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Does The U.N.deserve The Nobel Peace Prize?  
User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3481 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1059 times:



Recently,the U.N.and its Secretary General Kofi ANAN
were given the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
I wonder if its a merit or something else that goes
beyond my knowledge!
As you can see...efforts to establish peace over the
world are shameful and discriminatory,if i have to
say that!!!

Of course,your participation and your contradictory
ideas are greately apreciated.

Thank you!!!

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User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Someone said it was like awarding a hospital for delivering healthy babies. And I agree completely.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

The peace prize was offered to George W. Bush if he promised not to attack Afghanistan, so it seems they'll give it to anyone these days.  Sad

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

Bush The II? Surely you jest!

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

The Nobel Peace prize has gone to wellknown terrorists in the recent past, so the UN might fit right in:
- Arafat, for killing Israelis and hijacking aircraft in the name of peace
- Mandela, for killing white people in South Africa in the name of peace

It is a purely political gesture, and does not have any real value apart from the PR it provides to the person getting it.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

Jwenting is dead on as far as the previous recipents go.




OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3481 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1019 times:



Jwenting...i don't know if i have to thank you for this
answer or not!!!
Need less to say that Arafat is a terorist...you know
he's not...and if it was,how could you describe Sharon,
Barak and the others???
Concerning Mandela,you seem confusing him with
Frederic DE KLERK.

Of course,you need an overall...i can do it for free!!!


User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Well put Jwenting.

Ts-ior,
Actually, Arafat is a terrorist. Before he became a "peace loving" politician he was leader of an anti-Isreal terrorist organization and is responsible for many deaths.


User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

Actually, being from Tunis you should know all about Arafat and his terrorist cronies.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

Even guliani barred him from a dinner during the 50th Birthday of the UN in the mid 90s. All of the liberals of course we're at the Mayor but he stood his ground not to associate with murderurs.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

Ts-ior:

OK, so I can see how some people could be brainwashed to believe that PM Sharon is some kind of a bad person (guess what, when you are a general in a constantly fighting army, you are going to be responsible for people dying!), but Barak?

As for the original question, no, the UN does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. Besides, giving a Peace Prize a month after the worst terrorists attack(s) in the history of the world just doesn't sound right.

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 994 times:

Did they deserve the prize?
-in terms of their ACHIEVEMENTS: NO

-in terms of TRYING: ABSOLUTELY

Don´t forget we talk about thousands of ppl who work and sometimes sacrafice themselves for peace.


Stratofish

P.S.:
So I´m a brainwashed person then... only wonder who did it???
At least at the moment Sharon shows less appreciation for human life than Arafat.



The Metro might be the Sub(optimal)way
User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 988 times:

>>>Concerning Mandela,you seem confusing him with
>>>Frederic DE KLERK.

Ts-ior, as far as I know FW De Klerk did not kill white people as Jwenting accused. Sorry!



User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 980 times:

I agree with Jwenting... right on, man.

The UN deserves absolutely no recognition.... except recognition as an intrusive international body that has no right to stomp on nation's sovereignty.


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 979 times:

There are really few things in the world which are more indifferent than who gets the Nobel Peace Prize.

But according to the rules it has to be given every year.

The few persons or institutions, who might deserve the "honor", they would probably deny to accept it in order not to be mentioned in history books in connection with the former reciepients.

Regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 964 times:

As far as the UN recieving the Nobel Peace prize goes.

I remember an old saying that an orginization or person will rise to the level of their own incompetence!



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
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