Capital Hill Update: "Grateful to 'Gorby'" but Not to Reagan

Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  As one would expect, the left-wing "mainstream" or "elite" news media got it wrong.  Indeed, the account sent around the world by the Associated Press, made no mention at all of the key individual who made it all possible:  President Ronald Reagan with his "peace through strength" massive military build-up including his Strategic Defense Initiative (missile defense program.)   

This was the headline from the Associated Press' account written by a Kirsten Grieshaber, of the events on Monday in Berlin, Germany, celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall:  "Grateful to 'Gorby'"; Germans, world leaders remember fall of the wall."  The AP reporter all throughout her account slobbers all over how the former communist dictator, Mikhail Gorbachev  --  ruler of the country which murdered countless millions of innocent civilians during the communist empire's 70-year-plus long reign  --  was the hero of Monday's 20th year celebration.  

She reports that "a throng of grateful Germans recalled the night 20 years ago that the Berlin Wall gave way to their desire for freedom and unity" and that German Chancellor Angela Merkel "lauded Mr. Gorbachev, with whom she shared an umbrella amid a crush of hundreds of people eager for a glimpse of the man  whom many still consider a hero for his role."   

Disgracefully, Chancellor Merkel said to Mikhail Gorbachev at the event:  "You made this possible.  You courageously let things happen, and that was much more than we could expect."  Blah, blah, blah.  It was a shameful act of ingratitude to the real hero of the ending of the Soviet Union's "Evil Empire", President Ronald Reagan.   

President Reagan came into office in January 1981 after Jimmy Carter humiliated the nation during foreign policy fiasco after foreign policy fiasco such as the 444 days in which the Iranian thugs held Americans hostage in Tehran and his dismally botched rescue attempt of the hostages.  To show how much the dictators and terrorists of the world feared the new president on January 20, 1981, within minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in as president, the hostages were released.   

After just a few years, the Soviet Union's dictators  --  including yesterday's sainted hero of the ungrateful Europeans, Mikhail Gorbachev  --  realized they could not compete with President Reagan's high technological massive military build-up and basically gave up within months after President Reagan left office.    

The Evil Empire fell apart and tens of millions of Europeans were freed from communist tyranny because of the courageous and strong President Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.  That is the real history of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and it is shameful that the left-wing "news" media and European "leaders" could not give President Ronald Reagan a little credit on this occasion. 

Syndicate content