Report: CIA Considers Targeting Pakistani Diplomats

Revenge Targetings Aimed at Spiting Govt for Davis Detention

The CIA is reportedly extremely annoyed at the continued detention of top CIA operative Raymond Davis over the murder of two Pakistanis on the streets of Lahore, insisting that Davis deserves “diplomatic immunity” for the killings.

Now, according to those reports, the CIA is mulling retaliatory targeting of Pakistani diplomats across the world, in the hopes of putting them in a similar circumstance as a way of spiting the Pakistani government or perhaps shaming them into releasing Davis.

Davis’ story has been major news in Pakistan, where he was initially referred to as a “consulate employee” but it was later admitted that he was a top CIA operative in the nation, and his claims of “self-defense” fell apart in the face of evidence that he jumped out of the car and chased one of his victims down the street to finish him off.

The claims of diplomatic immunity have continued and incredibly even escalated after it was revealed that Davis was not a diplomat, but a spy. The Zardari government, faced with public outrage, has insisted it will let the matter play out in court.

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