“Until the government of Cuba can ensure safety of our people, we will be reduced to emergency personnel.”
US state department official
“In the more distant future, weapons systems based on new principles — beam, geophysical, wave, genetic, psychophysical and other technology — will be developed. All this will, in addition to nuclear weapons, provide entirely new instruments for achieving political and strategic goals. Such high-tech weapons systems will be comparable in effect to nuclear weapons but will be more ‘acceptable’ in terms of political and military ideology.”
Vladimir Putin — 2012
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Despite an investigation involving the FBI, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Cuban authorities, there is still no explanation as to the cause of the incidents.
“We don’t know the means, the methods or how the attacks are being carried out,” the official said on Friday (September 29 2017).
Late 2016: US embassy staff and at least one Canadian began to notice symptoms
May 2017 : US expels two Cuban diplomats for failing to protect its diplomats
August 2017 : US says 16 employees have been treated but attacks seem to have stopped
Early September 2017: US says attacks are continuing and 19 staff members have now been hurt
29 September 2017: Washington pulls diplomatic staff, warns US citizens not to visit and says 21 embassy employees now injured
The Microwave Hearing Effect
So far, according to media reports, the investigators seem to have focused their research on some type of sonic attacks. They could be on the wrong track.
During the cold war, the Russians deployed an extraordinary device — known as the “Thing” — to spy on the US embassy in Moscow. As a result, US diplomats were exposed to microwave radiations. [Many died from cancer but a causal link is debated by scientists.]
“The Thing, also known as the Great Seal bug, was one of the first covert listening devices (or “bugs”) to use passive techniques to transmit an audio signal. It was concealed inside a gift given by the Soviet Union to W. Averell Harriman, the United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union, on August 4, 1945. Because it was passive, needing electromagnetic energy from an outside source to become energized and activate, it is considered a predecessor of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.” [Wikipedia]
Under some circumstances, microwaves can be “heard”. The process does not actually involve the ears but results from a direct action of the microwave on the brain and acoustic nerve. The “weird sounds” described by the victims — as reported by the media — appear to match the effects of microwave hearing.
“The microwave auditory effect, also known as the microwave hearing effect or the Frey effect, consists of audible clicks (or, with speech modulation, spoken words) induced by pulsed/modulated microwave frequencies. The clicks are generated directly inside the human head without the need of any receiving electronic device. The effect was first reported by persons working in the vicinity of radar transponders during World War II. During the Cold War era, the American neuroscientist Allan H. Frey studied this phenomenon and was the first to publish information on the nature of the microwave auditory effect.” [Wikipedia]
Some studies have shown that such exposition to microwave cause acoustic neuromas.
Quick Analysis — If the facts are confirmed and if the effects are indeed caused by a physical device, I find the microwave explanation far more likely than a sonic attack; for many reasons. If this is indeed the case, I expect to hear nothing further in the future because the truth would sent a wave of panic in the Telecom sector.
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