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If Washington was trying to inflame Pakistanis, it could hardly

have a better job of it than with the way it handled the case of

CIA operative Ray Davis.

 

 

The Nation, Pakistan

Pakistanis Take to the Streets After Raymond Davis' Release

 

"Both federal and Punjabi governments [where Davis shot and killed two men] may well be congratulating themselves after obtaining American favor by releasing Davis, but they should also be aware that they have earned the eternal displeasure of the Pakistani people."

 

EDITORIAL

 

March 19, 2011

 

Pakistan - The Nation - Original Article (English)

The release of CIA operative Raymond Davis, which was followed by a disastrous drone strike that killed scores of innocent people, has enraged Pakistanis across the country.

 

EXPRESS TV VIDEO: Pakistan news report on the arrest of Raymond Davis, Feb. 5, 00:01:59RealVideo

The protests anticipated after the release of Raymond Davis began immediately after the news broke on Thursday. Demonstrations continued on Friday in every major urban center. It's still too early to judge whether the protests will lead to objectives similar to those in Arab countries where so far, two presidents have fallen and almost every government has been shaken. But it isn't too early to see that this has been a prime opportunity for the populace to engage in anti-American protest.

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Such protests doubled in strength after the first drone attack since Davisí release killed 41 people attending a Jirga. There should be no doubt that if Davis had been a citizen of some other country, there would have been just as much of a desire to see him punished. Both federal and Punjabi governments [where Davis shot and killed two men] may well be congratulating themselves after obtaining American favor by releasing Davis, but they should also be aware that they have earned the eternal displeasure of the Pakistani people. The United States has exposed itself, not just by the extraordinary support it exerted on behalf of one of its citizens, but by the methods it used to force obedience from the government of Pakistan. Islamabad was more than willing, but it feared the wrath of the people. That wrath has been visible on the streets ever since Davis' release.

 

 

SEE ALSO ON THIS:

Daily Jang, Pakistan: Victims' Families Paid $2.3 Million 'Blood Money'; Davis Free
The Frontier Post, Pakistan: If Davis is Freed, Islamabad Will Not Be Forgiven
The Daily Jang: Ruling Party Spokeswoman Says Davis Enjoys Immunity

Frontier Post: Pakistan Courts Must Prosecute U.S. 'Killer' Raymond Davis

The Nation: Pakistan Should Prosecute Davis; 'Welcome' Cut in U.S. Ties

The Nation: Iran 'Sets Example' By Prosecuting Americans

 

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[Posted by WORLDMEETS.US March 20, 12:05am]

 

 







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