Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize !!

putin - lebanonA Russian advocacy group nominated President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize for his bid to dismantle Syria’s chemical arms stockpile, the group said.

Members of the group, called the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World, told reporters in Moscow Putin was far more deserving of the prize than U.S. President Barack Obama, who received it in 2009.

Obama continues to lead U.S. military operations, said the members, who include some Putin supporters in the Russian Parliament.

“Barack Obama is the man who has initiated and approved the United States’ aggressive actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he is preparing for an invasion into Syria. He bears this title nevertheless,” Iosif Kobzon, a popular singer known as “Russia’s Frank Sinatra” and a member of the State Duma, said at the news conference.

“Our president, who tries to stop the bloodshed and who tries to help the conflict situation with political dialogue, is, in my view, more worthy of this high title,” the non-government Interfax news agency quoted Kobzon as saying.

He and others at the news conference said Putin had steadfastly opposed military intervention throughout the 2 1/2-year-old civil war.

Critics point out Putin still sells weapons to the regime of ally Syrian President Bashar Assad.

assad putin bloodied handThey also argue the Kremlin, under Putin’s direction, has repeatedly used its U.N. Security Council veto to block international action that could have stemmed the Syrian violence and prevented the deaths of more than 100,000 civilians.

Putin has insisted the Syrian rebels are equally responsible for the violence. He has also said Syria’s sovereignty must be respected.

The group said it proposed Putin as a candidate for the prize Sept. 16, two days after Moscow and Washington reached an agreement in Geneva, Switzerland, on a plan for Syria’s surrender of its chemical weapons.

The Nobel Committee received the nominating letter Sept. 20, group head Georgy Trapeznikov said.

This made it too late for this year’s award, whose nominations had to be postmarked by Feb. 1. This year’s award is to be announced Oct. 11 in Oslo, Norway.

The Nobel Committee has a policy of not commenting on nominees or the people who nominated them and had no comment on the group’s submission.

cartoon assad  russian vetoThe group said it didn’t consult with Putin before submitting his name. Kobzon, described by state news agency RIA Novosti as a fervent Putin loyalist, said he imagined Putin wouldn’t comment on his nomination “because of his humility,” the news agency said.

Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov later told the government’s ITAR-Tass news agency Putin had not discussed any Nobel nominations with any individuals or groups.

“The main criterion for the president is his satisfaction from the results of his work,” Peskov said.

Peskov recently told government newspaper Izvestia no “triumphant statements” should be made about Syria until the disarmament plan produces tangible results.

Putin is the second Russian resident nominated for the Nobel award this year.

Denmark’s socialist Red-Green Alliance nominated U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who received temporary Russian asylum, for the prize Aug. 14.

UPI

  • Hannibal

    What is this a joke?

    • No but this is 🙂

      • Patience2

        Oh, if the dog only had blue eyes!

        • 5thDrawer

          Steel can have different hues ….

    • 5thDrawer

      Bombing in Tripoli today is not a joke … so much for ‘peace’.

  • Hannibal

    What is this a joke?

    • No but this is 🙂

      • Patience2

        Oh, if the dog only had blue eyes!

        • 5thDrawer

          Steel can have different hues ….

    • 5thDrawer

      Bombing in Tripoli today is not a joke … so much for ‘peace’.

  • Tk

    While we are doing nominations, why don’t nominate Aoun the stupid political person in the world ?

    • You realize you just summoned a poem!

      • 5thDrawer

        And dammit … he did! Although I think ‘poem’ is stretching it again ….

    • libnan1

      They call you a stupid political person
      But in reality you are the leader without a treason
      Forever you have high moral that will send them packing with nothing 3ala teysoun
      You are the functional sensation without a reason. (to be continued after I finish painting)

      • I wonder what color you are painting? ah orange :)P

        • libnan1

          geo, orange is my color … I just painted the shutters orange and parts of the kitchen. My wife keeps questioning my fascination with orange….

          • Ok libnan1 this will make your day but dont get any ideas it is only bright orange because it is only 9 feet long and I dont want to get run over by a hummer.

          • 5thDrawer

            Cute Geo … hehehe … at least it’s not all flowers. 😉 Like it.
            And a better shade of orange than Libnan’s I bet.
            No wonder his wife is upset. :-)))

          • Glad you like 5th, Geo is just a kid cleverly disguised as an adult 🙂 I dont see any good reason to act my age!!

          • Prophettttt

            Greetings geo, both the van and the car are beautiful,my friend. I love your Red mini BMW though,and it may still be my favorite.
            As for growing up;it may be possible,but I have yet to met anyone who has actually done it successfully,so there is no reason for you to try.lol

          • Ah ha!! proof of life of the prophet 🙂 welcome back friend!
            you are right it is better to wear out instead of rust out to make up for lost play time in the 70s.
            don’t be a stranger, your presence and comments are missed…even Dab was wondering if you are busted ,grounded or simply don’t have the stomach all the political drama queens.
            I assured him that you would return once mating season was over :)P

          • Prophettttt

            geo,Always a pleasure, my friend!
            Thank you for both your kind-and not so innocent- thoughts, and for your kind words.
            I promise not to be a stranger,and I assure you that- If and when- I have something worth contributing , I would not hesitate to share on this forum, but not before this unseasonably long season of mating is over. lol

          • Peaceforleb

            Good to know your doing well Prophet.

          • Prophettttt

            Thank you and peaceforall.

          • 5thDrawer

            Don’t all men stop at age 25?? 😉 After that, it’s only ‘preservatives’. :-)))

          • Peaceforleb

            My thoughts exactly 5th.

          • libnan1

            That is a nice van you got there Geo specially the color… I can see this thing rockin …

          • Patience2

            An’ if it’s rockin’ don’t come a knockin’!

      • Patience2

        Are you really trying to describe Aoun??

  • Tk

    While we are doing nominations, why don’t nominate Aoun the stupid political person in the world ?

    • You realize you just summoned a poem!

      • 5thDrawer

        And dammit … he did! Although I think ‘poem’ is stretching it again ….

    • libnan1

      They call you a stupid political person
      But in reality you are the leader without a treason
      Forever you have high moral that will send them packing with nothing 3ala teysoun
      You are the functional sensation without a reason. (to be continued after I finish painting)

      • I wonder what color you are painting? ah orange :)P

        • libnan1

          geo, orange is my color … I just painted the shutters orange and parts of the kitchen. My wife keeps questioning my fascination with orange….

          • Ok libnan1 this will make your day but dont get any ideas it is only bright orange because it is only 9 feet long and I dont want to get run over by a hummer.

          • 5thDrawer

            Cute Geo … hehehe … at least it’s not all flowers. 😉 Like it.

          • Gad you like 5th, Geo is just a kid cleverly disguised as an adult 🙂 I dont see any good reason to act my age!!

          • Prophettttt

            Greetings geo, both the van and the car are beautiful,my friend. I love your Red mini BMW though,and my still be my favorite.
            As for growing up;it may be possible,but I have yet to met anyone who has actually done it,so there is no reason for you to try.lol

          • Ah ha!! proof of life of the prophet 🙂 welcome back friend!
            you are right it is better to wear out instead of rust out to make up for lost play time in the 70s.
            don’t be a stranger, your presence and comments are missed…even Dab was wondering if you are busted ,grounded or simply don’t have the stomach all the political drama queens.
            I assured him that you would return once mating season was over :)P

          • Prophettttt

            geo,Always a pleasure, my friend!
            Thank you for both your kind-and not so innocent- thoughts, and for your kind words.
            I promise not to be a stranger,and I assure you that- If and when- I have something worth contributing , I would not hesitate to share on this forum, but not before this unseasonably long season of mating is over. lol

          • Peaceforleb

            Good to know your doing well Prophet.

          • Prophettttt

            Thank you and peaceforall.

          • 5thDrawer

            Don’t all men stop at age 25?? 😉 After that, it’s only ‘preservatives’. :-)))

          • Peaceforleb

            My thoughts exactly 5th.

          • libnan1

            That is a nice van you got there Geo specially the color… I can see this thing rockin …

          • Patience2

            An’ if it’s rockin’ don’t come a knockin’!

      • Patience2

        Are you really trying to describe Aoun??

  • Amine123

    How about the crime he committed in Syria by providing arms to kill innocent civilian and children
    NOWAY he should get any prize he should be punished for his crimes

  • Amine123

    How about the crime he committed in Syria by providing arms to kill innocent civilian and children
    NOWAY he should get any prize he should be punished for his crimes

  • 5thDrawer

    The World has lost it’s marbles.
    But WE CAN HEAR a lot of laughter going on …

  • 5thDrawer

    The World has lost it’s marbles.

  • Patience2

    Well, now I stop eating Lutefisk forever!

  • Patience2

    Well, now I stop eating Lutefisk forever!

  • lebanesesam

    Is there something wrong with this article: it states that “Barack Obama is the man who has initiated and approved the United States’ aggressive actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Didn’t Bush order the war on Iraq after the Sep.11 incident? Same with Afghanistan – matter of fact the U.S is still cleaning Russia’s mess in Afghanistan

    • 5thDrawer

      Yah, Sam … Who ever heard of ‘International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World?’ …weird as the ‘Sex-Jihad’ stories, and UPI should pump in the disclaimer, not us. Anybody can be ‘nominated’ to anything by any pack of idiots.
      But even a ‘Scotch Noser’ needs to be Certified. ;-)))
      This ‘quote’ by the commies sure isn’t.

  • lebanesesam

    Is there something wrong with this article: it states that “Barack Obama is the man who has initiated and approved the United States’ aggressive actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Didn’t Bush order the war on Iraq after the Sep.11 incident? Same with Afghanistan – matter of fact the U.S is still cleaning Russia’s mess in Afghanistan

    • 5thDrawer

      Yah, Sam … Who ever heard of ‘International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World?’ …weird as the ‘Sex-Jihad’ stories, and UPI should pump in the disclaimer, not us. Anybody can be ‘nominated’ to anything by any pack of idiots.
      But even a ‘Scotch Noser’ needs to be Certified. ;-)))
      This ‘quote’ by the commies sure isn’t.