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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Can anyone with a straight face tell me that Snowden whistleblowing about Americas spying habits is THE most deserving Nobel Prize recipient?

    Malala Yousafzai:

    Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was 14 when she was shot in the head by Taliban militants in 2012 as punishment for her high profile campaign to encourage girls to go to school.

    She was in a pickup truck on her way home her from school when a masked man stopped the truck while another shot her in the head with a pistol.

    Malala was flown to the UK for treatment and now attends school in Birmingham.

    On 12 July 2013, Yousafzai's 16th birthday, she spoke at the UN to call for worldwide access to education. The UN dubbed the event "Malala Day."
    Claudia Paz y Paz:

    Claudia Paz y Paz is the first female Attorney General in Guatemala, one of the most violent countries in Latin America. She has been heavily influential in the prosecution of organised crime and has campaigned against political corruption.

    She has worked hard to bring to justice human rights abusers and perpetrators of widespread gender-based violence

    Most importantly she has ensured that, for the first time, those responsible for human rights abuses committed by the military dictatorship during Guatemala's civil war have been prosecuted.
    Edward Snowden:

    A sociology professor in Sweden has recommended NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Professor Stefan Svallfors said that Snowden's revelations about United States and British government mass surveillance programs had 'helped to make the world a little bit better and safe".
    One of these things is not like the others.

    All quotes from here:Nobel Peace Prize 2013: the nominees - Telegraph
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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Are you questioning that? I could hardly believe anyone could in good faith.
    People who have contempt and loathing for the United States and those who serve it question it all day. In their little world, Eddie only revealed spying on the innocent and no U.S. service personnel need worry. Honest, that's how they think.
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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Can anyone with a straight face tell me that Snowden whistleblowing about Americas spying habits is THE most deserving Nobel Prize recipient?

    Malala Yousafzai:



    Claudia Paz y Paz:



    Edward Snowden:



    One of these things is not like the others.

    All quotes from here:Nobel Peace Prize 2013: the nominees - Telegraph
    No, to the wingnuts Eddie is the true hero here.
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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Are you questioning that? I could hardly believe anyone could in good faith.
    I am requesting links to proof.

    Do you have any?

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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    People who have contempt and loathing for the United States and those who serve it question it all day. In their little world, Eddie only revealed spying on the innocent and no U.S. service personnel need worry. Honest, that's how they think.
    It is odd. But if the local population has been missinformed for decades and the US has been lied about in order to show how good the local society is doing, so that the US represents the rot in the world, this is believably evil. I am following it in Germany and the anti Americanism is thick and heavy.

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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I am requesting links to proof.

    Do you have any?
    Proof of what?

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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Can anyone with a straight face tell me that Snowden whistleblowing about Americas spying habits is THE most deserving Nobel Prize recipient?

    Malala Yousafzai:



    Claudia Paz y Paz:



    Edward Snowden:



    One of these things is not like the others.

    All quotes from here:Nobel Peace Prize 2013: the nominees - Telegraph
    According to wikipedia, 'Since 1901, (the Nobel peace prize) it has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.".

    As amazing as the actions of the other people you mentioned were/are...I personally don't think they seem to fall under the Nobel peace prize guideline.

    No doubt you disagree...fine.

    Nobel Peace Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/

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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    If Obama can, why can't Snowden?
    Bingo!

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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Proof of what?
    The question I asked in the post you quoted.

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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Why not Hassan Rouhani then? Seems to me that limiting uranium enrichment and diluting Iran's stockpile goes a lot further towards peace than whistleblowing.

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    According to wikipedia, 'Since 1901, (the Nobel peace prize) it has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.".

    As amazing as the actions of the other people you mentioned were/are...I personally don't think they seem to fall under the Nobel peace prize guideline.

    No doubt you disagree...fine.

    Nobel Peace Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Nobel Peace Prize
    Hail to the King baby!

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