Clinton and the Berlin Wall domino

November 9, 2009

When the Berlin Wall topples for a second time Monday, more may be laid bare than the inherent weakness of a political system.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall, Berliners have erected a wall of giant painted dominoes.

During the evening’s festivities the domino wall will be toppled along several blocks near Brandenburg Gate.

GERMANY/WALLSecretary of State Hillary Clinton went to visit the domino sponsored by the U.S. Embassy.

She met with the east Berlin school students and teachers who designed and painted the giant block and pronounced it “very impressive.”

The scene on the domino shows the back of a popular East German car traveling through a wall from darkness into light. Overhead are a rainbow and a white dove of peace.

Clinton said she liked “the light breaking through the dark.”

“Let’s do a picture with everybody in front of it, on both sides. I don’t want to cover it up,” she said.

“Thank you so very much for doing this and for coming out to see me,” Clinton told the youths. “Good job. Good job.”

The scene on the other side of the domino?

The back of a nude angel ascending toward heavenly light, all discreetly hidden by a U.S. Embassy sign during Clinton’s appearance.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski (Clinton poses with students in front of U.S.-sponsored domino)

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What if the Clinton visit was the “40th anniversay” of the West. As unstable as the West is at present it would not surprise me to witness the economic collapse of the Western alliance. That is the implication of the term “domino”…

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