Nicaragua invades Costa Rica due to Google Maps error

By Emil ยท 132 replies
Nov 4, 2010
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  1. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91


    I seriously can't believe this is real...
  2. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Hmmmm... I just knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque...
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,975   +2,527

    OK, but let me ask you this,"who were they going to invade, if not Costa Rica"?

    Invading Nicaragua would seem to be, "self defeating". :rolleyes:

    Listen, if they make you get all dressed up in soldier suits, give you guns, then send you out in the woods to play, what would be the point if you weren't allowed to invade a foreign country?

    After all, if they just let all those hot sweaty men sit in the woods by themselves for long enough doing nothing, somebody's bound to violate, "don't ask, don't tell"!
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    Uhm... we are not on april... is this april fools a bit late?
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,975   +2,527

    Can't you just picture them, trampling down all the wildflowers, as they goose step to the Village People's", "In the Navy"?
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    Welcome to the 21st century's new excuse to wage war!
  7. thedrelle

    thedrelle TS Enthusiast Posts: 61   +12

    Google must be working with Nicaragua to conquer the world, one little map error at a time :-D
  8. Since you have decided to attack Nicaragua as a country as expansionist because the country wants to take over San Andres which rightfully belonged to Nicaragua over 100years ago (international law now says Nicaragua has no claim) by attacking a country with no Army like Costa Rica which has more Police force and equipment than the Nicaraguan Army and Police force put together, I call your bluff and ask you to please look up the history between countries before making harsh comments....

    Ohh Yeah... Nicaragua also lost land to Costa Rica... it is now part of their most popular beaches and productive farm lands... The Province of Guanacaste was once Nicaraguan Land as well... and after Costa Rica tried to take away the River that divides both countries less than 5 years ago (2007) in international courts.. its no wonder the Nicaragua JUMPS when it feels like more land is being "taken away"...
    Too bad the Army guy seems to be inept...
  9. coolhandz84

    coolhandz84 TS Rookie

    Why would the military be relying Google for it resources? What happened to gps and a map? This is insane!!
  10. f111

    f111 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Lets hope the chinese don't get the same idea in their heads....
  11. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Posts: 295

    This is too serious. It's better to believe Physical Map, not Online. But IS the military officer usually keep and accompany with the one who know the region ?
  12. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    LOL. I can imagine this being the PERFECT excuse for other countries.

    Israel: What the HELL are you doing over our line?
    Iran: NO. What are YOU doing over OUR line?
    Israel: My Map shows you're 10 ft. into our line!
    Iran: Google says differently sucka!
  13. motrin

    motrin TS Booster Posts: 162   +15

    tora tora tora... but the google fail version.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,975   +2,527

    So you're saying that this invasion was on purpose?
  15. jankovicgood

    jankovicgood TS Rookie

    So Google is responsable for a war, that was unexpected.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,975   +2,527

    No, I think that Google is being framed for starting a war.
  17. So because there are more police to protect the population, the nicaraguan army can invade a foreign country? I believe they are trained differently though they surely can be labeled as thugs stealing what is not theirs. You pretty much show the kind of prepotence military all over the world have, not logical, specially if the official maps of the two countries show differently, and by the way Costa Rica won the diferendum on the rights of navigation in the San Juan river at the Hague court in case you did not know.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,975   +2,527

    No, I think that Google is being framed for starting a war.

    The whole, "The Google Maps were wrong" spiel sounds like plausible deniability.
    WTF is a diferendum?
  19. difference of opinion
  20. Elitassj4

    Elitassj4 TS Rookie Posts: 24

  21. theruck

    theruck TS Booster Posts: 124   +35

  22. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Addict Posts: 233   +59

    If i was tiawan i would keep checking google maps doesnt make any mistakes with the chinsese borders :)
  23. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Wait, are we still talking about Nicaragua, or are we talking about France now?
  24. thebluemeaner said:

    "the note says that they took down a costa rican flag, apparently costa rica had taken the land for themselves... "

    That is because the land it belongs to Costa Rica, read!!!
  25. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,654   +1,093

    i think everybody knew that these maps are 100% correct, especially in areas like that. But it would be for the best to at least make the borders correct.

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