STAVANGER, Norway (AP)
Two Norwegian politicians have jointly nominated former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, saying his disclosures of secret U.S. documents have contributed to making the world more peaceful.I believe Edward Snowden deserves some kind of award. He did more to check the uncontrolled US tyranny machine than anyone. He sacrificed his freedom, and his life if the NSA/CIA ever gets their hands on him, to tell us how badly they are breaking the Constitution and violating our civil rights.
Does Snowden deserve a prize based on promoting peace? Probably not in the strictest sense. Neither did Obummer. In 2009 the committee decided to award the prize based on media hysteria and liberal feel good Americana sentiment, as opposed to actual accomplishments and/or efforts for peace. If Snowden wins this time it will have more to do an (well deserved) attitude of anti-American snooping and privacy invasion. If that happens, Snowden's Peace Prize should be viewed not as a recognition for promoting peace, but rather a backlash against the policy of global tyranny instituted by the 2009 recipient.
It's too bad the peace prize committee can't simply say to Obummer, "you've murdered your own citizens by remote control, destabilized the world, and are actively setting the stage for more wars; we made a mistake in 2009, please send us the medal and money back".