Posted By LambChop
Why don't we nominate North Korea's Kim Jong Un while we're at it?
A group of self-described Putin supporters have announced their nomination of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize, submitting a nomination letter to the Nobel Committee two weeks ago.
Beslan Kobakhia, vice president of the Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation Between the World's Nations, says it's Putin's leadership in the Syrian conflict that prevented escalation into a World War III scenario.
"Vladimir Putin did everything possible for the peace settlement in Syria. Vladimir Putin led by his personal example in his devotion to peace - not just with his words, but with his actions. At the cornerstone of all his life there are no short-term political goals or vested corporate interests of his own country, but only interest in maintaining peace in the whole world. It shows him [Putin] as a wise and measured politician who really cares about total peace on Earth, which fully corresponds to the description of a Nobel Peace Prize nominee."