A technical advisor for the US Consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore, dubbed “American Rambo” in one Pakistani newspaper, is facing two murder charges related to the killing of three people in the city this afternoon.
The exact details of the incident are still unclear, but the advisor, identified as Raymond Davis, shot and killed two Pakistani motorcyclists he claimed were trying to rob him, then called for help from the consulate. The consulate deployed a vehicle which ran over and killed another cyclist en route.
Police confirmed that Davis claimed he was being robbed, but appeared to dismiss the notion, saying that neither of the two people he shot had any criminal records. Relatives described both as upstanding individuals.
The real concern for the US State Department however is the likely anti-American backlash that will result, and officials say that they are going to work hard to ensure that the backlash “does not affect the strategic partnership.”
Pakistan’s Zardari government will likely shrug off the killings, but with the public already frazzled by the hundreds of civilians the US kills annually in drone strikes in the tribal areas, having random consular officials mowing down residents, whatever the justification, is unlikely to sit well.
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Guys the Hunting Season is ON…….in Pakistan.All what is you is to be an American with licence to kill issue by the interior Ministery(Rehman Malik) with the Blessings of the Current PPP(President of Private Pakistan.Come on Guys the killings on the house..Kill any young for free available in abundence…
There is no doubt that the americans are killers around the world but in present situation they are doing deliberately as they know Zardari is corrupt and could be black mailed this is the right to stand against PPP led govt. who are traitors and killers.
This is the hight of american policy even an embassy employ is killing three civilains what heros americans are producing for them Pakistan is a country of choice to rob and kill in the name of terrorists.
Excuse me Mr. Ditz, Your article is a contextual lie. NPR Reports, as well as other news agencies,
That Pakistani TV media reported and showed video of witnesses in the street saw who say these Men (Pakastani's? Faisan Haider and Obaid Ur Rehman) were chasing the U.S. Consular employee. Also the Pakastani media showed a gun next to one of the men's bodies and showed what looked like a holster on the other dead man.
Plus, your inflamatory " Headline" that the Tecnical Adviser killed three, when he is possisbly going to be charged by the Pakastani Police with two killings not three. The third happened when an security chase car ran over an innocent motorcyclist, and left the scene. Word has it the chase vehcile had a Pakastani man at the wheel, but that has not been confirmed yet.
So please do your readers a favor and report the truth, not lies just to make your point. And fans of this reader, I suggest before you beleive anything Mr. Ditz writes again, do your own research. Hold Mr. Ditz to the true facts
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