Yes, you read that correctly, Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the U.S. National Security Agency in Hong Kong and leaked documents that damaged the security interests of several nations, has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize!
Anyone can be nominated for the prestigious award. Two Socialist lawmakers Baard Vegard Solhjell, a former environmental minister, and Snorre Valen, both from Norway, jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor, stating his disclosures have contributed to making a more peaceful world.
In their nomination letter, the Norwegian politicians stated, “We do not necessarily condone or support all of his disclosures. We are, however, convinced that the public debate and changes in policy that have followed in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing has contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.”
Saturday is the deadline for nominations that range from university professors, parliament leaders, or any person who meets the nomination criteria. Visit www.nobelprize.org for other information.
This nomination will definitely get the debate started in the Jupiter/Tequesta waterfront homes area.
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in October 2014.