Five months after Bush's inauguration, he was confronted with China's oppression of the pro-democratic movement – the bloody demolition of…
Five months after Bush’s inauguration, he was confronted with China’s oppression of the pro-democratic movement – the bloody demolition of the protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Although hundreds of protesters were killed, Bush responded only with limited sanctions.
For another five months, the Berlin Wall collapsed on November 9, 1989 – 28 years after it was built. Bush greeted the historical event with a responsive response rather than with great enthusiasm.
“Of course, I welcome the decision of the East German leader to open the borders,” he told reporters in the Oval Office. “It is clearly a good development in terms of human rights. I am very pleased with this development.” Pressed about his low-key reaction, he responded: “I’m excited, I’m just not an emotional kind of guy.”
“In retrospect, many insisted that by refusing to forget or explain victory over the Soviet Union, Bush probably helped avoid a backslash of hardliners in Eastern Europe,” said Stephen Knott, Professor of National Security Issues at US Naval War College, in an essay. “He did not want to endanger future negotiations with the Soviet Union.”
Two years later, the Soviet Union was formally dissolved by Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Bush’s negotiating partner on December 25, 1
991.  For a century to the American people, Bush praised Gorbachev’s ” revolutionary “policy that” allows the people of Russia and the other Republic to throw away decades of oppression and create the foundation for freedom. ”
” I would like to express, on behalf of the American people, my gratitude to Mikhail Gorbachev for years of restraint commitment to world peace and for his intellect, vision and courage, “said Bush.
N merry home, just one month after the fall of Berlin Wall – questions reached a boiling point in Panama. After months of economic sanctions with General Manuel Noriega for allegations that the Panamanian leader had engaged in drug trafficking and had rigid elections in the US country, Bush sent troops on December 20, 1989 and started what was called Operation Just Cause. “The operation involved more than 24,000 troops in what was then the largest deployment of US forces since the Vietnam War.
On the fifth day of the invasion, Noriega fled to the pavala embassy on Christmas Eve. The building was surrounded by American troops who seized psychological warfare by breaking rock music. Noriega finally left January 3. He was then returned to the United States and sentenced to drug and racketeering costs. He served 17 years after bars and died at 83 years in Panama City in May 2017.
Less than one Year after the Panama invasion, another foreign crisis absorbed Bush. On August 2, 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded the oil-bordering neighboring state of Kuwait. Bush responded by collecting an international coalition of nearly three dozen nations.