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To be perfectly honest, since they gave the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama back in 2009, we pretty much stopped holding the award in high esteem. If we are being even more honest, a prize that is constantly being won by ineffectual and mostly bleeding-heart individuals was never one of our favorites.
That is why we are in fact quite torn hearing that Donald Trump is allegedly one of the nominees for this year. This is according to Kristian Berg Harpviken who is the head of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo and also an avid follower of the Nobel who said that Trump’s name was one of those nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016.
The person who nominated Trump cited, and we quote,
“His vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, Isis, nuclear Iran and Communist China.”
We get it and we are actually surprised that someone else gets it. There are people who understand only strength and who only respond to deterrents such as the ones proposed by Trump. Maybe if the world was actually a happy place where deer run in the meadows and nothing bad ever happens, this would not be the case. But it is.
Trump recognizes it. We recognize it. However, we doubt that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee does as well.
If you ask us, they are far more likely to give the Prize to Iran’s head of Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi who also happens to be nominated. Because it makes so much more sense to give the Prize to someone like that.
What a world we live in.