Under normal circumstances, a spy point can be speant to either A) Gain 1 MP or B) Look at the top 3 Cards of the search deck or C) Look at 1 (or more if more points are speant) of the mission cards of an opponent.
The rules also states that all SAGS missions are being played on Salemite Ground.
How does this affect the spy points gained during a search action? Can Norad players not convert spy points from search actions ever during SAGS?
They'll tell you black is really white The moon is just the sun at night
And when you walk in golden halls You get to keep the gold that falls It's Heaven and Hell
We have interpreted it to be a limitation on the characters rather than the players controlling them. So Norad characters can always convert spy points to MP's for their player but Salemite characters cannot.
So we all try to get at least one Norad character on our team