30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the U-S sending its secretary of state to Berlin. During the Cold War, Mike Pompeo was stationed as an army officer in what was then West Germany. Emmanuel Macron warns that currently "Nato is brain dead'. Angela Merkel calls his choice of words drastic. There had been cracks in the Iron Curtain over the summer with East Germans fleeing via Hungary and Czechkoslovakia and demonstrations in Leipzig, and then came the hapless trigger for it all.