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Of course, but to be honest, that was the previous expectation of the NSA. It's not that apparent that there is anything useful to gain by leaking their attempts to spy on foreign counties like every other country does.

Since when is sabotage an act of spying, or for that matter acceptable behavior in peace time?

Lets say Swedish spies was sent to the US in order to infiltrate and weaken the 911 system, the power grid, or other key infrastructures of the US. Would you shrug at that also, since after all, what should people expect from spies?

Sabotage and spying is two different activities. Sabotage is a tactic employed during war. Spying is a tactic employed during peace. Confusing the two simply states that peace is war, and war is peace, and anything goes so long its against foreigners.

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