CIA spy escapes murder case in Pakistan after US pays ‘blood money’
Raymond Davis flown to US airbase after payments made to relatives of men shot dead by intelligence agent in Lahore
Declan Walsh in Islamabad and Ewen MacAskill in Washington

Raymond Davis, the CIA spy charged with murder in Pakistan, has flown out of the country after the relatives of two men he killed dropped charges in exchange for “blood money” of at least $1.4m (£874,000) and help in resettling abroad.

Davis slipped out of Lahore on a special flight from the old city airport after being released from the sprawling jail where he had been held for almost 10 weeks amid a diplomatic storm that rocked relations between the two allies and sucked in President Barack Obama.

A Pakistani official said the 36-year-old US spy was bound for an airbase in Afghanistan, then on to the US.

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One Comment to “CIA’s Raymond Davis — “our diplomat,” Obama calls him—beats murder rap in Pakistan”

  • Unfortunately this particular article neglects to mention the 27 texts on is cellphone to Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders and his offers to provide them with nuclear fission and biological warfare agents: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/cia-agent-caught-red-handed-aiding-pakistani-terrorism

    Obviously all this would have come out at trial – which won’t happen now. Despite the CIA’s refusal to disclose all their other CIA and Blackwater operatives to the Pakistani government (who’s not cooperating in the war on terror?), Pakistan has launched their own investigation of 414 Americans with diplomatic passports who serve no diplomatic function. (see http://realisticbird.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/blowback-from-the-arrest-of-the-cias-raymond-davis/ ).

    Hopefully it will also shed light on the role of CIA “freedom fighters” in the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) in the terrorist violence on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    The Pentagon/CIA make no secret of their desire to see energy and mineral rich Balochistan secede from Pakistan to become a US client state – just like energy and mineral rich Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the other former Soviet republics.

    Moreover there’s no way to ascertain whether random acts of terror in the border regions are caused by the Taliban, Al Qaeda or the CIA-funded BLA. However there’s no question that CIA-sponsored BLA terrorism is responsible for much of the violence – especially around the Chinese-built port in Gwadar, Pakistan (employed to offload Iranian oil destined for China). Given that Iran and China are major political/economic rivals, it’s a pity the US media fails to report on any of this.

    I blog about this at “Our CIA freedom fighters in Pakistan”
    http://stuartbramhall.aegauthorblogs.com/2011/03/07/our-cia-freedom-fighters-in-pakistan/

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