The two spy agencies have long worked side by side in the region, and the CIA even funds a major portion of their counterpart’s budget, but Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has signaled a further split today in the wake of the Raymond Davis detention.
Davis, nominally a “consulate technical adviser” who was arrested in Lahore on a double murder, was eventually revealed to be not just a CIA operative, but the de facto leader of CIA operations within the nation, according to confessions from top US officials.
The revelation, which apparently took the ISI by surprised, has sparked major concerns in the organization that there me be “scores” of other CIA spies operating across Pakistan not only outside of the partnership with the ISI, but entirely without their knowledge.
To that end, the ISI is demanding a full accounting from the CIA of all their operatives working in Pakistan at the moment, with one official saying it was important that the CIA “treat us as allies, not as satellites.”
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