16 March 2011

CIA Mercenary Released After US Pays Blood Money

And I mean this literally.

Under Pakistani law, if the families of the victim accept payment, the defendant can be acquitted, and this is what happens in Pakistan.

The fact that the US government had to pay several million dollars to the families in order to extract their "diplomat", his status is actually indeterminate, marks a shift in diplomatic immunity.

Scott Horton notes that this is a shift in how governments view diplomatic staff, but I'm not so sure that it's a change in policy as much as it is a recognition by foreign governments in areas of intense US interest that the establishment of sprawling embassies, consulates, and various satellite offices have nothing to do with diplomacy, and everything to do with placing spies in those places.


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