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Is Russia Behind The Sonic Attacks On US Diplomats In Cuba?

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Severe hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on 'covert sonic device' planted in earshot of their homes as investigators probe possible Russian link
  • US diplomats, who were living in housing owned and maintained by the Cuban government, began suffering unexplained losses of hearing in fall 2016
  • Officials concluded that the diplomats had been attacked with an advanced sonic weapon that operated outside the range of audible sound
  • The US has expelled two Cuban diplomats from the United States in retaliation
  • The FBI looking into whether the incident was carried out by another country


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4777832/US-diplomats-hearing-loss-Cuba-prompts-investigation.html#ixzz4pMrohzka
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I thought they were being gassed, but this sounds plausible. Why can't we get along with the Russians? Trump should have never signed that bill. It put him in the hole with them, the NKs and Iran has been surprisingly silent.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised to learn it was a covert CIA operation ordered by the C.I.C.... But if it was, we'll never know about it.
 

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Cuba would be an opportune locale from which to launch proxy ICBMs at CONUS.
 

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LRADs are only for communication, right? Unless someone ELSE uses them...
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US diplomats in Cuba have suffered traumatic brain injuries and nerve damage in 'covert sonic attack' on their homes
  • US diplomats, who were living in housing owned and maintained by the Cuban government, began suffering unexplained losses of hearing in fall 2016
  • Officials concluded that the diplomats had been attacked with an advanced sonic weapon that operated outside the range of audible sound
  • Doctors have now found they also suffered mild traumatic brain injury and damage to the central nervous system
  • The US has expelled two Cuban diplomats from the United States in retaliation
  • The FBI looking into whether the incident was carried out by another country


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4817332/US-diplomats-Cuba-suffered-brain-injury-sonic-attack.html#ixzz4qf9xMupm
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New 'sonic' attack is reported in Cuba with 19 US diplomats now suffering mysterious health problems including deafness and brain injuries
  • The attack is feared to have occurred in Havana in August
  • It follows a spate of similar incidents which left diplomats deaf or injured
  • 19 people are now feared to have been affected by the suspected attacks
  • The State Department says it cannot rule out whether even more occurred


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4846540/New-sonic-attack-against-diplomats-Cuba.html#ixzz4rXGNTvsE
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Two more 'sonic' attacks reported in Cuba with 21 US diplomats and citizens now suffering mysterious health problems including deafness and brain injuries
  • A spate of 'sonic' attacks left diplomats in Cuba suffering from health problems
  • Some lost their hearing and others suffered mild brain injuries as a result of the undetected attacks which authorities fear took place at their homes or nearby
  • The total number of people affected has increased to 21 with the newest report
  • The State Department said no new 'incidents' have taken place since August


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4878134/US-2-Americans-affected-Cuba-health-attacks.html#ixzz4sZeMvP55
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Why are we (CIA) using sonic attacks on our own diplomats and blaming Russia?
 

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Why are we (CIA) using sonic attacks on our own diplomats and blaming Russia?
Because it's the Ruskie's silly. They are to blame for everything that goes on. All the Ruskie's eat and sleep bad thoughts against the deep state. I think they are even the reason my 'morning dump' is off schedule, plus my cat has been turned even. She no longer jumps into my lap, and makes fake attempts just so I will believe she is trying. Yeah, the Ruskie's are very dangerous, and we need to support WW III to stop them ASAP.
 

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Help me out here...what's MILD brain damage? Is that like being kind of pregnant?
 

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Putin is fighting against the New World Order. Bless his soul.
 

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Trump will THROW OUT Cuban diplomats over sonic attacks on the US embassy in Havana which left 21 Americans seriously hurt
  • The Trump administration is preparing to ask Cuba to withdraw 60 per cent of its diplomats from Washington
  • It comes in response to last week's U.S. move to cut its own embassy staff in Havana by a similar percentage
  • The United States will formally ask Cuba to pull the diplomats, but won't expel them forcefully unless Havana refuses, the officials said
  • It comes as the U.S. seeks to protect its own diplomats from unexplained attacks that have harmed at least 21 Americans in Havana


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4942942/Officials-US-ask-Cuba-cut-embassy-staff-60-percent.html#ixzz4uRo92Ogq
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THE DAMNING EVIDENCE CUBA'S LAUNCHED A SCI-FI SONIC WEAPON AT AMERICA || WARTHOG 2017
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How 21 US diplomats were hit by hearing and memory loss - and even mild brain damage - after suspicious attack
 

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Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they try to explain loss of vision, hearing, balance and memory
  • Cuban US embassy staff subjected to mysterious attacks have brain damage
  • It is not yet know what has caused US embassy victims' damage
  • Whatever it was, it caused damage to the brain's white matter tracts
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says they were 'targeted attacks'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5151315/Doctors-identify-brain-abnormalities-Cuba-attack-patients.html#ixzz50URyGrC2
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Hope they get better
 

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New documents shed light on acoustic attacks in Cuba


CBS News
STEVE DORSEY
8 hrs ago


WASHINGTON -- Newly disclosed declassified documents from Global Affairs Canada obtained by CBS News reveal Canadian officials were calling incidents affecting American diplomats in Havana, Cuba, "attacks" as far back as April 26 -- months before the U.S. State Department first publicly acknowledged them as such.

Cuba health attacks: Here's the sound U.S. diplomats heard

In a May 26 internal email update on the situation -- that also affected Canadian personnel -- a Canadian foreign service officer wrote: "Starting in late November and lasting until April 21, U.S. diplomats posted to Havana have been a target of acoustic attacks."

Canadian victims reported symptoms including "headaches, dizziness, nausea, hearing loss, nosebleeds, cognitive functions including loss of short term memory," similar to those of at least 24 Americans in Havana suffered.

According to the documents, on June 18, Health Canada Overseas Medical Advisor Dr. Jeffrey Chernin arrived in Havana for meetings with Canadian embassy staff regarding "possible injuries due to exposure to an acoustic device."

Watch: AP obtains audio of Cuba sonic attack

The records were first obtained by The Canadian Press through a public records request. The 71-pages of internal notes and emails cover a period from April to August. They are heavily redacted, including nearly an entire page that describes the "targets" of the "attacks." Many documents were originally marked as secret.

Browse through the document obtained by CBS News by clicking here

Cuba denies it had anything to do with what injured Americans and Canadians -- and has tried to cast doubt on U.S. claims that they were targets of bizarre attacks.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, told The Associated Press in Havana in an interview released Saturday: "The Cuban Interior Ministry is saying the FBI has told them there is no evidence of a sonic attack, even though that term is being used, attack, there is no evidence of it. Something happened, we don't know what it was, but there is no evidence the Cuban Government attacked diplomats here."

A spokesman for Flake did not respond to a request for additional comment.

Watch: Cuba victim tells CBS News "complaints were ignored"

The U.S. has withdrawn most of its embassy personnel in Havana, and forced many Cuban embassy officials in Washington to leave the country.

But Chernin found "the high incidence of cases in multiple neighborhoods demonstrates that it is an ongoing problem and does not fit with other patterns specifically raised as questions [redacted] (e.g. viral such as flu, hearing loss due to age."

The documents show the injuries prompted panic at the Canadian post, with one official writing: "Whatever it is we are dealing with, HAVAN is clearly seriously concerned and employees' well-being is being affected."

The situation also triggered security precautions including a "Review of security protocols, guards, patrols, and a consultation on sound blocking devices, recording equipment."

The documents also raise questions about how much the U.S. knew, but kept from the public.

Despite the State Department's Canadian counterparts calling them attacks for months, the U.S. only first publicly acknowledged them as "incidents" to CBS News Aug. 9. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has since said he's "convinced these were targeted attacks."

The Canadian documents also suggest the injuries were being widely discussed outside government circles and classified channels even as the governments of both Canada and the U.S. were silent on the situation.

One document prepared over the summer suggested Global Affairs Canada draw up a response to the media in case the situation was leaked to the press, saying "reports are that the issue is being discussed even at a Virginia school."

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...tacks-in-cuba/ar-BBHXdJn?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp
 

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US "Super Spy" Program May Explain Mysterious Diplomat Brain Injuries


by Tyler Durden
Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:10


Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Over the past two years there have been increasing reports of supposed “sonic injuries” among US diplomats. First in Cuba and more recently in China. Controversial implications are that the US officials may have been maliciously targeted by a “sonic weapon” in host countries.

However, a more likely explanation is that the alleged victims are the result of US attempts to create “super spies”.



The number of American diplomats reportedly suffering from suspected “sonic injuries” is increasing, with 11 officials evacuated earlier this month from China. Initially, the mysterious incident was reported at just one US consular location in the city of Guangzhou. Now the suspicion of brain injuries has spread to American diplomats stationed in Beijing and Shanghai.

Some 250 US diplomats in China are reportedly undergoing neurological medical tests to ascertain if they have succumbed to the same kind of brain trauma diagnosed in other colleagues. A study of 21 diplomats evacuated from Cuba found last year that they had incurred brain injuries, but, it was diagnosed, not from physical impact to their heads.

Typically, the symptoms reported include cognitive impairment, visual impairment, hearing of strange sounds, dizziness and sleeplessness.



US doctors have so far been confounded by what may have caused the apparent injuries. Last week, the State Department said that ongoing investigations had not established a causal link to the cited medical problems among diplomats.

However, previously President Donald Trump had explicitly blamed Cuba for being responsible for the reported injuries to diplomatic staff. Trump’s accusation has no evidential foundation. The Cuban government denied having any involvement in presumed sonic attacks on American envoys. It has offered to assist any US investigation. Nevertheless, the evacuation of US staff from Cuba and Trump’s accusations have set back the recent detente in relations between the two Cold War foes which former President Obama had embarked on.

With regard to China, the US has been more circumspect in dealing with the reported cases of apparent sonic injuries, refraining from accusing Beijing of malicious activity. China has previously dismissed any suspicion of sonic attacks as “inconceivable”. Beijing has also hit out the US State Department issuing “health warnings” to its staff in China because such notifications convey an implication of wrongdoing by the host country.

In the context of Trump’s escalating trade war with China, there is the danger that reported cases of injury among diplomats could be politicized by Washington, thus adding to the already acrimonious relations.

Some factors so far missing from the subject need to be addressed.

First, it seems strange that the mysterious brain injuries are only reported by US diplomats. No other country has reported similar incidents among their diplomatic staff.​

Secondly, the American brain-injury cases have happened in two countries which could be deemed as politically sensitive. Why have similar cases not been reported among staff based in territories belonging to allied nations?​

Thirdly, when US staff are described as “diplomats”, as they invariably are in Western media reporting, we should perhaps be more precise than this innocuous-sounding terminology. If we think of the personnel as “spies” then a more skeptical inference comes into play. Especially, given the sensitive nature of the two countries involved. If the concerned US staff were indeed serving as spies that raises the question about what sort of training and preparation programs they were subjected to ahead of their assignments.​

The speculation that Cuban and Chinese state agents could have used some kind of sonic weapon to attack US diplomats is more in the realm of science-fiction fantasy. Both countries deny any such activity. There is no such weapon known to exist. Also, the US doctors who examined the diplomats evacuated from Cuba could not find any casual explanation. The absence of an external source for the injuries appears to be the official US position too, according to the State Department last week.

Significantly, the US doctors studying the Cuban cases said that all the individuals may have undergone a common experience related to their brain injuries.

Rather than speculating about a foreign agency being responsible for the injuries among American diplomats, or rather spies, perhaps the focus should be put on their own side. Were these individuals subjected to some form of hi-tech training run by the Pentagon or the CIA?

It is known that the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is investigating brain stimulation devices to greatly enhance learning ability in subjects.



DARPA, as recently as last year, reported the successful use of trans-cranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) devices to boost the cognitive skills among experimental monkeys. It was claimed that subjects given treatment from such devices strapped to the head would later display a significant increase in learning and intelligence compared with control individuals receiving no treatment. DARPA reported a 40 per cent increase in learning ability among macaque monkeys subjected to the brain stimulation device.

One of the lead doctors in the program is quoted as saying: “In this experiment, we targeted the prefrontal cortex [of the brain] with individualized non-invasive stimulation montages.”

The researcher goes on to explain: “That is the region [of the brain] that controls many executive functions, including decision-making, cognitive control, and contextual memory retrieval. It is connected to almost all the other cortical areas of the brain, and stimulating it has widespread effects.”

Please note the parting caveat from the Pentagon-contracted scientist, viz., “stimulating has widespread effects”.

On the positive side, the Pentagon is evidently searching for a way to boost intelligence and learning in humans. This is by no means a new pursuit. For decades, American military intelligence agencies, as well as Hollywood science fiction, have been in thrall to the idea of harnessing the human brain and exploiting ever-higher levels of intelligence. The CIA is known to have run various drug programs and hypnosis – the notorious MK-ULTRA – as early as the 1950s and 60s. The holy grail was to find “super spies” and “super assassins”.

So, the history of the Pentagon and the CIA conducting systematic experiments in order to produce high-performance in humans is well documented.

We also know from recent Pentagon research that it is indeed using electronic brain stimulation devices to greatly enhance the cognitive performance among monkeys. It is therefore conceivable that the Pentagon has conducted unpublished research experiments on human subjects as well.

On the negative side, the sought-after higher intelligence may very well come with unforeseen injurious side-effects. Note again the Pentagon researcher above saying that stimulating the prefrontal cortex of the brain could have “wide-ranging effects”. These effects, in addition to increased intelligence and learning skills, could include deleterious consequences. Especially because the target area of the brain is crucial for the control of “executive functions”.

It is not disclosed by the Pentagon if its brain devices had any injurious impact on the experimental monkeys.

We also do not know the precise work assignments of the affected “diplomats” in Cuba and China. Were there any routine secretarial staff among the reported casualties, or were they all “field staff”, that is, most likely involved in sensitive spying tasks?

It seems unlikely that the Pentagon or affected staff would ever go public in declaring that they were subjected to some form of brain-stimulation device. In any case, the staff could be easily silenced through warnings over career prospects and future earnings or health insurance cover. It may be more convenient for the Pentagon to foment the suspicion of “sonic attack” by foreign agents. That scapegoating could have serious impact on international tensions, especially between the US and China over its trade war and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Nevertheless, despite the unknowns, from what we do know already, it seems a plausible posit that the recent upsurge in brain injuries among US diplomatic staff may have been caused not by “sonic attacks” in their host countries, but by their own superiors at the Pentagon or CIA conducting some form of clandestine program to create “super spies”.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018...ay-explain-mysterious-diplomat-brain-injuries