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Cuba 'sonic weapon attacks' mystery deepens

By T.K. Randall
September 14, 2017 · Comment icon 66 comments

Who is behind the attacks ? Image Credit: U.S. Department of State
US diplomats stationed in Cuba have recently been subjected to a series of mysterious 'health attacks'.
To date, a total of 21 US officials have been targeted by an unidentified form of attack capable of inducing symptoms that range from hearing loss and headaches to speech problems.

Some of the victims have even started to experience trouble recalling certain words.

The phenomenon was first acknowledged by the US government in August - a full nine months after the first incident occurred. So far no official explanation has been put forward and the attacks have reportedly left the FBI, the state department and US intelligence agencies scratching their heads.

One possible explanation is that the officials have been targeted by some sort of sonic weapon, however the apparent brain injuries they have sustained are inconsistent with such a device.
"Brain damage and concussions, it's not possible," said former MIT researcher Joseph Pompei. "Somebody would have to submerge their head into a pool lined with very powerful ultrasound transducers."

The Cuban government, meanwhile, has been keen to deny any involvement in the incidents.

"Cuba has never, nor would it ever, allow that the Cuban territory be used for any action against accredited diplomatic agents or their families, without exception," the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

As things stand, the cause of these strange incidents continues to remain a total mystery.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (66)

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Comment icon #57 Posted by krone 7 years ago
It's not making a point about anything without any actual proof, though.
Comment icon #58 Posted by krone 7 years ago
I like this theory much more tbh. It would be interesting to see if any N. Korean visitors have suddenly left the country in a hurry....
Comment icon #59 Posted by AnchorSteam 7 years ago
Yeah, and people come down with the symptoms of being roasted by microwaves for no reason at all every day, is that what you are trying to say?  How many attacks have diplomats in the US ever have been subjected to, and what excuses would you believe in that case?
Comment icon #60 Posted by seeder 7 years ago
Comment icon #61 Posted by Hammerclaw 7 years ago
Sonic weapons capable of producing such effects are a real an present danger.                                
Comment icon #62 Posted by The Russian Hare 7 years ago    
Comment icon #63 Posted by Timonthy 7 years ago
Wow, I thought this was a bit of an exaggeration at most.  Very interesting and a bit disturbing of a development. Anyone know for sure if it's real or political? 
Comment icon #64 Posted by Timonthy 7 years ago
Biological or computer?
Comment icon #65 Posted by Timonthy 7 years ago
I never saw Cuba as being very 'curry central', so progressive.
Comment icon #66 Posted by Torviking 7 years ago
Isn't it just possible, these vibrations are caused by tectonic plate movement, Cuba is pretty close to Mexico/ Central America where the disasters resulting from this have sadly shown themselves?

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