You can't possibly make this up: the producer of the 9/11 truther film "Loose Change" was arrested Monday for - wait for it! - 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, along with Dylan Avery and Jason Bermas, are members of Louder Than Words, a production company that is working on a third edition of the movie "Loose Change," which contends the U.S. government was involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In his bio at the film's website, Rowe referenced his military service, but not that he was allegedly never officially discharged (emphasis added):
At 18 for no apparent reason I joined the Army. I guess for a way out of my home town. Joined and not even six months later I found my self in a fox hole in Kandahar, Afghanistan (January 14th 2002 to July 15th 2002).
Served six months there before returning stateside for a hellish 7 month full out training cycle before being shipped back across the Atlantic to Kuwait were [sic] we staged for a nice long year in Iraq (February 28th, 2003 to January 16th, 2004).
I am out of the Army now, and have dove straight into the production of Dylan's documentary Loose Change.
No mention of deserting the military in a lengthy interview with Smith magazine, either, even though several questions involved his Army service. Of course, that's not something you advertise.
However, given the publicity of his film, one has to wonder why he wasn't picked up sooner?
On the other hand, according to the Star, the military doesn't focus a lot of attention on finding deserters:
Desertion rates have been rising since 2004, but the Army does little to seek out deserters and instead relies on a database that can be cross-checked by local law-enforcement agencies during encounters such as traffic stops, the report states.
Regardless, it seems given Rowe's activism concerning 9/11 being an inside job, maybe the Army should have done more to apprehend him sooner.
Just a thought.