US Officials Confirm Mysterious Cuba Attack Victims Suffered Brain Abnormalities

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.

Comments

knukles WTFRLY Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:03 Permalink

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 appointeesPlease dear God make it stop before the entirety of Humanity is extinguished in a ball of lightThat sound when driving is called "waffling".  Read your owner's manual, FFS.IdiotsFucking IdiotsLook a Khrushchev with a squirrel!

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Theosebes Goodfellow peddling-fiction Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:32 Permalink

~"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...

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EddieLomax tmosley Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:43 Permalink

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.

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land_of_the_few Gap Admirer Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:20 Permalink

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.”"

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EddieLomax Arnold Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:45 Permalink

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.

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DavidFL Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:03 Permalink

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 Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:03 Permalink

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!

40MikeMike Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:11 Permalink

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.

andrewp111 Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:26 Permalink

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.