by Swati Khandelwalon Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Now there is really great news for all the supporters of Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, as he is nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers.
Snorre Valen and Baard Vegar Solhjell, parliamentarians from Norway’s Socialist Left Party said, “He has contributed to revealing the extreme level of surveillance by nations against other nations and of citizens,”
Edward Snowden revealed various widely extended NSA spying projects and responsible for handing over the material from one of the world’s most secretive organizations the NSA. He faces charges of theft and espionage and is in Russia on temporary asylum.
“Snowden contributed to people knowing about what has happened and spurring public debate” on trust in government, which he said was “a fundamental requirement for peace”.
He’s a high school dropout who worked his way into the most secretive computers in U.S. Intelligence as a defense contractor and identifies himself as the source of leaks about US surveillance programs like PRISM, DROPOUTJEEP, DISHFIRE, XKeyscore, MUSCULAR and many more.
Snorre Valen also added that, “There’s no doubt that the actions of Edward Snowden may have damaged the security interests of several nations in the short term”.
According to the Guardian, The five-member panel will not confirm who has been nominated, but those who submit nominations sometimes make them public.
The Nobel Committee accepts nominations from members of national assemblies, governments, international courts, professors and previous laureates. It received a record 259 nominations for last year’s prize.
Snowden is the one who created awareness among all of us when it comes to ‘PRIVACY’. Nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize is definitely being an honor for the 30 years old young man. Now let’s see if he will fetch the Prize or not.
PdC – This nomination actually makes more common sense than the nomination and award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barrack Obama did. Snowden has forced the world to view the NSA and American Government apparatus as other than a entity that is protecting the Americans and the world.
We all live life as a façade and often portray ourselves as other than we are. Snowden penetrated the USA and Obama’s façade showing the world that Obama has been misleading them as he has been misleading the Americans he claims to be protecting. Now the façade has been removed and the continued erosion of the Obama Administration.
Regardless the Nobel Peace Prize has distinguished itself once again as a far left idealist award that often is not based on reality or any real achievement once again. I am still trying to understand why Al Gore was even nominated and what he did that deserved the Prize. We all know that Obama still has not done anything to earn the Prize.