May 04, 2017

Nick Kristof, Nobel Peace Prize idiot

Nick Kristof, the left-neoliberal NYT columnist who is overrated, an example of the Peter Principle in mainstream media in the inside-the-Beltway to Acela Corridor world, etc., etc., laments Aung San Suu Kyi's Burma having blood on its hands; in retweeting Frances Townsend, he's referring to attacks on Rohingya Muslims, which, for anybody claiming Buddhism is a religion of peace, have been done by the Buddhist 969 Movement and other very non-peaceful Buddhists. I've written about them before.

Hey, Nick, LOTS of Nobel Piss Prize (as we call it here) winners have dirty hands:
2015: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (coddling Charles Taylor)
2009: Dear Leader (and his later drones, al-Awlaki, etc.)
2002: Jimmy Carter (the Carter Doctrine & Middle East wars)
1994: Arafat, Rabin, Peres (kabuki theater on both sides)
1991: Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma and its current problems
1988: UN Peacekeeping Forces (long history of rapes)
1983: Lech Walesa (possible spy for Communist Poland's secret police)
1979: Mother Teresa (wanting women to stay poor, anti-birth control)
1978: Sadat (thuggish at home) and Begin (1940s terrorist)
1973: Henry Kissenger and Le Duc Tho (a face-save vs. spinning the war out; heither was peaceful)
1945: Cordell Hull (did nothing about the pre-war anti-Semites in State Dept. who blocked Jewish refugees from Europe)
1937: Lord Cecil (Allies kept Germany blockaded after WWI; blockade itself was illegal under international law)
1919: Woodrow Wilson (racist)
1906: Teddy Roosevelt (warmonger, racist-lite).

That took me all of five minutes.

I'm sure part of the problem is that Kristof believes the BS about Buddhism being a religion of peace, as well as believing the BS about Nobel Piss Prize winners.

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