THERE is a difference between being good and being the best, and the Nobel Prize has been arguably the most prestigious award in the world. Meant to be for "those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind," according to Alfred Nobel's will, it has been tarnishing its reputation in the Peace Prize category to the extent that it is increasingly looked down on by much of the world.

Sometimes, it even selects the polar opposite of the stated ideals, including warmongers like Barack Obama, who approved the Libya and Syria bombings on false premises and protected the terrorists and their supporters, and many others. The award is routinely, periodically used by the US, the UK and the West to divert attention from their own warmongering with which to moralize and to create willing proxy mouthpieces to attack nonaligned nations or leaders.

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