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Kyrgyzstan: Missing Major (or "It Ain't Over Til the Fat Lady Sings")
Fox News ^ | 6 Oct 2006 | Ian McCaleb and Nick Simeone

Posted on 10/06/2006 10:13:57 PM PDT by pepsionice

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into the disappearance of U.S. Air Force Maj. Jill Metzger, who went missing for three days last month in Kyrgyzstan. FBI officials told FOX News that Metzger's disappearance is being investigated by the FBI, and the center of the investigation appears to be the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. At the time of her disappearance, Metzer was newly married and on temporary assignment at a U.S. base in Kyrgyzstan. Metzger claims that while shopping at the TSUM department store for souvenirs before a scheduled departure from Kyrgyzstan, someone stuffed an object in her jeans pocket with a note saying it was bomb and to go to a site in Bishkek. Kyrgyz authorities said Metzger reported feeling as if she were in a trance as she followed the instructions. No trace of Metzger was found until three days later, when she knocked on the door of a house in Kant, and told its residents she had been abducted. She was exhausted, had her hair cut and dyed, was dressed in different clothes and barefoot. She apparently told Kyrgyz police she had been abducted by three young men and a woman in a minibus. "This doesn't add up," said one federal law enforcement source who confirmed that the investigation was taking place. If Metzger had simply gone absent without leave (AWOL), it is presumed she would be prosecuted by the military under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. If she was kidnapped in Bishkek, the investigation likely would be centered there. The Air Force has been conducting its own investigation into what happened and whether Metzger may have had a hand in her disappearance. Defense officials last month also said her story does not add up.

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KEYWORDS: fbi; jillmetzger; justicedepartment; kyrgyzstan; major; metzger; missing
Hadn't seen this one posted. Interesting change. Normally, the Justice Department and FBI would never move into a DOD episode, especially overseas. There are very few possibilities about what triggered their involvement. Either the story told by the major is totally bogus and the Air Force won't clean up its own mess, or there was some kind of espionage going on that is beyond anything we know at this point. The fact that the FBI office involved in Alexandra might indicate something as well. In this case...the Fat Lady ain't sung yet.
1 posted on 10/06/2006 10:14:00 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
If she lied, it's more than AWOL. You'd have conduct unbecoming [lying], and possibly filing false statements. Both court martial offenses.
2 posted on 10/06/2006 10:21:41 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: PzLdr

Obviously so...but then its not the DOD or AF guys on this FBI investigation. This has a totally different smell to it now. Unless someone is saying that the AF can't do their job...this is going in a very different direction.


3 posted on 10/06/2006 10:25:04 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Kyrgyzstan is part of the "Heroin Highway" through which Afghan opium and heroin are smuggled. Here is an Interpol site:

http://www.interpol.org/Public/Drugs/heroin/default.asp


4 posted on 10/06/2006 10:58:27 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: pepsionice
My suspicions are:

1. She had a hand in her own disappearance.

2. She made false statements about the disappearance.

3. The AF, for political correctness, doesn't want to clean up the mess.

5 posted on 10/06/2006 10:59:41 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: pepsionice
Saw this on a blog, no idea how reliable it is, but FWIW:

Hi there. Yesterday some interesting news was broadcasted on Kyrgyz National Television about Jill Metzger being pregnant and undergoing an abortion surgery, as cited one of our papers:

English Translation from Russian original:

Yesterday, there was a news on Kyrgyz television, that Ms. Jill Metzger has indeed been pregnant.

US militaries are not allowed to be pregnant during the service (I think this one is long stretched, what the TV wanted really to say, probably, was "Watch out Jill, hubby is going to find out!!!" But some truth gets twisted, to look more politically correct.)

She underwent an abortion surgery in Issyk Ata district clinic (Kant, where Jill was found, Kant belongs to Issyk Ata district or county, whatever you like), and the doctor from clinic, who performed surgery, confirmed the information on television.

PS:

There was a testament of taxidriver, that Jill did a stopover near Special Surgical Clinic in Bishkek on the junction of Togolok-Moldo and Kievskaya streets. They have, by the way, English speaking medical staff, and medical facilities are relatively reasonable.

But why on the earth she went to Kant to make an abortion, to that below-any-standards rural clinic? How she could explain that she needed an abortion? No one speeaks English probably there. Or did she hire a translator? Why she was so desperate?

Why she did not do that in Special Surgical Clinic in Bishkek? The only reasonable explanation pops up in mind: that particular place is packed with foreigners, ex-pats, so on. Maybe she was afraid to get recognized.

Why she ruined her life and career in such a silly way? I dunno. She tried to hide her adultery and pregnancy from her husband. Now the whole world finds out. She is turned into laughing stock of the whole world.

She should've done this alltogether differ ently.

My guess is that Jill's true story will be kept low profile in the Western media from now on. It affects sensitive political and military matters.

http://www.theodoresworld.net/archives/2006/09/missing_us_air_force_major_jil.html

6 posted on 10/06/2006 11:03:16 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

They have, by the way, English speaking medical staff, and medical facilities are relatively reasonable.

I have been to Bishkek and when I got sick with diarriah, I got on a plane and went home. I wouldn't trust my dog in their medical facilities. There may be a handful of english speakers but they are few and far between.


7 posted on 10/06/2006 11:09:24 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: pepsionice

Maby Putin would know what happened...


8 posted on 10/06/2006 11:26:53 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: wouldntbprudent

I'm willing to believe the abortion story...but it might not be from an affair. If you were so career-minded...you might see this as a major hinderance. The fact that she married 10 days prior to the trip...and she might have been 4 months into this...which would have made it a absolute "no" in any western women's clinic...might explain why she was out of it for three days. A normal women's procedure (kind words to use)...would have taken three or four hours max. She would have simply had a "lost" epiosde in town, and came back to post a bit weak...but no worries. If she shows back up in the states...four months preg...the husband is happy and life goes on. I'm thinking that she really didn't have too many ways of fixing her issue and came to the conclusion that hospitals in Bishkek were safe enough. And as for cash...probably $500 would have easily made the doctor very accepting of a late-term episode.


9 posted on 10/06/2006 11:41:59 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Kuba_Kyrgyz

Makes as much sense as the other hokey Third World newscast you posted.


13 posted on 10/07/2006 12:51:31 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: pepsionice

clearly a case of Alien obduction... she was taken up to the mother ship and fiendish experiments performed on her private parts.


17 posted on 10/07/2006 6:00:27 AM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: Kuba_Kyrgyz
"Jill Metzger failed polygraph test."


23 posted on 10/07/2006 8:14:45 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: pepsionice

Three days missing? Hmmm.

Three days = time needed for traces of most drugs (cocaine, speed, heroin) to disappear from urine for drug test.

Probably a coincidence.


24 posted on 10/07/2006 8:24:19 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: PzLdr

Too bad she's not in the Navy.

Gibbs and Swoon..... Abby would solve the case in an hour.


25 posted on 10/07/2006 8:30:20 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Foley is why we don't allow queers to be Scoutmasters.)
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To: Kuba_Kyrgyz; wouldntbprudent; pepsionice
Kuba,
You are getting a little hysterical about this case. Seeing as this is the only thing you have posted about since you signed up two weeks ago, why don't you explain what your part in this case is.
Regards,
Boiler Plate
26 posted on 10/07/2006 9:45:57 AM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: pepsionice

Wasn't she also hot on doing marathons? I think she had some upcoming obligations to run in an inter-service marathon and maybe the pregnancy was with her fiancee/then husband, but was "inconvenient" with her sports career.

Also perhaps it was supposed to be a "simple" procedure that went not so well, causing her to be gone longer than she originally planned.


27 posted on 10/07/2006 12:30:36 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Kuba_Kyrgyz

Sorry, I didn't see your post before I speculated to much the same thing you wrote here.

Of course, if this is what happened, the Rats will use this to push for "better access" to abortion for military members.


28 posted on 10/07/2006 12:32:17 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hokey?


29 posted on 10/07/2006 12:34:27 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Kuba_Kyrgyz

Maybe she didn't want husband to know she was having an abortion. Maybe she just didn't even want to have the discussion/delay while she was worried about the impact of the pregnancy on her career/marathon running.


30 posted on 10/07/2006 12:35:57 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: All

Those who are saying it was a secret abortion, that's all, would you mind telling me, then why is the FBI investigating this??


31 posted on 10/07/2006 12:40:02 PM PDT by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: Kuba_Kyrgyz

What happens in Kyrgyzstan, stays in Kyrgyzstan....just don't do it too close to the flagpole.


32 posted on 10/07/2006 12:40:08 PM PDT by damper99
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To: Kuba_Kyrgyz

KK,
Jill Metzger and this whole incident REALLY is not very important. Not very many people care about this other than yourself.


34 posted on 10/07/2006 8:22:37 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: Kuba_Kyrgyz
what happened is not Jill's fault

If she committed adultery, had an abortion, went AWOL, lied about it, put other US personnel at risk, it sure is her fault and she should receive a dishonorable discharge and hard prison time for it.

35 posted on 10/07/2006 8:24:25 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: txrangerette

A U.S. citizen has claimed to be kidnapped.


37 posted on 10/08/2006 12:58:02 AM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Boiler Plate

If you're not interested in the story, maybe moving on to another thread is the way to go. Point of fact: many people do care about the well-being and conduct of those who wear the uniform, especially overseas.


38 posted on 10/08/2006 12:59:52 AM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

I understand she claimed that. I guess my point is, just about everybody seems to know she had an abortion. According to what I read, anyway. How hard is it for the military investigators to find out what everybody else seems to already know?


39 posted on 10/08/2006 3:56:10 AM PDT by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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