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YOUR THREE CENTS:Is the U.S. right or wrong to spy on its allies?
The United States continues to search for Edward Snowden to charge him with espionage.
The former National Security Agency contractor is wanted for leaking classified information about the government's surveillance programs.... programs that spied on Americans and apparently, its allies.
According to the U.S. government's own figures, last year the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court received 1,789 applications for approval of government spying operations and approved all but one.
Over the weekend allegations emerged that America has been systematically spying on its European allies.
Reports in the European press, apparently drawn from documents provided by Edward Snowden, suggested that America spied on the European Union, France, Italy, Greece and other close international friends.
The spying included listening in on encrypted fax transmissions and planting bugs and other devices at 38 embassies and missions in Washington and New York, as well as locations in Europe.
Top officials, like Secretary of State John Kerry, shrugged it off by saying allies often spy on each other.
The damage done to important relationships is immeasurable right now.
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