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Pressure of Rising Costs

local authorities.
Families worrying away in Thrisoor and Nadapuram and Thiruvananthapuram have every right to ask the union and state governments to initiate adequate measures for safeguarding the plight of their near and dear ones in Iraq and Kuwait. Our politicians however owe it to the nation to explain the facts of life; Iraq and Kuwait are no hostile territories, and, in dealing with Saddam Hussein's government, it is not as if we are approaching a hostile administration with which we are at war. We have however so conditioned ourselves to accept without question the western version of west Asian reality that some editorial writers have gone into raptures over the naval blockade, this is supposedly the appropriate answer to those who annex other people's property. These preachers of morality were nowhere in evidence at the time of Grenada and Panama.

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