Hires Satellite Imagery of Iraq Available

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/satellite_pictures_030324.html

    Very cool stuff, but too pricey for just a casual look. But the fact that its updated daily would be a great thing to see the progression of the war - maybe when its all over they'll release some of the better images.

    One very interesting bit - The only off-limits spot on the planet isn't even inside the United States. In 1997, Congress blocked U.S. companies from photographing Israel at a resolution higher than 2 meters. - now why would they do that?!?

    D :confused:
     
  2. marcsiry macrumors member

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    Israel is only 10 miles wide at some points and most of it is within easy range of rocket attack from its adversaries.

    Imagery like that would make it easier to target high-value military installations with low-tech, low-cost rockets.
     
  3. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    There are other nations to whom such imagery would be equally dangerous.
     
  4. marcsiry macrumors member

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    Sure- but are they close personal friends with the U.S. Congress, like Israel is?
     
  5. idkew macrumors 68020

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    exactly
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Isreal has some... inside information about things americas wouldn't like to hear... like tapes... and documents... lets say Isreal's Spy team is top notch.

    They get many 'favors' for these bits of info.
     
  7. marcsiry macrumors member

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    I have proof that Israel is ten miles wide at points. Do you have proof to back up your assertions?
     
  8. Chef Ramen macrumors member

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    its called Mossad. you havent heard about them?

    theyre one of the best intelligence agencies in the world.
     
  9. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Are you saying that Israel could possibly be doing something wrong? What are you, some kind of Jew hater? Some kind of Nazi?

    :)
     
  10. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    GASP!

    Anti-...

    Semite?
     
  11. altair macrumors regular

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    this thread is stupid

    what is wrong with you people, this has got to be the dumbest thread i have ever viewed. jeez
     
  12. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Re: this thread is stupid

    Stupid is as stupid does

    :p
     
  13. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    How about an anti-DENTITE?!?



    (AKA. Seinfeld....)


    ;)
     
  14. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    LOL good one!

    But can you get the high image resolution on a dentist's office?
     

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