French News Daily prominently displayed the upper left hand photo of world leaders with the accompanying news account, datelined 'Berlin,' as reported in the Khaleej Times, published in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
What is horribly misleading about this depiction is its absence of fact, as the writers obviously went out of their way to imply the attendance by United States President Barack Obama. (What other reason could be given for using a file photo from a previous gathering of these leaders)? In reality, the U-S President was not even on European soil.
Locating remarks by the American leader was a challenge, however personal perseverance finally resulted in this brief account found at Denver Post.com. In a video message screened at the main event, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the dissidents and demonstrators who ushered in the fall of the Wall 20 years ago.
"Let us never forget Nov. 9, 1989, nor the sacrifices that made it possible," Obama said.Noticeable missing from every news account was any mention of one of the primary players leading up to this historic event--President of the United States of America in 1987, Ronald Wilson Reagan. On June 12th, Reagan's words echoed and reverberated off the wall when he challenged then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev with these chilling words.
"Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
Not only is history being rewritten in this country, but under a much anticipated 'New World Order,' future generations will be denied factual information about their true global heritage.
When mere mention of this history making figure is ignored and his awe-inspiring words are deliberately omitted, one can only assume how future generations will be deprived of what actually happened in the world which preceded them.