Raymond Davis an American National who shot and murdered two Pakistanis in open daylight with 27 bullets is under arrest in Lahore. A large hue and cry is being made about his diplomatic immunity status, but at the time of the murder, the passport that he had carried a stamp of “Official” which does not in anyway indicate “Diplomatic” there was a significant debate that the Pakistan government does not stamp visas under the “Diplomatic” category but generalizes the usage of the “Official” for all these type of individuals.
The category has existed for some time even the Visa Application form [Off-site form] found on the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC clearly shows the DIPLOMATIC option.
It is my belief that had if Raymond Davis carried a Diplomatic status visa, it would have been marked on his valid visa and that would then had been used to spring him out of Jail within hours and these 13 days of jail time would have been a thing of the past. At the moment of the crime he was a non-Diplomatic individual and only after the crime the American Embassy is using all this muscle to spring him out of Pakistan under any pretext as possible. Pakistan Ambassador to the US Husan Haqqani has been summoned to the White House repeatedly with threats on abondoning the Kerry-Luger Bill amongst other military and civial assistance to Pakistan.
If the debate still caries on about the category stamp on the visa, then the best way to convince the world would be to produce a copy of the visa issued to US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, which may be used as a reference to the visas issued to diplomatic personnel from the US to Pakistan
I beleive the US has so much at stake in Pakistan in terms of its War on Terror these are just bullying tactics to blackball an inherently corrupt governemtn to succumb to pressure. The only thing keeping Zardari and his cronies in check are a definite resistance by Sharif brothers in Lahore to drop these charges initially, now it has blown out of proportion, a well disected case makes it ever more difficult for PPP to cook up a crummy story and spring him loose.
It is my gutt feeling, with Egypt on a boiler plate of revolution and many other countries following suit, it may serve the American interests well to cool down, let the emotions defuse, or choose to ignore Raymond Davis for its own greater interest. A stand-off with the people of Pakistan might end up precipitate a strong supporting war-cry for the Anti-American forces in Pakistan which may overwhelm any successes it may have had in the 10 year War on Terror battle it has fought on these lands
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I wonder why he did not accuse his
victims as blasphemers which would
have made even the lawyers to
garland him and stymied all the
legal proceedings against him.
USA AND UK ARE THE AXESES OF EVIL. THEY ARE DESTBLISING THE COUNTRY SUPPORTING THE TERRORIST ORGANISATION BY FINANCE AND MODREN WEAPONS.RAYMOND DAVIS HAS LINKED WITH THE TERRORIST ORGANISATION AND TAKING THE LUNCH AT RED LIGHT AREA NEAR LAHORE FORT. DIPLOMATIC ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY THE WEAPONS IT IS AGAINST GENVEA CONVENTION. USA MUST RESPECT THE COURT ORDERS. USA CONSULATE IN LAHORE MAKE THE CASE MORE SUSPIOUS NOT THE COMMENT ON THE FIRST DAY. MORE CRIMINAL INVOLVED IN THE CASE HAVE BEEN PROTECTED BY USA CONSULATE AND THE SECOND CAR VOILATE THE TRAFIC LAW STILL IN THE USA CONSULATE CUSTODY. IT IS SHAMEFUL FOR THE USA ADMINISTRATION TO PROTECT SUCH CRIMINAL WHO KILLED THE INNOCENT CITIZEN AND GET THE FILM ON INCIDENT. HURRIBLE INCIDENT?????
Few simple questions:
1. What would have the Americans done if any of our diplomats had committed two murders on the road in front of scores of people in Washington DC?
2. Where in the world are the “diplomats” taught accurate firing techniques and trained with the best ammunition in the world? Where in the world are they trained to use accurate spycams and carry up linking equipment while on the move?
3. Is there anyone in the USA please, who could tell us the real identity of this man? If the ID is fake, he cannot be granted any immunity under any law (as discussed by one of the commentators above)
4. Where is the driver and the accomplices who killed the third innocent guy while trying to reach to Raymond’s car from the wrong side of the road? Hiding in US consulate? Great that the Americans hire drivers as diplomats as well!
Pakistani leaders – don’t let this guy go! Intelligence agencies – please get to his real identity!
Letting him go will be a Waterloo for the leaders in Pakistan
Raymond Davis is a murderer. He will say to himself, "They were ONLY brown people, so who cares if they are killed."