Nicaragua invades Costa Rica due to Google Maps error

Emil

TS Rookie
Former Nicaraguan military commander Eden Pastora is blaming Google Maps for ordering his army to invade a portion of Costa Rica, according to Search Engine Land. The troops set up camp, took down a Costa Rican flag, raised the Nicaraguan flag, destroyed a protected forest, cleaned up a nearby river, and dumped the sediment in Costa Rican territory.

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red1776

Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe
...oh I see what happened here. The Nicaraguan army Didn't stay "slightly right "at Rio San Juan.
oooppsy daisy!
 

Serag

TS Booster
Wow this is funny in a ridiculous way, furthermore I think the military decided to use Google maps instead of the official map because they thought it'd be more accurate and up to date, I'm just saying.
 

gwailo247

TechSpot Chancellor
Why did they destroy the forest preserve? I don't get that part.

Are they trying to lower the number of specialists in the nearby Costa Rican town?

Too bad Microsoft probably doesn't want to piss of the Nicaraguan government, this would make one hell of an advertising campaign.

Maybe someone in their military read the article about US special forces using Android phones, so they figured why not be like the Americans and also use Google to aid their military.

Will Google now need to put a disclaimer on Google Maps, "For non-military use only"?
 

Arris

TS Evangelist
Sounds like they were just using Google as a scapegoat, an excuse to mess with Costa Rica. I'm sure if you'd just reclaimed part of your country from a neighbouring one the first action wouldn't have been to destroy your own forest land...
 

bioflex

TS Enthusiast
now this is soo hilarious....come on, how could they base their actions on google maps when they already had real maps which they had been using for soo long?....
 
G

Guest

Governments love to look as gods on earth and morally superior to justify their forceful actions on peaceful people. I love how stories like this show how amateur they really are. Wake up, we are ruled by morons who just happen to be good at fooling us into obedience. It's all a show.
 

bugejakurt

TS Booster
This military commander Eden Pastora is just soooo foolish to do this act! Why didn't he called up Google and told them about the problem? WTF?!
 

Archean

TechSpot Paladin
Or, ---> Google Maps: Serve you best when you are in mood of invading and looting any of your neighbors :D

But after this incidence, another probability can come into play i.e. they may force likes of google to use maps they approve of.
 

Bluemagma

TS Rookie
Eden Pastora says, " I wonder if I can see my kingdom on google maps!, here's my house, heres my mothers house....." click click click.. click....click....CLICK.... CLLLIIICCCKKK. "OH HELL NO!, GATHER THE TROOPS! THEY TOOK THIS FROM UNDER OUR NOSE!"

Costa Rica says, "?"

Eden Pastora says, "ATTAAAAAAACK!!!!"

Costa Rica says "Do we even have an army?"

Eden Pastora says, "Enrique Call google immediately about our conquest. Tell them to send a team down for new images"

Costa Rica says, " Seriously WTF?"

Eden Pastora says, "AH HAAAAH my first true victory!
 

Burty117

TechSpot Chancellor
bluemagma said:
Eden Pastora says, " I wonder if I can see my kingdom on google maps!, here's my house, heres my mothers house....." click click click.. click....click....CLICK.... CLLLIIICCCKKK. "OH HELL NO!, GATHER THE TROOPS! THEY TOOK THIS FROM UNDER OUR NOSE!"

Costa Rica says, "?"

Eden Pastora says, "ATTAAAAAAACK!!!!"

Costa Rica says "Do we even have an army?"

Eden Pastora says, "Enrique Call google immediately about our conquest. Tell them to send a team down for new images"

Costa Rica says, " Seriously WTF?"

Eden Pastora says, "AH HAAAAH my first true victory!
this actually brightened up my day! :)
**** day at work, thought i'm jump on techspot to see possibly the funnyest comment i've ever read :)