03 October 2006

'Runaway major' in Kyrgyzstan was pregnant, had abortion

USAF Maj. Jill Metzger, the Air Force officer who went missing in Kyrgyzstan and whose case garnered worldwide interest, was as you may remember found in some little town claiming to have been abducted and held against her will, yadda yadda.

It turns out she’d gotten pregnant in an adulterous affair and then had an abortion in a Kyrgyz clinic.  Adultery is, of course, verboten by US military law although prosecution for it is difficult.  Needless to say, Maj. Metzger’s international exposure will likely end her military career… but hey, years on the lecture circuit and two-bit talk shows await.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been stationed and Manas Air Base and have been to the Tsum Market countless times. The Kyrgyz people are a decent people and conditions are safe. We have a huge American ExPat community there. Ok, here's what happened. Our good Major had a fling behind her husband's back while assigned to Manas and got knocked up. She wanted to have an abortion before she returned home. She sought the help of a Manas Air Base Third Country National (TCN) employee thinking she could undergo a same day outpatient abortion. It didn't happen as planned. She experienced complications. The doctor wouldn't release her. She panicked and faked her abduction once she realized she wouldn't make Col Reese's stupidly imposed 22:00 hour curfew. That's what happened. Period. She's embarrased her nation and in the process, she has strained relations with the American Embassy in Bishkek and the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior. Next time I go to Kyrgyzstan I'll be scorned by the local population and the Ministry officials and businessmen with whom I must interact. Thanks Jill Metzger. If the Air Force has any sense of integrity and honor, they'll throw the UCMJ book at her - Adultery, Conduct unbecoming, Unauthorized Absence. Her career is over. What a dumbass. No wonder the Air Force made her a Personnel Officer. She might be a champion marathoner, but she can't run away from this idiotic episode.

Beast of Bourbon said...

Well, at least the Kyrgyz people can be thankful that they don't have a Borat type mocking them. As for Metzger, jeezus... they're called condoms, but there's also these nifty things called abstinence and fidelity, which, I'll admit, might be difficult when you're so far away from home and lonely.

Anonymous said...

That sianews "article" is just a blog entry, not actual news. try reading the source before buying into it.

Anonymous said...

If Kuba of Kyrgyzstan is writing some true news story, then why not use his real name? He's been writing this on blogs all over the internet but he hasn't offered any credibility for his claims.

Beast of Bourbon said...

What, you got better information? This story is old anyways.