UPDATED 19 FEB
Google Earth Exposes Secret U.S. Drones at Pakistan Base in 2006
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. Read More
Senator Dianne Feinstein may have revealed an intimate military secret when she stated that American military drones used to bomb Pakistan’s tribal areas operate out of a Pakistani air base. Read More
Mrs Feinstein, is chairman of the senate intelligence committee so isn’t there some kind of punishment for such a crime? Isn’t it still illegal to give out military secrets?