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One Nobel Laureate Blasts Another -- And They’re Both Americans


By dlindorff - Posted on 30 June 2012

 

By Dave Lindorff


There are two US presidents who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now one of those Nobel laureate leaders is accusing the other, though without naming him, of actions that qualify as war crimes and impeachable crimes against the US Constitution.


Former US President Jimmy Carter won his Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, long after his one term of office as President of the United States, which ran from 1977 to 1981. He won the honor primarily for his efforts to mediate conflicts and to advance democracy and human rights, the Nobel Committee said. It’s understandable that they didn’t say much -- with the exception of his role in getting Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign the Camp David Accords -- about his time as president, because Carter, a former US Navy officer, wasn’t such a peacenik back then. Think back to his botched effort to invade Iran and rescue the Americans being held by student activists inside the US Embassy in Tehran, or to his arming of the Afghan Mujahadeen to attack and try to bring down the USSR-backed government in Kabul. 


President Barack Obama received his Nobel Peace Prize as president before he even had time to do anything significant in office. When the Nobel Committee gave him the award in 2009, during his first year in the White House, they couldn’t even offer a single concrete example of something he had done to actually earn it. Instead they only said that it was “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” 


If the members of the Nobel Committee thought, by awarding Obama the prize early, they might encourage him to be a peacemaker, they must wish there was a way they could revoke that prize now. Not long after receiving it, President Obama ordered a doubling of the number of US troops in Afghanistan, approved a brutal campaign of aggressive night-raid attacks on alleged Taliban leaders and their supporters, and later approved a secret raid by Navy SEAL commandos inside Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden. 


Now Carter, the ex-president who earned his Peace Prize for actual peace activities, is castigating the current president who got his prize based on a “hope” that he would eventually earn it, saying that the Obama administration is “clearly violating” at least 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and that under Obama and his predecessor, President George W. Bush, the US has been “abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights...”


For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper, please to go to www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1223


The Nobel prize committee, like all other institutions within class deformed, compromising, class systems, are co opted, corrupted, inverted, into class shills, Empire apologists, class thugs, where class elites embrace EXCLUSIONARY, PARTIAL, CORRUPT, SOCIAL OUTCOMES, that becomes an apology for Fascism, imperialism, and war criminals like Kissinger/Nixon, the whole of the Presidential lineage, from Truman to Obama, who could be prosecuted, alongside Bush, Nato officials, Israeli officials for their combined efforts in promoting WESTERN FASCISM.


What will the Nobel prize committee do once one of their Nobel Prize awardees is indicted, for illegal  drone attacks, extra judicial assassinations and murder around the world, including  fascist coups, (2 now in Latin Amerika) embraced by Hillary and Obama?????   The fascist foreign policies include  covert wars, STILL ILLEGAL, not to mention the Western corruption of the U.N., THROUGH ITS SECURITY COUNCIL, that uses the Fascist Nato to promote global wars through the corrupt Security Council.    The West tortures, kidnaps,  murders innocent Muslims, executes scientists , engineers in Iran, and promotes sanctions, BASED ON THE LIES CREATED BY WESTERN PUPPETS, placed within the U.N. nuclear agency, the I.A.E.A.    Such routine promotion of Fascist Propaganda, FASCIST BIG LIES, falsely claim  that Iran has a military, nuclear weapons program, while ignoring the NUCLEAR WEAPONS in Israel, in America is sheer duplicity, hypocrisy.    THERE WILL BE A GREAT IMPLOSION, WHOOSH, sound,  just as it was with the corrupt corporate media, WHICH HAS NO CREDIBLITY, based on their lying propaganda, Lies.    LIKE MOST OF THE WESTEN FASCIST FORCES, INCLUDING THE FASCIST U.S., IT FINDS ITS OWN CREDIBILITY RUINED ALONGSIDE these class institutions and their class whores, who were bought off , corrupted, by INVERTING REALITY, for social rhetoric, class myths and dogma that have evolved into Fascist foreign policies.


If ever,  you see HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS from the West indicting Bush, Obama, NATO, fascist Israel, for their war crimes, instead of being co opted like AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL by Western corporate ideological thugs, who claim falsely, that NATO improves Afghanistan lives, improves women's lives, ONLY THEN WILL YOU SOME PRESSURE AGAINST THE NOBEL COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO STOP WHORING FOR WAR CRIMINALS.   Should the world finally decide to dismantle corrupt class hierarchies tied to the generic Patriarchal class mechanism,  to re claim social power, social control over wealth, labor and the means of production, ALL these corrupt class institutions will crumble, dissolve to true social principles, true social morality, NOT THIS STINKING ROTTEN CLASS/EMPIRE OUTCOME. The historical record of the U.S., West into global Fascism, state terrorist policies, Fascist foreign policies is further expounded by the author at Press TV and clearly shows how the NOBEL COMMITTEE has degenerated, been co opted, corrupted to promote Western, TOTALITARIAN leaders who are clearly Fascists:  Here is the rest of the transcript of our journey into GLOBAL FASCISM:


".....In an article published recently on the opinion page of the New York Times, titled A Cruel and Unusual Record, former President Carter roundly condemned the increasing reliance by the US on armed drone aircraft, which have launched over 265 strikes in Pakistan alone, killing hundreds of innocent people, including women and children. The use of attack drones began under President Bush but has been dramatically expanded, both in number and in the number of countries being attacked, under President and Commander-in-Chief Obama.

But Carter didn’t limit his criticism to the Obama administration’s reliance on drone aircraft. He also blasted the current president for failing to live up to his own promise to close down the prison detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, where captives in the so-called “War” on Terror have been held for years without trial, tortured by such practices as “waterboarding more than 100 times, or intimidated with semiautomatic weapons, power drills or threats to sexually assault their mothers.”

 


President Carter noted that half of the 169 people still being held without trial at Guantanamo have already, years ago, been determined by the Pentagon to have been wrongly picked up, and to actually be guilty of nothing. They’ve been “cleared for release,” he notes, and “yet have little prospect of ever obtaining their freedom,” while others have never even been charged.


Carter blasted the current administration too for its domestic actions undermining American citizens’ freedom of speech, and their right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, both of which rights, enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution, have been undermined by federal, state and local police and prosecutors, most notably in the crackdown on last fall’s Occupy movement -- a crackdown that, it is becoming increasingly clear, was orchestrated by the Obama administration’s Departments of Justice and of Homeland Security.

Carter never names Obama, but it is clear that he is referring directly to the current president and fellow Nobel peace laureate, when he writes, "Revelations that top officials are targeting people to be assassinated abroad, including American citizens, are only the most recent, disturbing proof of how far our nation's violation of human rights has extended."

The New York Times earlier wrote, and the White House has confirmed, that President Obama personally approves the assassinations abroad -- including assassinations of American citizens like the American-born Anwar al-Awlaki -- by drone aircraft and other methods....."


 


WHEN YOU ARE CELEBRATING THE FOURTH OF JULY, JUST REMEMBER YOU ARE CHEERLEADING A CORRUPT, CRIPPLED CLASS REPUBLIC THAT JUSTIFIED SLAVERY, AND AFTER THE CIVIL WAR,  HAS OVER TIME RE CREATED SLAVERY, ENSLAVEMENT AND FASCISM THROUGH LATE CAPITALISM, THAT IS NOTHING TO CHEER ABOUT AS FREEDOM, WHEN IT IS GLOBAL FASCISM. FAILURE TO UPHOLD CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL LAWS/TREATIES SHOULD HAVE BEEN GROUNDS FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF OBAMA AND BUSH, BUT THEN THE WHOLE OF CONGRESS, BOTH EMPIRE PARTIES VOTED REGULARLY TO PROMOTE THIS FASCISM, WAR AND TYRANNY.   KICK OUT ALL CLASS POLITICIANS, THEREBY DISSOLVING THEIR BETRAYING CLASS/EMPIRE PARTIES, AND VOTE FOR A SOCIAL AGENDA THAT ESTABLISHES INTERNATIONAL, INDEPENDENT, INDIVISIBLE MIDDLE , SOCIAL LAYERS, AS THE SOCIAL AGENCY FOR REAL CONTROL, DEMOCRACY, SOCIAL INDEPDENDENCE FROM CORRUPT CLASS HIERARCHIES AND END CLASS HISTORY.




 

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