Raymond Davis Pakistan Shooting Charges Spark Conspiracy Theories

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The killing of two Pakistanis by an American citizen in the eastern city of Lahore late last month may have turned into a nightmare for U.S.-Pakistani relations, but it is shaping up as a field day for Pakistan's conspiracy theorists.

More than three weeks after Raymond Davis, 36, shot and killed two local men in what U.S. officials described as an act of self-defense, many questions remain unanswered about the circumstances of the incident, but the gaps have been filled eagerly by the vibrant Pakistani media.

Elaborating complex theories involving nefarious actors to explain the day's events has always been a sort of national pastime in Pakistan, but the phenomenon has ballooned with the advent of countless new newspapers, television channels and news websites in recent years.

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