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Me too. The fashion seems to be to demonise America at the moment. It’s the American GOVERNMENT that is costing America the moral high ground. Individual Americans are standing-up (like Snowden and Manning) and saying by their actions, “not in my name”. This needs to be rewarded and a Nobel Peace Prize sends a clear message to all parties.
Well Obama got one (and he did what exactly?) so anything is possible. Personally I think he is nothing more than a rat.
Doubt it. If he does get it, he can put it with Putins "peace" prize. Birds of a feather.
There are criteria for this award and his actions do not conform to it. If, somehow it is 'mysteriously' awarded to him, most countries in the world would reject the Nobel awards rendering it useless in future, so I highly doubt this would happen.
In a way yes. Both are pretty self serving. Snowden is in a country with worse human rights abuses than the majority of countries out there, including the USA. A country where democracy is stifled and the Internet is more censored and monitored. Both Snowden and Putin come with epic levels of hypocrisy.What? Snowden and Putin are 'birds of a feather' in your view?
Guess the ANC didn't realise so few nominations were required otherwise Zuma would be on the list as well - all round humanitarianThis year’s peace prize has drawn a record 278 nominations, including that for Snowden — whose name was put forward by two Norwegian lawmakers for his exposure of widespread US electronic surveillance.
In a way yes. Both are pretty self serving. Snowden is in a country with worse human rights abuses than the majority of countries out there, including the USA. A country where democracy is stifled and the Internet is more censored and monitored. Both Snowden and Putin come with epic levels of hypocrisy.
I dont have respect of Snowden. I know lots of people fawn over him, but his hypocrisy is too large for me to ignore.
ghoti said:To me he has given me nothing that I didnt already have a good idea what was happening, and at the same time hurt intelligence in his own country.