The spiriting away of Raymond Davis has left behind many unanswered questions. The very first is to do with how he was released. The families of the two men he murdered, apparently received his money, stated this to the trial court; and then promptly disappeared. This disappearance meant that they were unable to answer the natural question of who facilitated this turnabout, from a stance of not accepting blood money to the very opposite. At the same time, the source of the payment received, which is substantial even in US dollars, is not explained, beyond an angry denial by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton that the US government has made the payment. Another question that will stay unresolved is whether Davis was a diplomat or not. He was claimed as a diplomat by the USA, not just the Consulate in Lahore, but also the Embassy, as well as various military leaders, not to mention Ms Clinton, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry and President Barack Obama himself, and as such enjoying diplomatic immunity, which should have got him released without facing any charges. This aspect of the matter went to the Lahore High Court, which ruled that the trial court would decide. Daviss hurried release leaves undecided this issue, and let alone whether or not Davis was a diplomat enjoying immunity, it could not be determined what exactly he was doing in the place where he killed the pair. Another unexplained aspect of the case is what punishment was given to the driver of the second vehicle, which had come from the Lahore Consulate, for running over an unfortunate motorcyclist whose only crime was passing by at the wrong time. Davis explanation of what he was doing would perhaps have been interesting because of the light it would have shed on him. He had long been identified as a CIA operative not just in the Pakistani media, but that of the whole world. Now there is no chance of him putting up any defence, not in a Pakistani court. This is the eventuality which the USA probably wished to prevent. Letting a murderer get away is bad enough. But letting a spy get away is not the act of a sovereign country. Davis may have left Pakistan, taking with him the answers to these and many more questions. However, the answers will still be sought. At least four young Pakistanis are dead, two murdered, one run over and the widow of a dead man committed a suicide. There can be no national interest outweighing these lives, and all that Pakistan has got from its cooperation in the USAs War on Terror is the USA deciding that the skin of one of its citizens, almost certainly one of its CIA contractors, is worth more than these lives. The payment followed by departure, should convince Pakistans government of the contempt in which it is held. The episode should also convince it that no devotion will ever be enough, and it must act accordingly.