is really a genetically engineered reincarnation of Pharoah Akhenaten:

http://thealienproject.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-reincarnation-of-pharo...

I am Chumbawamba.

akak's picture

There is no god but Aton, and Obama is his prophet.