Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Even Google Earth knows the Western Sahara deserves independence

This is a new feature I'm launching, where I give shout-outs to people and places who recognize the Saharawi right to self-determination. You might think, "But I thought that was what the Kerr-McGee Golden Camel was for." Fair enough. But this is for little acknowledgments of the Western Sahara, not cutting oil exploration deals.

Google Earth is today's winner. I took a seminar this week called How Google Earth Explains Modern Terrorism and Ancient Warfare. The lecturer used the program to look at land routes between Persia and Greece, and how they related to regional troubles.

There wasn't anything on the Western Sahara, but Google Earth's political boundaries do separate Morocco from Western Sahara. Good work, Google Earth.

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