The unknown sound attacks, which has left victims with hearing, eyesight and memory damage, has also left doctors continuing to search for treatment options for the mysterious symptoms caused by the attack, where a sonic weapon might have been used to target U.S. diplomats.
The Cuban government is an oppressive regime known for its human rights violations. In late last year, sixteen American diplomats based at Havana’s U.S. Embassy, appear to have suffered traumatic brain injury caused by a subsonic attack. President Trump has gone on the record accusing the Cubans of responsibility for the attacks. But this is not the first time it has experimented on Americans.
As a former Marine, Mike Benge believes that there were seventeen Americans held in the Villa Marista prison and confirms that there were Cubans who tortured American POWs in Vietnam. In 1968, he worked for the Agency for International Development, serving as a civilian economic and community development advisor.
Trudeau says Cuba has decent diplomatic relations with North Korea, which may allow Canada to send messages to North Korea through “surprising conduits.”
For ten months, covert “attacks of an unknown nature” have caused a variety of injuries to at least 22 U.S. employees at U.S. diplomatic residences and hotels in Havana. The U.S. government has issued a travel warning on Cuba, pulled out all nonessential personnel and families (suspending all visa issuance in Havana), and requested, in reciprocity, that Cuba pare down its embassy in Washington by recalling 15 of its “diplomats,” most of whom are known to be spies.
HAVANA (AP) — Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned.
It wasn’t until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger physical effects that the United States realized something was wrong, individuals familiar with the situation said.
Startling new details have emerged in the Cuban “sonic harassment attacks”, with reports suggesting that diplomats were targeted in specific rooms or even a part of a specific room.
The state department said earlier this week that 21 US diplomats are now known to be affected, and several Canadians. British diplomats are not believed to have been affected by the incidents, which mainly took place in the autumn of 2016 until the spring of this year.
An outbreak of hearing loss and other health problems affecting at least 16 employees at the US embassy in Havana could have been caused by an electronic surveillance operation that went wrong, former intelligence officials said on Friday.
The state department said it was investigating the outbreak, and that some of the worst affected diplomats had been evacuated to Miami for examination and treatment.
“This is something that we have not experienced in the past,” Heather Nauert, the department’s spokeswoman, said. “We are working very hard to try to take care of our folks who are there on official duty – and trying to provide them all the care and the treatment and the support that they would need.”
Reports suggest the envoys could have been targeted by a covert sonic device that causes hearing loss.
I suggest a twofer, Nuke North Korea and Cuba.
The US state department has expelled two diplomats from the Cuban embassy in Washington following a series of unexplained incidents in Cuba that left US officials there with physical symptoms that one official said includes potentially permanent hearing loss.
Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that the Cubans were asked to leave the US on 23 May after Americans in Cuba “reported incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms”, causing them to leave the island.
Nauert said the first of the incidents was reported in late 2016 and that they had continued. She would not say what the symptoms were except that they were not life-threatening. Nauert also declined to provide details about the incidents. The FBI and Diplomatic Security Service are investigating.
The New Jersey trooper who was shot and wounded in a gunfight with Joanne Chesimard wants Cuba to return the convicted cop-killer to the United States.
“Yes, we’d like to bring her back,” the wife of James Harper told The Post on Friday, hours after President Trump demanded that the Communist country return Chesimard and other American fugitives.
Former President Obama worked to enact several changes to Cuban policy during his tenure in office. He ended the policy known as “wet foot, dry foot” that gave Cuban illegal immigrants a path to legal status, opened travel to the island nation, re-established diplomatic relations and loosened restrictions on doing business in the country.
The left is going to lose their minds. Again. Heh.
Totalitarianism touches every aspect of every person’s life, and Cuban communism has been traumatic for adults and children not drunk with fanaticism.
Ever since the death of that psychotic dictator Fidel Castro, I have been experiencing déjà vu. At age ten, I fled my native Cuba after the Communists took over and proceeded to trash the nation to make it conform to their totalitarian ideology. You may think that a ten-year-old would be ignorant of politics and not remember much, but totalitarianism touches every aspect of every person’s life, and it was traumatic for adults and children who were not drunk with fanaticism.
In all the arguments surging about Fidel Castro, I have noticed the lack of simple, even tourist-level observation, of what his country has been like in recent years. This can tell you more than disquisitions on land reform or geopolitics. A friend who went there this year reports that the level of goods available to citizens is even more limited than he remembers from visiting communist Romania in the 1970s. He entered one local-currency government food shop in Havana. Three staff sat at the counter, but there was literally no food to buy. There was a Havana-wide shortage of eggs at the time, and when a box of eggs appeared at one end of the town, mobile phones brought crowds rushing with the news.
Castro is a hero to the international Left — but he brutalized gay Cubans for decades.
The funeral for Fidel Castro on Sunday will mark the end of a week’s worth of liberal media coverage that sought to normalize the communist dictator by attempting to balance out his mass murdering and tyrannical ways with his “advances in health care and in education” for the Cuban people he oppressed.