4 shots to the head and 19 year old U.S. citizen Furkan Dogan becomes another footnote in the history of the psychotic actions of Israel and the U.S.
The zionist media is making sure we know he has been living in Turkey since he was 2 and is a dual citizen to lessen the idea that he was a 'real American.'
We all know that there is only one kind of dual citizen that matters.
I often talk about our two allowable 'designated dissenters' in the House, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, who sometimes manage to get an opposing viewpoint into congressional debate and the media but who never go far enough and we accept their limitations as 'the best we've got.'
Kucinich (D-OH) is today beginning to circulate to colleagues the following letter concerning the commando raid by Israel upon a Turkish ship in international waters:
Dear Mr. President,
Israeli commandos, acting at the direction of the State of Israel, attacked and seized a Turkish ship in international waters, in the Mediterranean Sea.
At least nine were killed in the incident aboard the Mavi Marmara. Hundreds of civilians were taken into custody and goods were confiscated. Since the United States considers Israel our most important ally in the region, whose survival is a of primary concern, it is incumbent upon the Commander in Chief to call Israel to an accounting for its conduct in planning and executing the deadly military attack in international waters upon a peaceful flotilla carrying citizens from over 50 countries.
The State of Israel's conduct, attacking a Turkish ship in international waters, constitutes an act of belligerence against Turkey, which at one time Israel considered an important ally. It also undermines United States’ troops efforts in Iraq, since your administration's efforts to achieve stability in the region and to withdraw troops from Iraq has depended upon Turkey's cooperation through use of its air bases.
In its violent commando raid on the Mavi Marmara, the government of Israel showed no concern as to how its conduct may affect the lives of defenseless, innocent people, its friends and allies, and in particular the United States. The United States must remind Israel as well as all of our other friends and allies:
It is not acceptable to repeatedly violate international law.
It is not acceptable to shoot and kill innocent civilians.
It is not acceptable to commit an act of aggression against another U.S. ally.
It is not acceptable to continue a blockade which denies humanitarian relief.
It is not acceptable to heighten tensions in a region while the United States continues to put so much blood and treasure on the line.
The State of Israel's action necessitates that the United States, which is Israel's partner in the region, begin to redefine its relationship and to establish such boundaries and conditions which are sufficient for mutual respect and cooperation.
It is incumbent upon Israeli officials to bring forth the truth about the planning for and the attack upon the Mavi Marmara.
No one questions the right of Israel to defend its border, but that defense does not extend to shooting innocent civilians anywhere in the world, anytime it pleases.
Israel must account for our support, for the lives of our soldiers, for the investment of billions from our taxpayers. Israel owes the United States more than reckless, pre-meditated violence waged against innocent people.
The attack on the Mavi Marmara requires consequences for the Netanyahu Administration and for the State of Israel. Those consequences must be dealt by the United States. They must be diplomatic and they must be financial. The U.S. can begin by calling for an independent international inquiry of the Mavi Marmara incident. The integrity of such inquiry necessitates that it not be led by the nation whose conduct is under scrutiny. If our nation fails to act in any substantive way, the United States licenses the violence and we are complicit in it and our own citizens will be forced to pay the consequences.
We the undersigned deeply regret the loss of life. We are also fully aware of the dangers to world security which exist in the region, which is why the United States has been unstinting it its defense of Israel. We have a right to expect that Israel not add to those dangers with military conduct which all people of good will know is neither defensible nor moral. There must be consequences for such conduct. We await your response.
Not bad but that part about Israel's right to defend its border doesn't take into account that Israel refuses to define their borders as they ever seek the expansion of 'greater Israel.'
Paul goes on, of all places, the Don Imus show on Fox to give his first statements on the Israeli massacre. He could have done better.
Moving on to one of the most overt traitors in our sordid history, John "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not a settlement" McCain, the designated loser in the 2008 'race' against Obama and Vietnam POW/MIA cover up front man. He will always back up Israel because he is a blackmailed degenerate puppet.
Of course McCain comes by his traitorous nature just as a nut doesn't fall far from the tree. His old man was a traitor too and an Israel firster.
In 2008 Ralph Nader reminded us about McCain's father and his role in the cover up of Israel's 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. Nader says Israel attacked the Liberty because the spy ship was intercepting Israeli communications but I think it goes deeper than that. Israel wants the US to fight its wars for them. It did in '67 and continues to today.
Arguably the worst of the worst traitors in Congress, Joe Lieberman gives a SOP response. No surprise here.
"We should be very clear about who is responsible for the unfortunate loss of life in the attempt to break the blockade in Gaza," Lieberman said. "Hamas and its allies are the responsible parties for the recent violence and the continued difficulties for the people of Gaza. Israel exercised her legitimate right of self defense."
Truth, justice and the American way.
2010 style .....