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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard ponders the irony of the EU winning the Nobel Peace Prize days...

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard ponders the irony of the EU winning the Nobel Peace Prize days after Athens underwent a partial lockdown so Angela Merkel could visit, Madrid threatens using the army to squash the separatist movement in Catalonia, and Portugal's former President warns "economic asphyxiation" is threatening his country's fledgling democracy.
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  • Windsun33
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    I think we all know just how meaningful the Peace Prize one is by now.


    Just look at the list of winners over the past, and you wonder "what were they thinking?" for some of them.
    12 Oct 2012, 12:59 PM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    I look forward to the award announcement. You get to see if the Noble Committee found a new way to beclown themselves yet again. They almost never disappoint. At least this pick was just "ironic" and rather confusing...that makes it better than a lot of their choices. But the bar is set very, very, very low on that.
    12 Oct 2012, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    Europeans giving the EU the Peace Prize is on the order of French generals, in 1940, having a banquet and awarding the designers of the Maginot Line a Peace Prize just as Hans Guderian was emerging from the Ardennes and crashing through at Sedan.


    My only wish is that they would collapse faster. Every move spooks our markets.
    12 Oct 2012, 02:40 PM Reply Like
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