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  • Trump says he was nominated for Nobel Prize by Japan's prime minister

    02/15/2019 10:11:14 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 15, 2019
    President Trump said Friday that he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe because of his talks with North Korea, although Trump said he doesn't expect to win the prize in October. "I'll probably never get it. That's okay. They gave it to Obama and he didn't know what he got it for. With me, I probably will never get it," Trump said during a Rose Garden press conference. "We do a lot of good work. This administration does a tremendous job. We don't get credit for it." The Norwegian Nobel Committee received 304...
  • Top Saudi official: Barack Obama lied, set Middle East back 20 years

    01/29/2019 6:30:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 28, 2019 | Jerusalem Post staff
    Former US president Barack Obama lied to Saudi Arabia when violating the redlines he famously declared regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons and then not acting when they were used, a former senior Saudi official said in an interview with Independent Arabia. Bandar bin Sultan served for years as head of Saudi intelligence as well as the Saudi ambassador to the United States. In the interview, he recalled a last phone call between the late Saudi King Abdullah and Obama, during which the Saudi leader told the US president: “I did not expect that [after] this long life, I would...
  • Former ISIS sex slave Nadia Murad urges world to protect Yazidis as she accepts Nobel Peace Prize

    12/10/2018 7:27:32 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Published 1 hour ago, 10 Dec 2018 | OSLO (AFP)
    OSLO (AFP) - Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, a survivor of sex slavery by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), implored the global community to help free hundreds of women and girls still held by the militants in her Nobel acceptance speech on Monday (Dec 10), saying the world must protect her people. "The protection of the Yazidis and all vulnerable communities around the world is the responsibility of the international community," Ms Murad told the ceremony in Oslo.The 25-year-old shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, who has spent more than two decades treating appalling...
  • Activists win Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end sexual violence in war

    10/05/2018 6:20:17 AM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/05/2018 | AP
    The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in its announcement. “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and other.” Mukwege has treated thousands of...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Could Be Stripped from Obama, Handed to Trump Instead

    11/20/2018 6:55:28 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 43 replies
    NN ^ | 11/19/18 | Daniel Newton
    For many, it was a total surprise that former President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize back in 2009 after he was only in office a few months. Rumors are now swirling around in the British media that Barack Obama may see his prize withdrawn in the light of another world leader - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi - who recently lost Amnesty International's (AI) highest award.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/5/2018

    10/05/2018 4:00:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/5/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is headed for a procedural vote by the full Senate today..... Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee is headed to Venezuela soon..... Vice President Mike Pence says any Russian activities against the US pale in comparison with what China is doing right now to influence the mid-term election this November..... Accusations from and against Russia raged yesterday.... The latest polling data from Germany's state of Bavaria show the lowest numbers yet for the Christian Social Union, sister party of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats...... The Nobel Peace Prize has...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Live Thread

    10/05/2018 1:50:40 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 45 replies
    The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced today at 11 AM.
  • Nobel peace prize: Trump and Kim Jong-un among contenders

    10/05/2018 12:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | October 5, 2018
    Winner of the award announced on Friday in Oslo The winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize is set to be announced on Friday in Oslo, and while the committee does not make the nominees public there has been plenty of speculation over who could win the prestigious award. All that is known is there are 331 nominees – 216 individuals and 115 groups – according to the Nobel committee. The selection process is highly secretive, but here is a list of potential winners based on bookmakers, that includes controversial figures such as Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. Kim Jong-un...
  • Pompeo Terminates Iran Treaty After UN Court Hands Tehran A Victory In Sanctions Lawsuit....

    10/03/2018 2:22:36 PM PDT · by blueyon · 18 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 10/03/18 | Will Racke
    ""Pompeo Terminates Iran Treaty After UN Court Hands Tehran A Victory In Sanctions Lawsuit Against Washington"" Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday the U.S. will terminate a 63-year-old treaty with Iran, hours after a top United Nations court ruled in favor of Tehran in a lawsuit challenging U.S. sanctions. Pompeo said the abrogation of the 1955 Treaty of Amity was “39 years overdue,” referring to the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran that resulted in the overthrow of the U.S.-friendly shah. Until Pompeo’s announcement, the Treaty of Amity had remained in force even though Washington and Tehran have not had...
  • Nobel Prize for Peace to be Announced This Week

    10/01/2018 5:46:37 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 61 replies
    The Nobel Prize ^ | 10/01/2018 | Nikos 1121
    The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday at 11am. There are 331 candidates for the prize, the second highest number ever.
  • Donald Trump A Favorite For The Nobel Peace Prize In 2018

    09/05/2018 8:59:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Sports Betting Dime ^ | September 5, 2018 | Don Aguero
    • Can Trump go from “fire and fury” to receiving the Nobel Peace Prize? • The President is currently among the favorites to receive the award, behind only Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In • Is there value in picking Trump or the Korean leaders? Donald Trump was met with chants of “Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!” at one of his Michigan rallies back in April, and back then it seemed ridiculous that a man who once threatened to nuke North Korea could be in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet here we are. Donald Trump is now one of the...
  • Kofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

    08/18/2018 5:33:22 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 18, 2018 | ALAN COWELL
    Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that left indelible stains on his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday. He was 80. His death, after a short illness, was confirmed by his family in a statement from the Kofi Annan Foundation, which is based in Switzerland. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he was the first black African to head the United Nations, and led the organization for two successive five-year...
  • Trump in 2020?

    08/14/2018 8:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arca Max ^ | August 9, 2018 | Susan Estrich, Dukakis Campaign Manager
    Media outlets this week are all over a new Pew study that finds, the headlines promise, that President Trump's support is not quite as broad and not quite as happy as his stunningly stable approval rating might suggest. But what's striking from the numbers, at least as far as I can see, is not how much support Trump has lost but how, given the daily barrage of tweets and countertweets; ugly chants and ugly corruption trials (his campaign chairman); intense criticism in the media; all-out war in Congress; and foreign policy flubs and domestic failures, much remains firm, and how...
  • At UN Mahmoud Abbas Shuns Responsibility for Failed Peace Process, Blames US and Israel Instead

    02/21/2018 7:26:58 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 7 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Feb 21, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    The President of the PA, Mahmoud Abbas, addressed the United Nations Security Council yesterday. Of note was the fact that during the PA president’s speech, he told the audience that his people were part of a culture of coexistence, that he wished for his people to far from terrorism and extremism and finally that the United States had contradicted itself and was not capable of solving the “regional conflict”. In addition to what Abbas said, as usual, he conveniently forgot to mention that the PA pays terrorists and their families for murdering Israelis. He also conveniently forgot to mention that...
  • Trump peace plan could recognize Palestinian state – report

    02/28/2018 5:26:51 PM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 28 February 2018 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Arab diplomats quoted as saying yet-to-be revealed plan will nix refugees' right of return, raze far-flung settlements, place Jerusalem's Old City under international protection The Trump administration’s plan for peace in the Middle East may include US and international recognition of a Palestinian state and acceptance of East Jerusalem as its capital, the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday. The plan, the report said, calls for placing the Old City of Jerusalem under “international protection.” The report quoted “knowledgeable Arab diplomatic sources” in Paris as saying that the US is planning to present its plan in the framework...
  • Former US Ambassador Shapiro admits there is no chance for peace between Israel and the PA

    03/14/2018 5:09:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/3/18
    Dan Shapiro, who the US ambassador to Israel during President Obama's term, estimated in an interview with Kol Rama radio that there is no chance for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at present time. "The administration is full of problems, and Netanyahu is busy with investigations, and I do not see it happening," Shapiro said....
  • Caroline Glick: Firing Rex Tillerson Removed an Obstacle to Middle East Peace

    03/16/2018 12:20:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Caroline Glick
    the White House held a Middle East summit that demonstrated Tillerson’s basic assumptions have the problems of the Middle East precisely backwards.Under the leadership of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, along with Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s senior negotiator, Israeli officials sat in the White House for the first time with Arab officials from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar. Representatives from Egypt and Jordan, with which Israel enjoys open diplomatic relations, were also in attendance. Canadian and European officials participated as well. Although they were invited, the Palestinians chose to boycott the conference. Their boycott was...
  • Palestinians’ Refusal To Talk Peace Stems From Their Determination To Believe Myths

    04/08/2018 11:20:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/08/2018 | Matthew Brodsky
    When it was Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ turn at the recent Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to condemn President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he added a strange, almost parenthetical paragraph to his rant: I don’t want to discuss religion or history because they [Israelis and Jews] are really excellent in faking and counterfeiting history and religion. But if we read the Torah it says that the Canaanites were there before the time of our prophet Abraham and their existence continued since that time—this is in the Torah itself. But if they would...
  • House Republicans Nominate President Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize (letter sent to Oslo)

    05/02/2018 1:06:35 PM PDT · by ethom · 37 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 3:06 pm, May 2nd, 2018 | by Rachel Dicker
    Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) tweeted out that he and 17 of his House colleagues wrote a letter to Oslo recommending Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. The letter contends that Trump ought to receive the prize for “his work to end to [sic] the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.” Advertisement “President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has consistently praised the Administration’s work and recently said, ‘President Trump should win the Nobel Prize,” the letter reads. (AFP translated Moon’s remarks differently, saying that he said “President Trump can take the Nobel prize. All we...
  • GOP Sen. Bob Corker: If things work out with North Korea, Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    05/02/2018 1:38:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 2, 2018 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    North Korea's claimed willingness to give up its nuclear ambitions is a "great opportunity" to defuse a major threat in the world, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker told CNBC on Wednesday. But the U.S. needs to be skeptical, he added. President Donald Trump and members of his administration did a great job of "bringing people together," including Chinese President Xi Jinping, to put pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Corker said on "Squawk Box." The retiring Tennessee Republican, who has had an on-again-off-again relationship with the president, said Trump would deserve the Nobel Peace Prize "if...