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November 18, 2007

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antonymous

This ex-ambassador is lying through his teeth. The East Germans who did protest never wanted a "reunification", they wanted reforms for the GDR as had happened in other socialist countries. Of course the "Anschluss" had been the wet dream of the govt. in Bonn for a very long time. What absolutely ahistoric BS to say that Kohl didn't want it.

Going as far as to describe the East German protestors as 'daring' or 'brave' is also highly questionable. Their numbers were very small, they rarely went outside of the power vacuum and into any kind of danger. Not much more than a few discussion groups in churches. Every other ex-communist countries can line up ten times as many protestors from that era.

Most of these people you could see on TV crossing the borders were only attracted by the "welcome money" that was immediately handed out by West German borderguards to them. The whole "citizens rights" movement disbanded almost immediately and without a trace.

There are countries and places, where people fight for their freedom and their life, but Germany has never been one of them, sorry.

Bananas for all!

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