The Military Scandal the Media Won’t Touch

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Last summer Accuracy in Media published two blockbuster stories about the case of Major Jill Metzger, who claimed she was abducted and brutalized but somehow escaped from her captors while on a deployment to a U.S. military base in Kyrgyzstan in September of 2006. But no hard evidence of her claims ever turned up and other local sources suggested the abduction story was designed to conceal the procurement of an abortion.

    Meanwhile, she returned to the U.S. and spent a year “on ice” at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, where Metzger did little work and was insulated from contact with other service members by the top brass. “We were ordered not to talk to her,” one sergeant told the website She was then “retired” and now draws the equivalent of a military pension worth nearly $3,000 tax-free per month. ......

    Setting the record straight and providing the complete truth are not for the purpose of making Metzger’s life any more miserable than it already is. Whatever happened, she went through personal trauma. The issue is why she was protected and then retired on a “disability” pension, supposedly because of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), when veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have suffered terrible life-threatening injuries have to fight the system for even a small percentage of the benefits to which they are entitled.

    By many accounts, the handling of the case has hurt morale in the Armed Forces.

    “It is outrageous that we have wounded and genuinely disabled veterans coming home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who don’t begin to get a 100 percent ‘disability’ pension for PTSD that Jill Metzger received after just 12 years of service,” MacDonald says. “We can’t prove she lied and that her so-called condition is just a way for her to be paid off and taken care of, but we do know that if the top brass participated in a cover-up which included pension fraud, then courts-martial should be convened and the truth finally told.”

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