Thanks, DW, for answering the question I raised yesterday in Huffington Post censors Henry Kissinger on Anchor Babies?
The passage involved comes in a comment posted to an interesting Huffington Post
article UN Fact-Finding Mission: Israeli Killing Of U.S. Citizen Was `Execution`
By Gareth Porter 09-29-10
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 five Turkish citizens were murdered execution-style by Israeli commandos.The report reveals that Dogan, the 19-year-old US citizen of Turkish descent â€¦was shot twice in the head, once in the back and in the left leg and foot and that he was shot in the face 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 faceâ€¦Although the report`s revelations and conclusions about the killing of Dogan and the five 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 Huffington Post
deserves much credit for carrying this account, originally published in Truthout
The redacted comment - here
- was allegedly signed by â€?DrHenry Kissingerâ€? (sic). DW points out that there
is no evidence that this reader really was Dr Kissinger.
and I agree. (For one thing the opinion is far too courageous and pro-American.) Had I been able to see it was only a comment, that would have been my reaction too.
As it was, bearing in mind the Huffington Post
â€™s squalid record of repression
, the concept that Kissinger had experienced a fit of patriotism was a logical possibility.