Entry on Google Video gets flak in Iran

This isn’t Google Earth-related, but it is a censorship question involving toponomy and border issues, with a strong whiff of Borat about it, so here goes:

Somebody’s posted a video to Google Video that claims the Iranian city of Tabriz is actually in southern Azerbaijan. It’s a breezy but calculated insult, much like the doings of the Frenchman on the rampart in the Monty Python movie The Holy Grail.

But horrors, Iran’s government seems to have fallen hook, line and sinker for the video, and are now urging Iranians to vent their wrath on Google,