American, 19, Shot Four Times in the Head by Israeli Commandos

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Furkan Dogan (pictured above), was among the 19 murdered by Israeli commandos in an attack on a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships on Memorial Day.

Dogan, 19, was shot at close range, with four bullets to his head and one to his chest, according to a forensic report obtained by the Turkish Anatolian news agency.

Despite Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu’s outrageous claim that all the passengers on aboard the ships were radicals with ties to terrorist organizations, Dogan was a high school student studying social sciences in the town of Kayseri in Turkey. He was born in the United States and moved to Turkey at the age of 2.

Also among the “radicals with ties to terrorist organizations” was former Ambassador Edward Peck, 81, a career diplomat who served as deputy director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

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14 Responses to American, 19, Shot Four Times in the Head by Israeli Commandos

  1. Kate Novotny says:

    If I didn’t know better I would think Netanhayu is trying to provoke a war.

    Bibi sees the world in stark, black and white terms and he is the pan ultimate Zionist hooligan.

    The Israeli people are not being well served by him and I believe Israel cannot function isolated from the vast majority of the civilized world.

  2. papacito says:

    This kid was 19?

    Fuck Israel and Fuck Netanhayu. May the bad things happen to them both.

  3. I have long been a supporter of Israel but over the last ten years I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer support the harsh tactics that they use. It is like how we “Mericun’s” used up all our good will with other nations in the aftermath of 9/11 by waterboarding and torturing. Israel has no more good will from other nations.

  4. Massagatto says:

    Bibi sees the world in stark, black and white terms and he is the pan ultimate Zionist hooligan.

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    You see, the mistake Bibi Netanhayu made was attacking a group of relief ships with passengers from more than a dozen nations friendly to Israel and the Israeli people.

    Including, an American teenager and a retired US ambassador who worked for a beloved Republican president. Very sloppy, Bibi. Very sloppy.

    If Netanhayu had been up to his usual shenanigans vis a vis Israeli intelligence, he would have waited for a Gaza relief ship to sail into international waters carrying passengers from from nations historically hostile to Israel but, like a man with an erection needing to ejaculate, Bibi couldn’t wait and he gave the order to attack a flotilla carrying passengers from the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey and Canada.

  5. VicoDANIEL says:

    The Israelis are fools.

    They let themselves be used like $20 whores to help the U.S. fuel the flames of unrest in a region oil rich and laboring under the weight of radical Islam.

    The myth that Israel just wants to live in peace and have friendly relations with her neighbors is just that– a myth. Israel bombs southern Lebanon and kills 2,000 people, a third of whom were children and Washington just smiles and looks the other way.

    Until the folly of Empire is finally dead and buried, along with every neocon and Zionist on the planet, don’t expect anything to improve in the region.

  6. He don’t dadgum sound Murkan!

  7. lea-lea says:

    If Israel has nothing hide, why then are they balking at conducting a UN-backed investigation into what really happened on those ships?

    Remember, it’s never the crime: it’s the cover-up.

  8. Jolly Roger says:

    I believe Israel has a right to exist.

    I also believe that countries that behave as Israel does have NO right to any support.

    It is past time for us to cut off all funding. Let them be terrorists on their own.

  9. DMason says:

    Now that Obama has honored Paul McCartney with the Gershwin Award, has he said anything about an American citizen — a teenager, being among Israel’s murderous victims? Oh, sorry about that. I must have been dreaming.

  10. Mets Fan says:

    Vice President Biden sides with Israel against the United States of America and the world regarding this matter.

  11. Idaho Librul says:

    The U.S. has been supporting Israel since Israel was created in 1946 by England and the U.S. out of real estate occupied by the Palestinians for centuries.

    In 1946, after the horror of WWI and the holocaust, it was a noble pursuit for the U.S. to help create the nation of Israel and there was certainly a Biblical argument to be made that the Jews had the right to have a homeland in the area where Israel exists now.

    However, this was 64 years ago and the powerful nation we know today has swung so far to the right that I have trouble seeing any difference between Israel and Jordan, or Israel and Saudi Arabia. In 2010, Israel has breached peace treaties, committed grotesque human rights violations, and broken many international laws.

    But not once, has the United States has ever condemned Israel for its behavior. Israel is like the Fortunate Son from a wealthy society family in the American south. Above criticism and above the law.

    Times change and relationships changes as well. I think the United States is paying a very heavy price for this relationship and if Israel won’t grow up, then we need to rethink the relationship and whether or not we should continue to be part of it.

  12. Conejo1982 says:

    A US teenager is shot 4 times in the head by Jewish, black-booted thugs in international waters and the totality of President Obama’s response is to call the situation “tragic?”

  13. Conejo: I guess we are supposed to be happy that he didn’t use the even more weasly “regrettable.” Oh wait, he did in the initial press release.

  14. feminazi says:

    As a Jewish woman, I am deeply angered that the Israeli Navy would slaughter a 19 year old boy. I don’t care if he’s Turkish American or not. He was shot in the head 4 times and once in the chest. He’s someone’s son and this behavior is blatantly savage and inhumane.

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