Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama gets the Nobel Peace Prize

Now I find myself just having to refer back to my post 'The Nobel Peace Prize' and an odd assortment have really been awarded that quite dubious honour; for instance, in 1994, we had Yassir "I got to kiss Ramallah" Arafat and the two secular Zionists, Shimon "Peres and Yitzhak Rabin. Yet, surprisingly, for a prize that is awarded for contributing to peace, those three are be no means out of place in a rather motely crew that includes the Zionist, Elie Wiesel, the Clerical Fascist, Lech Walensa, the egocentric Mother Teresa, the Egyptian dictator Mohamad Anwar Al Sadat, his "mate", Menachem "Irgun" Begin and, wait for it, Henry "the mass murderer" Kissinger.

Well, surprise, surprise, 'Al Jazeera' has just informed me that the hype man has received the not so illustrious award from Sweden "for his attempts to foster international peace and create a world without nuclear weapons." This has really got to be some sick joke. Or have I missed something? Has Obama got the inspectors pouring into the Israeli sites at Dimona, has America started unilateral disarmamaent? No, it really is a sick joke and the extent of just how sick it is can be summed up best by Najeeb, a 30-year-old shopkeeper in Kabul, who said, "Maybe it's been awarded for all the houses they are bombing, or perhaps it's for all his soldiers that are dying in Afghanistan and Iraq." Indeed, I notice that a Swiss organisation called, 'the Nansen International Office for Refugees' were awarded the prize in 1938 and there was me expecting to see Adolf Hitler's name in recognition of his peaceful takeover of Austria.

Of course, as I mentioned in an earlier post, this prize has been a bad joke for a long time. Nevertheless, with the war in Iraq, and the construction of Zionist settlements in the 'Occupied Territories', continuing, with it being all too clear that more troops will be going to fight in the illegal war in Afghanistan, and we can expect their numbers to at least approach the 500,000 that General McChrystal appears to think are needed, with the Senate passing a $626 billion military and war funding bill by a 93-to-7 vote, and with there no sign of Guantanamo closing, we can be sure that the extent of the farce was never more obvous than it is today. "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." And yes, as Paul Craig Roberts says in 'Counterpunch', "Lie is Truth."


Terry said...

Thanks for shining your spotlight on this very ignoble process.

Terry said...
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James Nelson said...

liked your comments on Berlosconi

Anonymous said...

Can you remove the bold on the font, please? The way you had it a while ago after you changed the background to white but before you made the font bold throughout was much more readable.