IS DEAFENING" - WHAT AIR FORCE
© 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.
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.
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.
REALLY HAPPENED TO MAJ METZGER
UNCENSORED STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO