To anyone familiar with the history and modus operandi of Zionist war criminality, the following will not have come as a shock:
"The report of the fact-finding mission of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla released last week shows conclusively, for the first time, that US citizen Furkan Dogan and 5 Turkish citizens were murdered execution-style by Israeli commandos. The report reveals that Dogan, the 19-year-old US citizen of Turkish descent, was filming with a small video camera on the top deck of the Mavi Marmara when he was shot twice in the head, once in the back and in the left leg and foot, and that he was shot at point blank range while lying on the ground. The report says Dogan had apparently been 'lying on the deck in a conscious or semi-conscious state for some time before being shot in his face'... Based on both 'forensic and firearm evidence', the fact-finding panel concluded that Dogan's killing and that of 5 Turkish citizens by the Israeli troops on the Mavi Marmara, May 31, 'can be characterized as extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions'." (UN fact-finding mission says Israelis 'executed' US citizen Furkan Dogan, Gareth Porter, truth-out.org, 27/9/10)
What I do find shocking, however, is Porter's revelation of the omerta-style silence of the US administration and corporate media with regard to the report's findings. Reading the following paragraphs from his article, you can literally smell the fear of the US imperial state when confronted with yet another example of its supposed vassal's barbarous conduct, and one, moreover, involving one of its own citizens. Further confirmation, if it were needed, of just who controls who:
"The report confirmed what the Obama administration already knew from the autopsy report on Dogan, but the administration has remained silent about his killing, which could be an extremely difficult political problem for the administration in its relations with Israel. The Turkish government gave the autopsy report on Dogan to the US Embassy in July and it was then passed on to the Department of Justice, according to a US government source who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the administration's policy of silence on the matter. The source said the purpose of obtaining the report was to determine whether an investigation of the killing by the Justice Department (DOJ) was appropriate. Asked by this writer whether the DOJ had received the autopsy report on Dogan, DOJ spokesperson Laura Sweeney refused to comment. The administration has not volunteered any comment on the fact-finding mission's report and was not asked to do so by any news organization. In response to an enquiry from Truthout, a State Department official, who could not speak on the record, read a statement that did not explicitly acknowledge the report's conclusion about the Israeli executions... Although the report's revelations and conclusions about the killing of Dogan and the 5 other victims were widely reported in the Turkish media last week, not a single story on the report has appeared in US news media. The administration has made it clear through its inaction and its explicit public posture that it has no intention of pressing the issue of the murder of a US citizen in cold blood by Israeli commandos." (ibid)
Israel lobby? What Israel lobby?