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Israeli Lies Exposed: Smuggled Clip Shows IDF Executing Injured Activist (Possibly the American Furkan Dogan)

By dlindorff - Posted on 11 June 2010

By Dave Lindorff

The false narrative initially put out by the Israeli government of hapless IDF commandos severely threatened by hardened "terrorists" on the Mavi Marmara has fallen apart, amid revelations of doctored photos, dubbed voices and other deceptions and the patent absurdity of the claim that the commandos had boarded the ship armed only with "paint guns" and low-caliber pistols. Now the Big Lie stands fully exposed, thanks to a smuggled-out video showing IDF commandos kicking a prone, helpless victim and then executing him with semi-automatic rifle fire.

This smuggled video, showing IDF commandos brutally kicking their captive, who is clearly posing no threat to them, and then firing four shots down at him from almost point blank range, proves these commandos were on the ship with intent to kill and injure, and that is what they did.

There are claims from Turkish sources that this clip shows the 19-year-old American-born Furkan Dogan being executed. Dogan's autopsy showed he was shot four times in the face, and at least once in the back.

So far, the President Obama and the White House and State Department have made no condemnation of Israel's illegal and murderous attack in international waters on a civilian ship flying the flag of a NATO ally.

This video is, for me, reminiscent of the video from the Tet Offensive in the 1968 in the Vietnam War, which showed a South Vietnamese officer executing a captured Viet Cong fighter with a pistol shot to the head, and also of the 1979 video of a soldier in the army of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza executing the ABC newsman Bill Stewart (which came across a monitor in a local ABC newsroom I happened to be visiting in rural North Carolina, causing absolute pandemonium and outrage).

Both those earlier videos of military atrocities by soldiers for regimes backed by the US significantly turned American public opinion against the US puppet regimes and the wars they were fighting. Hopefully this latest video of another atrocity by a client regime's stormtroopers will have the same effect.

To see the actual video, please go to:

Quote: "So far, the President Obama and the White House and State Department have made no condemnation of Israel's illegal and murderous attack in international waters on a civilian ship flying the flag of a NATO ally".

The ship wasn't flying the Turkish flag. It initially had done this, being a Turkish ship, but before this deadly trip the ship changed to flying the Comoros flag and Comoros has ratified the Rome Statute of the ICC.

"The Ship Was Not Turkish Flagged", June 7, 2010

That article quotes John Quigley saying that the Mavi Marmara was flying the flag of Comoros; not Turkey. And the following piece also says that it wasn't the Turkish flag during the impeded trip of May 30-31 to Gaza. This next article says the ship was flying the flag of the Comoros Islands. And Craig Murray is a known relevant expert for laws on the seas.

"Why Was the Mavi Marmara Reflagged Just Before Sailing?"

by Craig Murray, June 3, 2010

If we compare what John Quigley and Craig Murray say, then I think we could imagine a brief debate between them, for while Comoros may be co-signatory to the ICC, as John Quigley said, the country is not one that's really capable of launching a suit against a powerful country like Israel at the ICC or anywhere else, Craig Murray points out. He says that Turkey would be capable of doing this, but not Comoros, and I doubt anyone would care to argue with, about or against this. He's most surely right.

But the first article, above, additionally includes a quote from what Professor Francis Boyle, a very well known and highly respected and respectable law expert, said about ICC rules making it possible for [any] country to pursue the Israeli leadership people who are guilty for the attack on the Free Gaza flotilla, or certainly the Mavi Marmara anyway, at the ICC.

Comoros Islands? I never heard, or don't recall having ever heard, of such a country, there's such a place.

Quote: "The Comoros (pronounced ... snipped), officially the Union of the Comoros (French: ... snipped) is an archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean, located off the eastern coast of Africa, on the northern end of the Mozambique Channel, between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near to the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest and the Seychelles to the northeast".

I definitely recommend reading Craig Murray's article.

Unfortunately the smuggled clip will not have the effect of the videos from the Tet Offensive, or the Nicaraguan execution on the American People, because it will not be shown on television. Haven't you noticed the media doesn't show stuff like that anymore. A few people will watch it on You Tube, and a couple of bloggers will make comments about it, and that will be it.

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