DC: The Department of State is entertaining the idea that microwave attacks were behind the mysterious illnesses that plagued diplomats working in the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba.
Beginning in late 2016, more than three dozen U.S. diplomats and family members living in Cuba and China reported puzzling brain ailments such as dizziness, headaches and blurry vision. Some diplomats described moments where they heard loud ringing and buzzing sounds. For months, the State Department considered the mysterious incidents to possibly be the result of “sonic attacks.”
Not only do federal investigators have yet to determine what devices were used against American officials, but they are still unaware who was behind them.
However, in a chilling development, doctors and scientists involved the investigation now consider microwave attacks to be main suspect.
“Everybody was relatively skeptical at first,” Dr. Douglas Smith, the lead author of a study into the victims’ ailments, stated to The New York Times. “[But] everyone now agrees there’s something there.” Smith is increasingly positive the diplomats sustained brain injuries. more here