US Reinvents Attacks on its Diplomats Stationed in Cuba

By Fernando Ravsberg

HAVANA TIMES – The press in the US says that “bipartisan leaders of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lower House asked the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to direct the investigation into the mysterious sonic attacks on personnel of the US Embassy in Havana.”

It is amazing that a year after having detected the first cases of alterations in the health of diplomats in Cuba that the most important health institutions in the US were not involved. So, who directs the investigations?

In reality, Washington has never revealed the names of the victims; who are the doctors who are treating these patients; which health institution conducts the examinations, or what type of analysis they have done to establish the causes of the alleged ailment.

The US first claimed that its diplomats suffered hearing damage and that only one had a mild brain affectation but now says that all received attacks on the brain and that the noise is secondary.

We know from Associated Press journalists that the first affected were CIA agents: “It was not until the spies working under diplomatic coverage reported hearing strange sounds and suffering physical effects that the US detected that something was wrong.”

The same agency obtained an audio recording of the alleged acoustic weapon, the same one that was taken “for analysis to the US Navy, which has sophisticated equipment to analyze acoustic signals (in spite of which) the recordings have not shed light about what is making diplomats sick.”

In the end, after respected Cuban scientists gave their opinion, as well as others from the US and third countries, the AP notes that few believe the story, noting that there is “growing skepticism about the use of a sonic weapon.”

Then they reinvent the story by ensuring that “the sounds could be a side effect of something else that caused the damage” but they return to the charge saying that something is causing “changes in the stretches of white matter that allow communication between various parts of the brain.”

There are no longer specifications to avoid the annoying opinions of scientists who questioned the existence of “acoustic weapons” because they violate the laws of physics. Now what is supposed to produce the new diplomatic disease is something totally undefined.

Now the US maintains that the ears are not the problem but that they receive cerebral attacks, with a weapon even more unknown than acoustics.

Canada has limited itself to saying that five of its diplomats present “unusual symptoms” but it seems to believe that Cuba is a safe country because it does not withdraw its officials or issue any warning to prevent Canadians from visiting the island. A surprisingly low profile for a country “attacked”.

The USA continues with this “X Files” like series, with surprising chapters that reflect unprecedented accusations that belie the previous ones and become more obscure and impenetrable. This way nobody can deny them, especially those “brains” of US universities that get themselves involved where they’d be better not to.

In contrast, the US first said that it had 5 affected diplomats and it gradually went up to 10, 12, 15, 17 and so on to 25. Initially they said they were deaf, and only one had mild brain damage. Now it turns out that everyone has brain damage and the noise was a “side effect.”

Wikipedia: The incident in the Gulf of Tonkin was a false flag operation organized by the US secret services, to be used as a pretext in their participation in the Vietnam War; in this one a fake attack of forces belonging to North Vietnam was simulated against ships of the United States Navy in Southeast Asia.

In short, they keep secret the names of the victims, the doctors who attend them, the health institutions that perform the exams, the diagnoses and only filter, from time to time, dark rumors, which change when scientists deny them. And finally we found out that neither the Center for Disease Control and Prevention nor the National Institutes of Health of the USA are directing the research.

Really this “Acoustic Maine” (Referring to the US ship that sunk in Havana Harbor during the Cuban revolt against Spain) is too much like the lies about the Gulf of Tonkin or the Weapons of Mass Destruction, engineered to start the wars in Vietnam and Iraq. Surely this campaign does not pursue an invasion of Cuba, maybe that’s why it was elaborated in such a crude and improvised way.

35 thoughts on “US Reinvents Attacks on its Diplomats Stationed in Cuba

  • December 29, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    First off, it is not a blockade, it is an embargo.
    Second, the US is a net importer. You are the one who should have your sanity checked if you believe goods from the US are cheaper than from China. Moreover, most perishables are imported from Latin America.
    Third, how do you equate not trading with a country violating their independence?
    Fourth, once again, the embargo is a red herring because you are lynch pinning Cuba’s economic incompetence with inability to trade with one country.
    Really Pons, I am losing confidence in your rationality with every response. I really can’t decipher your attempt at “communication” in the last part of your rant. (FYI: beyond a prepubescent audience, “lol” and “lmao” are exceedingly transparent, lame, and clear indications of insecurity.)
    I really believe your “brain” is scrambled.
    Get it together.

  • December 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Blockading trade from a country that the majority of Latin America is a slave to for exports and imports has NO effect on Cuba? You are absolutely crazy, it is much more expensive to pay for imports from Russia and China or Venezuela than it is from the US because of distance, and just because the U,S, is a sovereign nation doesn’t mean they can violate another country’s independence, and no international law is not a red herring lol. THE ENTIRE WORLD COMMUNITY WANTS IT TO END, lmao that has no importance? It also is IRRELEVANT if it is the government’s fault for the lack of economic progress, that is goal post moving. If the embargo does harm to the Cuban economy (which it does UNDENIABLY) than it is irrelevant if the bigger culprit is the Cuban government.

  • December 29, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Violation of INTERNATIONAL LAW, huh? What’s the legal remedy? Nothing.
    You must lose a lot of sleep over cars driving over the 55 mph speed limit.
    The US is a “sovereign nation” as you like to say.
    Listen, the real point is that the embargo should have no impact on Cuban progress.
    Number one, Cuba claims to want nothing to do with the imperialist Americans.
    Number two, everything that is available from the US is available internationally, within Cuba’s access.
    Cuba cannot claim that their dismal economic situation is caused by the embargo.
    Arguing upon the embargo’s legality is a superfluous red herring that attempts to skirt the real issue of Cuban progress (or lack thereof). This is, of course, because the Regime and its defenders are incapable, unwilling, and too chicken shit to accept responsibility for the dire conditions they themselves have plunged the country into.

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