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November 1989, the year when the Berlin Wall crumpled into the ground

Posted by darbs on November 10, 2009

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Harbat: Mr.Nonsense

Another November phenomenon/celebration/remembrance came my way this year and this is the “Fall of the Berlin Wall.”

Looking back: I know exactly where I was in 1989 –  that was 20 years ago when the news came that the wall separating West Germany and East Germany crumpled into the ground.

I knew the story behind the curtain. But the most obvious part was that,  it was not the military might  nor the coalition of the multinational armies, nor the mother of all bombs  brought the Berlin Wall down but  it was the “Peoples’ Courage” who had enough with “THEIR”  B.S.

So in one voice they chanted, “ENOUGH! IS “ENOUGH!
Lets bring this wall down!

berlin-wall

Image Source: studentsforliberty.org

Just like that, the wall fell down together with the Iron Curtain…
“They” said, it was the end of the Cold War.

The exodians blog commemorates  the “20th ANNERVERSARY OF THE FALL of the BERLIN WALL!”  HOOWAH!

In the same token:

Germany celebrates 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall

By Damien McElroy and Bruno Waterfield in Berlin
Published: 8:08PM GMT 09 Nov 2009

Germany on Monday celebrated 20 years of freedom since the Berlin Wall collapsed as world leaders gathered at the united city’s rain-sodden landmarks to pay tribute to those who overcame the Iron Curtain. (source: telegraph.co.uk)

Germany celebrates 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall

Germany on Monday celebrated 20 years of freedom since the Berlin Wall collapsed as world leaders gathered at the united city’s rain-sodden landmarks to pay tribute to those who overcame the Iron Curtain.

17 Responses to “November 1989, the year when the Berlin Wall crumpled into the ground”

  1. lee said

    base…
    flower base…

  2. lee said

    ang bilis ng panahon, 20 na pala nakaraan.
    naku, yung aking mga among taga norte, galit sila sa mga taga east at galit sila at pinalakol ang pader na yan lol

    • darbs said

      Sabi pa ni Toto Reagan, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

      Ito sana ung youtube ni Toto Reagan one of the speeches na ginawa years before naipagsak ang diktadura ni Apo Macoy este before tearing down the wall.

  3. Mr. Nonsense said

    haha…inunahan natin yan. ang peoples power ang inspirasyon ng marami sa buong mundo.

    • lee said

      tama ka dyan, lahat na gayahan, mula pinas sinundan ng Indonesia, Malaysia, nakarating kung saan saan hanggang Iraq.

    • lee said

      sory correction, Thailand pala di Malaysia, di nakalusot ang Malaysia.

    • lee said

      nyaaak anu beeeeh mali nanaman Iran pala hahaha, ayan nagkalat nanaman ako dito patawad mga fwends hahaha

    • darbs said

      Agree, Mr. Nonsense. May awit nyan di ba? “Handog ng Pilipino sa mundo, mapayapang paraan ng pagbabago…”

      However, huwag mo ring kalimutan na sabi pa ng iba lalo na yung isang kakilalang Iranian na tayo daw ang nanggagaya sa kanila (Iranian Revolution) noong pinabagsak nila ang Shah of Iran in 1979.

      Wikipedia:
      The Iranian Revolution of 1979 or 1979 Islamic Revolution (later known as the Islamic Revolution,[1][2][3][4][5][6] Persian: انقلاب اسلامی, Enghelābe Eslāmi) refers to events involving the overthrow of Iran’s monarchy under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and its replacement with an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution. It has been called an event that “made Islamic fundamentalism a political force … from Morocco to Malaysia.”[7]

      The first major demonstrations against the Shah began in January 1978.[8] Between August and December 1978 strikes and demonstrations paralyzed the country. The Shah left Iran for exile in mid-January 1979, and two weeks later Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran to a greeting by several million Iranians.[9] The royal regime collapsed shortly after on February 11 when guerrillas and rebel troops overwhelmed troops loyal to the Shah in armed street fighting. Iran voted by national referendum to become an Islamic Republic on April 1, 1979,[10] and to approve a new theocratic constitution whereby Khomeini became Supreme Leader of the country, in December 1979.

    • darbs said

      ito ung image ng Iranian 1979 Revolution.

      Note mula sa 1986 Edsa Philippine Revolution the wikipedia way:

      The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of nonviolent and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986.[1] It was the inspiration for subsequent non-violent demonstrations around the world including those that ended communist rule in Eastern Europe.[2] It is sometimes referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during the arrival of Ninoy Aquino.[3][4]

  4. alkapon said

    hindi ako gaanong maka relate kasi kinder pa lang yata ako noon.. wala pang ka muang muang sa mga kwento ng mundo. he he he

    si lee, marami ng nalalaman yan…batikan yan sa mga kwentong makaluma.. mula sa panahon ng kastila, panahon ng hapon, kabisado lahat yan, kababata ni jose rizal yan eh,.. matagal ng tao kasi yan sa mundo.. he he he

    • darbs said

      @Alkapon, hindi lang tayo gaanong maka relate sa kadahilanang kinder pa tayo noon (ehem)…

      Higit sa lahat, hindi tayo taga doon.

      Anong pakialam natin nang East at West…basta ang alam lang natin eh, mag-laro at kakanta ng A ba ka da… A ba ka da e… Ga ha e… la ma na nga o… pa ra sa ta o … waaaaaaaaa… ya.

  5. wall of silence…..of separation…sana ganun din lahat ng antas ng ating buhay…..

    • darbs said

      In personal level tama ka kuya blu. Kailangan ang wall of silence… Pero sa nakakarami, sa mundong ibabaw, para sa sangkatauhan, why create walls ? Why not create bridge instead?

  6. maraming salamat sa pag carolling sa haws ko…..

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