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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 08:41 AM

CIA director warns Russian spies of 'consequences' if they are behind 'Havana Syndrome' incidents

CIA Director William J. Burns delivered a confidential warning to Russia’s top intelligence services that they will face “consequences” if they are behind the string of mysterious health incidents known as “Havana Syndrome” afflicting U.S. diplomats and spies around the world, according to U.S. officials familiar with the exchange.

During a visit to Moscow earlier this month, Burns raised the issue with the leadership of Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, and the country’s Foreign Intelligence Service, the SVR. He told them that causing U.S. personnel and their family members to suffer severe brain damage and other debilitating ailments would go beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior for a “professional intelligence service,” said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss highly sensitive conversations.

The warning did not assign blame for what U.S. officials are calling “anomalous health incidents,” or AHIs. The fact that Burns formulated the warning by saying “if” suggests that after four years of investigations across multiple administrations, the U.S. government remains unable to determine a cause of the unusual incidents. Nevertheless, the director’s decision to raise the possibility of Russian involvement directly to his counterparts in Moscow underscored the deep suspicion the CIA has of Kremlin culpability.

The CIA declined to comment on Burns’s warning to the Russians, which has not been previously reported. The Russian Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/cia-havana-syndrome-russians-warning/2021/11/24/6d5a6e26-4d40-11ec-94ad-bd85017d58dc_story.html

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edhopper Nov 25 #2
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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:03 AM

1. Yes this is a very serious, grave matter

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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:16 AM

2. First

find a cause for these ailments and make sure they are from a single source.

And talk to some physicist before you go off on a theory about mysterious rays.

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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:19 AM

3. Havana syndrome very likely

Doesn't exist.

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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:43 AM

4. why tin foil hats were invented in the first place

You doff your tin foil hat at your peril in certain locales like Havana, Vienna and Hanoi. Be afraid....

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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 11:28 AM

5. An aggressive President instead of an A$$ kiss President is a nice change.

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