Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 11, 2013

Good morning:

CNN reports today:

The Nobel Peace Prize has turned the global spotlight back on the conflict in Syria.
The prize committee in Oslo, Norway, awarded it Friday to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international chemical weapons watchdog helping to eliminate the Syrian army’s stockpiles of poison gas.

Committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland announced that the prize was awarded for all of the work performed by the organization to end the use of chemical weapons and “do away with a whole category of weapons of mass destruction.”

This choice surprised me because I was expecting the prize would be awarded to an individual. There is no doubt that the organization is carrying on extremely important and courageous work in a war zone.

This is not the first time that the prize has been awarded to an organization. For example, the prize was awarded to the European Union last year for its efforts to prevent disintegration.

What do you think about the selection?

9 Responses to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize

  1. ed nelson says:

    This new format, with scrolling the posts… I will have to get used to it, and try to understand how to find the posts that I want to read and/or comment on.

    I wonder if you or others have noted teh way that most software and things we have come to be accustomed to using, (in my case, the local Real Estate co, had a great web site, and it was a great way to go out and look at the properties, and they went and killed it and put pretty pictures up, and you can’t use it to search properties. And that is what is happening all over the webb, it is being downsized in sofar as what was free use… what was good… you don’t get much for free..

    You won’t be free.

  2. dianetrotter says:

    I read about all of contendees posted here. I think the organization is a very good choice.

  3. bettykath says:

    Think that Peace prize will bring them to the US to rid us of our stock of chemical weapons?

  4. riisey007 says:

    Sirs, Could you all please keep us abreast on Kendrick Johnson’s story? Something in the milk ain’t clean in Georgia and those parents are seeking justice. Ben Crump is now involved. It is very disturbing. Sorry to hijack this comment section. No justice No peace until we all,are treated fairly.

  5. MichelleO says:

    Excellent

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