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  1. #9616

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    Because it is 2020 and, why not, let's have a war.
    Three of the four horsemen. We just need a small famine somewhere for the entire group to be here.
    No need - President Trump will soon be on this, netting him his third Nobel Peace Prize nomination, because he loves peace. Or so say his supporters, as they point to the 'peace treaties' in the Middle East between Bahrain, the UAE and Israel (no matter that they were never true combatants against each other). And, with that special relationship he has with Putin, the President is well suited to this task. Just let him get through the debate.
    Last edited by Jeff in TX; 09-28-2020 at 07:45 PM.
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  2. #9617

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    Nah. He will cede this one to Putin, who is also nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. 2020 is also apparently the year where the nomination process is exposed as a complete joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzNU View Post
    Nah. He will cede this one to Putin, who is also nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. 2020 is also apparently the year where the nomination process is exposed as a complete joke.
    There is the nomination list, which has always been known as a joke because the most ridiculous ones are often leaked. But it's not to be confused with the shortlist, which is not published, rumored about, and is the actual list of contenders.


  4. #9619

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    The nomination process is a joke? The ENTIRE PRIZE IS A JOKE. Some winners:
    Henry Kissinger (you have to be kidding)
    Andrei Sakharov (father of the USSR Hydrogen Bomb)
    Mother Theresa
    The European Union (poli-speak for "Participation Trophy")
    Juan Manuel Santos (for surrendering to the FARC and not obeying the mandate of the Colombian electorate)

    A real worthy prize, and I am not even mentioning Aung San Suu Kyi, who deserves her prize being taken away.
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    The nomination process is a joke? The ENTIRE PRIZE IS A JOKE. Some winners:
    Henry Kissinger (you have to be kidding)
    Andrei Sakharov (father of the USSR Hydrogen Bomb)
    Mother Theresa
    The European Union (poli-speak for "Participation Trophy")
    Juan Manuel Santos (for surrendering to the FARC and not obeying the mandate of the Colombian electorate)

    A real worthy prize, and I am not even mentioning Aung San Suu Kyi, who deserves her prize being taken away.
    I'm not talking about the peace prize only, but the overall institution

    I would also fight you on Sakharov. He deeply regretted his contribution and fought for nuclear disarmament and for democracy at the cost of being in domestic exile for decades.


  6. #9621

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    Malala Yousafzai was a solid, commendable pick from recent years.
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  7. #9622

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    Rebels from Syria recruited to fight in conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, source says


    By Kareem Khadder, Gul Tuysuz and Tim Lister, CNN
    Updated 2:02 PM ET, Thu October 1, 2020


    Further evidence is emerging of rebels from Syria being recruited to fight as mercenaries in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

    CNN spoke to a Syrian national who has been signed up to travel from northern Syria to Azerbaijan. The man, who declined to provide his real name, said he was living in the Afrin area of northern Syria but was originally from Damascus.

    He said he belonged to a faction of the rebel Syrian National Army, which is backed by Turkey. Its leader had asked those prepared to go to Azerbaijan to register. "I voluntarily did that and 90% of my unit signed up," he told CNN via WhatsApp. "They told us that they will give us $1,500 a month."

    "Our contracts are for three months, and every month we will be getting paid by the unit commander," he said, adding that he didn't know who was funding the operation.

    The fighter contacted by CNN said volunteers were gathering in the Hawar Kilis area near the Syria-Turkey border awaiting transportation. The crossing is controlled by a faction of the Syrian National Army.

    CNN reached out to the Turkish government for a response on whether it is recruiting Syrian fighters to go to Azerbaijan. The Foreign Ministry said they were "baseless allegations."

    The Foreign Ministry in Azerbaijan also denied Syrian fighters were on Azeri soil, and spoke of "a completely false and slanderous smear campaign in some foreign media, allegedly in connection with the import of fighters from Syria to Azerbaijan." It said Armenia was behind the allegations.

    The fighter contacted by CNN, a father of three, said his family was living below the poverty line. He was prepared to travel to Azerbaijan "because of the money, and all the world knows that the Syrians living here are dying of hunger."

    To begin with, the man thought the volunteers would be involved in guard duty "but after the first batch of fighters went to Azerbaijan, we learned it was about fighting like the fighting in Syria and Libya."

    "We learned it's war and not work for a security company," he said.

    The man said he had heard that "around 1,000 fighters or more" had been signed up. "None of my relatives have went in the first batch, but I know guys who went in the first batch," he told CNN. He had also heard that some Syrians had been killed in Azerbaijan.

    The man, who used to be a carpenter, said he wanted life to return to normal and was only going to Azerbaijan for the money.
    "I wish that the war will stop in Azerbaijan and Armenia but the only work is security work and that way I still can provide food and living for my children."

    CNN reported earlier this year that dozens of Syrian rebels had been recruited by Turkish military contractors to fight on behalf of the transitional government in Libya.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in February that members of the Syrian National Army had gone to Libya to support the government.


    Kareem Khadder reported from Jerusalem and Gul Tuysuz reported from Istanbul. Tim Lister wrote in Cordoba.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/01/middl...ntl/index.html

  8. #9623

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    #Belarus #Minsk Great video that shows the scale of the rally. There were several crowds of protesters who couldn't join because security forces didn't allow to do so.Nevertheless,at least 100,000 people came out to the streets again. They demanded political prisoners be released

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1312822984160272387
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