US 'Outrage' Over Slaying of US Residents Depends on the Nation Responsible
Date Written: 18/10/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23017
This article takes a look at the reasons why the US media managed to be outraged at the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia's government, yet there was no such reaction when Israel killed Furkan Dogan, a 19-year-old American citizen.
Dogan, born and raised in the US to Turkish immigrant parents, was brutally beaten, kicked and then shot in the back and head by several members of the so-called Israeli Defense Force who on May 31, 2010 boarded a Turkish-flagged vessel, the Mavi Marmara in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea. There is video of the attack on Furkan, who was unarmed with anything but a cell phone that he was using to video the IDF assault on the ship, the leading vessel of a "Peace Flotilla" delivering medicine, food and building supplies to Gaza, the fenced-in Palestinian ghetto controlled by Israel.