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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:07 AM

'Sonic attack': Canadian diplomat in Cuba also suffered hearing damage

Source: The Guardian





Thursday 10 August 2017 21.33 EDT

At least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba has been treated for hearing loss following disclosures that a group of American diplomats in Havana suffered severe hearing loss that US officials believe was caused by an advanced sonic device.

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Canada helped broker talks between Cuba and the United States that led to restored diplomatic relations.


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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the US retaliated by expelling two Cuban diplomats from their embassy in Washington on 23 May. She did not say how many US diplomats were affected or confirm they had suffered hearing loss, saying only that they had “a variety of physical symptoms”.

The Cuban government said in a lengthy statement late on Wednesday that “Cuba has never permitted, nor will permit, that Cuban territory be used for any action against accredited diplomatic officials or their families, with no exception”.

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However, officials familiar with the probe said investigators were looking into the possibilities that the incidents were carried out by a third country such as Russia, possibly operating without the knowledge of Cuba’s formal chain of command..................................

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/11/sonic-attack-canadian-diplomat-in-cuba-also-suffered-hearing-damage



Nobody seems to know nothing.

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riversedge Aug 11 OP
Flaleftist Aug 11 #1
sandensea Aug 11 #3
jberryhill Aug 11 #2
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 11 #6
HelenWheels Aug 11 #11
Wellstone ruled Aug 11 #4
jberryhill Aug 11 #5
riversedge Aug 11 #7
Chemisse Aug 11 #10
GoCubsGo Aug 11 #8
Crowman2009 Aug 11 #9
SkyDaddy7 Aug 11 #12

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:11 AM

1. Interesting

So who benefits the most from sabatoged relations with Cuba?

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:14 AM

3. A good distraction is worth its weight in gold.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:13 AM

2. Advanced Cuban Sonic Device....

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:46 AM

6. Lol.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 09:04 AM

11. Love Desi. Thanks for the post.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:14 AM

4. Another shot at Obama.

It just never ends. Stories about the use of Sonic Generators have been around for years. Seems to me the Russians were one of the Countries that made use of these devices quite frequently.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:19 AM

5. Incidentally, this is what's happening

http://journals.lww.com/epidem/fulltext/2007/09001/Hearing_Loss_in_Persons_Occupationally_Exposed_to.30.aspx

RF eavesdropping involves bombarding a structure with short radio waves, and using interferometry to extract audio from incidental interior metallic surfaces which vibrate from the sound. Essentially turning the building and its contents into a microphone.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:50 AM

7. I had assumed it was some form of evesdropping. Thanks.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 08:29 AM

10. That makes more sense than some random attack. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:55 AM

8. I would not be at all surprised if this was more Russian meddling.

And, I'm sure Fat Bastard appreciates another distraction, as well as another opportunity to tar President Obama.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 08:03 AM

9. You have to turn the volume down when your playing "Sonic The Hedgehog".

Some of the sounds in the game are rather ear splitting. LOL

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 11:43 AM

12. Sounds to me like...

Russia or some other country is trying to get TRUMP to do something STUPID!!

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