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The Big Lie Of Jessica Lynch
Jessica Lynch. You know the one. The sweet, American-pie 19-year-old soldier and kindergarten-teacher wanna-be whose army squad took a wrong turn in Iraq and was, apparently, ambushed.
And some of her comrades were killed and she was taken prisoner, full of stab wounds and bullet holes, and she was whisked off to a ragged Iraqi hospital and held for eight days by vicious Iraqi guards and ostensibly abused, and later supposedly "rescued" in the most daring and macho made-for-TV moment of the war by elite teams of hunky U.S. Army Rangers and U.S. Navy SEALs. Wow.
Except that it never really happened that way. Except that Lynch herself doesn't remember a single thing and all the nurses and doctors and eyewitnesses on the scene say the Iraqi fedayeen guards had fled the day before the "rescue," and there was no danger whatsoever, no resistance of any kind, the U.S. forces could just walk right in, and they knew it. And the hospital doors were wide open, and the nurses and doctors had gone out of their way to provide decent care for our precious Jessica, considering the circumstances, and doctors even tried to return Lynch to U.S. forces themselves. And despite U.S. claims, Lynch had no knife wounds or bullet holes at all, just a few broken bones, and the dramatic and violent "rescue" was really just inane and silly and entirely faked and yet America bought it, hook, line and Rumsfeld, because it was on TV.
-April 1, 2003: US Military Briefs Reporters on Jessica Lynch’s Rescue, Shows Carefully Edited Video
-April 1, 2003: US Soldier Jessica Lynch Rescued in ‘Dramatic’ Special Operations Mission
-April 2, 2003: Jessica Lynch Flown to US Military Hospital in Germany; Gunshot Wounds Reported
-April 3, 2003: Washington Post Prints Tale of Jessica Lynch’s Heroic Resistance and Rescue in Iraq
-April 4, 2003: Doctors Find No Gunshot Wounds on Jessica Lynch; Cousin Tells Different Story to Press
-April 9, 2003: Saddam Hussein’s Government Collapses; US Orchestrates Propaganda Stunt with Toppling Statue
-April 10, 2003 and After: Iraqi Who Helped Rescue Jessica Lynch Given Asylum, Lobbying Job, and Book Deal in US
-April 15, 2003: Washington Post Reports Lynch Neither Shot Nor Mistreated While in Iraqi Care
-April 27, 2003: Report: ‘Key Elements’ in Jessica Lynch Story ‘Appear to Have Been Wrong’
-April 28, 2003: London Times Reporter Says Pentagon Used Jessica Lynch Story as ‘Good News’
-May 4, 2003: Iraqi Doctors, Nurse Tell of Caring for Injured US Soldier Jessica Lynch
-May 8, 2003: Jessica Lynch Does Not Recall Ambush, US Military Reports
-May 15, 2003: BBC: Jessica Lynch Story ‘One of the Most Stunning Pieces of News Management Ever Conceived’
-May 20, 2003: BBC Correspondent Discusses Reports Questioning Pentagon’s Version of Jessica Lynch Capture and Rescue
-May 23, 2003: Washington Post Columnist Takes Paper to Task for Not Acknowledging Mistakes in Jessica Lynch Story
-May 25, 2003: Washington Post Ombudsman Blames Use of Anonymous Administration Sources for Errors, Fabrications
-May 27, 2003: Fox News Pundit O’Reilly Smears Patriotism of Columnist Who Questions Official Pentagon Story on Jessica Lynch
-May 29, 2003: Pentagon PR Chief Blasts Los Angeles Times Columnist for ‘Outrageous’ Criticism of Reporting on Jessica Lynch Story
-May 30, 2003: Los Angeles Times Columnist Counters Pentagon Attacks on Credibility Regarding Jessica Lynch Reporting
-June 13, 2003: Defense Department Confirms Jessica Lynch Neither Shot nor Stabbed
-June 16, 2003: Media Working Hard to Secure Interviews with Jessica Lynch
-June 17, 2003: Washington Post Reporter Discusses Inaccuracy of Initial Reports about Jessica Lynch
-June 17, 2003: Jessica Lynch Recovering Slowly; Kept Away from Media, Other Patients
-June 17, 2003: Washington Post Pieces Together More Accurate Version of Jessica Lynch’s Capture, Rescue
-June 21, 2003: Mythologizing of Jessica Lynch Story Detracts from Geniune Heroism, Columnist Argues
-June 29, 2003: Washington Post Ombudsman Theorizes that Jessica Lynch Story Was a Propaganda Effort by US Government
-July 10, 2003: Army Report Debunks Sensationalistic Reports of Jessica Lynch Ambush and Capture
-October 24, 2003: Soldier Taken Captive Alongside Jessica Lynch Awarded Much Lower Disability Benefits; Racism Alleged
-November 9, 2003: Jessica Lynch Says She was Unaware She was Being Made into a Hero and Celebrity
-November 11, 2003: Biography of Jessica Lynch Published
-November 11, 2003: Lynch Interviewed by ABC; Confirms Military Overdramatized Story of Her Capture, Rescue
-November 13, 2003: Jessica Lynch Story a ‘Multimedia Rashomon,’ Says NPR Interviewer
-April 2007: Military PR Officials Claim No Memory of Misleading Reporters in Story of Lynch Ambush, Rescue
-April 24, 2007: Jessica Lynch Testifies to Misinformation Surrounding Her Ordeal
-April 27, 2007: Retired CENTCOM Deputy Commander Claims Politicians and Press, Not Military, Created False Story of Jessica Lynch’s Capture and Rescue
Lynch faulted the U.S. government for creating the story as part of the Pentagon's propaganda effort.
Soon after her rescue, Pentagon officials disputed a report appearing in the Washington Post that Lynch had fought back, and the first official report of Lynch's actions during her capture released by the Pentagon weeks later said that she did not appear to have fought back against her captors, in contradiction of earlier Pentagon press releases. According to one former Pentagon official, the stories of her supposed heroics that day were spread by the news media, and Congressmen from West Virginia were instrumental in pushing the Pentagon to award her honors based on reports of her actions during her capture.
Months after returning, Lynch finally began speaking to the public. Her statements tended to be sharply critical of the original story that was reported by the Washington Post. When asked about her heroine status, "That wasn't me. I'm not about to take credit for something I didn't do... I'm just a survivor."
Despite the letters of support she received after her testimony before a House oversight committee, Lynch says that she still gets hate mail from Americans who accuse her of making up the heroic acts attributed to her. "I was captured, but then I was OK and I didn't go down fighting. OK, so what?" she says. "It was really hard to convince people that I didn't have to do any of that. That I was injured, that I still needed comfort." en.wikipedia.org...
The Battle of Baghdad started that night when the 3/7 Cavalry was engaged by Iraqi forces at the Baghdad airport. I immediately knew they had covered up. There are 20 different indicators I put on the introduction of my website of why I knew it was being covered up, all of which I picked up as you would in your own area expertise if you knew something was being covered up. The biggest clue was Jessica Lynch. The media covered up the biggest U.S. battle in decades by contriving a human interest story. The Jessica Lynch story lasted until the Army had taken Baghdad and they were ready to pull down the statue of Saddam. It was a total propaganda job.”
Capt May: At the end of it all, with the U.S. forces running low on ammo, somebody from somewhere gave authorization to use a neutron warhead over the Baghdad Airport . Now I got this multi-source through Army people who were there, Marine people who were there, and Arab journalists who were there or who talked to people who were there. The important thing is that the American boys did not know what had happened. They were never --the details were never filled in. But what happened was the American forces went and buttoned up inside their armored vehicles. Armored vehicles have pretty good protection against radioactive transmission. They have a good transmission factor, it is called in professional terms.
Capt May: Since they were inside and buttoned up, the Iraqis were outside and exposed, and the way I got it from the Iraqi side through Arab journalists, was they thought they were doing good until all of a sudden they started melting. So at that point a nuke went off over Baghdad Airport , maybe a series of nukes. And we think neutron is enhanced radiation, as I am sure you know Mr. Turner.
Turner: Yes, I am aware of that. But it wasn't a fission device, it wasn't the big bang, it was a neutron warhead.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Kester
I wasn't at Baghdad Airport, so I can't say that 100% didn't happen.
But I can say with total certainty that we didn't have enough armored vehicles to hold all the US servicemen there.
Add in that the information on casualties does not support it either, and I am perfectly comfortable saying that the Capt May in your source is full of s**t.