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Bureaucrat whose blunder brought Berlin Wall down dead at 86

Post  Sirop14 on Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:06 pm

Bureaucrat whose blunder brought Berlin Wall down dead at 86

Berlin (AFP) - Former East German bureaucrat Guenter Schabowski, who died Sunday aged 86, went down in history for a slip of the tongue in 1989 that inadvertently brought down the Berlin Wall.

The former spokesman of the Politburo central committee of East Germany's ruling communist party died in the reunified capital, his widow Irina told news agency DPA.

After months of mass protests against regime and East Germans fleeing in their droves via Czechoslovakia and Hungary, the Politburo asked the government in 1989 to prepare a law loosening restrictions on travel outside the country.

It was at the end of an evening press conference on November 9 when Schabowski pulled a sheet of paper from his pocket and read out a decree stating that visas would be freely granted to those wanting to travel outside or leave the Stalinist state.

"As of when?" asked an Italian journalist.

Schabowski hesitated and then improvised: "As far as I know... as of now."

The press conference was carried live by television networks and within minutes news bulletins were proclaiming that "The Wall has fallen".

http://news.yahoo.com/bureaucrat-brought-berlin-wall-down-dead-86-152556905.html

Comment - We inquired of former President FA Rene over the many fish dying and referred the El Ninhnio events, phenomena and scientific debacles/thematic.  - (At our SIROP/CDU blog the last topic we covered about  the Berlin Wall - the dynamics, synergy, vast complexities that had to be managed from a High Interdisciplinary Management prospective - those involved at the time and very different accounts and reporting by the world media)

The incident and topic of the ongoing development in former East Germany was being managed and as such the science, discipline and expertise. Those in the West, all those leading personalities alive then and kin Office, what they judge was right, correct to intervene in the affairs of a Communist country as against A west country politic and economy. Those who knew our intervention capacity and worked/liaised with us again what the media wrote and history have written. Including those high personalities in Paris/France and Vienna then.

What we addressed the Church other Catholic NGO's, Court Institutions in Angers two weeks ago, the contents of that SIROP program which was left in their custody, Many important impacts on Angers and France. We have strive to addressed the European courts and Europe Higher Institutions, as well as the UN. Hence our reference to the El Ninhnio Phenomena.

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Berlin Wall Fence Planned to Guard Against Souvenir-Hunting Tourists

Post  Sirop14 on Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:07 pm

Berlin Wall Fence Planned to Guard Against Souvenir-Hunting Tourists

Twenty-six years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the remnants of the once-imposing structure are slowly but surely fading away, thanks in no small part to tourists eager to take home a small piece of history. The situation has gotten so bad that Berlin authorities have announced plans to construct a fence in front of the wall.

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/berlin-wall-fence-357704

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