Linked on this blog with Fall of Berlin Wall Caused Anxiety More than Joy at Highest Levels;
Listen to the Story by this audio, 5.30 min, published on npr, November 9, 2009.
… and read this text: Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, talks to host Melissa Block about the release of secret documents concerning the Berlin Wall. He says that neither Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa nor the George H.W. Bush administration wanted it to come down, while the Soviets and the Czechs were thinking of tearing it down themselves to relieve the refugee problem.
Read also: In The End, Fall Of Berlin Wall Was Gorbachev’s Call, by Kevin Whitelaw, Nov. 8, 2009.