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    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
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Western Nuke Nations to Boycott Nobel Ceremony – News From Antiwar.com

Western Nuke Nations to Boycott Nobel Ceremony | US embassy slams decision to give prize to anti-nuke group

All western nations with nuclear weapons are scheduled to jointly boycott this year’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, protesting the awarding of the prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Only Russia and Israel are expected to send a representative.

Historically, all nations send their ambassadors to Norway to the ceremony, but the United States, Britain, and France have all informed Norway of their “reservations” about ICAN, and won’t be sending their envoys.

The US embassy in particular issued a statement condemning the decision to give ICAN the prize, saying that the UN Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is worthless, and arguing that the US needs its massive nuclear arsenal.

The US led international opposition to the nuclear weapons ban this year, pushing for the rest of NATO to oppose the deal. While most nuclear nations chose to ignore the deal as non-binding since they aren’t signatories to it, the US has shown a particular eagerness to be very public about how opposed to it they are.

Source: Western Nuke Nations to Boycott Nobel Ceremony – News From Antiwar.com

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