Re: There are two problems...
"The other half is that most of the RIM traffic appears to be hauled back to the US, which means that the US have yet another route for uncontrolled espionage. As the US espionage efforts have reached somewhat ridiculous proportions I can appreciate any non-US government expressing distrust in anything hauling back information to the US."
Umm... what? The central RIM servers are in Canada. And US espionage efforts are "ridiculous" in comparison to what? There isn't anywhere in the middle east where gov't even needs a judge to review any access to any telecom records. Syria, Egypt, Iran, UAE.... these are not nice places. Yes, the US gets in the news a bit, when their intelligence agencies get into the cookie jar. But that is because it is against the law. If I was working in security services in Egypt, and I wanted your email, I'd get. But not if you are using a Blackberry, because the data is encrypted between the the device and the mail servers in Canada. No place within Egypt to intercept. And Canada would need an extradition treaty, and a search warrant created in Canada.
I was in Canada working for an ISP, with a user involved with the NASA hacking a few years ago. It took a year between the breach and when the US produced evidence in a Canadian court to get a local search warrant. There is an extensive process, that allows for law enforcement to do their job, and catch bad guys, but also block fishing expeditions.