Nobel Peace Prize Chief Quits, Asks Obama to Return Peace Prize — 1/10th Joke

Head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee Is Fired,

Requests Obama to Return 2009 Peace Prize?

Eric Zuesse

For the first time ever, the head of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has been fired. It happened on Tuesday, March 3rd. 

Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, and former Norwegian Prime Minister, said, on the way out the door, that it would be “really nice” if President Barack Obama were to return the prize. The White House had no immediate comment. (This reporter just now, at 1:47 PM Eastern time, specifically asked the White House whether there yet is a comment, and still there is none. Maybe he will volunteer to return it?)

President Obama received the prize on 9 October 2009 after 9 months in office. There is question whether he had already perpetrated the 28 June 2009 coup that overthrew the progressive democratically elected President in Honduras, Manuel Zelaya and installed the narco regime that followed after, but Obama and especially his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton certainly were the key people in enabling that regime to remain in power after almost every other government in the Americas and many around the world had declared them illegal. The following year, Honduras became the world’s highest-murder-rate nation, which they have since remained.

Then, President Obama in 2011 bombed Libya into anarchy and turned it into a failed state with rampant tribal and religious wars.

In 2014, President Obama carried out a Ukrainian coup which removed the democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych and replaced him with a racist-fascist anti-Russian regime which is bombing the area of Ukraine that had voted 90% for Yanukovych.

Perhaps nothing in the history of the Nobel Peace Prize has embarrassed that Committee as much as the premature granting of this Prize to the man who is increasingly viewed around the world as George W. Bush II.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010,  and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • suzannedk

    This is really really weird. I read, years ago that the Nobel Committee asked Obama to return the prize about one year after they gave it to him, as they were rescinding it! The statuette or whatever it is that commemorates the gift of honour would have become meaningless and I supposed the Obamas would have returned it. Seems they did not do so. Therefore the problems now? Having watched so many years of mendacious, (lying) news from Obama himself and just the US news, that the rescinding of the prize was never recorded in the US or by the US, is no surprise….but no-one even mentions that!

  • binky354

    Is this a joke?

    • cettel

      Please click on the first link. That one is totally serious. But always click on links before asking any questions. (If you have difficulty reading German, then view that webpage in Chrome browser, which automatically translates. Otherwise go to and then paste the URL into the box and click return; and you’ll have the auto-translation.)

  • William Cooke

    You might want to double check your facts on the request to return the prize. See I tried to check the link, but it would not load.

    • cettel

      See my answer to “suzannedk” below: You’re talking about the “1/10th Joke” part of the article.
      However the evidence you cite is old. Whether on 3 March 2015 Obama was asked to return the prize can’t be determined from that old evidence. And I did ask the White House. And they did not yet respond, as of now, 5:16 AM Eastern time on March 5th.

    • Raechel

      Snopes is a joke.

  • ArthurFrayne

    Obama carried out a Ukranian coup???? ROTFLMAO.

  • Southernfink

    From a Nobel for Peace to bringing the world to the brink of Nuclear war.

    Change you can believe in had about as much chance of survival as a snowflake on a hot summers day.

  • BL Esq

    Alfred Nobel was directly involved in armaments through his 1894
    purchase of the steel producing company Bofors which he put on course to
    become one of the world’s leading military weapons manufacturers
    contributing to the death of many war victims.
    Alfred Nobel came up with the idea of using his money for the annual prizes
    after his brother, Ludvig, died in 1888 and a French newspaper
    mistakenly thought it had been Alfred Nobel himself who died. The
    newspaper published the obituary under the title: “The Merchant of
    Death is Dead”, going on to state: “Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became
    rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before,
    died yesterday.”

    BTW help us to stop this:

    • A J Sharp

      Plus Alfred Nobel, you know, invented dynamite, which sure didn’t help the peace process.

  • Hollywood

    Obama should keep the prize…….to slap the Nobel committee in the face.

  • SayWhat

    A bunch of Norwegian leftist hacks made a political statement. Thanks for permanently tarnishing the award.

  • Mech Shop

    The leftist Nobel committee it would seem were tiring to insult Obama by enticing him with a Nobel he clearly did not deserve. This was obvious as he just got into office. It was one of Obama’s biggest political mistakes to accept. Special privilege, meritless entitlements, guilt by identity and an increasingly competitive oppression Olympics is the current core of political correctness. Rewards and privileges not based on merit but purely on identity is one of the reason Trump is so popular.

  • westnlas

    Wow. Head of the committee fired for?
    Well dealing with Hillary, I would assume bags of cash were involved?