This will be very short.
I don’t know how many of you are aware or are not aware . . . EDWARD SNOWDEN has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize! “Two Norwegian politicians have nominated NSA leaker Edward Snowden for that same prize [referencing Obama]. Bard Vegar Solhjell and Snorre Valen of Norway’s Socialist Left Party announced Wednesday that they had nominated Snowden for the award. They praised his leaks for raising the curtain on modern surveillance techniques.”
Hysterically enough, within the same article, is a question:
Related: Is Edward Snowden Working with the Russians?
But the Nobel Peace Prize nomination is also a reminder of the hypocrisy Snowden’s actions have exposed. Norway was an active participant in NSA surveillance, collecting some 33 million mobile phone records for the agency. Snowden is also being protected by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leader with a human rights record that rivals a third world dictator.
Snowden’s been nominated for other prizes before, and has even won one – the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence, given by a group of retired CIA officers. Being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize isn’t likely to change opinions on his actions; those who believe he’s hurting national security are likely to continue to do so, while those who think he did the world a great service would view the prize as evidence that they were right-at least until the next terror attack.
Snowden’s leaks have made him famous. A Nobel would make him immortal.
A DuckDuckGo search will beg the question, “Where is the MSM on this subject?” See for yourselves: Snowden
O.K., a little more about the nomination, itself!
A Norwegian member of parliament nominated former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, arguing that his release of classified documents made the world a safer place.
Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former education and environment minister for the Socialist Left party, said Snowden’s revelations deepened the public’s understanding of the extent to which states spy on their own citizens.
“There is no doubt that the actions of Edward Snowden may have damaged the security interests of several nations in the short term,” Solhjell and fellow MP Snorre Valen said in a joint statement.
“We are, however, convinced that the public debate and changes in policy that have followed in the wake of Snowden’s whistle blowing has contributed to a more peaceful, stable and peaceful world order,” they said.
“His actions have in effect led to the reintroduction of trust and transparency as a leading principle in global security policies.” . . . . .
And from the The Daily Mail UK A sociology professor in Sweden has recommended NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize.
In a letter addressed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee and published in Swedish newspaper Västerbottens-Kuriren, Professor Stefan Svallfors nominated Snowden for his ‘heroic effort at great personal cost’ shedding light on the expansive cyber-spying conducted by the U.S. National Security Agency.
Because of his bravery, Snowden ‘helped to make the world a little bit better and safer,’ Svallfors wrote.
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I must say that once I learned of this nomination of Snowden, I’ve chuckled to myself a lot . . . . Karma really can be a “beech.”