Raymond Davis may have headed a covert CIA team tasked to gather intelligence on the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which the Americans feel is getting out of the shadows of Pakistan Army to launch a campaign of jihad against U.S. and Europe. Davis might have stepped on the wrong side of the ISI that has nurtured the Lashkar for years as a proxy force to attack targets and enemies in India, the New York Times reported.

The report said since the ISI had backed the LeT, the former doesn't look kindly on the Americans trying to bust it. The swirl of recriminations that followed the Davis shooting episode confirmed suspicions that America has deployed a secret army of spies and contractors inside Pakistan. “It has also called unwelcome attention to a bigger, more dangerous game in which Davis appears to have played just a supporting role,” the paper said. “American officials are convinced that Lashkar is no longer satisfied being the shadowy foot soldiers in Pakistan's simmering border conflict with India. Its goals have broadened, these officials say, and Lashkar is committed to a campaign of jihad against the United States and Europe, and against American troops in Afghanistan.”


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