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Tear down this wall! And save the planet(Gorby, the Soviet Gore?)
The Times (UK) ^ | 11/09/09 | Mikhail Gorbachev

Posted on 11/09/2009 4:19:48 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

November 9, 2009

Tear down this wall! And save the planet

There are urgent parallels between the fall of Communism and the fight to stop climate change

Mikhail Gorbachev

The German people, and the whole world alongside them, are today celebrating a landmark date in history: the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Not many events can claim their place in the collective memory as a watershed that divides two distinct periods. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall — that stark, concrete symbol of a world divided into hostile camps — is such an event. It brought incredible hope and opportunity to people everywhere, and provided the 1980s with a truly jubilant finale. That is something to think about as this decade draws to a close, and the chance for humanity to take another momentous leap forward appears to be slipping away.

The road to the end of the Cold War was certainly not easy, or universally welcomed at the time, but it is for just this reason that its lessons remain relevant. In the 1980s the world was at an historic crossroad. The arms race had created an explosive situation. Nuclear deterrents could have failed at any moment. We were heading for disaster, spending billions on an arms race, rather than investing in creativity and people.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; gorbachev; russia

1 posted on 11/09/2009 4:19:49 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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Talk about chutzpah - if the political winds didn’t shift, this bastard would have been more than happy to keep his jackboot on the throat of East Germany.

What a pig.

2 posted on 11/09/2009 4:22:15 AM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

3 posted on 11/09/2009 4:25:22 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We allow this fat commie pig to hide out in the Presidio, living off our tax dollars. Meanwhile, the state department has a special unit that hunts down old Nazis. Why hasn’t this KGB mass murderer been arrested? The fact that he’s walking free spewing his green fascism tells you all you need to know about our government. Joe was right!

4 posted on 11/09/2009 4:26:22 AM PST by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: sergeantdave
Gorby and his now deceased wife Raisa served as perfect projection of themselves by limousine liberals.

They finally found their match in god-foresaken commie land. This is like Europeans going wild over Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy because they were perfect projection of European upper class.

Liberals cannot mistreat such an urbane and 'articulate'(sounds familiar) soul mate.:-)

Lately, these limo libs found their own projection again, now in Barry and Michelle. Well, not so much Michelle, but Barry? Yes.

5 posted on 11/09/2009 4:35:14 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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Gorby knows what he is doing. Russia and the Former Soviet Union doesn’t have to abide by any of the carbon agreements, as spelled out by the Copenhagen agreement.

6 posted on 11/09/2009 5:26:36 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way...
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One of Gorbys goals is to prohibit drilling for oil and natural gas in Western nations, and to make restrictions on industry so tight that we continue to move industries to China and the Soviet Motherland (Gee I wonder why).

7 posted on 11/09/2009 5:29:40 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way...
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