Edward Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

John Glaser, July 16, 2013

Stefan Svallfors, a Swedish professor on the Nobel Committee, has nominated NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for a Nobel Peace Prize. Svallfors says Snowden deserves it due to his “heroic effort,” and notes that it would help recover the prize’s “disrepute” following the “hasty and ill-conceived” decision to award it to Barack Obama.

An excerpt from Svallfors’s letter:

Edward Snowden has – in a heroic effort at great personal cost – revealed the existence and extent of the surveillance, the U.S. government devotes electronic communications worldwide. By putting light on this monitoring program – conducted in contravention of national laws and international agreements – Edward Snowden has helped to make the world a little bit better and safer.

The decision to award the 2013 prize to Edward Snowden would – in addition to being well justified in itself – also help to save the Nobel Peace Prize from the disrepute that incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision to award U.S. President Barack Obama 2009 award.

Via POLITICO, here’s WikiLeaks on the nomination:




13 Responses to “Edward Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize”

  1. Man, they're doing anything they can to smear this guy.

  2. haha:) yes, it is telling that one week after Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize, he ordered cluster bombs to be dropped on an Afghan market and murdered 16 women and 21 children, lied and said it wasn't him, then imprisoned the journalist, Abdulelah Haidre Shaye, who revealed that it was Obama.

  3. Obama and Bush are two sides of the same coin, they should both receive the NAZI award for warmongering, a diminutive statue of Adolph Hitler would signify the dubious honor. We the people do not wnt to rule an empire,

  4. come on this is too much, Nobel Price??

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