BERLIN | Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:03am EDT
(Reuters) – Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington on Wednesday over the activities of U.S. spies in Germany, including allegations they tapped the German chancellor’s phone.
The United States is losing trust with their allies. When someone spies on those in the same camp, the quality of the relationship fades. Is this just another sign of the diminishment of the American Empire? Many who see trust as the centerpiece, of any relationship, would empathically agree.