Friday, February 19, 2010

No attempt made to poison any soldiers at Fort Jackson SC, Internet rumor started by Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)

Bloggers are not news sources, the rumor started by the blog, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), about how "Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina." IS ALL WRONG !

The Army has been looking for two months into allegations an attempt was being made to poison soldiers at Fort Jackson through the food supply, but the largest basic training post in South Carolina says no credible information to support the allegations has been found.

A local law enforcement official familiar with the reports who insisted on anonymity said Thursday that there was no attempt made to poison any soldiers, adding that a rumor started when several disgruntled soldiers shot their mouths off late last year. There was never any threat, nothing credible, he insisted.

CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, WRONG !  CBN GOT It Wrong? The investigation was first reported by the Christian Broadcasting Network, they are not a news source.

The CBN media outlet reported that five suspects were detained in December and were part of an Arabic translation program called "09 Lima." According to an article in the Army Times, "The 09 Lima program puts native speakers of Arabic, Dari, Pashtu, Farsi or Kurdish in uniform to serve alongside troops in combat."

Army spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Garver said he could not release any specifics of the investigation by the Army's Criminal Investigative Service to protect its integrity.

"I can say that, according to CID spokespersons, they have not found any credible information to substantiate the allegations," Garver, who's based at the Pentagon, said in an e-mail. He said he is unaware of any arrests made in the investigation, MORE FROM THIS  REAL NEWS SOURCE.............

Bill Warner Director of CSPI..Covert Surveillance by Private Investigators at WBI Inc.