Nobel Peace Prize Jury Under Investigation

“Fighting climate change is definitely closely related to fraternity between nations. It even concerns the survival of some states.”

The Associated Press reports,

The nomination deadline for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize closed Wednesday amid renewed criticism that the award committee has drifted away from the selection criteria established by prize founder Alfred Nobel.

Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Cuban rights activists Oswaldo Paya and Yoani Sanchez are among the candidates who have been publicly announced by those who nominated them.

The secretive prize committee doesn’t discuss nominations — which have to be postmarked by Feb. 1 to be valid — but stresses that being nominated doesn’t say anything about a candidate’s chances.

Its choices often spark debate — the world rarely agrees on who’s most deserving of the $1.5 million award — but this year the committee is facing criticism even before the deliberations have begun…

Since World War II, especially, the prize committee, which is appointed by the Norwegian Parliament, has widened the scope of the prize to include environmental, humanitarian and other efforts.

For example, in 2007 the prize went to climate campaigner Al Gore and the U.N.’s panel on climate change, and in 2009 the committee cited President Barack 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 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.”

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.

6 thoughts on “Nobel Peace Prize Jury Under Investigation”

  1. The Nobel committee has a long history of awarding prizes to favored leftards. Pleasepleaseplease try to explain Jimmah “peanut brain” Cahtuh and Yessir “never met a Jew I didn’t want to have killed” Areafat for any somewhat reasonable standards. Jimmah managed to make every area he worked in more dangerous to its inhabitants and occasionally the world, Ethiopia and Eritrea (1989), North Korea (1994), Liberia (1994), Haiti (1994), Bosnia (1994), Sudan (1995), the Great Lakes region of Africa (1995-96), Sudan and Uganda (1999), and Venezuela (2002-2003). Yessir managed to keep the world crying over the spilled blood of murderers while they slaughtered Israelis and anyone else around them.

  2. TOTALLY CORRUPT ORGANIZATION HAS NO MERRIT. COME ON, AL GORE ACHIEVEMENT FOR A BIG LIE.
    OBAMA TOO FOR A BIG LIE..FOR HOPE AND CHANGE, THAT IS DIVIDING AMERICANS AND EUROPEANS
    ALIKE… SOCIALISM DOES NOT MERIT NOBEL PIECE PRIZE.. OF COURSE BIG AL GOT THE BIGGEST PRIZE
    THE OTHER WOMEN IN THE CABIN UNTIL HIS WIFE FOUND OUT…………FRAUD,S FRAUDS ALL OF THEM AND
    ALL THE LIBERALS IN CONGRESS. I GIVE CREDIT TO THE BLUE DOG DEMOS..

  3. They lost credibility long before that. How many people have been granted the prize for bringing peace to Israel?

  4. The Nobel prize committee lost all credibility with their awards to Gore , Obama and the UN Panel on Climate change…..The Nobel committee has become a group of self-serving biased politicians…

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