John Kerry Comes To The Rescue In Pakistani Diplomatic Dispute
An US embassy worker is being held in Pakistan after shooting two would-be robbers to death. “U.S. Sen. John Kerry promised the Pakistani people Tuesday that a jailed U.S. embassy worker will be subjected to a U.S. criminal investigation if he is released by the Pakistani government.”
U.S. officials have said Davis shot in self-defense when two armed men on a motorcycle tried to rob him. Pakistani police officials have said they plan to try him for murder, arguing that while the Pakistanis did have a loaded gun, there was no round in the chamber, and saying Davis shot one man as he was trying to flee.
Regardless of guilt, the U.S. says the detention of Davis, a former Special Forces soldier and an embassy worker, is illegal under international agreements covering diplomats. U.S. officials have threatened to withhold billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan unless Davis is freed.
Kerry spoke on a last-minute trip to Pakistan to try to heal relations over the case. He emphasized his sorrow over the incident and the deaths of the two men.
“I want to come here today to express our deepest regret for this tragic event and to express the sorrow of the American people for the loss of life that has taken place,” he said.
The Mayor is feeling tremendous sorrow over the death of the two Pakistani criminals that tried to rob the embassy worker at gunpoint, I can hardly imagine the sorrow felt by actual Americans over this terrible event.
Whether the Pakistani government is holding the American embassy worker illegally, against international agreements, is mute – the important thing is that John Kerry has started his apology tour to the Pakistani government and its peoples.
I’ll be perfectly frank here; I cannot continue this post any further, as the tears that are falling from my eye sockets risk short-circuiting my keyboard.