Jessica Lynch Hoax
Lynch did fall into an ambush and 11 of Lynch’s comrades died. Lynch claimed that she sustained multiple gunshot wounds during the battle, however she kept firing. According to Dr. Harith al-Houssona, who saved Lynch’s life while at al-Nasiriyah General Hospital, concluded: “There was no [sign of] shooting, no bullet inside her body, no stab wound-only road traffic accident.” This was later confirmed by at Landstuhl Hospital in Germany by U.S. Col. David Rubenstein.
The doctors in Nassiriya claim that Lynch was given the best of care. According to Dr Harith al-Houssona who examined Lynch she had a broken arm, a broken thigh and a dislocated ankle. There were no signs of a bullet wound. He said. "They want to distort the picture. I don't know why they think there is some benefit in saying she has a bullet injury."
Dr. Harith arranged to deliver her to a U.S. checkpoint at the edge of town. Within 1,000 feet of the checkpoint the ambulance carrying Private Lynch came under fire from United States troop. This is in spite of the fact that ambulance was flashing its lights and blaring its siren.
The day after the Fedayeen and other Iraqi troops had left the city the US troops staged the rescue. They burst into the hospital shouting “Go, go, go” and shooting blanks. There were no Iraqi soldiers in the hospital and no resistance from the doctors and nurses. It was a Hollywood produced rescue. That is why they were wearing camera, they knew the result before they went in because it was all a production. The Americans restraining doctors and a patient who was handcuffed to a bed frame. Once they’d carried out the ‘rescue’ then it was straight to the editing room to edit the video footage to make the US attack look dangerous.
Several days later ABC’s Peter Jennings told his audience the raid “may have been less dangerous and maybe even less challenging” than the military had claimed.
The BBC aired a documentary claiming that the raid was false. BBC reporter John Kampfer alleged that Jerry Bruckheimer had influenced the Pentagon claiming they needed visual for the people back home. The documentary claimed that the raid was unnecessary especially considering that the Iraqi doctors had tried to hand her back to the US troops.
Mohammed Odeh al Rehaief, reported to have tipped off U.S. Marines to Jessica’s location. He claimed the hospital staff were mistreating Lynch. Immediately following Lynch’s ‘rescue’ al Rehaief and his family were grant asylum in the United States. He was given a job in the DC lobby firm: the Livingston Group. Then he received from Harper Collins (A Rupert Murdoch owned publication) a $500,000 for writing a book ‘Each Life is Precious: Why an Iraqi Man Came to Risk Everything for Pvt. Jessica Lynch’. Lauri Fitz-Pegado who worked for Hill & Knowlton, had played a role in had coaching ‘Nayirah’ in the ‘babies thrown out of incubators’ lie during the Gulf War, worked for Livingston help promote the book.