Surprise! “Loose Change” producer arrested for deserting the Army

posted at 11:32 am on July 25, 2007 by Allahpundit

Via the boys at SLC, who through a herculean effort have managed to suppress their bubbling schadenfreude at the news.

An Oneonta man who helped produce a 9/11 conspiracy documentary that became an Internet hit was arrested Monday for allegedly deserting the Army.

Korey Rowe, 24, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, was picked up by deputies at about 10:45 p.m. Monday, Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. said…

Rowe was arrested on a “military warrant” that Devlin said was brought to the attention of deputies by the Oneonta Police Department, who received information from a source outside of that department…

After deputies received the information from Oneonta police, they reached out to the Army, and officials from Fort Knox faxed a copy of the warrant, deputies said…

He is being held without bail in the Otsego County jail and is waiting to be picked up by U.S. Army officials, Devlin said.

He won’t be court-martialed — few deserters are, per the article, and if he is it’ll only be used as further proof of, ahem, “the conspiracy” — but I’m curious to find out when he went AWOL. According to him, he did six months in Kandahar in 2002 and then not quite 11 months in Kuwait and Iraq from February 2003 to January 2004. Question to vets: Are 11-month tours normal? I’m assuming he must have done a full tour and then come home as it would have been difficult, to say the least, for him to escape while on duty and hitch a ride back to the States. And a follow-up question: How did they miss snaring this tool at the dozens of media appearances he’s made in the past few years to promote his agitprop?

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