American Charged in Pakistan Killings Is CIA

'Guardian' says it can confirm Raymond Davis a spy
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2011 6:06 AM CST
Raymond Davis, American Charged in Pakistan Killings, Is CIA
Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chant slogans during a rally against an American embassy worker Raymond Davis who shot dead two Pakistanis, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. U.S.-Pakistan tensions are high over the killing of two Pakistanis by an American embassy worker. The U.S....   (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Turns out that Jason Bourne thing may not be as easy as the movies make it look—the Guardian reports that it can confirm that Raymond Davis, the US embassy staffer charged in Pakistan with the murder of two men, is a CIA agent. "It's beyond a shadow of a doubt," a Pakistani intelligence official told the Guardian, which bases its claim on interviews that occurred in the US and Pakistan. The paper notes that several US media outlets know about Davis's role but have stayed mum at the White House's request.

Colorado TV station 9NEWS was reportedly told, by Davis's wife, to direct its inquiries to a phone number in DC that turned out to be the CIA, claims the Guardian. Pakistani authorities says they found an unlicensed gun, GPS, a long-range radio, and a camera with pictures of buildings around Lahore in his car. Washington has remained quiet on Davis's role in the country; a Pakistani official says he may have worked for Xe after spending 10 years in the US special forces. "This is not the work of a diplomat. He was doing espionage and surveillance activities," said a Pakistani minister. (Read more Pakistan stories.)

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