Dozens of U.S. Embassy and Consulate employees in Cuba and now China were attacked, and while no "official" conclusion has been made, the best description of said attacks, which matches the symptoms, are "Sonic Attacks."
A study reported on in January 2016 found that people that are exposed to "high-frequency sounds" are subject to a number of physical effects, which include "nausea, dizziness, migraine, fatigue and tinnitus."
With the existence of "Sonic Weapons," which can be described as sonic bullets, grenades or cannons, and is in limited use by some segments of military or law enforcement, where a beam or field of focused sound or ultrasound is used to produce the attack, it is very concerning that there are now 24 confirmed cases of U.S. embassy members from Cuba, with two more now being tested, and now more individuals from the U.S. consulate in China, are suffering from those very same symptoms described above.
In August 2017, we saw reports of two U.S. State Department employees at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, falling ill to what was described as "acoustic attacks." At the time the State Department didn't offer much information, simply said "it is a cause of great concern for us, it’s caused a variety of physical symptoms in these American citizens who work for the U.S. Government. We take those incidents very seriously and there is an investigation currently underway."
The confirmed Cuba patients have been found to have a range of symptoms and diagnoses including mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussions. Unexplained sounds and vibrations that accompanied the symptoms initially led investigators to suspect a sonic weapon, although an interim FBI report in January said no evidence had been uncovered that sound waves could have damaged the Americans' health, the AP reported.
The potential new cases come as the U.S. has being issuing health alerts to Americans in China after a worker at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou reported symptoms and strange sounds and was flown to the U.S. That worker was then medically confirmed to have "suffered a medical incident consistent with what other U.S. government personnel experienced in Havana, Cuba," the State Department has said.
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Friday sent an alert, its second in two weeks, to Americans living or traveling in China, and urged them to seek medical help in the event they suffered any "unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events, auditory or sensory phenomena, or other health concerns." It called for people to be attentive of symptoms including "dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, fatigue, cognitive issues, visual problems, ear complaints and hearing loss, and difficulty sleeping." It advised them "not to attempt to locate the source of any unidentified auditory sensation. Instead, move to a different location."
The symptoms match a sonic or "acoustic" attack, the patient count is extremely high and appears to be focused on U.S. diplomats. Despite the FBI claiming they have not uncovered any "evidence" of it being a sonic attack, generally if something walks like a duck, sounds like a duck and looks like a duck, it is a duck!
Despite leftist so-called "fact-checkers," like Snopes claiming that a sonic attack doesn't "adequately explain" all the symptoms, in many cases these sonic weapons are still in research and development mode, so assuming that all potential symptoms have been determined as of yet, appears to be a bit premature.
As reported by the UK Express, Dr Ian McLoughlin, Professor of Computing at the University of Kent, points out that monitoring for the type of weapon that could produce such high-frequency sounds outside the normal hearing range for a human being, would "be very difficult to detect." The article also labels this type of attack "invisible warfare."
There are news clips, via Associated Press, that claim to provide a recording of one of the sounds that appears to be have been heard in all variations of what the diplomats have described. I will link it here, but have chosen not to embed that clip since it doesn't seem like a good idea to listen to something that they are claiming the U.S. diplomats heard before suffering horrible symptoms.
Given the fact that two more diplomats from Cuba and now diplomats from China are experiencing the same type of symptomatology as the previous victims, we have to ask, what is taking so long to investigate this and why has the U.S. not removed all personnel from Cuba and China until the investigation is complete?
The U.S. embassy in China has issued alerts to their employees to seek medical attention if they start experiencing symptoms consistent with the sonic attacks, but it is quite odd that the U.S. government would not simply evacuate personnel. In this day and age, almost everything can be done with video conferencing, phone calls and other types of communications until the locations can be deemed safe.
The fact that it is specifically U.S. diplomats, with nothing being reported about employees from any other embassy being affected, indicates this is most definitely a directed attack against America.
Evacuate them. Investigate. Then hold the appropriate parties accountable with sanctions or other diplomatic measures.
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