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« on: January 12, 2012, 10:29:10 PM »

Former Private Jessica Lynch Speaks Out About Whether Iraq War Was Worth It, Why She Had to Set the Record Straight About Government’s False Story

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/01/12/former-private-jessica-lynch-speaks-out-about-whether-iraq-war-was-worth-it-why-she-had-to-set-the-record-straight-about-government%E2%80%99s-false-story/ 

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About 9 years ago, enemy fighters in Iraq captured then-19-year-old former Private First Class Jessica Lynch in a deadly ambush on the truck that she was driving. Eleven soldiers died in the attack, including one of Lynch’s closest friends.

Later, Special Forces rescued Lynch from an Iraqi hospital and initial government reports portrayed her as a hero who went down fighting, claims which Lynch denied, saying that she didn’t shoot a single round in the attack.

Today, Lynch joined Shepard Smith to talk about being in captivity, how she got the strength to call out the government on the false story presented about her, and whether, in the end, the Iraq War was worth it.

Of the attack, Lynch said she woke up about three hours after the ambush and knew immediately that something was wrong. She said, “I woke up and all I could see was Iraqis standing all around me, looking down upon me. I knew at that moment something terrible had happened and I wasn’t in the right place.”
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 10:36:09 PM »

The military’s ‘fabrication’? No, Jessica Lynch was WaPo’s story

http://mediamythalert.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/the-militarys-fabrication-no-jessica-lynch-was-wapos-story/
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But it’s exceedingly the top in the case of Jessica Lynch: The claim that the military made up the tale of her battlefield heroics is seriously misstated. And more than faintly ironic, given that it was the Washington Post that reported Lynch had “gone down firing,” that she had fought ferociously in the ambush of her unit, the 507th Maintenance Company, in southern Iraq in March 2003.

It was the Post — citing otherwise anonymous “U.S. officials” — that claimed Lynch had “shot several enemy soldiers” in the ambush.

It was the Post that said Lynch “continued firing at the Iraqis even after she sustained multiple gunshot wounds and watched several other soldiers in her unit die around her” in the fighting.

It was the Post that placed the electrifying heroic-warrior tale about Lynch on its front page of April 3, 2003, beneath a headline that read:

“‘She was fighting to the death.’”

It was the Post — alone — that placed the story into the public domain.

And none of it was true.

Lynch was neither shot nor stabbed. She suffered shattering injuries in the crash of a Humvee as it attempted to flight the ambush. But she fired not a shot in the attack.


http://frankwarner.typepad.com/free_frank_warner/2011/04/washington-post-how-about-a-full-apology-to-the-pentagon-on-jessica-lynch.html

http://mediamythalert.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/wapo-journo-on-jessica-lynch-story-rejoins-paper/

http://mediamythalert.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/recalling-who-gave-us-the-manufactured-heroism-of-jessica-lynch/
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 07:40:18 AM »

I think we'd have to a bit naive to think that our military wouldn't plant stories in our newspapers to stir public opinion, intentionally and unintentionally.  Especially when it's fully acknowledged that we have entire military and civilian departments who's sole job is to plant stories (both real and fabricated) in foreign media, to increase America's image.  I've no idea about this case, but agree that the Washington Post should be scolded for failing basic professional journalism of having one additional corroborating witness.  Than again, it's not like journalism is anything professional anymore.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 10:23:58 PM »

 My Daughter who is in a combat role right now in Afgannistan told me the unit Jessica Lynch was in was not prepared to even use their weapons. They were not properly trained and their weapons were filthy and not combat ready. Lynch's outfit is used as an example of  what can happen to an outfit that's not properly trained.
 My Daughter started as a driver and has since become a specialist in the scouts. She handles the muslim women problems during raids.
 That's inside scoop from the Army.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 10:51:29 PM »

in about an hour, jafo will use your post to condemn george bush.  he's a muslim loving, terrorist hugging enemy of the state

My Daughter who is in a combat role right now in Afgannistan told me the unit Jessica Lynch was in was not prepared to even use their weapons. They were not properly trained and their weapons were filthy and not combat ready. Lynch's outfit is used as an example of  what can happen to an outfit that's not properly trained.
 My Daughter started as a driver and has since become a specialist in the scouts. She handles the muslim women problems during raids.
 That's inside scoop from the Army.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 05:37:54 AM »

Sending troops in harm's way ill-prepared and equipped is not novel to George Bush.  We have done it often as a country.

Sending troops into a nation state and attacking them on evidence that is fraudulent and manufactured is criminal and I believe a first.  I agree with Bugalosi that Bush and Obama are both guilty of murdering each and every USA citizen sent there according to our laws, something Bush was go at ignoring.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 08:31:05 AM »

 "Fraudulent and manufactured"?

 Jaffo, I agree with you on most of your posts, but you should stop going beyond the truth yourself when you bash Bush. When you do this it lowers you to the level of the politicians.

 The whole world knew Sadam Hussein had WMD's. I think Sadam himself thought he had WMD's. Was the whole world lying, or were they just mistaken? Clinton himself said Hussein had to be removed, he just lacked the politial gonads to do it.

 There's enough to bash Bush with and still stay within the realm of honesty.
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