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October 12, 2012 1:21 pm

EU Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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Financial Times – The European Union, a project joining 27 countries that spent much of the 20th century fighting two world wars and one cold war, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its role in bringing reconciliation and democracy to a once-turbulent continent.

In its citation, the Nobel committee recounted the contribution of the EU and its predecessor organisations to post-war Franco-German reconciliation; securing young democracies in Portugal, Spain and Greece in the 1970s and the former Soviet bloc in the 1990s; and bringing stability to the Balkans.

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    As their currencies lose value, their invididual economies tank, 25 percent unemployment the norm, muzzie immigration “invasion” (with the attendant crime & danger in almost every EU country)on the rise, and the brushfires of anti-Semintism that keep flaring up among and within most of the EU countries, it doesn’t surpise me that the PC crowd in Norway would pick a loser like the EU for its very much tarnished peace prize!

    The Nobel Peace Prize gang have been in disrepute ever since honoring the godfather of modern-day terrorism, Arafat, back in the 70s; and their reputation (such as it was by then) came to a nadir in 2009 when they honored the new POTUS, Barack “Emperor Has No Clothes” Obama, for the now totally diminished prize.