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December 21, 1984 - Image 72

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-12-21

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Friday, December 21, 1984 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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BY REV. FRANKLIN M. LITTELL
Special to The Jewish News

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IN-TIMATE

Reagan role in Iran

FOR THE BEST
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As Americans were being mur-
dered in cold blood by pro-
Khomeini terrorists, the Chief
Executive of the United States of
America was finally moved to
voice some mild criticism of the
way the Iranian rulers handled
the situation. Carefully padding
his remarks — "I have no evi-
dence . . . that there is actual col-
laboration of the Iranians" — lest
some sharp corners might prot-
rude, Reagan went on to say,
"They have not been as helpful as
they could be . . . or as I think they
should have been."
The hijackers were then hold-
ing 50 hostages, said to include
two surviving American citizens.
The airplane was sitting on the
apron at the Teheran airport. Ac-
cording to reports of threats al-
ready made and carried out, the
terrorists had singled out and kil-
led Americans and Kuwaitis first.
They were demanding that the
Kuwaitis release 17 terrorists
held in Kuwait prisons.
In the end the Kuwaiti hostages
showed up alive. The terrorists
were obviously alert to opinion in
the Islamic world if "brothers"
were victimized. No such factor
inhibited their murder of Charles
Hegna and William Stanford and
their announced plan to kill other
Americans.
The statement that there was
no evidence of actual collabora-
tion by the Iranian authorities is
as shocking as the American
President's mousey response to a
situation where carrying an
American passport was poten-
tially a death warrant. It is shock-
ing because it shows that Reagan
is ignorant of the most basic rules
of the terrorists' game.
More than anything else, ter-
rorist strikes are aimed at using
the media. The acutal victims are
totally unimportant, although
there was in this case a certain
fillip in flaunting the murder of
citizens of a paper-tiger govern-
ment. Without the media's coop-
eration, any terrorist strike would
be useless.

The hijackers in fact had the
complete cooperation of the Ira-
nian regime in broadcasting their
demands and in setting up
maximum media coverage, in-
cluding assistance to photo-
graphers from the Associated
Press and other wire services.
And it was done willingly, for all
the Iranians had to do to abort the
strike was to have enforced air si-
lence and a media embargo. In-
stead, they assisted the terrorists
to achieve their first goal: to con-
vey their demands with a
maximum of media exposure.
The final goal of a terrorist
strike is to "de-stabilize," to make
people uneasy and insecure be-
cause of the breakdown of firm
and dependable social patterns.
The terrorist strike exposes the
snarling visage of the raw jungle,
and the ordinary person — the
more civilized he is, the more re-
moved from the primal chaos — is
made anxious and mistrustful of

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those responsible for maintaining
law and order. The terrorist strike
gnaws at the trust and confidence
which are the foundation of all or-
ganized and civilized society.
The intermediate goal, in this
case to achieve the release of
fellow-terrorists, may not suc-
ceed. In the first days, at least, the
Kuwaitis were "hanging tough"
— refusing to capitulate to the
Arab terrorists' demands. For this
they were denounced as "reactio-
nary lackeys of America." If the
charge be credited at all, one can
only comment that they deserved
a higher calibre of leadership
from the America they were
blamed for following.
After the incident had been
exploited of all its anti-American
potential, and after the Iranian
authorities finally acted to call it
to a halt, a State Department offi-
cial did find courage to point out
the obvious. He gave, of course,
the weakest kind of implied criti-
cism. Said Robert B. Oakley, "We
feel that there is a great deal of
sympathy, if not support and
active collusion, on the part of the
Iranian government, judging
from the treatment which they
have given to this particular inci-
dent." But other State Depart-
ment officials, more completely in
tune with the prevailing atmos-
phere and policy of appeasement,
warned against criticism of Iran.
And where, in all this, was the
Chief Executive of the most pow-
erful nation on earth?

LOCAL NEWS

Classes set
for expectant

The Oakland County Health
Division will offer a series of six
expectant parent classes begin-
ning Jan. 8 in the Southfield office
of the health division, 27725
Greenfield, Southfield.
Classes will be held at 7:30 p.m.
and will be taught by public
health nurses. There is no charge
but pre-registration is required.
To enroll, call the health di-
vision, 858-1280 or 424-7101.

New president

Sue Shifman of Bloomfield
Hills has been elected president of
the Michigan Speech Language
and Hearing Association. She is
the supervisor of Audiology at St.
Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac.

Teacher cited

Jerome Stasson has once again
achieved special professional
recognition by the Music
Teachers National Association
(MTNA) as a nationally certified
teacher of violin.

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