By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor and Raja Mujtaba, Bureau Chief Veterans Today Islamabad

CIA contractor Raymond Davis was released by Punjab officials after a reported deal was negotiated with the families of the two men he was accused of murdering.  Davis was scheduled to be indicted for murder charges today.  Security forces picked up the families last night.

In direct contradiction to news stories, the payment of “Blood Money” under Sharia law is an admission of guilt and, by western standards represents a conviction.

Former Minister of Religion for Pakistan, Ijazul Haq, called the decision by the United States “inconsistent with America’s rejection of Sharia law and an open admission that claims of “diplomatic privilege” were knowingly false.  Pakistan’s foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Querishi resigned his post on February 16 in protest, based on American demands that he falsify Raymond Davis’ visa status from “business” to “diplomatic.”

Despite the late hour, spontaneous demonstrations have materialized around Pakistan.  The US Consulate in Lahore is the scene tonight of violent clashes between police and anti-American demonstrators.  More demonstrations are planned for tomorrow as political parties vie for credibility in light of the public outrage at Davis’ release.


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A payment estimated a $2 million was made to secure the release.  The families are still in police custody.  Davis is now at an undisclosed location, rumored to be Bagram Air Force Base in Kabul.

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s “rock star” political leader and philanthropist expressed deep concerns.  “This is a gift for Islamic radicals and will incite, not only waves of hatred toward the United States but an upsurge in terrorism as well.”

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Press stories are largely inaccurate and incomplete.  This is what actually happened according to high ranking sources in the Punjab police and government officials who wish to remain anonymous.

Tonight, Afzal, the uncle of Shumaila, the widow of one of the slain men who had committed suicide, went on Pakistani television.  He told the audience, moments ago:

Family members were told they were being taken to the police station to make statements.  Instead, they were taken to a secret location and held in isolation and told that unless they signed a letter pardoning Davis, “you will never see daylight.”

Ijazul Haq, Pakistan’s former Minister of Religion and son of former Prime Minister Zia al Haq reports, in a VT exclusive, that members of the family and others involved, were given US citizenship to protect them from reprisals.


Senator John Kerry flew to Pakistan on February 16, 2011.  He met with Punjab’s ruling duo, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his brother Nawaz Sharif, heads of the PML, Pakistan Muslim League. Kerry announced that the release would


occur in a few days, although families refused to meet with him.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the former Foreign Minister resigned in protest but refused to grant diplomatic immunity to a criminal and a terrorist Raymond Davis. Today in press conference Qureshi said with pride that he stands vindicated for his decision.

Rana Sanaullah the Punjab Law Minister played the lead role.  Sources in Pakistan indicate that government and police officials in Punjab received millions in CIA payoffs in the deal.

Both PML leaders, the brothers Shahbaz and Nawaz Sharif, left Pakistan for London earlier this week, making sure they were out of the country after brokering the deal.

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  1. Jon Jon  March 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Aperantly you can:Ike

    “get away with

  2. Jon Jon  March 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    It was called “BOYCOTT”
    Thats what “Ghandi way” is
    Ghandi taught the folks how to get “SALT”
    from the ocean instead of having the shit head brits hold salt over them…(as Pay) for example

  3. Jon Jon  March 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Not any more Steve P … day dawn!!!!!!!

  4. Steve P  March 18, 2011 at 6:25 am

    The Golden Rule:

    Those with the gold make the rules.

  5. Mawwk  March 17, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Servile traitors have a special type of quality which zionism finds irresistable.

  6. Mawwk  March 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    It’s called the ‘ beauty test ‘.

  7. OS  March 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    It reminds me of small group that liked to wear hiking boots, and that makes me laugh, crunch…crunch…crunch. Hear I am crunch..crunch, it’s joke for Prinz…

  8. OS  March 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Did you say Xe, that BlackWater Group? Ruined my day..

  9. Fred  March 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Yeah could be Israel or could be vampire aliens have landed and are secretly taking over the world haha

    You know what I wonder sometimes Is how pretty much every up and coming US politician travels to Israel right around when they get elected seemingly or when they are hopeful to win an election? It’s almost like some sort of wierd initiation to be a ‘popular’ politician in the US you have to netttinyahu’s and his henchmens blessing almost? even the tea Partyers were ‘invited’… So who knows Michael you could be right….. Hard to fathom that most of our elected leaders go thru this ritual…. I wonder what is said in these meetings? I wonder if Abe foxman sits in? just strange….

  10. pickadilly  March 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    What kind of nation has the United States become? What have we sank to?

  11. Ed  March 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Umair,to you and all the young Pakistanis out there… go forth and take back your country!

  12. umair  March 17, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    it says you comment is awaiting moderation …. i have to make some changes in it ???

  13. Fred  March 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Wow these wars just about the worst investment ever for Americans…. Trillions spent the past years only to create more polarization and extremists…. and we’re just about bankrupt…. It’s like someone has punctured a giant straw into the US and is slurping what hard working Americans create like I giant slurpee.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this whole xe stunt was just another economic ‘stimulus’ package for war profiteers, civil war in pakistans gotta have some good $$$ potential kinda like refilling the slurpee when no ones looking…. Just like the stimulus package for the theiving bankers….While The common American gets nothing more then pep talks from a community leader in the white house.

  14. umair  March 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Iam a Pakistani citizen. this happened yesterday and i am still in shock… i was coming home from work when i heard on news that Davis is on its way to states as this news is being aired ….. my blood started rushing and i was all in sweat because of anger …. my eyes filled with tears to see such an abuse of our integrity….we will be on streets tomorrow protesting …. have no words …. just shock and a lot of heart ache and hate for US/zionist/illuminati/world bankers/the-west’s policies … for us literally it made no difference if it was bush in white house or obama .. we knew nothing would change and hence we were right … just alot of heart ache and distress .. soon you will see a revolution in Pakistan too .. and a more bloody one then anywhere else … youngsters like me are fed up of our govt and the west …. temperature has reached to the boiling point

  15. B.A. Gilmore  March 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Wow. I heard Davis was released. I wondered why. Then I heard about the blood money. But now I know why he was really released. I can’t believe it’s possible to buy every body in the government of another country. Wasn’t this one of those “just say no” moments? This was a moment justice could have been done for these men and their families. The US screws it up again.

  16. Rizzi Elahi  March 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Why there are no terrorism charges on him? Letting him out of Pakistan will be costly for Zardari.

  17. Nelson_2008  March 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Please define “drug abuse” and explain how you know he “abuses” drugs.

  18. Don McFarlane  March 17, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Had a Colt Python in South Africa but firearms here in Aus are pretty much conspicuous by their absence.

    Numbers is what is going to bring the bastards undone. Trouble is, how do you get through to the telly watching drones who have bought the “Muslims are out to get us” story?

    Gordon, and Imran Khan, (great cricketer, although you guys would proabably not appreciate that !), are doing a brilliant job.

    I get so frustrated, but on reflection the only way this whole scenario is going to be resoved is by chipping away, one brick at a time.

    Truth will be the saviour. Hopefully in my lifetime.

  19. jim  March 17, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Will Davis be “homeless” or will he become a lecture & daytime tv pawn, book & of course movie scripts?…Was he a contractor as a cover noc, a straw, or was he true company? Either way to see what superstate Hilary, the company & interagency response will do..if history repeats itself the “Story” is homeless”,or like Mr Wheeeler will he be found in a trash dump? Considered a risk to 2012 agendas? Did Mr Wheeler know the HAARP connections to Japan? Follow the geo-logic…a volcano in Hawaii comes alive “first”…then a “cascade” to Japan???? Not the waves coming back as main media covered ever so well! Whos playing the HARRPS to this tune. Opera singers break wine-glasses at 157 m/hrz..

    While all eyes in the main street media are on Japan, forces make this exchange of Davis.??.. Global timing and streaming and your the only true press to pick this up, and continue a archive on the backstory…wow, eyes open VT.

  20. shama zaidi  March 16, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    a lot of material was on facebook about this and within half an hour it mysteriously disappeared.

  21. Snoopy  March 16, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Well, you support how this miscarriage of justice played out based on the criteria “special ops has always done it this way” but I surely don’t. Murder and payoffs are not tools of an honorable military, they’re the methods of tyrants.

    …and to keep our honor CLEAN

    Former Recon Marine

    And a reminder to SF friends who aren’t wrapped up in this INFIDEL madness so pervasive within today’s Zionist influenced military, De Oppresso Liber

  22. A Prien  March 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Don’t wait for the press to tell you about it. They won’t fill you in on it even after it happens. Only the govt BS about what you should think about it.


  23. Debbie Menon  March 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    @ Jon Jon

    If this is not a miscarriage of Justice, then such a thing does not exist!

    Sad, what the US and the world has come to.

    Reflecting on the recent bomb attacks against the police recruiting office in Afghanistan, if Ray Davis (if that is the name of this hired gun)and his friends were cruising around in Pakistan planning and carrying out such gigs, why has no one made the connections with similar activities in Afghanistan and Iraq when police stations, recruitment centers, and graduating classes are bombed?It is a hallmark MO and just the right thing for people like him to be doing. Qui bono?

  24. AnotherAussie  March 16, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Hey blueskybigstar, thanks for the link. Had not read the EU Times before. Will make it one of my daily many. The only thing that concerns me is the continuation of the myth that an organisation known as Al Qaeda (means toilet in some dialects/languages) exist, other than the front it is for false flag attacks by the CIA/M16 & mossad. No doubt a false flag is being planned on the US and it will involve some kind of nuclear operation. I suspect within the next 12 months.

  25. barrie w  March 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    no but made some admissions.

  26. barrie w  March 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    say what you mean. anarchy. we NEED it. they NEED it. let the freak flag fly.

  27. Parvez  March 16, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    You are right about a much bigger operation being in works but there is no mention of it in any news sources. President of US does not get involved for a low level hired gun.
    I’m watching Pakistani news and people are coming out tomorrow. Let’s see how it develops.

  28. ardeschear  March 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm


  29. recon john  March 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm


  30. A Prien  March 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I can’t believe the US stooges in power in Pakistan will long survive this. It is no wonder they released and whisked him away before the people realized what happened. There is now no way the US can enlist Pakistan in its war on terror. Even the Pakistani army must now be on the verge of revolt.

    It’s impossible the US govt did not realize the potentially explosive consequences of getting this killer out. They could only have pressed for it because he had even more explosive information about what the US was planning, such as possible nuclear false flag operation, that it had to be suppressed at all costs because the results would be even more horrendous than the possible consequences of getting him out.


  31. Ike  March 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    It sure must be nice to be a part of the “in crowd” these days. Laws mean nothing and one can litteraly get away with

  32. Parvez  March 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Wait till this news hits Kabul. Karzai would take the position that Afghan life is every bit as valuable as any Pakistani. Then what.

  33. Tim  March 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Already Pakistanis lives have been cheapened with the relentless drone attacks.. and now this.

  34. kraqus  March 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    This is utterly BULLSHIT!
    Remember the King only gets his way until the people revolt…then is Madame Guillotine all the way. Off with their heads! it will be the only way to restore the Republic.


  35. Gordon Duff  March 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    yes…john..and we all trust the VA also
    why are you homeless?

  36. mrg  March 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Johnny where you been bro there are two types of justice in fascist amerika,one for the rich ruling class (called fines) which comes back to the rich in the way of tax breaks and one type of injustice for the rest of us peons called prison (just google CCA.

  37. johnny  March 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    “Both PML leaders, the brothers Shahbaz and Nawaz Sharif, left Pakistan for London earlier this week, making sure they were out of the country after brokering the deal.” Well, let’s see if the brits treat them like they did with Assange: extradition now,,,but where? Washington?

  38. Jonathan Mark  March 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    This is a breakthrough article showing the behind the scene crimes to cover crimes.. What a mess. Thank you for all involved in reporting this inside report. Flyby News will be linking..

  39. Zain  March 16, 2011 at 11:58 am

    In urdu it is said “jiski lathi uski bhainse” translation “the one who owns the stick owns the cow”……

  40. onehaitian  March 16, 2011 at 11:46 am

    To those of us who know and understanding the game, this comes as no surprise. The emperor always gets its way and when the local media and owned and controlled, the easier it is for them. No matter how much noise we make about this here in this forum and like minded others, we are still the minority. I am sure it will receive wider coverage in Europe, but the US press will pretend they don’t hear it as usual. Disgusting if you ask me, but it is one example in a million of abuse of power. In french there is a saying “la loi du plus fort” which can be translated roughly as “the law of the strongest”.

  41. Zain  March 16, 2011 at 11:27 am

    @johnnypunish: because sir we are the pawns used by our ruling rich elite…. they always get their way and make more money….

  42. Johnny Punish  March 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

    How come I get jailed and a criminal record for smoking a doobie on public property but this knucklehead murdering psychopath gets a private plane and free ticket to Disneyland?

  43. adeUK  March 16, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Even cheaper when you consider what valuable operational intel Davis must know. It also demonstrates how deep things go if key elements within the Pakistani legislature and security svcs can be blackmailed or are prepared to sell out their nation in such a manner.

  44. tcarlson  March 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

    You are absolutely right. $2 million is chump change. Heck, one predator drone costs $4.5 million.

  45. adeUK  March 16, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Interesting timing, while the media is full of panic, meltdown coverage and speculation this story can be buried in the West.

    A $2 million a bargain in terms of de-stabilisation of Pakistan which is of course the end game.

    Destabilise secure and hold Pakistan … next stop Iran.

  46. Truth Seeker  March 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

    So why is this prick so dame important anyway? What is the US and Blackwater so afraid of if the Pakistani’s us the US Enhanced Interrogation Techniques to get information out of him? What will he revile that isn’t known? 2 million… is that per person or do they share that with amongst the police and the families?

  47. tcarlson  March 16, 2011 at 10:01 am

    So, the US can just go on with its CIA/Xe death squads and predator drones in Pakistan killing innocent civilians (at least 90 percent of those attacked) just by greasing the palms of government officials and paying paltry sums to a few of the victims’ families… makes you proud to be an American, doesn’t it?

    Oh, how’s that “winning the hearts and minds” thing working out for you, General Petraeus?

  48. blueskybigstar  March 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Have you not read this?

  49. Nelson_2008  March 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Alas the Empire always gets its way.

    In fact, with Saudi troops now slaughtering the uppity peasants in Bahrain, with the Libyan dictator apparently getting the upper hand against the revolt there, things seem to be looking up for the Empire.

    (BTW, I should say I believe that the Empire’s earlier “threats” to intervene in Libya – on the side of the “rebels” – was just another psyop, intended to confuse the issue and hide the Empire’s breathtaking hypocrisy. It was basically the same kind of disingenuous posturing that the Empire resorted to when it appeared to be pushing for a public trial of KSM, in a civilian court, for his alleged role as 9/11 “mastermind”. The Empire had no intention of doing it. It’s all pure bullshit.)

  50. Jon Jon  March 16, 2011 at 8:53 am

    World Justice for today and tomorrow. The worlds worst criminals posing as leaders are front and center for all to see. With absolute impunity. It is a shame to be a part of the humankind that can sit back and forever take this kind of abuse and overall treatment. Slap in the face for all world law abiding citizens.


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