Skip to comments.Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device
Posted on 08/09/2017 11:39:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device.
In the fall of 2016, a series of U.S. diplomats began suffering unexplained losses of hearing, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation into the case. Several of the diplomats were recent arrivals at the embassy, which reopened in 2015 as part of former President Barack Obamas re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Some of the diplomats symptoms were so severe that they were forced to cancel their tours early and return to the United States, officials said. After months of investigation, U.S. officials concluded that the diplomats had been exposed to an advanced device that operated outside the range of audible sound and had been deployed either inside or outside their residences. It was not immediately clear if the device was a weapon used in a deliberate attack, or had some other purpose.
The U.S. officials werent authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
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Do they always, always have to play dumb?
Reading the whole article...no one knows nothing...and this sonic-device is simply a suggestion by the US. The fact that this has affected five foreign service employees and their wive (but not the kids of those employees)...would invite the question if all five live in the same apartment house or building. In the end, there’s a strong suggestion that this was a third group (suggesting Russia perhaps) that caused this.
Scripted like the opening of a James Bond thriller, with the evil Doctor ‘Juan’ at work.
Yes they do.
“Do they always, always have to play dumb?
Yes they do.”
Except it isn’t an act. They are not playing dumb.
Several of the diplomats were recent arrivals at the embassy, which reopened in 2015 as part of former President Barack Obamas re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba.
That’s pretty scary, a device that can just take your sense of sound away, with you not knowing it is happening.
Yes, they do.
I’m pretty much deaf in my right ear and you can do pretty well with one good one.
Still feel bad for the guys.
It doesn’t have to be a weapon they could be using something like ultrasound or UWB radar to look through walls and spy, and the hearing loss is a side effect.
I was given lip reading lessons all throughout school starting in second grade. I've adjusted well, I don't hear as well as other people but you wouldn't really notice it because I've adjusted to it so well. I'm even quite a good musician. I'm a guitarist and pro bassist and I also sing well.
So yes, you CAN do very well with a hearing handicap if you don't let it get the best of you. You can overcome it.
Time to bomb some Cuba goverment buildings. You don’t attack diplomats.
This is real covert operations stuff; the kind the iron curtain countries did but probably usually to their own people.
That’s awesome and impressive.
Good for you!
DJT: “Make America Great Again”
BHO: “Make Americans Deaf At Least”
That is amazing and fantastic! Well done!
But...but...President Obama ended all this strife and mistrust between Cuba and the USA. What gives Raoul? My gosh, we thought we were friends now...
Well, thank you. That’s appreciated.
I’ve always thought that my hearing loss was made a little better for me because I was born with it unlike other people who have had hearing loss for other reasons during their lives. Having never known ‘good’ hearing I think it made it easier to adjust to the hearing I have.
One big problem for me is that I have trouble hearing high pitches such as smoke alarms. I really have to be very close to one to able able to hear it. Other than that I get along like anyone else and never complain about it. God has blessed me in so many other ways.
Thank you mairdie.
Please see my #17 on this thread.
The media play dumb all the time. Just about every time there is a terrorist attack, even if some dip wad is yelling, Allahu Akbar, the media play dumb, and say they have no idea the motive was.
This was quite possibly a deliberate attack by the Cuban commie bastards, and the media play dumb.