Sunday, October 04, 2009

Why Was the Berlin Wall Built?

By William Blum
October 3, 2009

Within a few weeks many of the Western media can be expected to turn on their propaganda machines to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989.

Read on.


Anonymous said...

Whatever its offenses, the USSR was out greatest ally in WWII.
It had manpower and resources that no other nation besides the US had. China had the man power but not the modern weaponry.
With out the USSR as Germany’s third front (thousands or miles of it), D-Day would have been a long time coming with a much higher likelihood of failure and at an horrendous cost in lives and destroyed materials.

We picked a pretty damnable way to treat our new best friend.

Anonymous said...

William Blum says:- First of all, before the wall went up thousands of East Germans had been commuting to the West for jobs each day and then returned to the East in the evening. So they were clearly not being held in the East against their will. "

What he doesn't make clear is under what arrangements were these 'commuters' allowed to work in the West.Perhaps they were constrained to return to the East having their families held as hostages. I imagine these workers were used in the West to get foreign exchange of which the East was badly in need.
For Blum to say that the East Germans were not being held against their will without full explanation is remiss. Could any East German go to the West without any restriction? I think not.

Anonymous said...

Refuting Blum: