An American working for the Central Intelligence Agency who was charged with killing two Pakistanis has been freed after relatives of the slain men accepted compensation under Islamic law, an official said.
Raymond Davis, the U.S. Consulate worker in Lahore who killed two Pakistanis last month, did not shoot in self defense, Lahore’s police chief said as a judge ordered Davis held for 14 more days of investigation.
Senator John Kerry said Russia is closer to the U.S. position than many Americans realize on issues including Syria’s future, and called Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney “breathtakingly off target and naive” for calling Russia the nation’s foremost geopolitical foe.
An American described by the U.S. government as a diplomat, who was arrested in Pakistan for the shooting of two men, worked as a security contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, a U.S. official said today.
With general elections coming as early as this fall, politicking in Pakistan is heavy these days. So the unanimous passage by Parliament last week of resolutions aimed at limiting military relations with the U.S. deserves the Obama administration’s serious attention.
Life for many members of Washington’s diplomatic corps is, one imagines, pretty much a picnic. For example, the ambassador from Barbados generally faces no career-threatening crises. Nor does the ambassador from Luxembourg.