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US embassy staff in Cuba 'suffered brain injuries'

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Some US embassy staff in Cuba hit by suspected acoustic attacks suffered "mild traumatic brain injury" and permanent hearing loss, a union says.

In the fullest account yet of the impact on workers, the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) said employees had also suffered "cognitive disruption and brain swelling".

Last month, the US state department said 16 employees had needed treatment.

Cuba has denied any involvement and says it is investigating the reports.

US embassy staff and at least one Canadian began to notice symptoms late last year.
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Another benefit of Obama trying to open diplomatic relations with an evil dictatorship...
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What would the point of such an attack be?

Nausea? Deafness? Inability to process visa applications? Other than mere pettiness, what would the goal be?
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What would the point of such an attack be?

Nausea? Deafness? Inability to process visa applications? Other than mere pettiness, what would the goal be?
It does look like an incredibly stupid thing to do - after years of trying to get the USA to recognise one diplomatically why when you've succeeded would you want to start measures that might well end it?
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'mild traumatic brain injury' , not sure if that is the Doc trying to make the patient feel better.
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'mild traumatic brain injury' , not sure if that is the Doc trying to make the patient feel better.
Don't confuse medical terminology with vernacular speech. A trauma merely means an injury to the medic so a mild traumatic brain injury means a mild brain injury. Slight concussion would be similarly described.
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We had a thread about a month ago of US Embassy in Argentina(?) under acoustic attack.
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We had a thread about a month ago of US Embassy in Argentina(?) under acoustic attack.
So possibly some free lance anti Americanist rather than the Cuban government then?
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So possibly some free lance anti Americanist rather than the Cuban government then?
Equipment to do something like this, and at a distance covertly, wouldn't come cheap or go unnoticed by the local government I'd think. How would someone import or export it without notice if this sort of attack is happening in more than one country?
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Equipment to do something like this, and at a distance covertly, wouldn't come cheap or go unnoticed by the local government I'd think. How would someone import or export it without notice if this sort of attack is happening in more than one country?
Back in the late 60s Leicester University had developed a sonic transmitter quite capable of doing this sort of thing (although not intended for that purpose). It wasn't that big and you could use a car or van engine to provide the electric power it used. I've handled it (it got borrowed for a rather silly rag week stunt)
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This needs to stop. If Cuba can't stop this nonsense then we should close our embassy in Cuba and force Cuba to shut down it's embassy in D.C. .
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You know the part of this I really do not get is what the hell is the point or do they want us to close diplomatic relations with them again.

I do not see the upside for them.
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You know the part of this I really do not get is what the hell is the point or do they want us to close diplomatic relations with them again.

I do not see the upside for them.
As I said much earlier in this thread - coupled with the earlier similar attack in Argentina which is why I also said it looks like a freelance anti American operator. Lets face it there are plenty of countries, organisations and people who have an anti US grudge to choose from.
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