And who handed that human pest in the White House a peace prize? The inept silly Swedes. Just shows us. No brains at all. Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel would probably turn in his grave if he knew where his money and recognition awards went tpday, from “Palestinian” terrorist and pedophile Yazer Arafat, Former Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat for engaging in jihad against Israel, racist terrorist Nelson Mandela who killed people over commmunism not freedom and got trained through Algerian terrorist movement (Jabhet Al-Tahrir Al-Watani) to electing Nobel prize to war mongerer Obama.
It’s been revealed that the Nobel committee members were all “legless drunk” the day they voted for Obama. They claim to have voted for Obama because they “liked” him. Since when has the criteria for the Nobel prize been personality? He didn’t even qualify. Doubtfully people will never look at the Nobel prize the same way anymore. It’s become a farce.
*The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, not in Stockholm, Sweden, where the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and the Economics Prize are awarded.
The United States in the past year dropped more than 20,000 bombs on Muslim-majority countries Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, according to a study by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
In an article published January 7, Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at CFR, states that since January 1, 2015, the United States has dropped an estimated 23,144 bombs in those six countries: 22,110 in Iraq and Syria; 947 in Afghanistan; 58 in Yemen; 18 in Somalia; and 11 in Pakistan.
“This estimate is based on the fact that the United States has conducted 77 percent of all airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, while there were 28,714 US-led coalition munitions dropped in 2015. This overall estimate is probably slightly low, because it also assumes one bomb dropped in each drone strike in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, which is not always the case,” Zenko writes.
Despite dropping tens of thousands of bombs over the past 17 months, Washington’s strategy has failed to defeat Daesh and other Islamic militant groups, Zenko observed.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban control more territory than at any point since the 2001 US invasion, according to a recent analysis in Foreign Policy magazine.
Iraqi forces secure an area in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, on January 10, 2016, after retaking the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists
Zenko notes that the primary focus of Washington’s counter-terrorism strategy is to kill extremists, and that far less attention is paid to prevent a moderate individual from becoming radicalized.
As a result, “the size of [Daesh] has remained wholly unchanged,” Zenko writes.
In 2014, the Central Intelligence Agency estimated the size of Daesh to be between 20,000-31,000 members. On Wednesday, Colonel Steve Warren, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, estimated the group at 30,000 members, despite Pentagon claims that 25,000 Daesh members have been killed in US air strikes.
At the same time, the Pentagon claims that only six civilians have “likely” been killed in the course of the bombing campaign.