Anyone ever heard the term "problem, reaction, solution?
Many Government officials have for some time fought the google earth product. Terrorists are supposed to be our great threat. They supposedly have enough money to buy nuclear weapons, and enough resources to pull off 9/11 (yea right).
So now this. Looks like the Government might get there way.
Problem - Terrorists(oh my) fighters get precise layout of military bases. Troops die.
Reaction - The public crys out this much stop. Something must be done.
Solution - Google is forced to take their google earth down. Other similar products are outlawed.
Keep in mind terrorists are supposed to be well funded and very organized. Maybe they are using google earth. But they are our big threat. They are not supposed to HAVE to use a free service that has images over 1 year old on it.
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