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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denies claims the U.S. paid over $2 million in "blood money" to free a CIA contractor who shot and killed two Pakistani men.
"The United States did not pay any compensation," Clinton told reporters in Cairo, according to Reuters.
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
he was a diplomat not CIA when he was initially detained by Pakistan.
LAHORE, Pakistan — A CIA contractor who shot and killed two Pakistani men was freed from prison on Wednesday after the United States paid $2.34 million in “blood money” to the victims’ families, Pakistani officials said, defusing a dispute that had strained ties between Washington and Islamabad.
In what appeared to be carefully choreographed end to the diplomatic crisis, the U.S. Embassy said the Justice Department had opened an investigation into the killings on Jan. 27 by Raymond Allen Davis. It thanked the families for “their generosity” in pardoning Davis, but did not mention any money changing hands.
Originally posted by forklift
Out of all the $billions of aid Pakistan gets, the corrupt pakistani politicians just needed to pluck out $2.2mil to shut the families up and hand out a few green cards to make them all smile.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
"The United States did not pay any compensation," Clinton told reporters .....