by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: According to CBS, the day before this story that came out saying she had no brain damage, a different story was being told by her surgeon.
“The surgeon who operated on her said a high-velocity bullet, shot from close-range, damaged critical areas of her brain. It is not just Malala’s survival which is in question, but what kind of survival.” CBS Oct. 11 2012
Wow. It’s even more of a miracle than I thought.
“It’s a miracle that the gunmen didn’t kill these girls, considering they were at close range.” CBS Oct 12 2012
Get ready Anderson Cooper, Oprah and you spin-boys at the Council on Foreign Relations… Malala has no brain damage after being shot in the head at point blank range. So start the sweeps-week contest. She’ll be right as rain in a few days to start campaigning on her timeless message of more drone strikes against the “evil doers’ in Pakistan!
The medical tests done on Malala Yousafzai after a bullet was successfully removed from the gunshot victim have revealed that her brain had not sustained any damage, reported Express News on Friday” Express Tribune Oct. 122 2012
Let me see if I can get this straight… Malala was shot in the head and neck at point blank range by two Taliban “hitmen” on a van along with another girl, who doesn’t seem to be injured…
“Malala was shot twice — once in the head and once in the neck — but her wounds were not life-threatening, according to Tariq Mohammad, a doctor at the main hospital in Mingora.” RT
… but in fact, she wasn’t actually shot in the neck even though the first doctor said she was and they carefully covered up her neck in all the pictures of her but this one …which shows her neck is just fine.
Then, as the story goes, the bullet that went into her skull from the front temple above her left eye, traveled through her head, down through her neck and lodged itself in her shoulder, that bullet, fired by an evil Taliban member, did absolutely no damage to her brain as it bounced around inside her head til it slipped down her neck and into her shoulder? Do I got that right? That’s the story? That’s what we are running with on this one? Good, just so long as I got the water cooler talking points right… ಠ_ಠ
“Official sources told Dawn that the single bullet, which hit Malala’s head, had pierced down to her backbone.
We have thoroughly examined her, she is in critical condition. The bullet traveled from her head and then lodged in the back shoulder, near the neck,” a doctor told the AFP agency, according to Dawn, requesting anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to media. NBC “News”
So she’ll be ready to bravely traverse the talk show circuit in a few days I suppose. Time is running out. Gotta get those “evil doers” in Pakistan before the Russians start building that pipeline!