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friday, november 16, 1979
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In response to Ms. Grossenbacher's
letter (Nov. 14), I too agree that Iranian
students in the United States should not be
held responsible for the embassy seizure.
But the Iranian demand for the extradition
of the Shah is not legitimate.
First of all, Carter is not asking
Americans to support the Shah. He is only
granting the Shah his right as a human to
receive medical treatment.
If Ms. Grossenbacher, as an American,
believes in justice, freedom, and liberty for
all, then I find it ironic that she believes we
should bow to a blackmailing, murdering,
brutal Ayatollah, or even recognize him as
a responsible leader Jn the world
' Glenn Simonsen
What's happening to Lincoln? No more
is it a pleasure to walk on campus, or at
least not in the way it has always been. The
UNL campus, with all its smiling students,
the warmth and friendliness that have
always been there-where are they how?
The chill that I feel is not due to winter,
nor is it an illusion. It is the taunt that I
hear, and the snickers that I see. And who
is the scapegoat? . . .me of course, for I
look like an Iranian and Iranians are
supposedly the "bad" guys. (A rather sad
Not all Americans are like that; perhaps
only 2 percent, But it takes just one drop
of ink -to dirty clean water. I don't want
anyone to get the wrong impression-I still
love UNL, and all the people in it, but the
only difference now is that I can no longer
expect the same in return.
r Kumail Thariani
If Professor Ivan Volgyes meant to be
taken seriously in his proposed solution to
the Tehran embassy take-over (Daily
Nebraskan, Vol. 13), then one must
conclude that for a political science expert
he has some unsettling ideas about how
nations should resolve disputes among
themselves. What he proposes is not much
different in essence from the visceral res
ponse to the ethnic Japanese when Japan
was at war with this country some time
ago. His proposal smacks of redneckisni"
and ill-disguised racism, and will in no way
advance America's claim to be more
"civilized" than the Iranians.
While most Americans are understand
ably angry at the Iranian situation, it is
reassuring to see most of them temper their
anger with discernment and good sense. It
is particularly pleasing that in this case,
UNL students have demonstrated more
sophistication than those in supposedly
Vnore cosmopolitan campuses, and better
judgement than some of their professors.
, Oyekan Owomoyela
Department of English
The suggestions made by Ivan Volgyes
concerning the situation in Iran were an'
appalling display of fanaticism to say the
Ivan Volgyes (a UNL political science
professor) said the United States should
bomb an Iranian city if Iran doesn't release
American hostages within two hours of a
public warning. If the hostages aren't re
leased the United States "should give them
another two hours and then bomb another
The main responsibility of the United
States is the safe release of the hostages.
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Not only would the bombing of Iranian
cities insure the death of the hostages, it
could also start a major war.
I'm glad our nation's leaders have'
enough intelligence to realize fanaticism vs.
fanaticism isn't thcanswer.
Sophomore, Environmental Health
After reading Ivan Volgyes' comments, I.
was glad I sought my undergraduate minor
in Political Science elsewhere. I don't have
any solutions to the problems that exist in
Iran, but I " have a strong conviction that
our best policy is to remain calm and clear
headed. With the potential for nuclear
holocaust existing at our country's finger
tips as well as within other countries'
means, advocating the bombing of an Iran
ian city "if Iran does not release 60
American hostages within two hours of
public warning" is asinine. Acting by
precedent as USSR did in Hungary is no
excuse for risking the entire well-being of
the world. We need to have more than just
an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, my
country your country kind of a response.
We need to have a world perspective and
consider ourselves part of a world
community. This situation gives us no ex
cuse to harm what 'peace there is in this
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