From Associated Press:
Snowden Nominated For Nobel Prize By Norwegian Politicians
01/29/14 06:34 AM ET EST
Socialist lawmakers Baard Vegard Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said Wednesday the public debate and policy changes “in the wake of Snowden‘s whistleblowing has contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.”
Being nominated just means Snowden will be one of scores of names that the Nobel committee will consider for the prestigious award.
The five-member panel won’t confirm who’s been nominated but those who submit nominations sometimes make them public.
Nominators, including members of national parliaments and governments, university professors and previous laureates, must enter their submissions by Feb. 1.
The prize committee members can add their own candidates at their first meeting after that deadline.
Alfred Nobel created this prize for people who contribute to “the abolition or reduction of standing armies”. While the European Union has created a new standing army of its own, participating in the neo-colonial war in Mali.
Unfortunately, I doubt whether Snowden will get his well-deserved prize. Alfred Nobel in his will left decisions on the peace prize to the parliament of Norway. Norway then was still a neutral country. However, meanwhile, Norway is a member of the aggressive military alliance NATO. NATO countries participate in the United States “intelligence” establishment’s witch hunt against Snowden, which includes threats to murder him.
The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to the latest document from whistleblower Edward Snowden: here.
The National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden used inexpensive and widely available software to plunder the agency’s networks, it has been reported, raising further questions about why he was not detected: here.