Why the Nobel Peace Prize has become a complete joke

· October 4, 2017  
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John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Eric Bridiers | Flickr

Each year, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses,” according to the will of its founder, Alfred Nobel.

But unlike the prestigious Nobel Prizes that are awarded annually for achievement in one of the hard sciences, such as chemistry or physics, the Peace Prize committee has displayed fatal judgement over the years.

This year – according to media reports – the frontrunners to receive the Peace Prize are “Iranian nuclear dealmakers,” former Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif, and EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini.

And the trio perfectly highlights why the Nobel Peace Prize has become more and more meaningless over the years. The Peace Prize has become something resembling no more than an honorary doctorate for embracing far-Left political agendas.

John Kerry, for his part, presided over an administration that saw the worldwide, unchecked rise of Islamic terror. Not only did the Obama administration not effectively combat the Islamist rise, they fueled it by supporting the Islamist Arab Spring. Moreover, Kerry considers the Iran nuclear deal his most significant accomplishment.

The deal allowed for an emboldened cash-flush Iran to assert regional dominance and further weaponize terror groups thanks to billions of dollars in newly unfrozen assets received as part of the accord.

Javad Zarif is a Holocaust denier who acts as the foreign spokesperson for a regime that seeks to wipe out the state of Israel and leads weekly calls for “Death to America” after Friday prayers.


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Federica Mogherini has overseen and encouraged the influx of Islamic migrants into Europe, resulting in a continent where jihadi terror occurs on an almost daily basis.

And they’re not the only ones who have long been committed to the opposite of peaceful causes. Over the years, the Peace Prize has been awarded to individuals whose policies and actions resulted in less peace, and more violence. The Nobel Peace Prize has become a complete joke.

Yasser Arafat (1994): Arafat incited two campaigns of carnage and terror against innocent Israelis, resulting in the deaths of thousands of innocents on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide. As leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Arafat never stood down from the group’s fundamental objective of exterminating the Jewish state through murder and mayhem.

Barack Obama (2009): Obama received the award nine months into his presidency. It also followed his infamous Cairo speech, which arguably empowered Islamist revolts throughout the Middle East and resulted in a violent power grab executed by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Al Gore (2007): The former presidential candidate received the award for his advocacy on climate change. His theories have been largely debunked, and his hysterical end-times predictions have not come to fruition.

Aung San Suu Kyi (1991): The Burmese politician received the award “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.” Her government is now accused of committing mass executions against the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Tawakkol Karman (2011): Karman, a member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, was a co-recipient for the prize due to her work promoting women’s issues. As a Yemeni politician, she was part of a coalition that was joined by a former adviser to Osama bin Laden. Her Muslim Brotherhood was founded on – and continues to promote – caliphatist ideals and violent Islamic authoritarianism.

Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.