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Russian prez Vladimir Putin and whistleblower Edward Snowden have been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, Reuters reports. The Norwegian Nobel Committee met yesterday for a first shufti at the record 278 candidates for the award. Since the committee never reveals the luminaries on the list, any names which pop up in the …

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MJI
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Yes we cangasm

Then I nominate the award to Bob the Builder.

Watch out Bob's on the job

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"... Julian Assange, who may himself be under consideration for his tireless work in uncovering the truth about what US diplomats said about European politicians' personal hygiene and other such earth-shattering revelations."

Or you could have gone with the "Collateral Murder" video - some of the most shocking footage I have ever seen (not being old enough to remember Vietnam).

Still, carry on with the snark. It's what keeps those clicks coming in.

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Or you could have gone with the "Collateral Murder" video - some of the most shocking footage I have ever seen (not being old enough to remember Vietnam).

I have to ask... all those years of hearing news reports of "collateral damage"... what did you think they meant before you saw the video?

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It's precisely because they're not "collateral". The killings were intentional. "Collateral murder" is an oxymoron.

Or if you prefer... it's ironic innit.

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all those years of hearing news reports of "collateral damage"... what did you think they meant

Have you actually watched the video? Personally for me, "collateral damage" isn't the same as knowingly targeting and firing on innocent civilians...

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Re: all those years of hearing news reports of "collateral damage"... what did you think they meant

Have you actually watched the video? Personally for me, "collateral damage" isn't the same as knowingly targeting and firing on innocent civilians...

No I haven't.

I still don't understand the point being made though.

Did you really think that when a warplane is used to bomb a wedding to get 'a bad man' the people making the decisions to drop the bomb didn't know they would be killing a shit load of civilians as well?

Did you really think that the command and control centre for the drone strikes didn't know when they struck that the decision they were making was going to kill a shit load of civilians when they gave their orders?

You really believed 'collateral' meant 'accidentally', and had no idea that it always involved people making active decisions to kill civilians?

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intentional

Yes, as they were believed to be a direct threat. An error in judgment, but acts that do happen in armed conflict. The video should have been labelled "Collateral Damage," but that would not sell enough Wikileaks t-shirts.

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Putin?

For all his hard work in pro-gay relations? Or for his work invading the Ukraine?

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Re: Putin?

"For all his hard work in pro-gay relations? Or for his work invading the Ukraine?"

I laughed my arse off at his attempts to portray himself as a protector of Russians who means no harm to a 'brother nation':

http://www.holodomor.org.uk/

http://faminegenocide.com/resources/chicago2.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25058256

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor

http://www.holodomorct.org/history.html

http://ukraineblogg.blogspot.co.uk/

In case anyone was wondering about Yanukovych, there is this little item:

http://en.ria.ru/world/20100427/158776856.html

In this country he would be called a holocaust denier, although of course he was denying a holocaust committed on the land whose president he claimed to be. Bah. Putin, he's worse.

What happened in the Ukraine is behind Putin's claims of 'facism'. He is using the same sorts of Soviet 'socialist' tactics to cow the Ukrainians as those used by the Labour party to cow people who opposed his clandestine immigration scam.

As a side note, Belarus is in the state it is because Putin and his satrap have made it thus. Ecuador have deported or intend to deport a journalist to Belarus, where he will probably quietly 'disappear'. Ecuador is Julian Assange's 'friend', he thinks; that they have squashed the press and human rights in Ecuador is apparently of no interest to a man on the run from charges for jumping bail in the UK, and from charges for sexual assault in Sweden.

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Re: Putin?

Russia didn't invade Ukraine, it was already there. And given what the Russians seem to know of the situation (which is not being reported will in the west) the decision to protect Crimea couldn't not be made. More is coming out even in the west, as people realise they were lied to.

http://www.channel4.com/news/ukraine-catherine-ashton-phone-shoot-maidan-bugged-leaked

Don't forget Putin also stopped the evil empire turning Syria into another Iraq.

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Re: Putin?

You might just like to consider that the Estonian minister in question has since said that his comments should NOT be used to criticise or attack the interim government in Ukraine and that his comments related to THEORIES being circulated about events at the Maidan.

Furthermore, the doctor/surgeon who supposedly said that deaths on both sides appeared to be the result of wounds from the same weapons has also since denied having said any such thing and indeed had no way of forming any such opinion since she did not have access to any victims other than on the civilian side.

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Malala!

It is definitely time for a woman of great courage. No snark intended. I could never have done what she did, and neither could you, any of you.

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Re: Malala!

+9000 (or I would if I could!)

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Agreed.

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Re: Malala!

It's time for a person of courage, and let's put an end to sexism.

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MJI
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Re: Malala!

Good call.

But I am shocked, why downvote you?

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Re: Malala!

But I am shocked, why downvote you?

What, you think there aren't any Taliban voters in the Reg forums?

(Personally, I'd've been shocked if there hadn't been any downvotes. If the Internet has taught us anything, it's that haters are, indeed, going to hate; and that no opinion is so uncontroversial that it will not meet with anger from some quarter.)

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WTF?

RegSez: Putin to battle Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Close contest then.

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How do you nominate someone?

It's a shame Brian Haw died: he'd've been a worthy recipient.

OK, among the living, can I nominate Mark Thomas, for all his fantastic work ridiculing despots, tyrants, and the advance of our own police state?

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