So what? It's not like we don't do the exact same (and much worse) overseas.
Hell, the Israelis have been caught spying on us multiple times, and we still can't restrain ourselves from giving them the very latest and greatest in weaponry.
It's also worth noting that this wouldn't be the first time an American government has manufactured a foreign threat to gin up support for a foreign policy objective. Russia, the only nation whose spies are pictured in the article, has been dubbed "America's number one geopolitical foe" by Mitt Romney (the squatter in the White House's administration has not been much friendlier).