Friday, October 04, 2013

They Seriously Just Nominated Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize?

Oct. 2, 2013
Becket Adams

Russian president and former KGB spook Vladimir Putin has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World, the group that put Putin’s name forward, made no mention in its nomination announcement of his track record of human rights abuses. The group also made no mention of the role Putin has played in selling arms to unstable and violent regimes (most notable to Syria’s Bashar Assad).

Instead, the group said Putin deserves the award because he “actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet.”

The announcement made no mention of Putin’s role in the Second Chechnya War, which lasted more than nine years. The announcement also neglects to mention his war with Georgia. It does, however, praise him for the role he played in talking U.S. President Barack Obama out of bombing Syria...
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