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World  (tags: world, Furkan Dogan, humanrights, violence, Israel, crime, politics )

Nancy
- 568 days ago - act.rootsaction.org
Disturbingly, the Obama administration even engaged in diplomatic efforts to obstruct attempts to obtain international accountability for the attack, according to documents obtained by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) through a Freedom of...



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Kit B. (276)
Friday May 31, 2013, 7:40 am

I read a more detailed account this morning, this death was an atrocity and should be thoroughly investigated without national favoritism.

Thank you for asking President Obama to investigate the killing of Furkan Dogan.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 31, 2013, 8:28 am
Signed. Thanks for sharing.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday May 31, 2013, 9:05 am
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 31, 2013, 10:33 am
Thank you for asking President Obama to investigate the killing of Furkan Dogan
Shared on FB, TU Nancy
 

Elderberry C. (47)
Friday May 31, 2013, 11:55 am
signed tx
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday May 31, 2013, 12:24 pm
already signed, thx so much for posting Nancy! Yes, as Kit stated already, it was a blutant execution and I'll add the details here to the thread:
Three years ago today, the Israeli navy intercepted in international waters a flotilla of ships attempting to deliver humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip and to break Israel’s illegal blockade.

Israeli commandoes stormed the ships and killed eight Turkish citizens and 18-year-old U.S. citizen Furkan Doğan aboard the Mavi Marmara.

The U.N. Human Rights Council chillingly documented Israel’s “extra-legal, arbitrary and summary execution” of Furkan, who was filming with a small video camera when he was first hit with live fire. It appears that he was lying on the deck in a conscious, or semi-conscious, state for some time. In total Furkan received five bullet wounds…All of the entry wounds were on the back of his body, except for the face wound which entered to the right of his nose. According to forensic analysis, tattooing around the wound in his face indicates that the shot was delivered at point blank range.

But instead of investigating Furkan’s killing and holding Israel accountable, the Obama administration engaged in diplomatic efforts to prevent fully independent, credible investigations into the attack and deferred to Israel’s investigation, which predictably exonerated all of the Israeli soldiers involved and failed to provide any details regarding Furkan’s killing, according to documents obtained by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Earlier this month, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan brought Prof. Ahmet Doğan—Furkan’s father—on an official visit to Washington, D.C.

During the visit, Prof. Doğan met with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss his request for the United States to investigate Furkan’s killing and to deliver a letter to President Obama to this effect.

Let’s help Prof. Doğan by showing him that thousands of Americans agree that the United States should investigate his son’s killing and hold Israel accountable.
 

Natasha Salgado (577)
Friday May 31, 2013, 8:04 pm
Signed,thx!
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 12:17 am
Most definitely signed and shared this petition--thank you Nancy.
I refrained from any comments whatsoever, though there were MANY I wanted to make! IMO, Obama has distinguished himself as, at best, a lily-livered, spineless, no-account, sycophant--at worst, he is a two-faced, backstabbing liar who will, in the end, bring down America.
This is my own opinion--for those of you who like, admire and respect Obama, I envy you, and wish I still did.
At any rate, I hope someone will be able to help this boy's father find some solace and closure.
 

Angelica C. (84)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 5:53 am
It is not racist for Americans to want Israel to play fair. The Israelis have been just as guilty as the Palestinians in terms of violence - maybe even more so when you remember that young American woman who got bulldozed into the ground by an Israeli soldier. Her name was Rachel Corrie. We need to have this dialog with our government and demand that it respond fairly to each side. Why blockade a people who have been living in the region for 5000 years? It's morally wrong.
 

Edwin M. (356)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:56 am
Signed, thank you Nancy
 

Bee S. (208)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 7:18 am
Signed.TY
 

Lisa Neste (711)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 8:16 am
Justice for Furkan Dogan
Thank you for asking President Obama to investigate the killing of Furkan Dogan
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 9:12 am
gladly signed
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 10:16 am
I don't support the president much, but this is 1 time that I can.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 10:26 am
What do we expect from a President that kills it's own citizens with drones along with other innocents and signed in the NDAA.

We know the President is on the wrong track if John S. is supporting this. Sorry John, but any time our Country can not stand up for one of it's own in particular when this young man was not involved in a military action but only to deliver humanitarian goods, I have a REAL problem with that.
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 10:44 am
signed and noted
 

Russell R. (87)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 12:01 pm
Signed & Noted = Investigation needed
 

Debbie Williamson (275)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 12:29 pm
Already signed.
 

(0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 12:37 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Hugo L. (264)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 1:16 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Nancy
 

Mariette G. (151)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:04 pm
Thank you for asking President Obama to investigate the killing of Furkan Dogan.
Thanks Nancy!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:12 pm
signed yesterday but signed again in case..
seems obamas admin is getting pretty famous for this kind of thing..shameful
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:20 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Nancy
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:32 pm
Signed, thank you.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 3:07 pm
noted / signed
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 3:45 pm
Theresa Cowley: I'm glad that you refrained from any comments whatsoever .

I'm really disapointed in the government and it's lack of fairness.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 4:50 pm
Signed and noted, thanks for sharing, Nancy. This young man needs help.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 5:42 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Nancy.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 7:19 pm
Noted and signed
 

Shirley S. (176)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 8:11 pm
Noted & GLADLY signed TY
 

Charlie Rush (65)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 8:54 pm
It's so tiring, having to incorporate politics into practically, everything that happens in our daily lives. Surely, what has happened in this case, is a perfect example.

The worst part of this whole global 'war & peace' is, one friend this year, may be next year's enemy, and vise versa.
To the point, it wasn't that long ago, that conservative Republicans were completely against the Jewish community. They are now, their new best friends.
 

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 9:49 pm
Understandable that some would be angry with the Present President, before going off on him remember this he from the very first was accused od being against the Jews, this president have had to bend and kiss many of feet. If he had started an investigation into this think what would have happened. You for get (I don't want to say what I am about to but must) this is not one of the white presidents this is a first none White to ever served as the President of the United States. Can you imagine what would have said and done. I don't think some understands exactly what this man have taken or how he have worked so hard to hold a country together or what have been taken away from him as a human as a man from people like the ones who just called him all kinds of names the perfect president who understands every thing. Yet have not done anything.
 

Emma S. (228)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 5:05 am
Done! Thanks, Nancy.
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 6:01 am

Signed..
 

Ann L. (27)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 7:06 am
Signed
 

Harshiita Sharma (137)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 7:40 am
done
 
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