Pakistan caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
Pakistan has been caught between the devil and the deep blue sea as the country has been wronged by the CIA and for that matter the US despite the fact that Pakistan suffered immensely in the futile so-called war on terror and facing public fury over the US wrongdoing and pressure to prosecute the killer of two Pakistanis on the one hand while on the other hand it is facing a variety of pressure tactics by the US for release of its spy as well as the latest veiled threat by an official of the Obama administration.
Many in Pakistan are taking the statement of State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley that "Pakistan government is only responsible for safety of Raymond Davis" as a threat to get Raymond Davis released from Pakistani prison through a commando action or to kill him in the custody of Pakistani authorities.
A US official has finally confirmed that Davis serves in CIA and was on a spying mission in the second largest city of Pakistan.
WASHINGTON: For the very first time, a top US official has Monday dazed the world, confirming that the US double murder suspect, Raymond Davis, serves for CIA, an American secret agency. “Raymond Davis was a CIA agent in Pakistan. The culprit was living along another five CIA agents in a house in Lahore till the day of his arrest.”, reported Geo News citing a US newspaper.
Citing a top US official in President Obama cabinet, a US newspaper has reported that Raymond Davis was serving in Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) being an ‘agent’ deployed in Lahore, Pakistan.
Davis shared accommodation with another five contractors of an American intelligence agency CIA and was spying for US in Lahore, the official claimed.
According to report, the US official, ascertaining the actual status of Raymond Davis in Pakistan, feared too, that revelation of such sensitive information could be tantamount to creating a grave rift between Pakistan and US relations and said the affects would be lasting and formidable.
Also, the unknown US official admitted that setting Raymond free, given the prevailing ablaze situation in Pakistan, would be second to impossible, as any of such attempts must swell the anger in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, US State Department has, yet another time, urged on Pakistan for immediate release of Davis. “US is worried for Raymond – being detained and tried in Pakistan. Our government has maintained contacts with Pakistan in this connection,” State Department spokesman Philip. J. Crowley told reporters.
Pakistan government is only responsible for safety of Raymond Davis, he added.