I saw a sign over a desk at an unnamed agency in the U.S. once...it said "In God We Trust, all others we monitor" I always liked that.
Spying and diplomacy often get confusing because there are people who like to ascribe personality to entire nations, and as a result provide them with rights like an individual. Nations don't have basic rights like a person, that is why there is international law.
Yeah, a right to privacy would be nice for nations as a whole, but you'd have to rely on all nations being equally honest and trustworthy, which they are not.
Miracle, you don't trust the U.S., so wouldn't you want someone out there monitoring it to ensure it is not doing EBIL things?
Beyond that even so-called friendly nations spy on each other. One of the most notable spies caught in the last 50 years was spying on the U.S. for Israel! It happens.
This whole line of conversation is hilarious, becuase those on the side of NOT spying are from the same camp who get pissy when intelligence is not perfect and we didn't "see it coming" You can't have it both ways.
North Korea is a destabalizing threat, and even China recognizes that. Fortunately they are also inept, so we have time to fix it diplomatically. Any nation who would sacrifice everything for its military needs to be watched, since it is most apparent that it is not doing so for peaceful reasons.
<iframe src="http://gamercard.xbox.com/RICoder.card" scrolling="no" frameBorder="0" height="140" width="204">RICoder</iframe>