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FNC Reports Army Investigating Possible Attempt to Poison Food Supply at Fort Jackson

February 18, 2010

Katherine Herridge was just on Fox News, reporting that 5 men, Arabic language translators are in custody, possibly for attempting to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson here in South Carolina. It wasn’t clear if they were just detained, or if this happened earlier and is just now being reported.

Will update as information is reported and confirmed.

UPDATE: CBN has exclusive report. ( h/t Exurban Jon’s Twitter Feed) Apparently, they were arrested before Christmas.

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

The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson.

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.

Any connection to the underwear bomber ON Christmas Day? And why was this not reported until now, if true?


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

The ongoing probe began two months ago, Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, told Fox News.

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.

Grey would not confirm or deny the sources’ information.

Shephard Smith to report more on his broadcast from 7:00 to 8:00 EST on Fox News Channel.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2010 7:53 pm

    Wow. You do have to wonder, though – how would these five men be able to carry out such an operation? The logistics alone would seem to be challenging, especially for a facility that size. Scary, scary stuff.

    • Celladrella permalink
      February 18, 2010 8:12 pm

      cellardella Scary, scary stuff. I agree brother. On a military post there are many mess halls many options. If this was stopped by torture to get info. Id have to say it works .Health care reform is the issue. GBA


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