..seizing on his proposal to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile and forestall a missile strike that had been threatened by President Obama, a Russian advocacy group said on Tuesday that it had nominated President Vladimir V. Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Members of the group, called the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World, said at a news conference here on Tuesday that Mr. Putin was far more deserving of the peace prize than Mr. Obama, who received it in 2009 but has continued to lead American military operations — including drone strikes that have killed civilians and American citizens abroad.
By contrast, they portrayed Mr. Putin, who has steadfastly opposed military intervention throughout the two-and-a-half year-old civil war in Syria, as a man who favors diplomatic solutions.
Yes this is the same guy who invaded Georgia, the same guy who kept Assad in power so he could gas his own people (and he is still selling weapons to the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad).
This supposed peacemaker also provides aid the Iranians and has fought so hard to prevent sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear program.
At home Putin has closed every avenue through which people might peacefully and legally select or even affect their government including sending dissenters to jail.
Vladimir Putin is not now nor has he ever been a peacemaker. But the prediction here is that he will win. The Prize committee loves to tweak the United States and they have to be disappointed in how Obama has created wars since he won the prize.
It would be nice to see a someone win the Nobel Prize for preventing another Nobel Prize winner from starting an unnecessary war.