Report: Poisoning plot at Fort Jackson? Muslim’s Involved?


People are tweeting and e-mailing about it so I feel obliged to post, but I have to say: The details seem awfully thin for a story of such huge import, with so many incendiary implications. No disrespect to Fox News or CBN but take this with a grain of salt. FNC:

The U.S. Army is investigating allegations that soldiers were attempting to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson in South Carolina…

The Army is taking the allegations “extremely seriously,” Grey said, but so far, “there is no credible information to support the allegations.”

The suspects were part of a Arabic translation program called “09 Lima” and use Arabic as their first language, two sources told Fox News. Another military source said they were Muslim.

And CBN:

CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas. It is unclear whether the men are still in custody. The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base…

A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the “Fort Jackson Five” may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad against U.S. troops in December. That group was arrested by Pakistani authorities, also just before Christmas.

Another Army spokesman told the AP that he’s unaware of any arrests. I’m awfully curious as to who leaked the investigation and why. After Fort Hood, with all the toxic PR the military absorbed for having missed so many red flags about Hasan, it could be that someone on the inside feared they’d try to sweep this under the rug to avoid another embarrassment. But even so, why run with the story until you know there’s something to it?

via Hot Air » Blog Archive » Report: Poisoning plot at Fort Jackson?.

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