American diplomats and intelligence officers experienced years of likely electromagnetic attacks in Cuba, China, Russia, and even some documented cases in the United States. The Senate and CIA have begun an official investigation into the phenomenon.
Mysterious microwave or other electromagnetic incidents, being characterized as “sonic attacks” but popularly known as “Havana syndrome”, on American diplomats in Cuba are being investigated by the U.S. government.
- There is evidence these attacks also occurred on American soil as a handful of U.S. officials in Washington reported having similar symptoms, including a National Security Council official who fell ill on the Ellipse inside White House grounds.
- Dozens of diplomats have reported symptoms of nausea, dizziness, and headaches starting in 2016.
- The alleged attacks have spread from Havana, Cuba, where they were first reported, and are occurring in several countries.
- Vox provided historical context to the situation, saying EM attacks are not new, as the then-Soviet Union would regularly “bombard the American embassy with microwave beams”, while Vox also highlighted rare bipartisan cooperation between senators to work with CIA and other officials to identify and stop the sonic attacks.
- NBC News reported “Havana syndrome” is also affecting Canadian diplomats, who are accusing its government of putting them in harm’s way despite knowing the threat and risks associated with it.
- The Guardian played up the sensationalism of the story in their headline, quoting an NSA official as saying these attacks have been occurring for decades, as opposed to Vox’s uncharacteristic sensible and even-toned explanation about the history of EM attacks.
- Newsmax cribbed The Guardian’s piece focusing on a former NSA official, emphasizing the long-term health problems the official has had he attributes to exposure to such EM attacks.
- OANN relied on wire reports from Friday’s Senate hearing that produced a united bipartisan front to investigate, confront, and deter EM attacks on the diplomatic corps in the future.
- The Daily Caller cast doubt on the entire affair in their reporting, saying there’s no consensus on the cause or even if they’re man-made.
© Dallas Gerber, 2021