posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 07:09 PM
So much for the silent service or covert operations? Judging by his photos, he would have stood out like a sore thumb. He is about as American in
appearance as apple pie and ballgames. He could very well be a CIA asset as the Pakistani authorities have been saying? The high tech equipment in his
possession seems a little much for a low level diplomat on a sight seeing tour. Moreover, according to the Pakistanis, he had photos of important
landmarks around Lahore on his camera.
This has got false-flag connotations all over it. I make an effort to use that term sparingly, because there seems to be a uptick in the term being
used when analyzing events in the Middle East and elsewhere. Allow me to don the tin foil hat for a moment, and delve into the realm of conspiracy.
Take what I say as mere speculation. This guy and his cohorts seems to be gathering intel on soft targets around Lahore and maybe other localities in
Pakistan before being caught. For example, in the not to distant future we learn of bombings in Pakistan or other horrendous acts, and the US will
blame the terrorists. Of course they will be shocking and terrible, and it could be a means to coax the Pakistanis into allowing an escalation of
military actions by the US in the Pakistani tribal regions and elsewhere if need be.
The US had ought tread lightly on this one, because the Pakistanis have some serous leverage on this one. Most importantly, it has to do with the
supply line that goes through their country which is a crucial asset to the war effort in Afghanistan given the geography of the nation being
landlocked. A horrendously costly endeavor with Afghanistan would be much worse if logistical support has to be conducted by air. Furthermore,
relations have soured of late with the continued drone strikes that have taken place in the Pakistani interior which is said to have killed civilians.
and amid objections by the Pakistani government. To cut a long story short, I find this story more and more peculiar. Personally, I think he was a
spook conducting agency business. Why the US is going out of their way on this is quite telling. It seems he may have been up to no good? What
happened to plausible deniability? Can't afford another international incident.