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Tuesday, April 15, 2008


More politics at Google Earth

The other day it was the slighting (as in "disappearing") of six million Palestinian refugees from their "refugee project." Today, Iran is objecting to the fact that Google Earth labels the body of water separating Iran from various Arab countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, etc.) as the "Arabian Gulf," in addition to its historical and internationally recognized proper name, the "Persian Gulf." "Persia," of course, is the former name for Iran, so the assumption is this is just one more (admittedly obscure and not particularly harmful) arrow aimed at Iran, which is, as it turns out, not limited to Google Earth.

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