Some have criticized Mobil of Buffalo, NY for blurring their facilities, saying the oil corporation doesn't have much of a case for being a terrorist target (terrorists hate snow, you know.) On the other hand, we can't be sure what their reasoning is.
You've no doubt heard about this country, one of the members of the supposed "Axis of Evil," but few have ever visited. You won't see it on Google Maps, either, as the entire country exists in images but without highway markers, street names, or any other identifying details.
9.Reims Airbase, France
Why is the Reims Airbase in France blocked out? Perhaps it emits a particularly foul body odor. (Just kidding, we love the French.)
10.Indian Point Power Plant, New York, USA
Everyone from Democratic Governor Mario Cuomo to former Republican Congresswoman Sue Kelly has called for the Indian Point Power Plant to be shut down. On top of environmental concerns, the upstate New York structure is, according to experts in the energy field, not strong enough to withstand an earthquake like the one that recently devastated Japan.
11.Volkel Airbase, Netherlands
It's pretty ridiculous how blatantly blurred this one is, but then again, WikiLeaks did publish a diplomatic cable that confirmed the presence of nuclear warheads at this base.
12.HAARP Site, Gakona, Alaska, USA
HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is one of the most controversial operations currently active in the United States. The Gakona, AK site and its ionospheric testing is believed by some conspiracy theorists to be the cause of everything from floods to earthquakes, although the evidence of this is very minimal.
13.Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA, USA
Here's the strangest bit of censorship on Google Maps: the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. It's heavily whited out, in fact, as if an angry hand did the trick. The weirdest part is the facility is just what it sounds like: a seemingly-harmless racetrack
While the surrounding area (including its surprisingly rich farmland) is visible, the city of Babylon, Iraq itself is all blurry. You can bet it has something to do with the insurgents there...
..not over yet.. another part is coming up
By Apress on May 23, 2012 ®
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