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Russian President Vladimir Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Citing his proposal to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, a group has nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize, the NYT reports:

PutinMembers of the group, called the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World, said at a news conference here on Tuesday that Mr. Putin was far more deserving of the peace prize than Mr. Obama, who received it in 2009 but has continued to lead American military operations — including drone strikes that have killed civilians and American citizens abroad.

By contrast, they portrayed Mr. Putin, who has steadfastly opposed military intervention throughout the two-and-a-half year-old civil war in Syria, as a man who favors diplomatic solutions.

The recipient will be announced on October 11.

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  1. Umm, so what? I could nominate my dog to win the prize. It doesn't mean that she has a chance of winning.

    You need to start winnowing some of these stories.

    Posted by: Paul R | Oct 2, 2013 2:44:38 PM

  2. Hahahahaha!

    Posted by: Fenrox | Oct 2, 2013 2:49:49 PM

  3. Ridiculous!

    Posted by: Jay | Oct 2, 2013 2:49:51 PM

  4. So stupid on so many levels. If this is anyone's proposal, it's John Kerry's off-hand remarks. Putin is the opposite of a peace-maker, between his violent crackdowns, foment of violence when it suits him, and of course, the many abuses to basic human dignity and liberty.

    If Putin wins, I'm going to throw up.

    Posted by: Mike B. | Oct 2, 2013 2:50:54 PM

  5. Are you effing kidding me. It's time for the human race to end! Let the squid take over!!!!

    Posted by: David | Oct 2, 2013 2:52:24 PM

  6. If this man won a Nobel Peace Prize, the Sochi gay protests would grow like wildfire. If I were the IOC and its sponsors, I'd be quietly lobbying the Nobel committee to make sure this doesn't happen.

    Not that anyone would take this nomination seriously.

    But in today's world, you never know.

    Posted by: Trev | Oct 2, 2013 2:53:36 PM

  7. I nominate Ben Cohen!

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 2, 2013 2:58:25 PM

  8. Dictators don't win the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Oct 2, 2013 2:59:51 PM

  9. Well, if Obama can win it for doing nothing, why the hell not ?

    The committee has already made a mockery of the award, why not just give the award to Putin.

    Posted by: Pookie | Oct 2, 2013 3:04:06 PM

  10. Yeah, I mean, I am not a racist POS that just hates Obama at every goddamn turn, but I thought his getting a Nobel Peace Prize was total crap.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Oct 2, 2013 3:18:36 PM

  11. so hoping this post linked to the onion - it's amusing either way.

    Posted by: northalabama | Oct 2, 2013 3:26:53 PM

  12. Snowden or Manning deserve it more.

    Posted by: Matt Munson | Oct 2, 2013 3:37:14 PM

  13. Well, I don't know what those old men who make up the Nobel Committee were thinking when they gave the award to the President after only a few months in office. Maybe they were so stunned that America elected a Black man as president they didn't know what to do. So, they him the Peace Prize.

    Hell, they were so amazed they'd have put on some heels and done the Can Can if they could've.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Oct 2, 2013 3:38:46 PM

  14. This is the Onion, right?! Seriously? Well, we (LGBT) that he never gets it. He and Russia are the sewer of the world.

    Posted by: RK | Oct 2, 2013 3:40:10 PM

  15. Yup, Putin's always sought diplomacy... hold on, what's that thing that's been going on with Chechnya ?

    Posted by: unruly | Oct 2, 2013 3:49:44 PM

  16. Hahaha! Though just today, there was an article in the Moscow Times that pointed out that Putin and his Chief of Staff (Sergei Ivanov) sometimes converse in Swedish! Timing...

    Posted by: Jeff | Oct 2, 2013 3:52:35 PM

  17. Fart'in is just a faggoty ass closet case.

    Posted by: Art | Oct 2, 2013 3:53:48 PM

  18. The Nobel Committee accepts nominations only from qualified organizations, including national assemblies, members of international courts, past recipients and select individuals. This "International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World" has no standing to submit a nomination; their endorsement of Putin is about as relevant as my nomination of Big Bird.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Oct 2, 2013 3:59:53 PM

  19. After President Obama began using robot drones to kill American citizens overseas who had not been charged with a crime, kills countless civilians called "collateral damage" when his robot drones target individuals on his personally approved "kill list" and when he abandons his values which earned him my vote by prosecuting whistleblowers and suffocating our privacy rights; the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize is significantly diminished. Give it to Putin, Assad or Kony; the award is meaningless thanks to the actions of former winner President Obama.

    Posted by: Brian | Oct 2, 2013 4:26:10 PM

  20. So inciting and enabeling rape, torture, beating, imprisonment/encampment, and murder of innocent human b eings is considered "peace" now? In other news, down is up and green is white.

    Posted by: Sean | Oct 2, 2013 4:35:39 PM

  21. @ BRIAN:
    Calm down Brian; have you directed your spleen at the recipient Kissinger who also received the Peace Prize, even though he is a war criminal ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 2, 2013 4:39:15 PM

  22. Gregory in Seattle, makes the most relevant comment above, IMHP.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 2, 2013 4:40:19 PM

  23. * Correction "

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 2, 2013 4:58:01 PM

  24. Jeff:
    So what if Putin speaks swedish. In Norway they speak Norwegian.

    Posted by: Matt77 | Oct 2, 2013 5:21:39 PM

  25. PAUL R

    It would be a lot easier for you to stop coming here and bitching, I think. I like these stories.

    Posted by: Tigerama | Oct 2, 2013 5:46:04 PM

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