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    Re: Lawyer: Pakistan releases CIA contractor after 'blood money' paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Utterly ridiculous partisan speculation.
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    Re: Lawyer: Pakistan releases CIA contractor after 'blood money' paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    Put the appropriate pressure on Pakistan to release the agent, no strings attached.
    What kind of "appropriate pressure" are you talking about? You didn't actually explain what a different US president would have done, you just repeated the same thing again.
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    Re: Lawyer: Pakistan releases CIA contractor after 'blood money' paid

    The simple fix here is to just subtract $2.34 million from the next Foreign Aid package we send to Pakistan and don't list it or bring it up just do it and call it even.

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    Re: Lawyer: Pakistan releases CIA contractor after 'blood money' paid

    You heard it here first! I told y'all that guy was more important than the government was letting on... my guess was CIA... and that we'd have to pay big money to get him back.

    Damn, I'm good!

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    Re: Lawyer: Pakistan releases CIA contractor after 'blood money' paid

    The money was paid because the guy apparently killed some people over there. The money was compensation to the victims families.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Lawyer: Pakistan releases CIA contractor after 'blood money' paid

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    From MSNBC:



    'Blood money': CIA contractor freed after payment - World news - South and Central Asia - Pakistan - msnbc.com

    IMO, this news report raises troubling issues:

    1. Did the U.S. actually pay a ransom to secure Mr. Davis' release. In the story, the U.S. denies a quid-pro-quo arrangement.

    2. If the U.S. paid a ransom, no matter how it was packaged, did that indicate that Mr. Davis had actually lacked diplomatic immunity. That immunity was asserted but to the date of his release had not been demonstrated.

    3. What precedents would be established if a ransom had been paid and has the U.S. undermined its own credibility when others are inclined to pay ransom e.g., to the Somali pirates, etc.?
    Paying for Davis's release doesn't necessarily indicate that he didn't have diplomatic immunity.

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    Re: Lawyer: Pakistan releases CIA contractor after 'blood money' paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    What would a different US president have done?
    The Paks wouldn't have pulled this **** with a different kind of president than the one we currently have.

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    Re: Lawyer: Pakistan releases CIA contractor after 'blood money' paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    A different US president would not have stood for this.
    This is beyond disgusting.
    Which different one?
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Paks wouldn't have pulled this **** with a different kind of president than the one we currently have.
    So if I were to find even a single example of families being offered compensation for deaths happening under a different president, you would concede that you're wrong?
    I may be wrong.

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