AN OPEN LETTER AND APPEAL FOR JUSTICE
TO THE HON. ROZA OTUNBAYEVA IN THE CASE OF
THE JILL METZGER SLUR AND FALSE ACCUSATION
AGAINST THE NATION OF KYRGYZSTAN
Dear President Otunbayeva,
I write this open letter to you in the interest of justice, both for your people, who were slandered by the lies of U.S. Air Force Maj. Jill Metzger, and hundreds of thousands of genuinely disabled American veterans, who are outraged this person was awarded a 100% "disability" pension, while real disabled and wounded veterans receive far less for documented injuries.
You will recall in September 2006, Metzger claimed that citizens of your country, a valued ally of the United States in the War on Terror, abducted her and that she heroically "overcame a guard and ran 30 or 40 miles barefoot" to where she could be recovered by U.S. officials.
The story was a lie to cover up something Metzger was trying to hide, and her slur against your nation was repeated in the world media for the three days she was supposedly "kidnapped." No abductors were ever found because they did not exist in the first place.
Our sources here at MilitaryCorruption.com told us the dye stains on Metzger's hands when she returned to U.S. control was the result of a clumsy attempt to color her blonde hair before a visit to Issyk Ata District Medical Clinic in Kant. An Air Force OSI (Office of Special Investigations) agent who worked the case there in Kyrgyzstan told us the visit was to obtain an abortion, illegal on American military installations.
We have conducted a four-year investigation of this case and found that a cover-up was engineered to protect the career of a top Air Force general who did back-flips to accommodate Metzger, when ordinary service members might have faced a court-martial instead. Pardon the language, but the quote from the OSI agent was: "We were told to lay off her, that she had some general by the balls."
It is obvious that Metzger did not perform the heroics she claimed because the U. S. Air Force has not given her any decoration whatsoever for her self-proclaimed and totally unproven "heroics." Also, the Air Force, in the nearly four years since this incident happened, has never explained what really occurred in the Metzger matter. A stone wall of silence has been put up by the Pentagon and the American news media have "looked the other way," mindful of "political correctness" and showing a reluctance to anger the powers-that-be who have protected and rewarded Metzger, despite her deceit and misconduct.
Here is where you and the new government of Kyrgyzstan can perform a tremendous service in the name of justice for all Americans like myself who look to you to help us confirm the truth in this case.
We have been told there are files in the headquarters of the security police that confirm Metzger's kidnapping claim is phony. Also, Kemilbek Kiyazov, chief of the Chuysic Region Police Dept. has gone on record as seriously doubting Metzger's truthfulness. If the new government were to ask him about the veracity of Metzger's charges, we are sure his views would be of great importance.
With former President Kurmanbeck Bakiyev out of power, Kiyazov and the Kyrgyzstan news media, including the television station in Bishkek, can speak freely now about the dark days when Metzger lied and slandered your country.
MilitaryCorruption.com urges you to release these files to your nation's news media, as well as the British news agency REUTERS, French AGENCE-FRANCE-PRESSE and the Japanese wire service KYODO. For whatever reason, the American media won't report the truth in this case without being able to quote someone else first. And so far, they have ignored reports in September 2006 on both Bishkek television and in the press. It will take dissemination to foreign news outlets to get the truth out.
As a retired U.S. Army officer, I know I risk retaliation for publishing this OPEN LETTER to a foreign head of state. I could be arrested under some trumped up "Homeland Security" charge, or this website shut down. But, as I risked my life in combat in Vietnam during the years (1966-1969) fighting in that war, I must once again go into harm's way. I do this for all those cheated and outraged by the Air Force's disgusting double-standard of justice in the Metzger mess.
Thank you for understanding about the need for both our nations to keep open the vital Manas Transit Base. I hope that relations between our two countries can be closer than ever.
We salute you and the brave dead among your countrymen who shed their blood and gave their lives so that the yoke of corruption and oppression could be lifted off your people.
MAJ Glenn MacDonald, USAR (Ret)
[EDITOR'S NOTE} - We at MilitaryCorruption.com know we are read in Kyrgyzstan by both the local media, Americans who live in Bishkek outside the Manas installation, and up until recently, by U.S. Air Force personnel at that location. We urge any citizen or member of the Kyrgyz media who sees and reads this message to get it to the desk of President Roza Otunbayeva just as soon as possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and thank you from all those genuinely disabled American veterans who live with pain and handicap every day of their lives.