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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 10:38 PM
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7. The (Very) Strange Case of Raymond Davis
Posted on January 30, 2011

Adil Najam

Strangely, the more we get to know about the case of Raymond Davis, the less we seem to know. Even more strangely, the fact that the entire incident happened in broad daylight and in front of dozens of witnesses seems is itself confusing the facts rather than adding clarity. Moreover, it seems that no one seems to want to get much clarity either ...

... earliest reports suggested that Raymond Davis was a technical adviser and a consular official. More recently, US Embassy officials have described him as a functionary of the Embassy assigned to the US Consulate in Lahore and carrying a US Diplomatic passport. Reportedly he was hired at the US Consulate in Lahore as a security contractor from a Florida-based firm Hyperion Protective Consultants. All of this has material relevance to whether he would enjoy diplomatic immunity or not, but even more because of the apprehensions of many Pakistanis that he could be linked to the CIA or to the infamous firm Blackwater ....

... what exactly was happening at Mozang? ... Mozang is not a part of town that you would expect too many foreigners, let alone a US official, visiting; and certainly not in what was reportedly a rented private vehicle ...

This is about US-Pakistan relations: there is just about nothing that the US can say or do which Pakistanis are likely to believe, and there is just about nothing that Pakistan can say or do which Americans are likely to trust. Which is why getting stuck in the intricacies of the Vienna Convention of 1963 is the exact wrong place to get stuck. This is a time for public diplomacy: certainly from the US and maybe even from Pakistan. It is not in Americas interest to be seen to be standing in the way of justice and due process. And it is not in Pakistans interest to be seen to conducting a flawed process of justice ...

http://pakistaniat.com/2011/01/30/raymond-davis /
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