May ’16 Castro Death Watch Poll

Keep in mind, this poll was written just as the cruise in question was underway…

 

What do you think is going to be the biggest "surprise" to come out of the first cruise to Cuba from the US in years?

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Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

Today, we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the beginning of the end for communism, at least in Russia and Eastern Europe. Too bad it seems to be on the resurgence in America–Central, South, and these days, North.

I served in the US Army during the Cold War. I joined for many reasons, but among them was the hope they I would help bring down communism. I spent two years out of my four-year stint in the Army guarding nuclear-tipped Pershing II missiles in Germany. I served with a little-know Infantry unit know as the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry, or simply as 2-4. One of these days, I’ll do a longer post about my time in the Army and why I joined.

The picture below is of me at the Berlin Wall, circa October 1985. Note what I’m pointing at. Let’s hope one day Cuba can be as free as Germany is today.

The Berlin Wall, circa October 1985
The Berlin Wall, circa October 1985
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