AIR FORCE TRIES TO SLIP MAJ JILL METZGER
They almost got away with it. The Air Force, which has remained silent about onetime "poster-girl" Maj. Jill Metzger, stonewalling the media for the past nine months, is trying to slip their well-connected but controversial officer quietly out the back door.
MilitaryCorruption.com has learned that the two-time Air Force Marathon winner, who made worldwide headlines last year claiming she was "abducted" while on duty in Kyrgyzstan, is being retired July 2 on a "disability" pension.
That will be of interest to those at Moody AFB who've seen Metzger jogging around the air base in the past few weeks. And we're sure wounded Marines, coming home from Iraq with arms and legs shot off, will be glad to know that the female major will likely have a higher pension than they. Of course, they don't have a doting daddy who's a retired Air Force colonel and knows people in the Pentagon. They don't have a hubby who's an OSI agent. And they haven't been celebrated as a super athlete in the military.
AIR FORCE TRIES TO COMPLETE THE "COVER-UP"
We suspected all along that when enough time had passed and the Pentagon thought they could complete the cover-up, Metzger would leave the Air Force with a PTSD pension that would give her enough cash to make up for part of what a 20 year retirement would have netted her had she stayed in. PFC Jessica Lynch reportedly got in the vicinity of $1 million dollars for her now forgotten book (we have no idea if she profited from the TV movie on her "exploits"). But Jill Metzger is just right to be the next feminist icon.
The driven, slender marathon runner could be played by any one of Hollywood's anorexic actresses as "a super-heroine, misunderstood and unappreciated by the Air Force" after telling her fantastic tale of derring-do. The "time-bomb" in her back pocket; the "trance;" strange men; overpowering her abductors in a cave; then the incredible 35 - or was it 40 - mile run to freedom. It makes the heart beat fast just to think of it. Why hasn't Jill been awarded the Air Force Cross?
You can read all about it in the October 16, 2006 edition of AIR FORCE TIMES. There, Daddy Metzger related how his darling daughter was "beaten up" and at one point "had a rope put around her neck." The retired colonel said Jill was "definitely kidnapped and abducted" but, if that's the case, and she "escaped" like she says, why hasn't the Air Force decorated her for valor and sent her on a whirlwind tour of the nation to recruit more women into the military?
Why? Because what she said didn't happen.
The incident that seriously damaged relations between Kyrgyzstan and the United States and has cost U.S. taxpayers millions more dollars to pay for the rental of strategic Manas AFB, didn't happen the way it was told or breathlessly reported by the mainstream media.
We invite our readers to carefully go over our three previous investigative articles on this case [see "related stories box" below] and weigh our reasons for having doubt.
NEWSDAY'S INTERESTING ARTICLE, FOLLOWED BY SILENCE
MilitaryCorruption.com wasn't alone in our skepticism. The liberal newspaper NEWSDAY on Long Island, N.Y. actually ran an excellent and objective piece on this incident on the same day the above-mentioned AIR FORCE TIMES article appeared. It was written by correspondent David Stern.
So important is his reporting from the scene, we reproduce the first three paragraphs here:
Sadly, the editors at NEWSDAY realized this story wasn't kosher if they were to remain "politically-correct," so readers of that newspaper were not treated to any more hard-hitting journalism on the subject of Ms. Metzger. As we wrote in an earlier story, "the silence was deafening."
"OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE,
Our own reporting, from sources in the USA and Kyrgyzstan, indicate to us that Metzger was on a different mission. Could the intense, super-achiever officer, who was described as "moody and abrasive" by some on Manas AFB who saw her just prior to her disappearance, have been seeking an abortion in town instead?
MilitaryCorruption.com has learned from reliable sources that Metzger refused a pregnancy test and even balked at giving blood when being treated by U.S. military doctors. Why? FOX NEWS reported the major, who appeared before a federal grand jury in a super hush-hush session, failed a polygraph test.
If it proves true Metzger lied, that opens a whole can of worms for the Air Force. They will be seen as being so cowed and intimidated by the feminists they would not punish or court-martial such a celebrity officer, even if she was guilty of a myriad of offenses.
However, if a male Caucasian had gone AWOL, disobeyed a direct order, made false official statements, committed adultery and fraternization and instigated an international incident, falsely accusing a host country's people of committing the crime of kidnapping, we somehow think that man would be sitting in a jail cell at Leavenworth DB right now. He certainly wouldn't be handled with kid gloves or slipped out the back door by the top brass with a fat pension in his pocket.
AIR FORCE WOMEN HIGHLY CRITICIAL OF JILL
One of the biggest surprises to our investigators has been the disgust and dismay exhibited by Air Force female officers and NCO's towards their "sister" Jill.
"I spent my whole life showing I could be as good as any man, and now this little [expletive deleted] comes along and hurts what progress I've made," said a tough-talking major at an East Coast air base."Those who would deny us our place in the Air Force can now turn to the Metzger case and cite all the favorable treatment she got. It makes me want to throw up!"
A female sergeant at Travis AFB told one of our reporters: "It's so obvious she's lying. But because she's a big shot and connected, she can get away with anything. It's stuff like this that sets back womens' rights in the military."
An overwhelming majority of men we interviewed, both officer and enlisted, expressed contempt for the top Command. "They're just hiding her out until they can quietly retire her. If it was me, I'd have been court-martialed by now," said a disgruntled tech sergeant at McGuire AFB in New Jersey.
"I blame the media for letting them get away with this," a captain and fighter-pilot who's served at Moody told us. "They just go on covering Paris Hilton and other junk, and meanwhile this incident, a severe embarrassment to everyone in the Air Force, gets swept under the rug. Thank God for MilitaryCorruption.com. You guys never got put off or let go of this story. That's why you have such a wide readership on any base I go."
Actually, while we were practically alone in following up and staying with this story, Wizbangblog.com is to be commended for giving a forum to Air Force personnel who vented their frustrations about the Jill Metzger cover-up. Also, there were certain individuals, both active and retired military, who proved invaluable to us in getting at the truth. You know who you are. Thank you.
To the mainstream media, who for the most part, failed to follow-up on this story, you are now invited to call the Pentagon public affairs office and file a FOIA. Let's see what kind of "spin" they can put on this one. Now that we have published our exclusive, copyrighted story (for which we are sure you will give us proper credit) let's dig into this mess and identify those responsible.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has recently shown he can "pull the trigger" when need be, dispatching the obsequious Rumsfeld flunkie, Gen. Peter Pace, to the retirement list. We recommend he fire two more generals. Take a good look at a certain brigadier general in the OSI and while you're at it, what about the Air Force's bumbling chief of staff? The rank-and-file desperately want and deserve new leadership. Will Gates "clean house" at the Air Force? It's long overdue.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Now that Jill Metzger is soon to be a civilian, we invite her to grace these pages with her own story of what really happened that day in Kyrgyzstan. She can be assured we will publish her words uncensored and even apologize to her in print if it turns out our low opinion of her is unjustified. So Jill, our pages are available to you, if you'd like to "set the record straight." Just e-mail us at email@example.com. Thanks.]
REALLY HAPPENED TO MAJ METZGER
UNCENSORED STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO
SILENCE IS DEAFENING" - WHAT AIR FORCE