Thursday, June 23, 2005

Carteographic Warfare 

WTF? And again, WTF?

One kind of information / propoganda warfare is called carteographic warfare. Essentially, it means redrawing maps so that boundaries of countries are where you want them to be. Both Britian and Argentina did this while arguing over possession of the Faulkand Islands. The border between Pakistan and India changes depending on which country you ask. And the very existance of Israel depends on whose maps you're looking at. Stare at a map that omits Israel long enough, and you'll forget that it's a country with representation in the UN. I'm just an amateur, armchair historian. So while I'm a supporter of Israel's right to exist, I'll acknowledge that there are people more well-versed on the subject.

I just refuse to admit Google is among them.

If Google can identify Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Kuwait, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip on a map, that it can darn well fit the word "Israel."

Hat tip: LGF.

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