To the American people
Dear American people, it is only now that I learned that the left-wing city of Berlin maliciously prevented an action by US pilots and helpers in 2019. It was two years ago, but I am so ashamed that I have to write to you today! 70 years after the legendary airlift, with the help of which American and Western Allied raisin bombers saved the Berliners from starvation and from isolation by the Russian occupiers, the US pilots and helpers wanted to remember the sensational relief operation and the
277,000 flights took place for the enclosed city of Berlin.
The veterans and their supporters had organized an anniversary airlift. They flew across the Atlantic in 20 original Douglas aircrafts. On board they had more than 2000 kg of candy that they wanted to drop over Berlin.
70 years ago they tied them to small parachutes and made many Berlin children happy with them.
The beautiful idea of repetition has failed embarrassingly. The Berlin Senate did not approve the landing on Tempelhofer Feld. Allegedly the permit got stuck in the thicket of formalities. The pilots who had funded their campaign with hundreds of thousands of dollars were disappointed. With what I know today, I can say that it was NOT a mistake in politics. Berlin is now ruled by former Stasi employees, i.e. communists. I am ashamed of what happened in 2018 and I want to ask forgiveness from the veterans and the American people. Sincerely, Inge Steinmetz