CIA Busted by Google Earth

By Deane Barker on February 18, 2009

Google Earth reveals secret history of US base in Pakistan: When the CIA gets busted by Google Earth, you know it’s a whole, new world. The article shows the offending picture.

The US was secretly flying unmanned drones from the Shamsi airbase in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan as early as 2006, according to an image of the base from Google Earth.

[…] the Pakistani Government said in 2006 that the Americans had left and both sides have since denied repeatedly that Washington was using Pakistani bases. Pakistan has also demanded that the US cease drone attacks on its tribal area, which have increased over the last year, allegedly killing several “high-value” targets as well as many civilians.