European Union Wins the Nobel Peace Prize, Norway No Longer Taken Serious


In what has to be considered one of the biggest pranks in the history of the Nobel Peace Prize the panel in charge of giving out the award decided on the European Union as this years recipient.  The rationale is simple I suppose in that one of the reasons the EU was founded was to integrate Europe to lessen the chance for war between member countries.  Since its founding no member state has fought another.  What those in charge of the award seem to have conveniently forgotten was the role that NATO played in Europe since the end of World War II.  Specifically the contributions of the US, UK, and Canada.  For it was these 3 members of NATO that do not reside on the continent of Europe but still provided literally hundreds of thousands of soldiers as a part of the NATO frame work to keep the peace on the continent that should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The reason I say this is simple  because nothing the EU is credited with having done would have been possible without the soldiers from these countries literally making the possibility of war between member states all but impossible.  Frankly the award being given to the EU for what NATO really accomplished is a slap in the face to all those who served in Europe as a part of NATO.  The reality of what happened last week was that the EU received an award that NATO should have been given.  This happened not because the EU deserved the award but because the EU is falling apart and those in charge wanted to give the organization some positive news for once.  This attempt at positive reinforcement failed miserably because any rational thinkers outside of mainland Europe know the EU is undeserving of the award.  The end result has thus been to further tarnish a damaged brand that already had looked incredibly incompetent after awarding the prize to President Obama who had done nothing to deserve it.  Perhaps it’s time to recognize that the award and the publicity that goes with it just is not what it has been hyped up to be.  To be honest it has become a joke.

http://blog.norway.com/2012/

Advertisements

One response to “European Union Wins the Nobel Peace Prize, Norway No Longer Taken Serious

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s