Nobel Website Features Kamikaze Doves Disarming Nuclear Arsenals of U.S., Others

October 16, 2013 - 11:47 AM

The Nobel Prize website is urging you to deploy "Peace Doves" to dive-bomb and disarm nations with nuclear weapons.

Just last week, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its "extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons."

Now, you have a chance to do your part, thanks to the organization's "Peace Doves" online video game.

Nobel Website: 'Help the Peace Doves Disarm the World'

Nobel Website: 'Help the Peace Doves Disarm the World'

"Help the Peace Doves Disarm the World," the homepage of the nobelprize.org website beacons:

"Disarm the world of nuclear weapons! You have eight 'Peace Doves', each able to disarm one of the eight countries possessing nuclear weapons. Try the game and learn more about nuclear disarmament!"

The game enables a player to simulate achieving the goals of the organization. First, a player tries to match the correct country to its designated "peace dove" (wearing a jetpack strapped to its back). Next, the player "launches" the olive branch-wielding dove to stop the rogue nuclear regime (including the U.S) from wreaking havoc on the world.

If the correct peace dove and country are matched, the mission will be successful and the nation will be disarmed. If not, the player gets one more try.

The nuclear nations are disarmed sequentially according to the size of their nuclear arsenals, beginning with Russia and the U.S. (Did you know Russia has twice as many nuclear warheads as we do?)

In order, the doves seek to disarm:

1.       Russia,

2.       U.S.A.,

3.       France,

4.       China,

5.       United Kingdom,

6.       Israel,

7.       India,

8.       Pakistan

The game takes place in space, and features doves with names like "Lady Juliet," "Dolores," and "Peggy Sue." The introduction makes is redolent of the opening of "Star Wars" with on-screen text scrolling up, before asking, "Are you Ready?"

Promoted on the homepage, the online game resides in the "Educational" section of the Nobel Prize website.

"Peace Doves" - with its mission to "disarm the world of nuclear weapons!" - doesn't seem to see the absurdity of using kamikaze doves to promote peace.