Good luck. There's nothing sensible with this goobermint.
Allies spying on each other is business as usual. Israeli spies on the United
States which is its greatest ally. The U.S. spies on Israel as well. Both sides
are aware of the other’s espionage activities. U.S. spying on
Germany was stepped up after 911 which was a plot hatched by al Qaeda cells in
Germany which completely failed to detect it. It’s not surprising that the
U.S. might see German espionage as less than reliable on mutual defense
interests.Edward Snowden’s espionage activities against his
own government led to his leaking to the press the information that the U.S. was
listening in on Merkel’s cell phone conversations. No one can fault Merkel
for taking it personally. But the U.S. is absolutely justified in rejecting
Merkel’s insistence on a no-spy agreement between the two allies.Merkel may be having second thoughts yesterday’s shoot down of a
commercial airliner over the Ukraine. At the very least, she should be wondering
if Germany’s strategic timing of the expulsion of a top U.S. spy in her
country was a blunder on her part.