Exclusive: The Deepening Mystery of Raymond Davis and Two Slain Pakistani Motorcyclists
By Dave Lindorff
The mystery of American Raymond A. Davis, currently imprisoned in the custody of local police in Lahore, Pakistan and charged with the Jan. 27 murder of two young men, whom he allegedly shot eight times with uncanny accuracy through his car windshield, is growing increasingly murky. Also growing is the anger among Pakistanis that the US is trying to spring him from a Punjab jail by claiming diplomatic immunity.
Davis (whose identity was first denied and later confirmed by the US Embassy in Islamabad), and the embassy have claimed that he was hired as an employee of a US security company called Hyperion Protective Consultants, LLC, which was said to be located at 5100 North Lane in Orlando, Florida. Business cards for Hyperion were found on Davis by arresting officers.
However Counterpunch Magazine has investigated and discovered the following information:
Firstly, there is not and never has been any such company located at the 5100 North Lane address. It is only an empty storefront, with empty shelves along one wall and an empty counter on the opposite wall, with just a lone used Coke cup sitting on it. A leasing agency sign is on the window...
For the rest of this exclusive article, written on assignment for Counterpunch magazine by DAVE LINDORFF, founding member of ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent online alternative newspaper, please go to: ThisCantBeHappening! (from there you will be directed to the full story in Counterpunch Magazine).