Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Words seem to disappear when trying to describe the news. It is appalling and disgusting to say the least, not to mention offensive. It represents a huge blow for anyone and everyone who has hope in humanity. Not only was Putin not held accountable for his decisions, reprimanded or at least confronted, No! Instead, he was remunerated with a nomination for one of the most prestigious prizes in the world; Nobel Peace Prize.
Vladimir Putin was reportedly nominated because he “actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet.” Sounds convincing if you ask me. I’ll tell you more. I hope he wins! Because if he does, then it only proves how consistent and honest the Nobel Prize Committee is.
How? Just take a quick look at some of the previous winners:
- Barack Obama-2009: was nominated for the prize after less than 2 weeks in office and had literally done nothing to win it.
- Al Gore- 2007: clearly deserved the prize for what was described as his “efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”, which is amazing but has nothing to do peace. Except maybe that when it’s really hot, people fight more I guess!
- Jimmy Carter-2002: considered one of the worst president ever claimed the prize during double digit inflation, double digit unemployment, a military depleted with low morale, long gas lines, hostage situation in Iran, and a disastrous military rescue operation to name a few.
- Kofi Anan-2001: widely renowned for the Oil for Food scandal during his tenure and the inability to say ‘no’ to dictators from around the world.
- Mikhail Gorbachev-1990: a deserving winner for his dictatorship and flailing attempts to hang onto the last residues of Soviet power including sending KGB and military forces into the Baltic States until ousted in a coup in 1991.
- Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres-1994: it is extremely difficult if not impossible to think of a worse trio to share the Nobel Peace Prize. A trio consisting of a very controversial and corrupt Palestinian leader to say the least, considered to be a terrorist by half the globe. He is joined by a Prime Minister murdered by his own people and a mass murderer who committed dreadful crimes against Lebanese and Palestinians.
The list goes on and on. And since the Nobel Committee has long been recognizing do-gooders who ignored dictators, appeased dictators, asked dictators politely to stop killing people, or were themselves dictators, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin fits right in.
So, why not?!