Sunday, February 13, 2011
C.I.A. Agent Raymond Davis Shoots And Kills Two Pakistani ISI Intel Agents In Lahore, ISI Linked to LeT and Al-Qaeda, Too Bad he Got Caught.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) – Pakistani police on Friday rejected the self-defence claim of a US official, Raymond Davis (his photo above) who shot dead two ISI men in broad daylight, accusing him of cold-blooded murder as a court extended his remand.
In a move likely to further inflame ties with Washington, which says the man has diplomatic immunity and should be released immediately, a judge in the eastern city of Lahore ordered Raymond Davis be held in prison for 14 days. On January 27 he shot two Pakistani men and after his arrest told police he acted in self-defence because he feared they were trying to rob him (they were armed Pakistani ISI Intel Agents, ISI is linked to LeT and al-Qaeda).
The CIA has accused Intel Agents of the ISI of "tipping off" militants (al-Qaeda and the Taliban) before the US launches missile strikes against them in the tribal areas.
The US consulate general in Lahore sent a vehicle to recover Davis, but it ran over and killed a third Pakistani man before fleeing the scene. US lawmakers have threatened to cut payments to Pakistan, the beneficiary of $7.5 billion dollars of aid and $2 billion in military aid, and Washington has warned that high-level dialogue is at risk unless Davis is freed.
ABC News claimed US National Security Adviser Tom Donilon had threatened to expel Pakistan's ambassador to Washington, shut US consulates and cancel a forthcoming visit by the Pakistani president if Davis is not released. But the US embassy and the Pakistani ambassador, Husain Haqqani, denied the report. Haqqani told AFP: "At no stage has any threat been made to me by any US official at any level and our dialogue continues."
The weak and unpopular Pakistani government is under enormous pressure at home to see Davis go on trial, in a country awash with anti-American sentiment. About 500 protesters on Friday demanded that Davis be hanged. "It has been proved that Raymond Davis committed murder," Lahore city police chief Aslam Tareen told a news conference, although he gave no motive.
Few in Pakistan believe the reported former US special forces soldier, who had a gun in his vehicle, is a conventional diplomat. Media reports claim he is a private security contractor or undercover agent. The US government has refused to confirm his name or precise job, other than that he belonged to the embassy's "technical and administrative" staff, (NEWSFLASH HERE, Raymond Davis is a C.I.A. Agent just like what Matt Damon portrayed in the Jason Bourne Series, Raymond Davis is a hero).
ISLAMABAD: The government’s reluctance to free Raymond Davis is attributed to the fact that the two killed in the Lahore shooting were believed to be the intelligence operatives. “Yes, they belonged to the security establishment….they found the activities of the American official detrimental to our national security,” disclosed a security official.
He requested not to be identified since he was not authorised to speak to the media on record. The official confirmed that the president, the prime minister and the chief of army staff (COAS) had discussed the issue in a meeting last week. The three thought it was advisable to resist the US pressure on the Raymond Davis issue and believed the detained American national should not be released at this stage, he said.
He said the government’s tough stance on the controversy was also its reaction to the attempts by certain elements in Washington to implicate the Pakistani country’s top spy agency, the ISI, in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.
The Pakistani ISI has long been linked to LeT and al-Qaeda, The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) paper says Pakistan's intelligence service, ISI, indirectly backs terrorism by supporting religious parties in the country. In July 2008, American intelligence agencies said that ISI officers helped plan the 2008 Indian embassy bombing in Kabul. They said that the ISI officers had not been renegades, indicating that their actions might have been authorized by superiors.
BBC NEWS....The CIA has accused members of the ISI of "tipping off" militants before the US launches missile strikes against them in the tribal areas. This was told to the Pakistani Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar, who was speaking in Washington where he was accompanying Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on his first visit to the United States.
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM