Sandinista “Commander Zero” Behind Google Map Dispute Over Isla Calero

[The dispute is over a thin strip of land which coincidentally happens to be the shortest distance between the Pacific and Lake Nicaragua, the largest body of fresh water in all of Central America.  Perhaps this is all about the US seizing the water in the region, perhaps it is something much bigger, like a new, bigger canal, to allow passage of supertankers and possibly aircraft carriers.

If there is a secret deal in the works to build a new canal, then it might tie-in to the recent murder of Nicaragua’s consul general in New York.  It would be nice to know who or what motivated the folks at Google Maps to move the border line in this area?  There is way more to this story than anything that we have heard so far, some big geostrategic event.  Nothing else would explain the 46 US warships coming to Costa Rica, or the Columbian/Venezuelan border escalation, in conjunction with recent bidding for oil-drilling blocks in the Caribbean.  To Hell with the war in Central Asia; it looks like the big war is really coming over here.

The use of Commander Zero (Eden Pastora) suggests that this particular international incident is “neo-Soviet” in nature, since Zero was Russia/Cuba’s main man, the Jesuit-trained militant who launched the Sandinista movement.  This could be Putin’s move to change the location of the big war (formerly known as the “pipeline wars”) from Russia’s back yard to our own.  On the other hand, with shadowy figures like Pastora, who have worked for both East and West in Central America, it may be possible to interpret his presence as the visible proof of covert wars, but it may also be impossible to tell which side he currently represents.  Maybe the “reset” with Russia covers covert wars in our hemisphere as well?

“In May 1987, Eden Pastora acknowledged publicly that the CIA had supplied war material and accused Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, directly involved in the Irangate, of being behind the assassination attempt on Pencas in 1984.”

American moves in the region were possibly made in anticipation of disrupting this FSB (new KGB) psywar with a CIA counter-psywar.   But it may all be simply more extravagant stage-managing, before the real big event actually begins, with the US and Russia cynically manipulating public opinion to usher in their jointly managed New World Order.]

On 1 July 2010, Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly authorized the U.S. military to undertake policing duties in Costa Rica

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Google responds: By no means should Google Maps be used as a reference to decide military actions between two countries.
Isla Calero Map

The Nicaragua-Costa Rica border on Google Maps and Bing Maps. Google said it plans to make changes to its map to reflect the border more accurately. Courtesy of Search Engine Land.

The Internet application Google Maps has found itself in the middle of the ongoing border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Costa Rican media sources this week expressed outrage that the Google Maps image of the northeast border region shows Isla Calero, the disputed land between the two countries at the mouth of the Río San Juan, is in Nicaraguan territory.

The Costa Rican media alleges that former guerrilla leader Edén Pastora, who is heading Nicaragua’s river-dredging operation, used the Google Maps application as a justification for his incursion into Costa Rica territory. Pastora, however, has made no claims about relying on Google Maps to determine the border.

On the contrary, Pastora said in statements to the Nicaraguan press this week that his understanding of the border is based on the original text of the 1858 Cañas-Jerez Treaty.

“The maps are not going to tell me where the borders are; the treaties are,” Pastora said.

However, the international media has already picked up on the invented Google Maps scandal, prompting the company to respond. Daniel Helft, senior manager for public policies for Google Latin America, wrote on a public Google blog that while “Google maps are of very high quality and Google works constantly to improve and update existing information, by no means should they be used as a reference to decide military actions between two countries.”

Helft added, “In this instance Google has determined that there was an inaccuracy in the shaping of the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua and is working to update the information as quickly as possible.”

Meanwhile, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos sent his own letter to Google representatives on Nov. 4, saying that the contentious map is “absolutely correct” and that Google shouldn’t make “any modifications” to the border coordinates.

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