Nomination of President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize is actively discussed in the world. In the West the idea was taken mostly with skepticism, but there is some unexpected support. Putin is thanked for singlehandedly preventing the third world and being able to resist the pro-Israel lobby in the United States.
On Wednesday, the initiative of All-Russian Fund of Education and the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation was supported by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. He said that if anyone in this historic moment deserved the Nobel Peace Prize, it was President Vladimir Putin who helped to stop a war that threatened the Syrian people, Maduro said as quoted by EFE.
In the West the idea was met mostly with skepticism. The New York Times wrote that Putin was credited with starting a war to crush Chechen separatism, a full-scale attack on Georgia to solve a minor border conflict, criticism of NATO’s actions that led air war in Libya to stop Colonel Muammar Gaddafi guilty of the murder of thousands of Libyans, and selling deadly weapons to the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Some publications feel that unleashing an anti-gay campaign, providing protection to Edward Snowden and persecution of Pussy Riot to be unworthy of a Nobel Prize nominee.
However, unexpected support came from Rupert Murdoch and his Fox News. A national security analyst, former employee of the services in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, Kathleen Troia McFarland wrote that Russian President Putin saved the world from almost certain death in one of the most skillful diplomatic maneuvers of all time. She added that he did it without the selfish and incompetent American President or a serious but ignorant Secretary of State who understood that he proposed a way out of the situation they have created. McFarland concluded that the entire world knew that Vladimir Putin was the one who really deserved the Nobel Peace Prize.
Another author, Michael Collins Piper from AFP wrote that President Putin has averted the United States of the shame of another stupid and unnecessary war in the Middle East. He wrote
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