The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the organization currently tasked with destroying chemical weapons in Syria.
Forget arming the Assad regime, Russia’s war in Georgia, or its military campaign in Chechnya. To the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World, Vladimir Putin ?deserves the Nobel Peace prize.
If I had told you 30 years ago that America would be backing Islamists who are beheading Christians backed by the Russians. . . Well, you would have called me crazy.
China appears to be on the verge of closing, or, at minimum, seriously reforming its 350 forced labor camps, together with injecting due process into its system. It is an historic development, one under-reported in the mainstream Western media.
When the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Barack Obama, many, myself included, felt that the Norwegian committee had so embarrassed itself as to devalue the prize permanently. A Dallas service station sign, at the time, captured the sentiment precisely: "Free Nobel Peace Prize with Oil Change."