If you've been following that strange mystery surrounding the so-called :"sonic weapon" attacks on the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, then the story just became a whole lot stranger with this article that was discovered and shared by Mr. B:
What intrigues me here is a hypothesis I first advanced a few days ago in another blog on this mystery, namely, that this story might somehow be related to the strange ramming incidents of U.S. naval vessels - the John McCain and the Fitzgerald - which occurred near Singapore and Japan, respectively.
There's a bit more information in this article that might tend to corroborate my high octane speculations in this regard. In my previous speculations, I have entertained various ideas that might account for the strange rammings of the missile frigates, namely (1) some sort of directed interference upon the electronics systems of the ships, via either (a) remote electromagnetic targeting of specific systems or (b) hacking of the systems through compromised hardware and/or software,; or (c) remote triggering of covertly implanted flaws in the hardware or commands in the software. But I've also advanced the idea that (2) one might not rule out the idea that the crews of the ships themselves were targeted by some sort of mind manipulation technologies. Recall in this respect that one member of the Fitzgerald stated that he felt "mystified," a state of mind indicating confusion, inability to take decisions, and perhaps even confusion over reading whatever electronic equipment he might have been responsible for. The Navy seems to have opted for an "incompetence" and "inadequate training" explanation, as you'll recall, but it is to be noted that this explanation could be masking precisely the more sinister possibility of mind manipulation technologies.
So back to Mr. B.'s shared article. Consider the following:
Aside from their homes, officials said Americans were attacked in at least one hotel, a fact not previously disclosed. An incident occurred on an upper floor of the recently renovated Hotel Capri, a 60-year-old concrete tower steps from the Malecon, Havana’s iconic, waterside promenade.
The cases vary deeply: different symptoms, different recollections of what happened. That’s what makes the puzzle so difficult to crack.
In several episodes recounted by U.S. officials, victims knew it was happening in real time, and there were strong indications of a sonic attack.
Some felt vibrations, and heard sounds — loud ringing or a high-pitch chirping similar to crickets or cicadas. Others heard the grinding noise. Some victims awoke with ringing in their ears and fumbled for their alarm clocks, only to discover the ringing stopped when they moved away from their beds.
The attacks seemed to come at night. Several victims reported they came in minute-long bursts.
Yet others heard nothing, felt nothing. Later, their symptoms came.
Even the potential motive is unclear. Investigators are at a loss to explain why Canadians were harmed, too, including some who reported nosebleeds. Fewer than 10 Canadian diplomatic households in Cuba were affected, a Canadian official said. Unlike the U.S., Canada has maintained warm ties to Cuba for decades.
Sound and health experts are equally baffled. Targeted, localized beams of sound are possible, but the laws of acoustics suggest such a device would probably be large and not easily concealed. Officials said it’s unclear whether the device’s effects were localized by design or due to some other technical factor.
And no single, sonic gadget seems to explain such an odd, inconsistent array of physical responses.
“Brain damage and concussions, it’s not possible,” said Joseph Pompei, a former MIT researcher and psychoacoustics expert. “Somebody would have to submerge their head into a pool lined with very powerful ultrasound transducers.”
Other symptoms have included brain swelling, dizziness, nausea, severe headaches, balance problems and tinnitus, or prolonged ringing in the ears. Many victims have shown improvement since leaving Cuba and some suffered only minor or temporary symptoms.
So in other words, one has the following:
(1) Highly localized effects; and
(2) Various symptoms, including induced concussions, brain swelling, dizziness, balance problems, and so on, all of which suggest some measure of disorientation, and so on.
One notes that the explanations given in the article appear to be dismissive of the idea that this is some sort of mind manipulation technology, but I cannot help but think that this may be a bit of deliberate dissembling for a variety of reasons, two of the most important of which are (1) the very idea of mind manipulation technologies must be denied for a variety of reasons, and (2) the technique itself must continue to be obscured from the general public, even though a few minutes' research will reveal all sorts of patents exist for the use of remote manipulations of the mind and emotions. One of the most frequently mentioned methods is the use of entrainment and interferometry to induce "beat frequencies" in the interfered area which induce various emotional states, depending on the beat frequency induced. As for the first reason for carefully denying - or pretending mystification - at what possible technology might be in evidence here, is that the admission of such technologies would wreak havoc with, among other things, jurisprudence. Consider only the case of the convicted assassin of Senator Robert Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan, whose advocates over the years have come increasingly to suggest that his behavior implies some sort of mind manipulation may have been in play in his case. Similarly with the assassin of John Lennon, who claimed the existence of various "voices in his head." Additionally there is a growing literature from people claiming forms of mental and emotional manipulation. And the list of patents on the topic grows. Thus far, the existence of such technologies has not made any impact on jurisprudence, largely because most people simply do not believe they exist. But there are a large number of patents in the public domain, and eventually, courts will be forced to consider their existence and impact.
All of this brings us back to the Cuban mystery and the implications of the article with its (1) strongly localized effects and (2) its implications that the diplomats in Cuba are experiencing some forms of disorientation. When one thinks of these two effects, one cannot in my opinion avoid connecting the dots to at least the McCain and Fitzgerald incidents. Viewed together, these incidents clearly imply that someone is sending the U.S. messages, and given that warships and diplomatic staff are involved, this cannot but anything else than a national security issue, and hence we approach a third reason for the rather obvious avoidance, in this article, of the consideration of mind manipulation techniques and technologies: national security. I have little doubt that, behind the scenes, the analysts have to be considering such scenarios and hypotheses, and that responses are being considered.
All of which leads to an important question: If these admittedly high octane speculations be true, then who is behind it? Those who have followed the writings of Lt. Col. Tom Bearden (U.S. Army, Ret.) over the years, will recognize some of the symptoms in this article which he wrote about years, and in some cases, decades, ago, one of the most prominent being precisely the induction of a beat frequency in the brain via electromagnetic interferometry. I would suspect that it is even possible for such beat frequencies to stimulate the audio components of the brain and "trick" them into hearing sounds of various sorts. As Bearden pointed out in his various works, much research of this nature was going in the former Soviet Union under the heading of "psychotronic" research. Nor was the Soviet Union alone. The USA's CIA MK-Ultra program is well-known, and it stands to reason such techniques and technologies would have been investigated. There have been indications of similar research in the United Kingdom and France.
So, who is sending the message? Anyone with the technology or a background of investigating it would be suspect, but one thing needs to be remembered: the basic technique is rather simple, so one may not exclude the possibility of extra-territorial actors. For my part, I suspect the latter may be the case, for if it were Russia (or China, or Cuba, utilizing Russian technology) sending such messages, replies in kind could be expected, though none - to our knowledge - has been forthcoming as yet. And at this juncture, should we start hearing stories of similar things being experienced by Chinese, Cuban, or Russian diplomats, my high octane suspicion would still include the possibility that an extra-territorial actor may be behind it, in addition to possible American responses. That we have not heard of anything similar affecting Chinese, Cuban, or Russian personnel might be an indicator, as well, that the USA has not yet made a determination about the "who", but there's no doubt in my mind, given the literature available on these types of technologies, that the USA already knows about the "what"; it's just not talking... yet...
See you on the flip side...