The writers of this piece are totally lost. First, Google Earth is simply a browser for geographic information. Google had nothing to do with the creation of this layer- anyone can make such a layer for viewing in Google Earth, they way someone can create a website for viewing in microsoft internet explorer. Secondly, as Stefan Geens of www.ogleearth.com points out on his blog, this "service" has existed for nearly two years. There is nothing new or newsworthy about this. It sounds like the writers could not find any important topics (mass rape in Congo, for example) to cover so resorted to fabricating a catchy story out of thin air.
Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners (Haaretz)
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