Comments on: The Berlin Wall 2.0 Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bill Norris Tue, 10 Nov 2009 16:58:15 +0000 Oh yeh, Obama should have gone to Berln to observe the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. No doubt about it! He’s the president of the USA. He represents all that is good about our way of life.
How the hell did hos advisors convince him that he should not be there? What, was he still po’d about his snub in 2008? Hell, he wasn’t president yet. He was a wanna-be then.
Now, he could have been there and echoed Reagan’s speech and got himself a boat load of good press.
The significance of that historical moment was lost on him, I guess!!

By: Joe Zwiebel Tue, 10 Nov 2009 02:23:07 +0000 Awesome coverage, Reuters team! You guys rock.

As soon as I saw the unbelieveable footage of what was going on in Berlin 20 years ago, I ditched my job and got on a plane.

I will never, ever forget the electricity of that distinct moment in time, you could almost see it. I don’t think I slept for 4 days straight, It was an embrace with thousands of strangers, like a lifetimeof New Year’s eves all rolled into one. I am reliving that, and unlike other old men with tales of wonder to tell their children, I have this blog to show them.

By: James Reginald Harris, jr Mon, 09 Nov 2009 16:38:01 +0000 Dear Erik,

Thank you for sharing the story about your presence at the momentus occassion of the announcement. I can imagine the joy of seeing such a moment of removal of such a profound injustice moving one to tears.

Thanks for sharing, it is quite a reminder for us all.

By: Ingrid Mon, 09 Nov 2009 15:14:54 +0000 Twenty years is a new generation. Many people alive today were not alive or aware of the signifigance of the fall of the wall.

By: Art Harman Mon, 09 Nov 2009 00:08:31 +0000 20 years ago I was at the Berlin Wall with my friends and we met East Germans who were getting their first taste of freedom. It was a wonderful and emotional moment in history as the Soviet empire crumbled without a shot, freeing millions. We also marched with 100,000 East Germans in the city of Leipzig to demand freedom; and just for fun, smashed down 1,000 pounds of the Wall and shipped it home to sell–see it at Seven rare complete 12′ (4m) sections of the Wall are also available.

In Berlin they are now building a “wall” made of foam to knock down on November 9 in celebration!