EXCLUSIVE

"THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING" - WHAT AIR FORCE
DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT MAJ
METZGER'S "ABDUCTION" - JILL'S YOUNG HUBBY
O.S.I. AGENT - DID SHE HAVE ABORTION GONE
WRONG? - WILL METZGER PLAY "VICTIM" CARD
("I WAS RAPED")? - WHAT HAPPENED AT MANAS
AFB JULY 4TH? - WILL MARATHON RUNNER
"POSTER GIRL" GET FREE PASS? - IS JILL
HOLDING OUT FOR HONORABLE DISCHARGE?
PTSD PENSION? -  ARE BRASS AFRAID OFFICER
WILL DO "OPRAH" AND "THE VIEW"? - CAN BOOK
OR MOVIE DEAL BE FAR BEHIND? STAY TUNED

© 2006 MilitaryCorruption.com

The "silence" has indeed been "deafening" ever since Sept. 14, 2006 when Air Force marathon runner and poster girl, Maj. Jill Metzger, returned to Moody AFB, Ga. from her overseas assignment in politically volatile Kyrgyzstan.

She was met at the tarmac by her doting parents - her father is a retired USAF light colonel - but the absence of the base wing commander or any high-level Air Force delegation to greet Metzger was not missed by Moody personnel who e-mailed us (from off-base) with all the details.

More than seven weeks have passed since "Jilly Willy," as Daddy Metzger likes to call his daughter, went into seclusion after asking, in a cryptic statement from a military hospital in Germany, that we respect her right to "privacy."  [She has now quietly returned to duty at Moody, but in a "make-work," low-profile, non field-grade officer position.]  Since she was a headline story around the world for several days and thousands prayed for her safe return, one might think Jill could spare a kind word for those folks, or at least express gratitude to the Air Force and Kyrgyzstan police.

After all, if she was "abducted," and had a "rope" placed around her neck, was "robbed and beaten" etc. after having a "bomb" put in her back pocket and leaving the Bishkek department store "in a trance," (despite store cameras which showed her departing calmly and alone), one would think we'd have a terrific "heroine" story here for the Air Force public affairs flacks to send far and wide.  But we don't.  Why?  Because the story is so awful and embarrassing that if it got out, it would be the worst mess for the top brass since the sex scandal at the Air Force Academy.

"THE SILENCE" FROM THE AIR FORCE IS "DEAFENING" AND SUSPECT

The Air Force is "stonewalling" the media, according to one top editor at AIR FORCE TIMES, and nothing incisive is being written about this bizarre case, save for one early and excellent article by NEWSDAY's David Stern in Kyrgyzstan and, of course, your favorite uninhibited and uncensored web site, MilitaryCorruption.com.

Is the establishment media so impotent or afraid of appearing "politically-incorrect" that the nation's press and radio/television editors prefer to pretend the proverbial 800 lb. gorilla isn't sitting smack in the middle of the living room?  Isn't the mere fact of the perceived cover-up worth a story on it's existence?  Of course it is, but so far, everyone is tight-lipped.

What REALLY happened and why is the Air Force so intent on covering it up?

No one, except us, is writing stories about the obvious.  Why the wall of silence?  No statement at all from the Air Force?  Knowing how PAO's work on "plausible denial," or routinely issue statements of deception or half-truth, the fact not one "official word" has come down from Air Force PAO on this incident means the brass are at a total loss on how to "spin" the story.

WHAT ABOUT  THE "VICTIM" CARD?  WILL JILL CLAIM "RAPE?"

Will Jill play the "victim" card?  In other words, admit she had an abortion, but not because of any "misconduct."  Oh, no.  She was "raped," yeah, that's the ticket, by a big, bad Marine (one of the embassy guards in Bishkek) when the Jarheads came onto Manas AFB for the July 4th Independence Day party.

Our sources there say Jill was dressed in a "Daisy May" outfit with cute shorts and bare midriff, despite her lack of any bosom, sitting in a "wading pool" on the back of a military pickup truck, playfully flirting with the guys and "squirting" them with spray from a water pistol.  There was plenty of drinking going on, and we are told Jill was later seen in the company of some equally inebriated Marines in another section of the air base.

Sex still goes on at Manas, despite a problem finding locations to do the deed.  Sometimes couples sneak into an office after dark, but others, a source says, use "porta-potties" and do "the wild thing" standing up.  Could that be the way Jill got pregnant, if indeed she was "in the family way?"  That would be a good reason to get it "taken care of" since Jill knew seeking an abortion on a military base is not an option.  There might also be sticky questions like "who's the daddy?"  Jill's seven years-younger hubby back in the States hadn't been around her recently enough for him to be responsible.

According to some who served with Jill at Manas she "stayed on the base and ran all the time," "never talked about her husband," and was "at times, a strict and unreasonable bureaucrat." Like in Germany, Jill was head personnel honcho at the base in Kyrgyzstan. Observers pegged her as "driven" and "at times, humorless."

A TALL TALE OF ABDUCTION AND ESCAPE THAT DOESN'T ADD UP

Certainly elements of Metzger's story, as we have said earlier, rival that old excuse: "The dog ate my homework."  There are just too many problems with her tall tale. For example, why the hair dye?  And why was it found on her hands?  Because dye purchased in the open market at Bishkek doesn't include rubber gloves like in the States. Hmmmm.  Was the hair dye "disguise" hurriedly applied in the back seat of a taxi taking Jill to a nearby abortion clinic - a facility MilitaryCorruption.com already has identified in an earlier article?

We know that Jill had a cell phone and used it at least twice for outgoing calls and received two messages before shutting the unit off some two to three hours after her alleged kidnapping.  Surely she knew the base phone number.  Why not call them for help?  And when she turned up three days later, why ask to phone the Embassy instead of her Air Force base commander? It doesn't add up at all.

Local cops certainly don't believe Jill's fantastic story.  They were quite upset when the Air Force whisked Jill out of country before they could complete their questioning. Kyrgyzstan cops knew something was wrong right away, when Metzger claimed she was "robbed" of a necklace by her mystery "abductors" but still had a sparkling diamond ring on her finger.   

The blood described as "on" the feet, reported by the peasant woman whose house Jill arrived at in the middle of the night, could have come from a medical procedure gone bad that resulted in hemorrhaging and other misfortune.  We know Daddy Metzger has told AIR FORCE TIMES his daughter ran approximately 30 miles in her bare feet to get away from her "captors," after she'd "overpowered" one of them as they allegedly brought her food. Even that story is suspect, as one would think her "abductors" wouldn't be so foolish to leave a captive U.S. Air Force officer, even a waif-like female, untied and able to possibly escape.

Of course, Jill weighed in at 90 pounds when she returned to U.S. control, some 17 pounds lighter than a few days before.  Already scrawny, with the body of a 12 year-old boy, it's hard to imagine where the nearly 20 pounds came from, but at least that is what Jill's father says.

A FEMALE AIR FORCE OFFICER MAKES SOME EXCELLENT POINTS

One of our faithful readers, an Air Force officer, has a female point-of-view on the case which sounds like it could be right on the money.  We reproduce it here, from the excellent Wiz bang blog, because what it has to say and the reasoning behind it, could be very important to solving this case.

(1.) - Josh [Capt. Mayo, O.S. I. agent and young hubby of the much older Metzger], said in his first TV interview he and Jill spoke the day before she disappeared.  He described the conversation in a very stone-faced, nonchalant way.  He said they "discussed some family matters."  That was an odd thing to say.  I think they had a big fight on the telephone.  Why?  Jill probably called him to pass on some distressing news, which had to be one of three things: she was pregnant; and/or she had met someone else; and/or she had decided she just wasn't ready for this marriage thing.  They had a big blow-up.  She threatened to leave him and hung up.

(2.) - Jill disappears the next day.  Josh is upset, but assumes it has something to do with their fight. He tells her parents about the fight.  They all assume she ran off out of anger, or ran off with someone else.  Of course they're worried, but not extremely so.  They figure she'll show up in a day or two after she blows off some stream.

(3.) - Jill's parents do a long TV interview. The interview is actually designed for Jill, to convince her to come back home.  That explains why her Dad looks so relaxed.  And it explains why her parents actually laugh when asked to describe Jill.  "She's headstrong," chuckles Mother Metzger.  That explains why mom then drags out the wedding album. "Look Jill, you were so happy.  It will all be fine if you just come back."  That even explains the close-up on her dog at the end.  "See, even the dog misses you, Jilly Willy." They assume she's gone but will return very soon...

(4.) - Another day goes by and now the family is getting worried.  They suspect maybe something bad has really happened.  Josh and his father (also O.S.I.) do their first television interview.

(5.) - The Air Force figures out pretty much what Jill is doing.  They've had time to review the mall surveillance tape and track down the cell phone calls.  They know she left the mall on her own, but they don't know exactly where she went.  They consider it a possibility she may have been snatched while she was out conducting her personal business in Bishkek (abortion, running away with someone else, etc.)

(6.) - Jill turns up the next day.  Josh and his daddy go on the "Greta" show on FOX-TV.  Josh is obviously relieved, though still stone-faced and unemotional.  Jill has not spoken with him yet, which is odd considering she must have been back at the base for hours, she certainly knew his cell phone number.  He doesn't think this strange because he knows they had a huge blow-up a few days ago and figures Jill still doesn't want to talk to him.  He makes a feeble excuse for his wife that she "must still be sedated or something."  This explains why he didn't rush to be by her side immediately, and why Jill probably asked that he not come to Germany.  His father makes some kind of statement during the interview like, "Jill is the best, most upstanding officer the world has ever known" to show Jill that his family had forgiven her for the fight with Josh and now they can patch things up and everything will be just fine.

(7.) - Jill goes home with her parents, not husband Josh.  She wants out of the marriage and is ashamed of whatever it is she did in Bishkek.  She is "tremendously traumatized" as Daddy Metzger describes her, because she realizes she just tanked her marriage, marathon, military career, and reputation in the most public way possible.  Josh doesn't know what to do, so he just stays away and stays quiet.  Jill sticks to the story of abduction, but is considering some modifications to her story to make it better.  Her parents, wanting desperately to believe their daughter, go into complete denial and buy into the kidnapping story without too many questions.  The Air Force pressures mother to give the impression Jill was "disoriented, hysterical, talking out of her head" at the Kyrgyzs police station.  [Of course, how would she know to call the Embassy instead of base, if she'd lost her marbles?] The Embassy folks tell her not to say another word. She's then whisked out of the country on the next plane before the local police can ask any more questions.  Jill allegedly fails a lie detector test, the FBI enters the case - for cover-up or a real investigation? - and Maj. Metzger goes before a Grand Jury.

Plenty to ponder as we study the hypothesis put forth by our female officer friend who clearly has a keen mind and sharp insight.

AN EDITORIAL FROM MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM

Nothing is more poisonous to morale in a military unit than the impression, let alone reality, of favoritism and a double-standard.
 
Let's say it is possible that Maj. Metzger violated the following regulations: (A) disobeying an order - didn't stay with her group in the store, knowing it was forbidden to wander off, much less willfully leave, (B) making a false official statement - her unlikely tale of a "bomb in her pocket," the bizarre "trance" and shady "abductors," (C) conduct unbecoming an officer - that's a no-brainer; (D) adultery - she had to get pregnant having sex, and that means a male somewhere (and it couldn't be her newlywed husband, who was thousands of miles away), and (E) fraternization - if indeed the daddy turns out to be a Marine guard from the American Embassy in Bishkek or an Air Force enlisted man stationed at Manas AFB.

Jill would be in a heap of trouble, IF she was a white male, say an airman first class or technical sergeant. Do you doubt for a nanosecond that a male would be quickly locked up and court-martialed and perhaps on his way to Leavenworth by now?

Letting Metzger appear to be getting "special treatment" amid what looks to be a massive cover-up is not the way to go.  We fear the totally emasculated top-brass, frightened to death of feminist ire and bad publicity, just want to see this case "go away."  No punishment, no fuss, just disappear.  That's why they're dragging this thing out.  It may be months from now, on a slow Friday afternoon, that the Air Force PAO in Washington decides to release a brief, semi-factual statement to the media, knowing it will get minimal "play" the next day,

It may say that Maj. Metzger is leaving the Air Force due to "ill health," but will it include what the status of the discharge is and what "bennies" she gets going out the back door? Jill hasn't anywhere near 20 years service to qualify for retirement, so does she receive a consolation prize of a PTSD pension and a medical discharge?  Is she negotiating with the brass right now about the terms of her eventual Air Force departure?  You can be sure the Pentagon is terrified Metzger will play the "victim" card, claim she was "raped," and go on sympathetic TV shows like "Oprah" or "The View." There, she could gain quite a following - not just the usual lesbians and feminists - but a pitying public ready to believe tales of discrimination, "sexual harassment" and other evils.      

We hope that won't be the case. At least you, dear reader, can count on this: That MilitaryCorruption.com won't be muzzled, stonewalled or silenced on this story or any other.  This may be the only media outlet in the world where you can read what really happened to Jill - we have enough material for a follow-up story right now. MCC hopes we aren't all alone in covering this strange tale. If the Air Force has any sense at all, they will back away from their "PC genuflecting" and bite the bullet on what has to be done.  And that means, at minimum, an Article 32 investigation [preliminary hearing], once the federal probe into what happened is completed.

 

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EXCLUSIVE

THE UNCENSORED STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO
MAJ METZGER IN KYRGYZSTAN - FBI ENTERS CASE
DID FEMALE OFFICER SEEK AN ABORTION?
LOCAL MEDIA SAY SO - PROVIDE DETAILS - BUT
WHY DEPT OF JUSTICE INVOLVED? DID METZGER
RUN AFOUL OF RUSSIAN COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE?
AIR FORCE SOURCE ADMITS "INCONSISTENCIES"
IN MAJOR'S TALE OF "ABDUCTION" AND "ESCAPE"
COVER-UP COMING UNDONE AS METZGER'S
FRIENDS AND FOES WEIGH IN ON WHAT MAY
HAVE HAPPENED - AIR FORCE PAO TELLS
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM "THIS CASE AN
ABSOLUTE PUBLIC RELATIONS DISASTER."