US Spies in Cuba Were Among First Victims of Mysterious Sonic ‘Attacks’ 8


The Hotel Capri in Havana is one of the sites of apparent sonic ‘attacks’ on US diplomatic personnel. Photograph: Desmond Boylan/AP

The incidents, which have caused hearing loss and brain injury, began within days of Donald Trump’s election but the motives and culprits remain obscure

(The Guardian) US intelligence operatives in Cuba were among the first and most severely affected victims of a string of baffling sonic attacks which has prompted Washington to pull out more than half of its diplomatic staff from Havana, the Associated Press has learned.

 It was not until US 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.

 The attacks started within days of Donald Trump’s surprise election win in November, but the precise timeline remains unclear, including whether intelligence officers were the first victims hit or merely the first victims to report it. The US has called the situation “ongoing”.

 To date, the Trump administration has largely described the 21 victims as US embassy personnel or “members of the diplomatic community”. That description suggested only bona fide diplomats and their family members were struck, with no logical motivation beyond disrupting US-Cuban relations.

Behind the scenes, though, investigators immediately started searching for explanations in the darker, rougher world of spycraft and counterespionage, given that so many of the first reported cases involved intelligence workers posted to the US embassy. That revelation, confirmed to the AP by a half-dozen officials, adds yet another element of mystery to a year-long saga that the Trump administration says may not be over.

The state department and the CIA declined to comment for this story.

The first disturbing reports of piercing, high-pitched noises and inexplicable ailments pointed to someone deliberately targeting the US government’s intelligence network on the communist-run island, in what seemed like a bone-chilling escalation of the tit-for-tat spy games that Washington and Havana have waged over the last half centuryBut the US soon discovered that actual diplomats at the embassy had also been hit by similar attacks, officials said, further confounding the search for a culprit and a motive.

Of the 21 confirmed cases, American spies suffered some of the most acute damage, including brain injury and hearing loss that has not healed, said several US officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the investigation and demanded anonymity. They heard an unsettling sound inside and in some cases outside their Havana homes, described as similar to loud crickets. Then they fell ill.

Over time, the attacks seemed to evolve.

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8 comments

  1. Some of them were in conversation with the youngest Castro’s nomenclature in the way to eliminate Raul and send other to the Justice … soon we will know what is going on….also they are preparing an attack on USA with the Russian middle range missiles deployed in the Mariel containers base in coordination with the North Korea’s regime….they are preparing the offensive….they sent to the jail 5 high level officer …..

  2. Without a doubt the Cuban government has been involved in the incident. In Cuba there is nothing that move without the Castro regime consent or knowledge. The Cuban regime created the incident to break relations with the US. In order for the Cuban regimen to justify its existence they need an enemy to blame for all its mismanagements and errors, this enemy is the US. If the US becomes friends with The Castro regime his ideology will fall apart. Who are they going to blame for future errors?

    Cuba should have been invaded decades ago. They are planning to subvert American interests in latin America and they will turn the continent communist. They got Venezuela, Bolivia and the Cuban regime is actually working to destabilize Colombia. Cuba is an active agressor not a helpless victim. Open your eyes America.

  3. The Cuban regime is an active agressor and has been an agressor for decades. They have cooperated with the enemies of the US. The Cuban regime has provide intelligence to our enemies, including Russia and actually they are already cooperating with Russia and Cuba is rebuilding Cubana airlines airplanes in Russia. Two years ago Raul and Putin’s government signed a cooperation alliance to built AK manufacturing plants in Cuba.

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