As the old adage goes; if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. In light of the word leaking out that the Nobel Institute may be regretting their 2009 choice of Barack Obama, the same sing-song truism just may be echoing off the walls in Oslo. And if the whispers in the corridors of power ring true, the duo being mentioned as co-awardees very well have essentially guaranteed that the Islamic Republic of Iran will be a member of the Nuclear Bomb Club within at least the next 10 years.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon’s (WFB) Adam Kredo on October 1, 2015, numerous Washington, DC insiders and Middle East watchers speaking on grounds of anonymity have all but admitted that the American Secretary of State John Kerry and the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif are among the front runners in the soon to be announced winners of Norway’s Nobel Peace Prize. Kredo cited the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute who’ve openly lobbied for Kerry-Zarif be jointly awarded the prize.
The WFB’s reporter also noted that the buzz surrounding Kerry-Zarif is on the heels of recent favorable press from such news services as The Washington Post and Great Britain’s The Telegraph just this past summer. As noted, the press has been describing the personal relationship between the two as based on “warmth” and “comfort.”
In the meantime there has been bi-partisan Congressional rejection of the Obama Administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. Both Republicans and Democrats in the Legislative Branch have condemned the scheme as having weak built-in investigatory authority as well as all but ensuring Tehran’s ayatollahs and mullahs have free reign in acquiring and/or developing their own stockpile of nuclear weapons a maximum of 10 years from now.
Many of the deal’s opponents have oft-cited Iran’s leaders and people penchant for chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.” Kredo also finagled a scorching quote from Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R);
We have seen Nobel Prizes that appeared to be awarded to people who have acted staunchly to the detriment of Israel’s existence, and if that is their inclination this time, I think Secretary Kerry should be first runner up for the Nobel Prize, right behind the Ayatollah.
If the less-than-discreet opposition to both the Kerry brokered Iran deal and also Kerry awarded a Nobel Peace Prize is gaining momentum, it could be the recent revelation coming from the former Director of Norway’s Nobel Institute, Geil Lundestad. As reported by Meghan Bartlett of The Washington Times on Sept. 16, 2016, Lundestad “regrets the committee’s decision to give the 2009 Nobel Peace award” to Barack Obama.
“Even many of Obama’s supporters thought that the prize was a mistake,” Mr. Lundestad said. Possibly caught up in the Obama campaign slogan of “Hope and Change” the ex-director revealed that the selection committee “expressed regret that the decision had been based in a hope for the future rather than recognition of past accomplishments, and that their expectations for Mr. Obama were not fulfilled.” Obama was notified he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on his 12th day in office.