One of the effects of the case of Raymond Davis, who gunned down two Pakistanis in Lahore recently, and who claimed diplomatic immunity, has been to spoil relations between the Pakistani and American intelligence agencies, the ISI and the CIA. The ISI has demanded that the CIA account for such contractors as Davis, and suspects that there are many more. According to a New York Times report quoting a senior Pakistani official, ISI estimates scores more such contractors. This seems to be an inheritance from the anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan, which lasted throughout the 1980s, when the ISI did not allow any CIA operations in Afghanistan. Davis, among others, is seen as trying to circumvent this. The fact that the CIA has been able to obtain targeting information for the tribal areas, and that it has used this in the drone attacks it is responsible for, indicates the presence of a network in the tribal area, given the ISIs denial that it provides any information. However, the underlying message the CIA has given is that the two agencies need each other and need to continue cooperation, and Pakistan was prepared to put the episode in the past if the CIA stopped treating the ISI as 'inferiors. The idea that three Pakistanis lives will be traded for a promise of good behaviour towards ISI officials, is surprising, and not to be expected of a national agency which is supposed to value Pakistani lives, and which presumably does not share the attitude of the President, who has been quoted as telling an American interlocutor that only the USA was concerned at Pakistani collateral damage. The ISI attempts to cramp the CIAs style by making it declare its contractors in Pakistan and their missions would be made much simpler if Pakistan was to break off relations with the USA, which exist only because the present government believes that it can only hold office because it enjoys American favour. In this regard, it should be understood that the ISI may find itself at variance with the people of Pakistan, because they do not believe the war on terror is in any way theirs, holding it imposed by the USA on the Muslim world for its own purposes, which include giving Israel, and now India, the right to continue their illegal occupations of Muslim lands. Thus the Davis affair has thrown into sharp relief the relationship between the two agencies, alone an indication of how important Davis is, that the USA is allowing the ISI to claim immunity from inferior treatment, a status which the behaviour of the present government condemns it to.