The HUMAN EVENTS Noble Peace Prize is an alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize and honors those whose actions have been truly humanitarian. The 2009 Noble goes to the Naval Special Warfare Command, home of the Navy SEALs, whose accomplishments in 2009 include
- the September capture of Ahmed Hashim Abed, one of Iraq’s most wanted terrorists and the reported mastermind of the brutal deaths of four Blackwater security guards in Fallujah
- the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates
- those undercover missions which we will never know but nonetheless are part of the SEALs’ contributions in the eight-year war against Islamic extremists.