Andrei Cherny
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

Author of the book "The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour"

May 15, 2008 NailingEdit


  • 1948, three years after the end of the war
  • America has been occupying
  • more pro-Nazi
  • more anti-American
  • the wall has not gone up yet
  • godless commies knocking over all the governments
  • tried to force a convoy through
    • plow through the commies
  • abandon Berlin
    • retreat
    • outnumbered 62:1
  • let them starve
  • a few small planes, remaining supplies
  • planes landed or took off every 90 seconds for an entire year
    • flour
    • coal
  • way before starvation level
  • claimed it stopped the march of communism
  • humanitarian aid is the way to earn hearts and minds doesn't instill fear
    • great product placement

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