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JOE MILLER: E. Germany's Wall a model for sealing border


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The United States could learn from East Germany's effectiveness in sealing its border with the Wall during the Cold War, a local politician seeking election to the US Senate has said.

Republican candidate Joe Miller, a Senate candidate in Alaska for November 2 mid-term elections, made the comments when discussing immigration at a town hall meeting reported by the Anchorage Daily News.

Miller said that, when he was serving in the US military, he spent time at the Fulda Gap near Frankfurt, a key point on the frontline between the then East and West Germanies.

"That was .. when the Wall was still up between East and West Germany, he said in an audio clip on the Alaska newspaper's website.

"East Germany was very, very able to reduce the flow," Miller said, adding: "Obviously there were other things that were involved, but we have the capacity as a great nation to obviously secure our border.

"If East Germany could do it, we could do it," Miller said, adding: "Frankly my perspective is, you've got to build a fence."

Miller's spokesman did not immediately return requests for a comment on the remarks, which come barely two weeks before mid-term elections across the United States next month.

Immigration is a potent issue in the United States, still struggling to recover from the global economic crisis. While some fret about foreigners potentially taking scarce US jobs, most Americans have a hard time opposing immigration energetically when most are descended from immigrants.


How stupid is that?

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but to be honest.... there are politicians in holland saying the same stoopid things... i am embarrased...

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Oh, yeah, that East Germany was one smart country building a wall to keep all those people from the neighboring country of West Germany from stealing their jobs.

I swerar to you Heiko, world history is taught in American schools. Some people just don't learn much. And then they run for Congress.

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Jukebox Grad wrote:

I swerar to you Heiko, world history is taught in American schools. Some people just don't learn much. And then they run for Congress.



That´s the sad part, you learn nothing, you become a politician.

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The US wanted to to build a wall between our borders (Canada and the US)... I don't recall the response word for word but Canada said something like "Go ahead, but we're not helping".



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i reckon you canadians have no desire to cross the border, do you ?? emoticon

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all the money spent in Iraq should have been spent building a wall along the border with Mexico. that's where the real threat to America is, not Bagdad

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Joe Miller out - Lisa Murkowski in

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