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NSA Whistle-Blower Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize.

The Socialist Left party politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes in the wake of Snowden's whistleblowing had "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order".

Being nominated means Snowden will be one of scores of names that the Nobel committee will consider for the prestigious award.

The five-member panel will not confirm who has been nominated but those who submit nominations sometimes make them public.

Source: The Guardian. Read full article. (link)

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  • Pavlov's Cat||

    About time the Nobel committee picked somebody who deserves and needs $1.2 million.

  • Curtisls87||

    Should he win, that would put the current Nobel prize winning POTUS in a precarious position regarding prosecution. Delicious!

  • WC Varones||

    The Nobel nomination would mean something if those Scandi clowns hadn't made a complete joke of the prize by giving it to Obama.

  • JParker||

    However, Snowden's nomination (and hopefully actual awarding) is a move toward rehabilitating the Prize.