Korey Rowe Could Be Sent Back To Iraq
Loose Change producer ‘sent back to unit’
Infowars.net | July 31, 2007
Korey Rowe, one of the producers of the huge 9/11 truth film Loose Change, may be sent back into the heart of battle in Iraq within a month if he is officially returned to his unit according to a story run by the New York Daily Star today.
The Star reports that Rowe has been returned to his unit, the 187th Infantry Regiment, part of the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, which is gearing up for its third deployment to Iraq sometime this summer, according to announcements made by the Pentagon back in May.
“According to our files, he is still on active duty,” said Cathy Gramling, a media relations specialist for Fort Campbell, Ky., home of the 101st.
Rowe was listed as absent without leave on June 15, 2005, and was assumed to have deserted in mid-July 2005, Gramling said Monday.
Gramling said she did not know if there would be a court martial for Rowe or what else is next for the 24-year-old.
“We’re not at that point yet,” Gramling said.
Rowe’s colleagues at Louder Than Words said they do not know what will eventually happen but have been in contact with Rowe.
“Every other day (Rowe says) the situation is different,” said the group’s administrative assistant Kristy Kissner on Monday.
At this point it is unclear whether the situation has changed at all and it may simply be the case that the Star’s latest report is nothing more than hot air.
Last week Prisonplanet.com broke the exclusive news that Rowe, who was released after his initial arrest by Otsego County sheriff’s deputies on a military warrant for desertion, left Fort Drum and decided of his own accord to travel to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where his former unit is based, in order to clear his name and to no longer be a “political prisoner” as he put it.
The Daily Star and other media outlets insinuated that Rowe had been ordered to report to Fort Campbell, which was not true.
The officials at Fort Drum released Rowe after a barrage of calls resulting from our articles prompted them to look into Rowe’s record and immediately confirm that he had received an honorable discharge. Drum officials were reportedly baffled as to why a warrant would be out for his arrest when he had clearly been given permission to leave the Army in 2005.
Rowe, an Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran, defiantly stated that he is not going anywhere and is hoping to wipe his name from the system and return to his activities with the Loose Change crew.
Rowe was grabbed as it was being announced on the Loose Change website that coordinated plans for 9/11 anniversary demonstrations had been finalized, by Rowe himself, and as the final cut of Loose Change is being prepared for release. The fact that he has made several public appearances in the last two years and not been apprehended indicates that there has never been a warrant against his name in the army database.
As we highlighted last week, the Army court-martialed just 5% of deserters last year, with that number dropping to just 1 per cent or less for the Navy and the Marines. Rowe had satisfactorily completed his tour of duty and yet was grabbed by police and handed over to military officials on the basis of a tip-off the authorities received.
We hope to have confirmation on Rowe’s latest situation soon and will bring any further updates as and when we get them.
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