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Originally posted by cafelatte at 2010-12-15 02:10 AM
How China branded Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo a traitor
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heard of america's policy of "regime change"?
this is what china need to be warned about the nobel "war" prizes:
DO'S AND DONT'S ABOUT NOBEL PRIZE FOR CHINA
The "dont's" for China is to never accept any Nobel Prize in the future. It has been suggested by some shrewd Western propagandaists that the Nobel Peace Prizes should be awarded to Chinese leaders. Well, just say "NO!"
Then the "do's" is to resisting America's persistent effort to make regime changes in other countries, as it did it to Japan and recently Iraq and Afghanistan. The current attempt to award the Peace Prize to a criminal in China should alert China to the all the other such criminals in the past that have served as instrument of regime change by America. Two of such criminals were Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek. It would be timely for China to expose their crimes in their next year's centennial. This would serve notices to America and the Nobel Prize Committee to stop bothering China again.
WHO'S ALFRED B. NOBEL?
Alfred B. Nobel developed new explosive devices: blasting gelatin in 1875, and in 1887 a smokeless blasting powder called ballistite, which influenced weapons design for the next quarter century.
Nobel was often scathingly depicted as a war profiteer who grew wealthy by inventing new ways to maim and kill. Had it not been for a bizarre incident in 1888, he may never have bequeathed to the world the Nobel prizes. That year his brother Ludvig died, and the French newspapers incorrectly printed front-page obituaries for Alfred. Viewing the piercing headlines that claimed, “The Merchant of Death is Dead,” Nobel was able to read how he would be remembered.
Right to the point of his death, though he enigmatically considered himself a pacifist, Nobel was investing in armaments companies and conducting research in weapons technology.When he died of a stroke on December 10, 1896, his worldwide network of 93 factories was producing 66,500 tons of explosives annually.
Nobel himself put little faith in politicians or peace congresses, believing rather that by improving war matériel and thus increasing the dangers of war, he was contributing his share toward the pacification of the world.Nobel believed that hi high explosives would put an end to war sooner than the peace meetings because as military weapons became more deadly, horrified nations would disband their troops. While Nobel realized the need for peace, he was seemingly able to overlook the way in which his own powerful inventions were used.
Albert Einstein, in a speech following the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, discussed the dilemma of scientific discovery in relation to peace. Einstein concluded that his own situation mirrored Nobel’s. “Alfred Nobel,” he said, “invented an explosive more powerful than any then known—an exceedingly effective means of destruction. To atone for this ‘accomplishment’ and to relieve his conscience, he instituted his award for the promotion of peace.”
Sadly, in retrospect, the prizes Nobel established have accomplished little in the quest for true peace.