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Bolton nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Reported by Chrish - February 8, 2006

In introducing his guest Kenneth Timmerman today 2/7/06 on The Big Story, John Gibson said that he is author of the book "Countdown to Crisis : The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran" and has been nominated, today, for a Nobel Peace Prize, along with UN Ambassador (Bush recess appointee) John Bolton!

Sure enough, Bolton has been nominated for his "repeated warnings and documentation of Iran's secret nuclear buildup and revealing Iran's "repeated lying" and false reports to the International Atomic Energy Agency."

According to USNewswire.com ,

Two Americans who played a major role in exposing Iran's secret nuclear weapons plans have been nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

United Nations Ambassador John Bolton and longtime Iran investigator Kenneth R. Timmerman were nominated for their repeated warnings and documentation of Iran's secret nuclear buildup and revealing Iran's "repeated lying" and false reports to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Bolton was formerly U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security and was author of the Proliferation Security Initiative, an international effort to interdict shipments of weapons of mass destruction and related materials, which led to the eventual breakup of the secret nuclear network directed by Pakistan nuclear scientist A. Q. Khan. Bolton repeatedly warned of Iran's nuclear plans.

Timmerman, an independent researcher, has written extensively on Iran's nuclear activities for more than 20 years. His report for the Simon Wiesenthal Center in 1992 first detailed Iran's ties to A.Q. Khan. His most recent book, "Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran," was published last year.

Bolton and Timmerman were formally nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Sweden's former deputy prime minister and Liberal party leader Per Ahlmark.

Ahlmark is meeting with journalists, opinion leaders and policymakers in Washington this week at the invitation of the Jewish Institute for National Security Afffairs (JINSA).

Comment: We have gone through the looking glass. War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.

Amended 11:30pm ET: Per Ken Timmerman on The Big Story 5:10pm ET:

"The man who nominated me is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden. And most people don't know this but to be able to officially nominate for the Nobel Peace prize you must be a current or former member of the Swedish or Norwegian Parliament. So it was really quite a stunner for me. And he said, basically, this, he said 'Last year the prize committee awarded the Peace Prize to the IAEA, for its work on Iran. He says the IAEA has been asleep for 18 years, so this year let's award it to the people who've been trying to wake us up for the past 18 years."

Gibson thanks him, "Ken Timmerman, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, along with UN Ambassador John Bolton."

This is being reported on conservative websites CNS and NewsMax; major media is not reporting it as of now.

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