Berlin has erected a statue of Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall on the 30th Anniversary of the fall of that wall

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JD: Well speaking of Germany they have just erected November the 9th a statue of Ronald Reagan. It was unveiled to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall which took place some 30 years ago. It started a chain of activities that would end up with Vladimir Putin become President of Russia. Very interesting the statue of Ronald Reagan put up, he’s the one who said those six words “Tear that wall down Mr. Gorbachev”. It did start all of this.

JR: Yes, Berlin falling was such a dramatic event at the time. In 1988 I was walking along the Berlin Wall with a colleague who was resident and he told me this wall could never fall it would be absolute chaos and it was less than a year that it was down. So its good to see a commemoration. Again as you said Jimmy it was just absolutely dramatic. Tear down this wall Mr. Gorbachev, what a statement. So Germany is grateful for the role of the United States. The values in which Europe is founded freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law these things must be defended.

JD: John Rood with the details of the erection of a statue of Ronald Reagan at the location of the Berlin Wall on the 30thAnniversary of that historic event.

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