February 19, 2009

REMIND US AGAIN WHY WE WASTE MONEY ON INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES?:

Google Earth Exposes Secret U.S. Drones at Pakistan Base in 2006 (FOXNews.com, February 19, 2009)

The U.S. 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 Times of London reported Thursday.

The image -- that is no longer on the site but which was obtained by The News, Pakistan's English language daily newspaper -- shows what appear to be three Predator drones outside a hangar at the end of the runway.

The Times also obtained a copy of the image, whose coordinates confirm that it is the Shamsi airfield, also known as Bandari, about 200 miles southwest of the Pakistani city of Quetta.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at February 19, 2009 9:05 AM
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