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Google thwarts al-Qaeda kamikaze strike on US embassy

London consulate cunningly disguised

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Google has quite brilliantly denied al-Qaeda the possibility of using Google Maps UK to identify the US embassy in London and subsequently launching a devastating kamikaze assault on the building.

Indeed, were Ozzie bin Laden to search for "US embassy London", he'd be directed here:

The US Embassy according to Google Maps - actually a Post Office

Quite what the Post Office boys down on Rathbone Place will make of Google's fingering of their building as a decoy target is anyone's guess, but they can take heart from the fact that the correct address shown will lead determined terrorists to their true objective down at Grosvenor Square:

The real US Embassy in Grosvenor Square as seen on Google Maps

Yes, we know: once again El Reg has played right into the hands of the terrorists by correctly identifying this A-list target. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. ®

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