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Home Topics in Depth Foreign Affairs Attacked in bed, safe a few feet away: Cuba mystery deepens

  • bemildred (5282 posts)
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    Attacked in bed, safe a few feet away: Cuba mystery deepens

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he’d walked through some invisible wall cutting straight through his room.

    Soon came the hearing loss, and the speech problems, symptoms both similar and altogether different from others among at least 21 U.S. victims in an astonishing international mystery still unfolding in Cuba. The top U.S. diplomat has called them “health attacks.” New details learned by The Associated Press indicate at least some of the incidents were confined to specific rooms or even parts of rooms with laser-like specificity, baffling U.S. officials who say the facts and the physics don’t add up.

    “None of this has a reasonable explanation,” said Fulton Armstrong, a former CIA official who served in Havana long before America re-opened an embassy there. “It’s just mystery after mystery after mystery.”

    Suspicion initially focused on a sonic weapon, and on the Cubans. Yet the diagnosis of mild brain injury, considered unlikely to result from sound, has confounded the FBI, the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies involved in the investigation.

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  • Jefferson23 (7274 posts)
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    1. Holy cow.

  • Haikugal (6406 posts)
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    2. Verrrry interesting! Weirdness….Thanks!

      In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot. Czeslaw Milosz
  • ThinkingANew (1394 posts)
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    3. Sounds like an undiagnosed virus

    Other symptoms have included brain swelling, dizziness, nausea, severe headaches, balance problems and tinnitus, or prolonged ringing in the ears.

    The “sound” produced may be a symptom that comes or goes depending on whether one is standing or laying down or movement?

    "(modern) newspapers publish nothing more than “weaponized text"" “When you read a newspaper article, you are reading weaponized text that is designed to affect a person just like you." Julian Assange  
    • bemildred (5282 posts)
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      4. I was thinking tropical insects might have something to do with it.

      But yeah, could be a virus. Or communicable hysteria.

      It has all the marks of something completely imaginary.

      It ain't the things you don't know that hurts you, it's the things you know that ain't so.
  • mossyfrog (519 posts)
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    5. yA

    “Yet the diagnosis of mild brain injury, considered unlikely to result from sound,” Bullshit!

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