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It’s beyond me why our world leaders are surprised that the Americans may, or may not, have been listening in on their phone calls for several years.

I don’t know why, but we seem to have forgotten the basic premise of spying – that spying is working for a government or other organisation by secretly obtaining information about enemies or competitors.

Why would any nation trust another?

Just because they say they’re friends doesn’t make them friends now does it?

Not that that makes everyone enemies, but come on...

When it comes to international politics I’d rather know we are all policing one another and keeping tabs on each other than relying on blind faith that we do as we say.