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  • General Eisenhower: Remember the Road Not Taken

    06/01/2021 5:53:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | June 1, 2021 | Robert Orlando
    Robert Frost’s iconic poem, memorized by generations of schoolchildren, reflects on one man’s choice between two roads that “diverged in a yellow wood.” Frost’s message was that the man’s will affected the course of his entire life. But what if the ‘choice’ was not that of a single soul but great power at war? Who should have the right to make that choice: The political leader or the military leader? The general can see the battle clearer than any politician but often can only see the battle and not the war. The politician may see the full scope of the...
  • 31 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell, 2 years after President Reagan famously said ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall’

    11/09/2020 2:34:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies ^ | Nov. 9, 2020
    Perhaps President Ronald Reagan’s most famous and influential speech was his “Berlin Wall speech” at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on June 12, 1987. It was in this speech (at about 11:45 in the video above) that Reagan made his famous and history-changing demand “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” That statement and speech helped changed the course of history, and there’s even an entire Wikipedia entry for “Tear down this wall” (in addition to an extensive page for the Berlin Wall). According to the Wikipedia entry, “The Berlin Wall speech was also a source of considerable controversy within...
  • Vandals target piece of Berlin Wall at California college

    08/01/2020 9:10:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 7/31/2020 | Maria Copeland
    Chapman University officials announced that a piece of the Berlin Wall on display at the California campus was defaced. University spokeswoman Amy Stevens told Campus Reform that the university’s section of the wall was most likely vandalized between July 21 and July 22. Each side of the lower portion of the wall had been covered in brown paint. The paint conceals some of the original graffiti placed on the wall before its fall at the end of the Cold War, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported. "senseless attempt to destroy a priceless piece of history" “Experts from an art restoration firm...
  • Destructive Upside Down Politics 
And How Common Sense Returns

    06/16/2020 9:41:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/20 | Bob Hoye
    History is ripe for another flipping reform Throughout history, prosperity has been built upon individual freedom and limited government. And now, the global economy has suffered the fastest setback – ever – the first caused by monstrous bureaucratic intrusions. The record includes many economic busts, but the only comparable collapse occurred in London in 1665. Shockingly, the important trade center suffered the Bubonic Plague with some 25 percent of the population dying. Naturally, finance and business collapsed, but not by destructive government restrictions. Diarist Samuel Pepys, recorded on October 16, 1665: “But Lord, how empty the streets are, and melancholy,...
  • 30 Years Overdue: Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In Berlin

    11/10/2019 6:46:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2019 | Karen Townsend
    It’s long overdue. A statue of former President Ronald Reagan was unveiled and dedicated on Friday at the U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany. The seven-foot statue overlooks the site of the Berlin Wall. In an unforgettable speech for those old enough to remember it, on June 12, 1987, President Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and delivered this demand of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” He was calling for Gorbachev to open the Berlin Wall which had separated West and East Berline since 1961. Reagan’s speechwriter, and current Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson noted...
  • Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall...

    11/09/2019 8:20:34 AM PST · by JayNorth · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/9/2019 | FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe.
  • Germany marks 30th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall.

    11/09/2019 5:14:08 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/9/2019 | JESSICA CAMPISI
    Leaders from Germany and its allies on Saturday commemorated the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, which helped spur the fall of Communism in parts of Europe. Officials from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended the ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — a site where part of the wall still stands — before they placed roses in the barrier’s gaps, The Associated Press reports.
  • Presidential Message on the National Day for the Victims of Communism, 2019

    11/07/2019 12:06:28 PM PST · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | 11/7/19 | President Donald Trump
    On this National Day for the Victims of Communism, we remember the more than 100 million people who have died as a result of communist oppression. Today, we renew our commitment to helping secure for all people a future of peace and prosperity founded on the core tenets of democracy—liberty, justice, and a deep respect for the value of every human life. This year’s National Day for the Victims of Communism coincides with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, determined men and women put President Ronald Reagan’s powerful words into momentous action,...
  • Berlin Didn’t Want a Reagan Statue—but It’s Getting One Anyway

    11/06/2019 9:07:22 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 44 replies
    Seven-foot replica of former president to be inaugurated at U.S. Embassy, overlooking site of Berlin Wall
  • Pompeo to formally unveil Reagan statue in Berlin

    11/06/2019 10:36:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 06 2019 | Justine Coleman
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will formally unveil a statue of former President Reagan in Berlin, 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell in the city. During his visit in Germany, Pompeo will reveal the statue of Reagan at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, according to a Facebook post from the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The statue will overlook the location where the president gave his speech calling for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Pompeo will inaugurate the statue on Friday, the day before the 30th anniversary of the momentous...
  • Vladimir Putin’s Russia is rehabilitating Stalin

    07/13/2019 10:25:25 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 July 2019 | Irina Sherbakova
    Great expectations characterised 1989...The Gorbachev era brought about a frenzy of change, and people witnessed incredible events on a weekly basis: they snatched up newspapers, hung on every word broadcast on TV, and with every passing day they felt more alive and free. By the mid-1990s, nostalgia for the Soviet period started to creep in. The greyness of the Brezhnev era, with its endless queues and empty shops, started to be recalled as a peaceful, prosperous time. And gradually something that had seemed impossible during perestroika, became real: Stalin’s shadow loomed large again. Vladimir Putin’s rise to power came accompanied...
  • Pope Francis compares Trump’s border security to Berlin Wall

    05/28/2019 1:47:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/28//2019 | Martin Barillas
    In a wide-ranging television interview, Pope Francis compared President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall to the Berlin Wall that divided communist East Germany from freedom in the West. Among a series of questions posed by correspondent Valentina Alazraki of the Mexican Televisa network, the Pope touched on a range of issues, including President Trump, migration and border security, violence against women, clerical sex abuse, and drug trafficking. Alazraki reminded Pope Francis of the Mass he celebrated in 2015 at the border between the U.S. and Mexico, adding that little had changed since then as witnessed by “heartbreaking images of children...
  • Henry Kissinger Looks Back on the Cold War.

    04/20/2019 10:47:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | Nov 6, 2014 | CFR President Richard N. Haass
    This meeting is part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall... Kissinger (now 94) reflects on the events, personalities, and thinking that characterized the United States and Soviet Union's leadership.
  • Ocasio-Cortez compares Trump’s border wall to Berlin Wall

    02/19/2019 10:57:37 AM PST · by ETL · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2019 | Mark Moore
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared President Trump’s border barrier with the Berlin Wall – a Cold War symbol of Communist oppression that divided Germany for nearly three decades.“No matter how you feel about the wall, I think it’s a moral abomination,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a livestream video for her supporters last Friday, according to a report on Fox News.“I think it’s like the Berlin Wall. I think it’s like any other wall designed to separate human beings and block out people who are running away from the humanitarian disasters. I just think it’s wrong.”Twitter users were quick to give Ocasio-Cortez, a...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, like wow, confuses 'Berlin Wall' with America

    02/19/2019 9:13:29 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 63 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/19/19 | Cheryl Chumley
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist with the mostest, has unleashed a new wave of hail and fire and fury against this White House, telling a listening and disbelieving America that President Donald Trump’s push for border protection, like, is nothing but “a moral abomination,” like because it like reminds of like, the Berlin Wall and all. Like wow. “No matter how you feel about the wall,” she said, the Daily Mail reported, “I think it’s a moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin Wall.” Except, of course — it’s not. The Berlin Wall was the “Iron Curtain” separation between...
  • Berlin Airlift 'Candy Bomber' still dropping sweets from the sky after 70 years

    08/01/2018 5:27:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2018 | Janet Weinstein
    A World War II veteran who has been delivering sweet surprises from the sky for 70 years continues to brings smiles to the faces of children as the "Candy Bomber.” "There's something magical about a chocolate bar come floatin' out of the sky," Col. Gail "Hal" Halvorsen told ABC News. "It's tied on an actual parachute. Hopefully, some kids appreciate it." Halvorsen, 97, started his candy drops when he was a U.S. pilot for the Allied forces during the Berlin Airlift. In 1948, the Russians cut off food and supplies to West Berlin, Germany. The United States and its allies...
  • Merkel responds to Trump: 'I have witnessed' Germany under Soviet control

    07/11/2018 10:13:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2018 | Jennifer Hansler
    Angela Merkel appeared to hit back at US President Donald Trump's claim that "Germany is a captive of Russia" by drawing on her own upbringing in Soviet-controlled East Germany. "I wanted to say that, because of current events, I have witnessed this myself, that a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union. And I am very happy that we are today unified in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany," she said in an arrival statement at the NATO Summit Wednesday. Merkel, who was born in Hamburg in 1954, has spoken on numerous occasions about her upbringing under...
  • When the Berlin Wall Began to Crack

    06/16/2017 8:09:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 16, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    BERLIN -- Thirty years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan stood at a lectern in what was then West Berlin, framed by the Brandenburg Gate behind him. Through a thick sheet of bulletproof glass, he gazed at the ugly concrete symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and uttered the most famous words of his presidency to Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet empire. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," he said. This was no mere rhetorical flourish. He was passionately and morally offended by the "evil empire." The Wall Museum in Berlin celebrates the occasion with a...
  • How Can You Compare America to East Germany?

    02/22/2017 2:00:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, last night on Fox, the Fox News Channel, there was a town hall on Trump’s immigration ideas and so forth and stuff in Jacksonville, Florida. And the first sound bite we have was obviously Florida residents, or we think it was Florida residents. I mean, the way the Democrats pack these things, you don’t know. But Fox says it’s a group of Florida residents about Trump’s immigration policy. And one resident, Hatiche Iaconangelo was the guest or was one of the attendees. And so the question was asked, “So what do you think about what you’re hearing here...
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul with statue

    06/02/2015 10:08:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    (Aug 2, 2012) POLISH officials have unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, honouring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organising or taking part in strikes against the communist regime. The bronze statue, erected in the lush seaside President Ronald Reagan Park, is a slightly larger-than-life rendering of the...