Two CIA contractors spirited out of Pakistan

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

All,

The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States engages in covert, illegal spying.  Nothing new in that.  But that is fundamentally incompatible with status as a diplomat, and when CIA clones run around carrying diplomatic passports, that is a violation of the international protocol for diplomatic activity.

When the U.S. so egregiously violates diplomatic protocol, Pakistan is quite right to hold Raymond Davis and not agree to recognize his “diplomat status.”  As a Blackwater employee working for the CIA, his mere presence in the country itself was an affront to Pakistani sovereignty, and the two CIA-hired Blackwater jerks who went down a one-way street the wrong way and ended up killing somebody on their way to bailing him out, is also an affront.  So it is no surprise that the Pakis are mad as hell about it and the U.S. had to spirit the latter two dudes out of the country.  Good for the Pakis!  Hang Davis high!

Scott

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Two CIA contractors spirited out of Pakistan
WASHINGTON | Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:42pm EST

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/23/us-pakistan-usa-cia-idUSTRE71M6DF20110223

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. citizens with diplomatic status were quietly withdrawn from Pakistan after being involved in a fatal car accident last month while trying to help Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor being held by Pakistani authorities on murder charges.

Two officials familiar with U.S. government activities in Pakistan said the two Americans who left the country worked for the CIA under contract as protective officers. This means they were employed as highly skilled bodyguards, like Davis, for CIA operations officers serving in Pakistan.

The two Americans who left Pakistan have not been otherwise identified by U.S. or Pakistani authorities. The CIA declined to comment.

According to a translated Pakistani police statement obtained by Reuters, the two Americans got into the car crash while trying to go to the aid of Davis, who U.S. sources say claims he shot dead two Pakistanis on a motorcycle when they tried to rob him at gunpoint as he was driving in Lahore.

The police report says the vehicle used by the unidentified Americans, a Landcruiser belonging to the U.S. consulate in Lahore, drove the wrong way down a one-way street.

It struck and killed a motorcyclist named Muhammad Ibad-ur-Rehman, the report said, and “fled from the scene of the incident.”

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