Jessica Lynch rescue “a staged operation”
Doctors and other staff at al-Nasiriyah general hospital, including Dr Harith al-Houssona who says he saved her life when she was brought to the hospital wounded, throws serious doubts on the official story about the “rescue” of Private Jessica, according to an article in the London Times. Dr Harith says:
What the Americans say is like the story of Sinbad the Sailor ? it?s a myth.
The day before US special forces stormed the hospital, all bathists and Iraqi military had fled the area, and there were only hospital staff and patients left for the US soldiers to handcuff and harass. Amazingly, hospital staff says they had even made an attempt to deliver Jessica Lynch to US forces, but the ambulance was shot at when it approached a US checkpoint and had to return.
At the time of Jessica’s rescue coalition forces had met unexpectedly stiff resistance from irregulars, and the weather had shut down the progress temporarily. They really needed a media victory.
Interestingly, Private Jessica herself has not said much about her rescue.
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