Two Year Ago — The Havana Syndrome : Sonic Attacks or Microwave Weapons?

“What we’ve said to the Cubans is: Small island. You’ve got a sophisticated intelligence apparatus. You probably know who’s doing it. You can stop it. It’s as simple as that.”

Rex Tillerson — US Secretary of State  (December 6 2017)

“On and on it goes, one distortion after another, most taken from industry’s propaganda playbook.”

Microwave News (December 6 2019)

December 8 2017 — US officials briefed on the investigation no longer use the term “sonic attack”. The weird noises heard by the victims are believed to be a consequence and not the cause of this suspected attack on US diplomats — actually spies — by a foreign government. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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UPDATE (December 8 2019) — On October 3 2017, I posted a story titled : “US Spies & the Havana Syndrome“. We can probably agree now that it was an important story.

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Firstly, I coined the expression “Havana syndrome” which is now widely used in the media and by the medical community.

Secondly, I was also the first person to suggest that the noise “heard” by the victims could have been in fact an illusion caused by the exposure of the acoustic nerve to microwave — GSM like — radiations.

On August 29 2018, Beatrice Golomb — MD, PhD, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine — concluded that reported symptoms and experiences of a “mystery illness” afflicting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and China strongly match known effects of pulsed microwave electromagnetic radiation.

On September 1 2018, the NYT published a long article titled:  “Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers.

Thirdly, I predicted a major cover-up because “the truth about a microwave attack would sent a wave of panic in the Telecom sector.”

And lo and behold, I sure was right on that one too!

Here is an excellent analysis — Open Season on 5G Critics – First NY Times, Now Scientific American — just posted on the Microwave News website.

I encourage you to read the full post, but the introduction is rather clear:

“Simply saying that more health research is needed on 5G —the latest generation of cell phone technology— can be hazardous to your reputation.

Last May, the New York Times tried to take down David Carpenter, a public health physician and the country’s most prominent 5G critic. Veteran science writer William Broad painted Carpenter as a willing tool of a disinformation campaign promoted by RT America, a TV network which he described as “the cat’s paw of Russian president, Vladimir Putin.” The page-one story ran under the headline, “Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You But Russia Wants You To Think Otherwise.”

Two months later, on July 16, Broad was back for another hit on Carpenter. This time, he was given most of the front page of the Times’ Tuesday science section, to portray Carpenter as a fringe player working “hard to revise established science.”

Much of what Broad wrote was fiction. (See “A Fact-Free Hit on a 5G Critic.”)

Now Scientific American has ambushed Joel Moskowitz, one of the few other academics willing to state the obvious: No one knows whether 5G is safe. Moskowitz, based at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, runs the widely read blog, Electromagnetic Radiation Safety. This new attack, written by David Grimes, an Irish physicist and science columnist, is vicious. Grimes labels Moskowitz a scaremonger —it’s in the headline: “Don’t Fall Prey to Scaremongering about 5G.”

But that’s just the beginning. Grimes goes on to portray Moskowitz as falling victim to “illusory truth,” accusing him of “alarming ignorance” and disseminating “groundless falsehoods.” Moskowitz’s outlook is “most certainly a fringe view” which pivots on “fatally flawed conjecture,” according to Grimes. He saves the worst for last, comparing Moskowitz and anti-5G activists to liars and anti-vaxxers:

“One need only look to the alarming renaissance of once-conquered diseases, driven by anti-vaccine disinformation online —the human cost when superstition and mendacity outpace science.”

But it’s Grimes who gets the science all wrong. He claims that the cancer findings of the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) are a “canard.” This is simply not so. We may argue about the strength of the link between cell phone radiation and cancer but not whether the NTP found one. The NTP concluded, without qualification, that its $30 million animal study found “clear evidence” of an association. Grimes calls this claim “profoundly misguided,” citing as backup only an isolated blog post from May 2016, two-and-a-half years before the final NTP report was released.

Grimes is also wrong about Interphone: this 13-country epidemiological study shows a link, according to an expert panel convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Grimes touts the Danish cohort study as a “most reliable” example of a study showing cell phones are safe, but, in fact, it’s of dubious quality, again according to the IARC panel, as well as just about everyone who has read beyond the abstract. Radar radiation has not been exonerated from cancer risks, as Grimes would have us believe —his claim is based on a literature review by a group of industry consultants.

On and on it goes, one distortion after another, most taken from industry’s propaganda playbook.”

So, here we are. In the last 12 months, we have not heard anything new that is remotely credible.

We have been asked to gullibly accept pseudo theories, some serious but irrelevant (pesticides) and others relevant but hardly serious (mass hysteria).

RELATED POST: Havana Syndrome — Pesticide may have caused diplomats’ illness. Really? [UPDATE : Better than the Crickets’ Theory but still implausible]

And now, Scientific American publishes a garbage piece without even vetting the author who lied about his academic records. Shame on you!

END of UPDATE

In a recent post ( US Spies & the Havana Syndrome), I suggested that a microwave exposure would better explain the victims’ reported symptoms than a secret acoustic weapon.

To the best of my knowledge, I may have been the first person to suggest that the noise “heard” by the victims may have been in fact an illusion caused by the exposure of the acoustic nerve to microwave — GSM like — radiations.

Well, US researchers investigating the case appear to have endorse, at least partially, this hypothesis.

The victims have reported several brain abnormalities: ear-ringing, permanent hearing loss, speech and  vision problems, balance trouble, memory loss as well as dizziness and nausea.

Medical testing has now revealed a very specific clue: the victims’ brains reveal changes to the white matter tracts.

Although it is unclear at this point how this anomaly relates to these symptoms, the white-matter changes in the victims’ brain almost certainly rules out acoustic waves as the cause of their illness since such correlation has never been observed.

Symptoms

U.S. officials told the AP that investigators have now determined:

— The most frequently reported sound patients heard was a high-pitched chirp or grating metal. Fewer recalled a low-pitched noise, like a hum.

— Some were asleep and awakened by the sound, even as others sleeping in the same bed or room heard nothing.

— Vibrations sometimes accompanied the sound. Victims told investigators these felt similar to the rapid flutter of air when windows of a car are partially rolled down.

— Those worst off knew right away something was affecting their bodies. Some developed visual symptoms within 24 hours, including trouble focusing on a computer screen.

TIMELINE

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

December 6 2017: Acoustic weapons rule out by US researchers

Cuba Attack Victims Have Brain Abnormalities

Doctors treating the victims of unexplained health attacks in Cuba have discovered abnormalities in the brain as they’ve searched for clues to how U.S. embassy workers developed such a vast array of symptoms, the Associated Press has learned. (Dec. 6 2017)

REFERENCES

Brain abnormalities found in victims of US embassy attack in Cuba — Guardian (Dec 6 2017)

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