Monday, February 28, 2011

The Ongoing Saga Of CIA Agent Raymond Davis In Pakistan

Pakistan Tried To Trade CIA Contractor for 'Lady al Qaeda' -- ABC News

U.S. Nixed Deal To Swap Raymond Davis for Aafia Siddiqui.

The government of Pakistan offered to trade a CIA contractor currently jailed in that country for a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected by U.S. intelligence to be an al Qaeda operative.

According to a senior American administration official and a Pakistani official involved in the negotiations to free CIA contractor Raymond Davis, the Pakistani government proposed trading Davis for Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-educated Pakistani neuroscientist currently serving 86 years in federal prison for attempted murder.

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More News On CIA Agent Raymond Davis

Davis Spy Crisis: Top U.S., Pakistan Spooks in Talks -- Time Magazine
Forty-five arrested for having links with Davis -- DAWN
Spy war threatens Pakistan-US ties -- DAWN
This CIA agent is no diplomat -- Craig Murray, The Guardian
Our Man in Pakistan -- Christopher Hitchens, Slate
Keeping Quiet About Davis -- Amy Davidson, New Yorker

My Comment: This case exemplifies the dysfunctional U.S - Pakistan relationship. There will be a solution to this impasse .... but only when the furor within the Pakistan public has dissipated.

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