Nobel Peace Prize Again Goes To Group That Has Done … What?Posted: October 12, 2013
Globaloney: This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been given to the “Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” a group whose main achievement seems to be good intentions. This award is getting ridiculous.
Alfred Nobel would be rolling over in his grave to see some of the absurd choices his beloved peace prize is now drawing.
No, it wasn’t just the award to global terror pioneer Yasser Arafat in 1994. Or the one that went to the bureaucrat-filled, bankrupt European Union in 2012.
There also was the premature award to just-elected President Obama in 2009, who had done literally nothing but get elected president of the U.S. on a make-America-smaller platform.
As these unworthies collect their laurels, authentic peacemakers — such as 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who was shot in the face by Taliban terrorists solely for urging girls to go to school — go ignored.
The fact that the blood-soaked Taliban fighters are now gloating at the news that Malala didn’t win ought to embarrass the Nobel committee.
Their choice of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a multilateral agency based in the Hague, was pretty preposterous.
It’s a $92 million United Nations-linked paper-pushing agency founded in 1997, whose 500 bureaucrats draw salaries around $120,000.
All this agency does is ratify that nations have complied with their treaty obligations long after the fireworks and negotiations are done, undoubtedly sending stern letters out for non-compliance. In real cases of chemical warfare, such as Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein‘s use of such weapons in 2006, they don’t do much.
OPCW won the award over the recent destruction of chemical weapons in Syria probably on political grounds. After all, the real change agent in that, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, is unacceptable. Sure, he brokered Syria’s destruction of chemical weapons (mostly just to undercut U.S. influence in the region) but his hardline positions on gays and punk rock bands left him out.
That says much about what this award has become. It no longer goes to people who promote actual peace. Nobel Prizes are now doled out as political statements, encouragement for the kind of do-gooder missions that global bureaucracies favor.
Showing results, making a difference, these no longer count. Sorry about that, Malala.
- A Child that Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize (thesmallvoiceofpolitics.com)
- Malala congratulates watchdog on Nobel Peace Prize (itv.com)
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- Nobel Peace Prize for chemical watchdog is an ‘award to Assad’ (iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist.com)
- Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize (sacbee.com)
- You: Chemical weapons watchdog OPCW wins Nobel Peace Prize (nation.com.pk)
- Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize (miamiherald.com)
- Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize (globalnews.ca)