US Officials Confirm Mysterious Cuba Attack Victims Suffered Brain Abnormalities

Tyler Durden's picture

In the most specific finding to date about physical damage, AP reports that doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage.

Medical testing has revealed the embassy workers developed changes to the white matter tracts that let different parts of the brain communicate, several U.S. officials said, describing a growing consensus held by university and government physicians researching the attacks. White matter acts like information highways between brain cells.

As AP details, loud, mysterious sounds followed by hearing loss and ear-ringing had led investigators to suspect “sonic attacks.”

But officials are now carefully avoiding that term. The sounds may have been the byproduct of something else that caused damage, said three U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.

Whatever it was that harmed the Americans, it led to perceptible changes in their brains.

Physicians, FBI investigators and U.S. intelligence agencies have spent months trying to piece together the puzzle in Havana, where the U.S. says 24 U.S. government officials and spouses fell ill starting last year in homes and later in some hotels. The United States refers to “specific attacks” but says it doesn’t know who’s behind them. A few Canadian Embassy staffers also got sick.

The Cubans have urged the U.S. to release information about what it’s found. FBI investigators have spent months comparing cases to pinpoint what factors overlap.

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.

Cuba has adamantly denied involvement, and calls the Trump administration’s claims that U.S. workers were attacked “deliberate lies.”

The new medical details may help the U.S. counter Havana’s complaint that Washington hasn’t presented any evidence.

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WTFRLY's picture

So you're saying sonic j00 weapons are officially a thing? Noted.

knukles's picture

Yep.  So it's all about the hiring of crazy incompetent lazy quota type folk?
Brain abnormalities.  Like liberal brain abnormalities.
The life blood of all Obama and Clinton appointees

Please dear God make it stop before the entirety of Humanity is extinguished in a ball of light

That sound when driving is called "waffling".  Read your owner's manual, FFS.
Fucking Idiots

Look a Khrushchev with a squirrel!

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Another genius decision by King Nigger pays off in new and unexpected ways.

shitshitshit's picture

correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't brain abnormality a necessary codition to work as public servant in general?

CuttingEdge's picture

Ah hah!

So its the Cubans to blame for all the head-exploding liberals in the past year!

peddling-fiction's picture

Obozo's staff clowned around sediciously.

Acoustic = microwave

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"US Officials Confirm Mysterious Cuba Attack Victims Suffered Brain Abnormalities"~

In light of all the news about the deceptiveness of the US government and its employees of late, how can you take anything they say at face value?

One of the victims of being untruthful is that everything you try to say afterwards is view as suspect. "US officials" are liars. I wonder how that is working out for them...

HenryKissingerZuckerberg's picture

so... CICADAS are now WEAPONS???

some cicadas produce sounds up to 120 dB (SPL)[30] which is among the loudest of all insect-produced sounds

milenials do not even know basic bugs biology ?

fulliautomatix's picture

Trust has is legislated now - didn't you get the memo? Its against the law to not trust the State and its' agencies (but not trusting the people is fine, for now, so use that argument.)

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

This type of stuff has been reported for years. Did the CIA sell one of their obsolete models on the black market?

It's weird how the only 'credible' people are degenerate quota hire bureaucrats. It really makes you want to see the whole goddamned thing burn down.

Arrow4Truth's picture

The CIA just dusted off the box and fired it up to see if it still worked.

tmosley's picture

Commies trying to back away from their act of war.

EddieLomax's picture

Cuba is a socialist hell hole.

Sounds like they decided to attack the imperialist Americans with some sort of weapon that they thought was undetectable, very clever until you get caught and then you just look like the bunch of arseholes that run a socialist hell hole.

Just leave them alone and bomb them back into the stone age everytime they try to make life difficult.  Cutting off all holiday/business links too would be good, no point "hindering" them in their journey to socailist nirvana.

I see there are a lot of commie loving socialists on this page too, we have them in the UK, so rabidly do they dislike their own country they praise anything that opposes it, get some perspective.

Killdo's picture

There was a good article on moonofalabama a month or so ago explaining what happened - it was justs crickets and dumb diplomats created a problem out of nothing

RedBaron616's picture

Owner's Manuals don't get into that kind of crap. Unless you bought a nanny vehicle and then they might, but normal cars like Honda figure you are smart enough to adjust the windows so there is no noise and rough airflow.

Shropshire Lad's picture

Anybody still working for the US State Dept after the Clinton/Bush/Obama years is likely to have serious brain abnormalities, whether or not they worked in Cuba.

Gap Admirer's picture

They're "diplomats."  The  "brain abnormalities" were pre-existing conditions.

land_of_the_few's picture

And still nobody willing to stand up and say they had actually CT or MR-scanned these folks to check them out afterwards, or even ultrasound-scanned to check out their nerves or anything like that. Ultrasound can also check blood vessel correct flow velocity, function.

At least the basics would be more convincing?

From the original AP article itself -

"But acoustic waves have never been shown to alter the brain’s white matter tracts, said Elisa Konofagou, a biomedical engineering professor at Columbia University who is not involved in the government’s investigation.

“I would be very surprised,” Konofagou said, adding that ultrasound in the brain is used frequently in modern medicine. “We never see white matter tract problems.”"

LawsofPhysics's picture

Another "Russia did it" deep state operation...?

no matter...

"Full Faith and Credit"

same as it ever was...

Arnold's picture

So, a ray gun that turns diplomats into mongoloids.
I wonder if the process can work the other way.

knukles's picture

Didjuknow that playing with yourself too much does the same thing?
My mommy told me that 60+ years ago.

Erek's picture

You got hair on your palms and poor eyesight?

knukles's picture

Where's the Nair?  I can't find my glasses

shovelhead's picture

Maybe I should have quit before I needed glasses...

EddieLomax's picture

Its easy to screw someones brains up with microwaves or sound at incredible volumes above hearing, a seriously powerful radar could do that in the 1950's.

But when commies finally grasp something its all new to them, the real hard thing is actually trying to fix a brain after its being damaged - even the Ben Carson's of the world have limited abilities despite decades of work.

booboo's picture

Obama appointments, liberalism is a mental disorder so it was already baked into their brains.

dirty fingernails's picture

No, ZH has made it perfectly clear its politics that causes mental disorders. The left has no monopoly on irrantionality and insanity.

DavidFL's picture

It is not really a mystery. The most obvious and only plausible explanation is - they are federal government workers. Those conditions are not only normal, but a prerequisite for employment!

847328_3527's picture

US 'officials' call it "brain abnormalities"...


Doctors call it "tertiary syphilis."


Tertiary (late) syphilis. About 15 to 30 percent of people infected with syphilis who don't get treatment will develop complications known as tertiary (late) syphilis. In the late stages, the disease may damage your brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones and joints.


I bet these affected claim they caught it from a dirty Cuban toilet seat, right.

Surely not from the front office secretary, Calienta Rosa!

Erek's picture

Just like Al Capone - syph ate his brain.

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Frank Zappa reference noted.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Unlike getting blatantly poisoned and shot in cold blood like the Russian diplomats have in the last 3 years since Maidan!

williambanzai7's picture

You get what you pay for.

wafm's picture

being american is a brain abnormality already...

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

"being american is a brain abnormality already..."

When will the rest of Western Europe tell the Yankee to get the fuck out after 72 years of occupation!...

Especially when the one thing that made America attractive their $$$ is increasingly (10 years and counting) worthless!


90 miles offshore?


It's time to make them the 51st state by hook or crook and clean house.

40MikeMike's picture

Check the list of international visitors entering Cuba at least as far back as 3 months.


See who pops up.


The Cubans are lying.


When the truth is discovered regime change the shitty island.

oncemore's picture

All us politicians are anyhow braindeaf.

1 Alabama's picture

this is just what happens to people who work for gvt, there is nothing outside the norms here folks, keep moving, nothing to see here.


silverer's picture

Awesome weapon. Set a few up on Wall St. for further testing.

just the tip's picture

if you time it just right, you can get these on the "special deal" page at amazon.  shipping is extra.

mastersnark's picture

Of course they have brain abnormalities. If they didn't, then they'd have real jobs.

Truth Eater's picture

So, those idiots at HARP trying to make another tropical storm missed by this much.

rejected's picture


Name those US officials.

andrewp111's picture

Reads like Russian spook dirty tricks. Maybe Venezuela did it since they have clear motive (Cuban troops are keeping that regime in power - so they really want the USA out of Cuba). It could be an EM attack in the 400 MHz region where the brain has a physical resonance. This stuff has been used for dirty tricks since the 1960s. If they hit the resonant frequency of one person, the other person lying in the same bed may experience nothing at all.

just the tip's picture

my gawd man read MKUltra.

The experiments continued even after Dr. Frank Olson, an Army scientist who had not taken LSD before, went into deep depression after a surprise trip and later fell from a thirteenth story window.[48]

aloha_snakbar's picture
US Officials Confirm Mysterious Cuba Attack Victims Suffered Brain Abnormalities


Duh....we kind of assumed that when you said they were politicians...

surf@jm's picture

And the people who don`t think communism isn`t bad for your health........