A U.S. citizen who lived in Turkey is among the nine people killed when Israeli commandos stormed a Turkish aid ship heading for the Gaza Strip, officials said today. The victim was identified as Furkan Dogan, 19, a Turkish-American. A forensic report said he was shot at close range, with four bullets in his head and one in his chest, according to the Anatolian news agency.Four to the head? FOUR? One shot to center of mass would almost certainly be enough to put the guy down in an emergency situation, and he had been shot in the chest. With the sort of weapons these guys use, you take a round, you're probably not dead but you're no threat, either. Even if you were still moving, one shot to the head would guarantee that you drop.
Dogan was a high school student studying social sciences in the town of Kayseri in central Turkey. He was born in Troy, N.Y., and moved to Turkey at the age of 2. He will be buried in his hometown tomorrow.
Dogan's body was returned to Turkey today along with eight others, all Turkish nationals, who were on board the Mavi Marmara.
But Dogan got four to the head. That isn't defense. Unless we get really good evidence to the contrary, that's an EXECUTION.