Friday 20 April 2018

Not so Nobel

• Friday, October 12, 2012 was the day that changed my life for ever, for on that day I won a share in one of the most prestigious prizes on earth, the Nobel Peace Prize. One of the problems with this victory is the lack of bragging rights, as almost everyone I know is an EU citizen and shares it with me. My share, all 0.000002pc of it, has given a new purpose to my life. I now feel as though it is my obligation to promote all that has been done in recent years to win this prize.

I have started by looking more into the bombing of Yugoslavia. The first bombs were dropped on Bosnia in 1995; these were followed by the bombings of Belgrade in 1999; this was done to help divide Yugoslavia back into nation states following their unification after World War Two.

The next events to catch my eye were the bombings of Afghanistan and Iraq. In the aftermath of 9/11 the USA was not short of allies in the search for Osama Bin Laden, with most European countries giving as much support as possible. At home, austerity has forced many on to the streets of capital cities all over Europe. Four hundred thousand Greeks now wait in line for food handouts every day as their nation, which gave us democracy, has been taken over by European bureaucrats who are forcing the Greeks to destroy their country. Similar events are taking place in Madrid and Lisbon, but most worrying is the rapid deterioration of the French economy which, over the next couple of years, will have to face up to some really hard truths.

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