2. Not Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, China nor Russia.
3. The following information is taken from Prof. Chossudovsky's article in an online journal, globalresearch.ca
i. "We are (at) the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The US in partnership with NATO and Israel has launched a global military adventure which, in a very real sense, threatens the future of humanity.
ii. Granting the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama provides legitimacy to the illegal practices of war, to the military occupation of foreign lands, to the relentless killings of civilians in the name of "democracy".
iiii. Both the Obama administration and NATO are directly threatening Russia, China and Iran. The US under Obama is developing "a First Strike Global Missile Shield System".
iv. The granting of the Nobel "peace prize" to president Barack Obama has become an integral part of the Pentagon's propaganda machine.
v. It provides a human face to the invaders, it upholds the demonization of those who oppose US military intervention.
vi. The decision to grant Obama the Nobel Peace Prize was no doubt carefully negotiated with the Norwegian Committee at the highest levels of the US government. It has far reaching implications.
vii. It unequivocally upholds the US led war as a "Just Cause". It erases the war crimes committed both by the Bush and Obama administrations.
War Propaganda: Jus ad Bellum
viii. The "Just war" theory serves to camouflage the nature of US foreign policy, while providing a human face to the invaders.
ix. In both its classical and contemporary versions, the Just war theory upholds war as a "humanitarian operation". It calls for military intervention on ethical and moral grounds against "insurgents", "terrorists", "failed" or "rogue states".
x. The Just War has been heralded by the Nobel Committee as an instrument of Peace. Obama personifies the "Just War".
xi. Taught in US military academies, a modern-day version of the "Just War" theory has been embodied into US military doctrine. The "war on terrorism" and the notion of "preemption" are predicated on the right to "self defense." They define "when it is permissible to wage war": jus ad bellum. "
Author: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky