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Russia the Main Suspect in US Diplomats' Illness in Cuba
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=81"><span class="small">Reuters</span></a>   
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 12:58

Excerpt: "Russia is the main suspect in U.S. agencies' investigation of mysterious illnesses in American personnel in Cuba and China, NBC News reported on Tuesday."

A Russian-made Lada car passes by the Russian Embassy in Havana, December 12, 2017. (photo: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)
A Russian-made Lada car passes by the Russian Embassy in Havana, December 12, 2017. (photo: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)


Russia the Main Suspect in US Diplomats' Illness in Cuba

By Reuters

11 September 18

 

ussia is the main suspect in U.S. agencies' investigation of mysterious illnesses in American personnel in Cuba and China, NBC News reported on Tuesday.

Evidence from communications intercepts has pointed to Moscow's involvement during the investigation involving the FBI, CIA and other agencies, NBC reported, citing three unidentified U.S. officials and two other people briefed on the probe.

The evidence, however, is not conclusive enough for the United States to assign blame publicly to Moscow, according to the NBC report.

FBI and CIA officials did not immediately return a request for comment on the report.

U.S. officials said in July that they are still investigating health problems at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, and do not know who or what was behind the mysterious illnesses, which began in 2016 and have affected 26 Americans.

Symptoms have included hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, headaches and fatigue, a pattern consistent with "mild traumatic brain injury," State Department officials have said.

The State Department said in June it brought a group of diplomats home from Guangzhou, China, over concern they were suffering from a mysterious malady resembling brain injury.

Cuban officials, who are conducting their own investigation, have denied any involvement or knowledge of what was behind it.

The United States believes sophisticated electromagnetic weapons may have been used on government workers, possibly in conjunction with other technologies, NBC reported.

The U.S. military has been trying to reverse-engineer the weapon or weapons used to harm the diplomats, including by testing various devices on animals, NBC said, citing Trump administration officials, congressional aides and others.

Part of the work is being done at the directed energy research program at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, where the military has giant lasers and laboratories to test high-power electromagnetic weapons, including microwaves, NBC said.

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+2 # DudeistPriest 2018-09-11 19:54
Major Strasser has been shot... round up the usual suspects.
 
 
-2 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-09-11 20:43
Joe McCarthy, is that you now writing for Reuters? In the 60s when I was a kid we were told that Russia was responsible for the lawlessness and violence of MLK and the civil rights movement. Russia was behind sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The hippies and peaceniks were Russian dupes.

This report is based on no evidence, just the word of unnamed persons. It is worthless. It says that the evidence is to scanty for the US regime to blame Russia, so it will just leak the story to the media and let them blame Russia.

None of the people who worked in Cuba and were said to have suffered these symptoms have ever said themselves they suffered symptoms. In fact, when asked they have said there was nothing at all. This entire story is a phony as a $3 bill. The story says magic weapons were beamed at US embassy workers from a long distance. All the US military cannot fathom how such a weapons might work.

The real story here is that we are now fully back into a McCarthy era. Everything bad will be blamed on Russia. Hurricane Florence is about to wipe N and S Carolina off the map. Russia is behind the hurricane.


PS -- I wonder why RSN published trash like this story? There are really good and important news stories out there.
 
 
+2 # janie1893 2018-09-12 02:30
Several Canadian diplomatic staff and some family members have also suffered from the same strange illness.would do that to












Several Canadian diplomatic staff in Cuba and their families have also been affected by a like illness. I do not believe it is Russia or Cuba doing this.