The Norwegian Nobel Committee, on October 10, named the European Union as the winner of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The choice has struck many observers as odd, since the EU is anything but peaceful, with the euro plummeting, sky-high unemployment soaring ever higher, and on-going riots plaguing Athens, Madrid, Brussels, and other major European cities for much of the past two years. Indeed, many analysts have seriously wondered if the entire “Project” (as the EU architects refer to the “evolving” European superstate) might soon unravel completely.
However, that is precisely the point; the Nobel Committee made a conscious political decision to give the European Union a badly needed public relations boost. "This is, in a way, a message to Europe that we should do everything we can and move forward," said Thorbjen Jagland, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
"We want to remind all Europeans about what we have achieved on this continent and that we should not let it start disintegrating again and getting nationalism and extremism (to) grow on this continent, because we know what that leads to," Jagland said.
What went unmentioned in much of the media coverage of the awarding of the Peace Prize was that Thorbjen Jagland is not only the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, but also secretary-general of the Council of Europe, which acts as the primary propaganda organ and facilitating engine for further integration and unification of the European Union. The Council of Europe and the EU and its predecessors have been joined at the hip since the 1950s.
Also not mentioned in the copious EU-Nobel coverage is the as-yet unanswered charge that Jagland, a former Norwegian prime minister, was an agent/informant of the Soviet KGB (code name "Jurij") during the 1970s.
The KGB charge is not at all far-fetched, considering Jagland’s political pedigree. He was a member of the Workers’ Youth League, a Norwegian communist organization that was formed with the merger in 1927 of the Left Communist Youth League and the Socialist Youth League of Norway. Jagland rose through the ranks to become national president of the Workers’ Youth League from 1977 to 1981. (Side note: Norway’s current prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, was also a former national president of the Worker’s Youth League, and has also been identified as a former KGB asset, codenamed, “Steklov.”)
The Nobel Committee's Jagland is also a leader of Norway’s Labor Party, which is officially a member party of the Socialist International, the global coalition of socialist and communist parties that has as one of its announced objectives the end of national sovereignty and the creation of a world government.
José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, said the award proved that the European body was “something very precious.”
"The Nobel Peace Prize Committee and the international community are now sending a very important message to Europe that the European Union is something very precious, that we should cherish it for the good of Europeans and for the good of the entire world," said Barroso. “The award today by the Nobel committee shows that even in these difficult times, the European Union remains an inspiration for countries and people all over the world and that the international community needs a strong European Union.”
A month earlier, on September 12, Barosso delivered his State of the Union 2012 Address, in which he openly called for sweeping away the last vestiges of national sovereignty and transforming the EU into unified federation, a goal the EU architects have been pursuing from the beginning, but denying to the public until just recently. Even now the deception continues, with Barroso and company claiming that their plans for “federation” won’t turn the EU into a “superstate.”
But that is precisely what it is already becoming, as it regularly overrides national laws and legislatures. In his State of the Union, Barroso declared:
The reality is that in an interconnected world, Europe's Member States on their own are no longer able to effectively steer the course of events. But at the same time, they have not yet equipped their Union — our Union — with the instruments needed to cope with this new reality. We are now in a transition, in a defining moment. This moment requires decisions and leadership.
Yes, globalisation demands more European unity.
More unity demands more integration.
More integration demands more democracy, European democracy.
Translation: “more democracy, European democracy” means that when the member nation-states vote down increased powers for the EU bureaucrats in Brussels, they will be faced with the same referendum again and again — until they vote correctly, i.e., until they give Brussels the outcome it demands.
A deep and genuine economic and monetary union, a political union, with a coherent foreign and defence policy, means ultimately that the present European Union must evolve.
Let’s not be afraid of the words: we will need to move towards a federation of nation states. This is what we need. This is our political horizon....
Today, I call for a federation of nation states. Not a superstate. A democratic federation of nation states that can tackle our common problems, through the sharing of sovereignty in a way that each country and each citizen are better equipped to control their own destiny.... In the age of globalisation pooled sovereignty means more power, not less.
Nigel Farrage, a Member of the European Parliament for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) blasted Barroso’s call for federation and provided details exposing the Soviet-style tyranny he said Barroso and his fellow Eurocrats in Brussels are trying to force on the peoples of Europe. MEP Farrage’s comments can be seen on video here.
In an appearance on FOX News (watch video below), Farrage also mentioned that Barroso is a former communist.
Although Farrage did not go into detail in this television appearance, it should be noted that Barroso, a former prime minister of Portugal, was a member of the Portuguese Workers' Communist Party, a violent, revolutionary organization that followed Communist China’s Chairman Mao. His activities since his supposed conversion to moderation indicate that he didn’t leave his radicalism behind. On November 18, 2004, Farrage rose on the floor of the European Parliament to take on Barroso’s claims concerning the supposed “quality” of the team he had appointed at the EU Commission. Farrage stated:
Mr President, Mr Barroso said: 'I think my team is of high quality'. Well, let us conduct a human audit. I am mindful that audits are not very popular in the European Commission and that auditors — if they do their job properly — get fired, but nonetheless here goes:
From France we have Mr Barrot, who will take on transport. In 2000 he received an eight-month suspended jail sentence for his involvement in an embezzlement case and was banned from holding public office for two years.
From Hungary we have Mr Kovács, who will take on taxation. For many years he was a Communist apparatchik, a friend of Mr Kádár, the dictator in Hungary, and an outspoken opponent of the values that we hold dear in the West.
His new empire will produce taxation policy and he will look after the customs union from Cork to Vilnius. Are the PPE Group and the British Conservatives really going to vote for that?
From Estonia we have Mr Kallas, who for 20 years was a Soviet Party apparatchik until his newly acquired taste for capitalism got him into trouble. However, to be fair, he was acquitted of abuse and fraud but convicted for providing false information. He is going to be in charge of the anti-fraud drive! You could not make this up!
These are the folks whom the Nobel Committee decided to honor with the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, joining such “distinguished” past recipients as: Al Gore and his discredited fellow global warming alarmists at the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; “former” communist dictator Mikhail Gorbachev; the UN’s bloody-handed “Peacekeepers”; UNICEF; and warmaker-in-chief President Barack Obama.
Photo: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso addresses the media after the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was given to the EU, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Oct. 12, 2012: AP Images