Pygmy's parents *SPOILERS*
Question for ya'll - do you think Pygmy's parents were actually killed, or was it all propaganda on the part of Pygmy's totalitarian state? On pages 155-156, Pygmy is informed that "enemy agents sourced the United States detonated dirty nuclear device, murdering countless, contaminating wide sector. Parentage of all present reported casualty."
And in Dispatch 31, pictures of the supposed remains of the parents are shown to the operatives.
This attack was the rational for Operation Havoc.
However, what's with Dispatch 14? The dispatch about the giant military parade in Pygmy's home country where a "deranged" man and woman dash out to the parade to embrace Oleg. Pygmy also sees a couple who, from his description of the event, sound like his parents (see pg. 98). They share identical facial features with Pygmy, and Pygmy seems to recognize them, wishing inside his head that they won't dash out to rescue him.
What do folks think about this? Was the "murder" of Pygmy's parents just a ploy on the part of the state?