The good guys won in 1948-49

We’ve reported on this blog about the violent and ugly story of communism, from the USSR to Cuba to North Korea to China. In a nutshell, it is an ugly story where the state dominated the individual. On this day in 1948, President Truman confronted a serious communist challenge in Berlin: The Berlin Blockade.    

He responded with The Berlin Airlift, one of President Truman’s finest moments! It was a wonderful demonstration of US presidential leadership. It also gave us the story of  “the candy bombers” or US pilots who dropped candy for the children of Berlin.

On May 12, 1949, the Soviets officially ended the blockade and the citizens of West Berlin were saved. The good guys won in Berlin in 1948-49 and later when the wall came down in 1989. 

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