Awards are conferred upon people when they have accomplished something tangible and not for mere pledges to achieve meaningful results. In Obama’s case, he has neither achieved peace nor has he undertaken efforts to establish the foundations for world peace. No sooner had Obama received the prize for peace he convened his war council to discuss how best to wage a war in Afghanistan. Obama’s war council is also deliberating options to expand America’s war in Pakistan. American officials are openly debating whether to launch missile attacks on Quetta – Baluchistan’s largest city. In Iraq, Obama’s so-called draw down policy masks a similar sinister plan that relies heavily on private security contractors to strengthen America’s military presence in the country and to compensate for the withdrawal of US troops.
Under Obama’s watch the civil war in Somalia is mushrooming at an alarming rate. The war is fuelled by Washington through the supply of US arms and weapons to the beleaguered US puppet government. In Iran, Obama is not advocating peace, but urging crippling sanctions that will surely hurt ordinary Iranians and incubate resentment against America for decades to come. Likewise Obama’s continued support for autocratic rulers of the Muslim world has convinced many Muslims that Obama is no different to his predecessor George Bush. But, nowhere is Obama’s failure to deliver peace more pronounced than in Palestine. As a prelude to his inauguration, Obama displayed resolute determination not to condemn Israeli savagery in Gaza. Clearly then, Obama’s peace endeavours equate to making pieces of Muslim countries through war and bloodshed. The political climate Obama has presided over is one of intimidation and tyranny. The values Obama espouses are based on deceit and injustice. By awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama, the Nobel Committee has avowed that waging wars against Muslims and Islam under the guise of peace is a noble action. Obama may have captured the hearts of the Nobel Committee, but among Muslims and much of the world, Obama epitomises an imperialistic empire that is an enemy of humanity and world peace.