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JW v State HRC Docs 00687 pg 14-18

JW v State HRC Docs 00687 pg 14-18

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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018
[RELEASE PART
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From:
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Subject:
Tillemann, Tomicah  behalf Tillemann, Tomicah
Friday, November 2009 1:50
Jake Sullivan
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Muscatine, Lissa
RE: Fwd: Memo: Berlin speeches. Sid
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To: Tillemann, Tomicah
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Subject: Re: Fwd: Memo: Berlin speeches. Sid think the n1inutcs need not track the night before, but should certainly echo the key thcn1cs. think there
way both.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018 Thu, Nov 2009 10: PM, Tillemann, Tomicah Jake
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From: Muscatine
To: Jake Sullivan
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Sent: Thu Nov 20:10:32 2009
Subject: Fwd: Memo: Berlin speeches. Sid
This has some great stuff .....
Begin forwarded message:
Date: November 2009 6:07:23 EST
To: 22@clintonemail.
Cc: lmuscatin4 SullivanJJ((i)state.gov
Subject: Memo: Berlin speeches. Sid
CONFIDENTIAL
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018
November 2009-11-05
For Hillary:
From: Sid
CC: Lissa
Re: Berlin speeches
Below are notes for speeches Berlin. The themes stress are these: the importance Berlin and the
Brandenburg Gate symbols freedom; the weight ofhistory (always felt Germans); the contribution
the and the salience the Western alliance; the meaning 1989 today and especially the continuity
the Western alliance; and segue from past future.
What have not done here but might added are references Angela Merkel courageous woman from the
east who embodies the highest values the Vest); and specific policies. Those can fitted in.
So, some ideas and language:
Twenty years ago the wall fell. Here, Berlin, the moment when tens thousands citizens tore down vvith
hainmcrs and picks and bare hands called Die Wende, phrase that nJ.cans more than simply change but
turning point history. was not only turning point for Germany and Europe but also for the United States
because the wall---the reason for its construction and the reason for its destruction-is central our common
history-and our co1nnJ.on future.
Richard von Wcizsacckcr said, long the Brandenburg Gate closed, the German question will remain
open. Today can say with finality, the German question closed, because the Brandenburg Gate wide
open! The gate open, Europe open, and our future together open.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018 the forty years from the Berlin airlift the fall ofthe Berlin Wall, the Atlantic partnership proved itself the
ni.ost successful alliance for freedom history. That alliance was, and shall the crowning achievement
American foreign policy. And the German American relationship has always served its foundation. Our
alliance represents the reconciliation former enemies, inspiration other peoples and continents
devastated war and hatred, and must never taken for granted. the twenty years since the fall the wall have created architecture for enduring peace. Instead ofa
wall have built gateway the future. President Kennedy said 963 that the future free men
everywhere will say, Ich bin cin Berliner. Today Berlin has gained new and even more powerful meaning.
Forever into the future, the opening this Gate will the symbol the return the dream freedom, not
only Berlin and Germany, but the entire world.
The Gate, must remember, was not built symbol freedom. And each the tyrannies that used the
Gate symbol believed represented their eternal power. The Gate was first erected symbol against the
French Revolution; then became symbol the imperial ambitions Napoleon who marched his army
through. was symbol Prussian militarism and monarchy. was seized the Nazi Party the symbol
its 1000 year rule. And then became symbol the Communist totalitarianism that built wall separate
the people Berlin though freedom could contained only one part the city. Here, Berlin, the Cold
War was coldest. celebrate the fact that the wall that marred this proud city was taken down the worlds most enthusiastic
wrecking crew. The United States always believed the freedom Berlin because believed the future
freedom. The courageous citizens ofEast Germany, Poland and other nations ofthe Communist bloc
demonstrated their dedication free and peaceful solution conflicts through their stand against dictatorship.
America stood resolutely ally every moment this struggle and moved swiftly help the peoples
Europe reunite after 1989. celebrate the steadiness purpose, the restraint and respect for ultimate goals that allowed the Cold War
end peace. For how the victory was won was essential the triumph. 1989 was special. was that rarest
historical events: revolution that did not descend into violence. result the Gate survives not
cautionary monument historys darkest moments but its brightest. Today celebrate the revolution
1989, the turning point that transformed the Brandenburg Gate into the symbol the hope democracy and
the promise freedom.
Berliner Luft, the air Berlin, has always been unique. can feel and smell the spirit freedom your
streets. The great American poet Carl Sandburg called Berlin the Chicago Europe. Chicago where was
born and raised. can sense the same energy, openness and dedication hard work both great cities. Another
Chicagoan, President Barack Obama, was drawn Berlin last July, city that said made him feel like
citizen the world and citizen the future.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018 was very proud visit our new Embassy the Brandenburg Gate, located exactly where the Wall used
run. Our presence here will forever underscore our dctcnnination that the spark offrccdon1 fron1 this city
1989 will help light the torches freedom throughout the world.
The revolution 1989 did not mark the end history. Having made history together, are summoned
secure freedom for future generations. vital the beginning the century was the last half
the 20th, the Western alliance called new tasks. The dreams 1989 reached far-and have farther
reach. Old hatreds and conflicts-in the Balkins, the Caucauses, the Middle East, East Asia, and Africa-still
si1nni.cr. have ni.uch dcni.onstratc what have learned fro1n the last century. Without frccdoni., without
the rule oflaw, without the opportunity for people support themselves and their families without basic
human rights-- anger, aggression and violence will prevail.
Today are faced with difficult and often dangerous conflicts arising not from conflicts between nations but
within them, conflicts exploited zealots who make the false claim that violence will purify the world and
open the gates heaven. Once zealots tried use this Gate symbolize that message. But through the
courage and determination the people Berlin and their stalwart allies, this Gate now stands for true
revolution the spirit. The long twilight struggle tear down this wall make Europe whole and free inspires
us, this new century, help other peoples gain the same measure security, respect and progress. need Berlin more than ever today. need your courage, your fortitude, your commitment the rights
men-and women-we need your example. Vl/e are hardly the end the history the West. Standing here,
where wall once stood but more, the light from the Gate, have learned from historys deepest
lessons. Our alliance, linked shared struggle, dedicated the ideals freedom and democracy, strong from
the world have built, now faces new world challenges. And are ready meet and conquer them.
know has been done before. arc free ni.cn-and woni.cn-and proud say, arc all Berliners.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06161726 Date: 08/02/2018