February 18, 2011
Veterans Today

The Raymond Davis Murders

by Syed A. R. Zaidi

About a year ago Gordon Duff and Jeff Gates, both associated with the Veterans Today website, and both well-connected with the Pentagon and the Pakistani military, visited the border area of Afghanistan and Pakistan in the company of top Pakistani army officers. They heard the complaints and saw the evidence that the US, Israel and India had secretly created and were arming and nurturing the so-called Pakistani Taliban (TTP -- Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan) insurgency.

Raymond Davis Duff and Gates noticed that a great many of the supposed aid projects that were claimed to be German were actually manned by Western and Israeli Jews. The Pakistanis couldn't tell the difference, but these Americans obviously could. The private armies run by contractors such as Xe (the new name for Blackwater), it turns out, are under Zionist control. The effort to break up nuclear-armed Muslim Pakistan is most of all a Zionist project.

As Christopher Bollyn has pointed out, the main aim of the American war effort in Afghanistan, brought about by the Zionist-engineered 9/11 event, is for the benefit of ostensibly Israeli-owned (and ultimately Rothschild-et -al-controlled and -owned) gas, mineral and heroin interests in Central Asia. . . .


Dr. Syed A. R. Zaidi is a retired professor of philosophy, University of Delhi, India.

"Energy Wars: The Destabilization of Baluchistan," The Wisdom Fund, July 12, 2009

Eric Margolis, "CIA Claims of Cancelled Assassination Campaign are Hogwash," Toronto Sun, July 19, 2009

["We have very little doubt that the Indians and the Israelis, that are all over Afghanistan with German passports pretending to be military contractors, are operating 17 camps along the Taliban regions training and arming terrorists."--"Gordon Duff on The Kevin Barrett Show,", July 24, 2010]

Fred Branfman, "Mass Assassinations Lie at the Heart of America's Military Strategy in the Muslim World," AlterNet, August 24, 2010

"U.S. Escalates Afghanistan, Pakistan Wars," The Wisdom Fund, October 16, 2010

[The mystery of American Raymond A. Davis, currently imprisoned in the custody of local police in Lahore, Pakistan and charged with the Jan. 27 murder of two young men, whom he allegedly shot eight times with pinpoint accuracy through his car windshield, is growing increasingly murky. Also growing is the anger among Pakistanis that the US is trying to spring him from a Punjab jail by claiming diplomatic immunity. On Feb. 4, there were massive demonstrations, especially in Lahore, demanding that Davis be held for trial, an indication of the level of public anger at talk of granting him immunity.

Davis (whose identity was first denied and later confirmed by the US Embassy in Islamabad), and the embassy have claimed that he was hired as an employee of a US security company called Hyperion Protective Consultants, LLC, which was said to be located at 5100 North Lane in Orlando, Florida. Business cards for Hyperion were found on Davis by arresting officers.

However CounterPunch has investigated and discovered the following information:

First, there is not and never has been any such company located at the 5100 North Lane address. It is only an empty storefront, with empty shelves along one wall and an empty counter on the opposite wall, with just a lone used Coke cup sitting on it. A leasing agency sign is on the window. A receptionist at the IB Green & Associates rental agency located in Leesburg, Florida, said that her agency, which handles the property, part of a desolate-looking strip mall of mostly empty storefronts, has never leased to a Hyperion Protective Consultants.--Dave Lindorff, "The Deepening Mystery of Raymond Davis and Two Slain Pakistani Motorcyclists,", February 8, 2011]

Amanda Hodge, "Pakistani forensics 'prove US murder'," The Australian, February 12, 2011

[The question then becomes not whether or not those murdered were Inter- Service Intelligence (ISI) agents, robbers or fruit sellers, but whether Davis did or did not have diplomatic immunity, but whether his fatal shooting of the two men was conducted while he was involved in performing his official duties.--Yasmeen Ali, "International Law is Clear that Diplomatic Immunity is Not Absolute,", February 15, 2011]

[The Pakistani authorities have been leaking to the media that they knew Davis was in touch with the "Pakistani Taliban". The Washington Post quoted Pakistani intelligence officials to the effect that the two motor cyclists were warning Davis that he was crossing some "red line" (meaning, he was about to do something unacceptable to Pakistan's national security interests) and it was at that point he shot them.--M K Bhadrakumar, "US and Pakistan square off,", February 15, 2011]

[Sources have revealed that a GPS chip recovered from Davis was being used in identifying targets for drone attacks in the tribal region.--"Probe finds connection between Davis, drone attacks,", February 19, 2011]

[The mere fact that no less a personage than the US President has asked that this low-ranked person be granted absolute immunity, is indicative of the US desperation to get him him out of Pakistan and its court system.

One Western journalist has referred to this incident as the "biggest intelligence fiasco since the downing of a U-2 by the erstwhile USSR in 1962." . . .

When Pakistani police took Davis into custody on January 27th, he had on his person an ordinary American passport with a valid ordinary Pakistan visa, issued by the Pakistan Embassy in Washington. On January 28th, a member of the US Consulate wanted the Pakistani police to exchange that passport in Davis' possession with another one. The fresh passport being offered was a diplomatic passport with a valid diplomatic visa dated sometime in 2009.

. . . it is a fairly accepted fact in Pakistan that Davis is guilty of anti-Pakistan activities and has killed two members of an intelligence agency, . . .

When rumors were floating that the US might cut a deal, offering Aafiya Siddique - the Pakistani scientist convicted in the US of attempting to murder two US interrogators and now serving a controversial 86-year sentence - in exchange for Davis, Siddique's own family refused to accept her back on these terms and spoke to local dailies urging the Punjab government not to release Davis for any reason.--Shaukat Qadir, "Why Pakistan Cannot Release the Man Who Calls Himself Raymond Davis,", February 19, 2011]

[He served in the US special forces for 10 years before leaving in 2003 to become a security contractor. A senior Pakistani official said he believed Davis had worked with Xe, the firm formerly known as Blackwater. . . .

A number of US media outlets learned about Davis's CIA role but have kept it under wraps at the request of the Obama administration. . . .

A Colorado television station, 9NEWS, initially made a connection after speaking to Davis's wife, who lives outside Denver. She referred its inquiries to a number in Washington which turned out to be the CIA. The station subsequently removed the CIA reference from its website at the request of the US government.--Declan Walsh and Ewen MacAskill, "American who sparked diplomatic crisis over Lahore shooting was CIA spy," Guardian, February 20, 2011]

"CIA agent Raymond Davis case sparks uproar -- in pictures," Guardian, February 21, 2011

Greg Miller, "U.S. officials: Raymond Davis, accused in Pakistan shootings, worked for CIA," Washington Post, February 22, 2011

[On February 3, 2010, a New York court convicted Aafia. The charge against her was an ATTEMPT to kill Americans. For that she was sentenced to 86 years in prison and is being kept in total isolation. The trial was framed by Judge Richard Berman in a way that there would be no mention of her kidnapping from Karachi in 2003 or any mention of Aafia and her three children being held and tortured in secret prisons.

Almost exactly a year later, we are witnessing a drama in Pakistan involving an American mercenary who killed two Pakistani youths in broad daylight and his friends who proceeded to kill another Pakistani in an effort to help him escape to the US consulate.

Those who proclaim the Rule of Law are now using every trick in the book to avoid that same Rule of Law.--Fowzia Siddiqui, "A Tale of Two Prisoners: Aafia and Raymond,", February 24, 2011]

Gordon Duff, "Raymond Davis Released: 'Family Kidnapped, Forced to Sign Pardon Letter',", March 16, 2011

[Davis and hundreds of other undercover CIA operatives, who were given speedy, unchecked visas under an unusual authorisation of Pakistan embassy in Washington in 2010, have been reportedly carrying out various subversive tasks, including aiding drone attacks and suicide bombings.--Tariq Majeed, "The Main Aim Behind Davis Murderous Act,", March 19, 2011]

Shaukat Qadir, "Admiral Mullen's Secret Deal: How the Pentagon Supervised Raymond Davis' Release and How the CIA Took Its Revenge,", March 22, 2011

[Pakistani and American officials said in interviews that the demand that the United States scale back its presence was the immediate fallout from the arrest in Pakistan of Raymond A. Davis, a C.I.A. security officer who killed two men in January during what he said was an attempt to rob him.--Jane Perlez and Ismail Khan, "Pakistan Tells U.S. It Must Sharply Cut C.I.A. Activities,", April 11, 2011]

Greg Miller and Julie Tate, "CIA's Global Response Staff emerging from shadows after incidents in Libya and Pakistan,", December 26, 2012

Mark Mazzetti, "How a Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against the United States,", April 9, 2013

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