It's rare that I get article and story submissions that come from a veritable swarm of people, but this is one of those cases. D.S, H.V., M.W., and B., all sent in these versions of the story. And the story is disturbing, because American diplomatic personnel posted to Vienna, Austria, appear to be experiencing the same sort of symptoms that diplomatic personal posted to Havana experienced a few years ago:
Of these articles, the most informative and detailed is the first, the New Yorker magazine's coverage of the event, which also notes that in addition to Havana, Cuba, Gangzhou China was also involved in similar attacks, but note the details here:
After the events in Cuba, a handful of potentially related cases involving C.I.A. and State Department personnel emerged in other countries; one of them involved a C.I.A. officer who, in 2017, woke up in a Moscow hotel room with severe vertigo. In 2018, American diplomats at the consulate in Guangzhou, China, reported more possible cases, though State Department officials have never disclosed how many of those patients were confirmed to have the syndrome. In early June, 2019, two White House staffers reported Havana Syndrome-like episodes in a hotel room in London during a state visit by then President Donald Trump. One of those victims subsequently reported an incident outside her home in Virginia. By mid-2020, at the direction of Trump’s National Security Council, government agencies started to report possible syndrome cases to a special unit within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In the months that followed, dozens of American officials, including members of the U.S. military, came forward to report similar episodes. Among them were at least two other White House staff members who said they were afflicted while crossing the Ellipse, near the White House. Other cases were reported in Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, among other places.
The presence of similar attacks in a variety of places suggests that if there is a technology behind these attacks - and I'm definitely on board with that interpretation - then that technology is portable enough to be moved to different venues and operationally deployed, once a venue is known. (See my book Microcosm and Medium available from Lulu).
The New Yorker article also maintains what I've been maintaining since the Havana attacks against American and Canadian diplomatic personnel first made the news, namely, that the attacks were done by a pulsed microwave technology:
The Havana Syndrome derives its name from the Cuban capital, where C.I.A. officers and State Department employees first reported experiencing strange sensations of sound and pressure in their heads in 2016 and 2017. Some of the patients said the sensations seemed to follow them around their homes, apartments, and hotel rooms in the Cuban capital. Some of the patients described feeling as though they were standing in an invisible beam of energy. Many of them suffered debilitating symptoms, from headaches and vertigo to vision problems. Specialists at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Brain Injury and Repair used advanced MRIs to study the brains of forty of the original patients from Havana. They found no signs of physical impact to the patients’ skulls—it was as if they had “a concussion without a concussion,” one specialist told me—and the team detected signs of damage to their brains.
Senior officials in the Trump and Biden Administrations suspect that the Russians are responsible for the syndrome. Their working hypothesis is that operatives working for the G.R.U., the Russian military-intelligence service, have been aiming microwave-radiation devices at U.S. officials, possibly to steal data from their computers or smartphones, which inflicted serious harm on the people they targeted. But American intelligence analysts and operatives have so far been unable to find concrete evidence that would allow them to declare that either microwave radiation or the Russians were to blame. (Boldface emphasis added)
I've pointed out in previous blogs that in many cases, those experiencing the attacks in Havana simply had to move out of the beam, which suggested to me that we are dealing with an effect of beam mixing, or interferometry, on a narrow region. Move out of the area where the beam mixing is not occurring, and the experience either subsides or disappears, another point I covered in my book Microcosm and Medium.
All of this leads me to a couple of questions that stem from our dive into the high octane speculation of the day. Any review of the literature concerning mind control will reveal that knowledge of the Russian microwave technology goes all the way back to the 1970s. Similarly, a review of the patent literature that is publicly available will also reveal that the technology itself is relatively easy to engineer. And these two facts suggest some questions: (1) how do we know that Russia and/or its allies are behind these attacks? and (2) how do we know that the goal is to steal data from computers or smart phones?
Answer: we don't.
So I want to propose a very high octane speculation: given the relative ease of building such technology, could we be looking at a private group or groups behind these attacks? While that prospect seems at first glance unlikely, I submit with the massive mind-manipulation going on in conjunction with the Davos crowd and their weaponization of the planscamdemic, it's more likely than not. Indeed, the whole western world seems to be in a state of meltdown among its leadership class, who are acting increasingly "crazy" in their policy making. Mind manipulation on a massive scale could account for this phenomenon. And that leads to the second question: the theft of data. The assumption of all of the above articles, whether explicitly stated as in the New Yorker article, or only implicitly inferred as in the rest, is that this is a data mining operation. I don't rule that out as a subsidiary objective, but on the speculation I am proposing, it's not primarily about that at all; it's about massive mind manipulation via hard technologies in addition to the softer forms.
Years ago, the Clinton Administration's Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, mentioned the possibility that non-lethal weapons, which category includes mind-manipulation technologies, had already fallen into the hands of non-state actors. I suggest, therefore, that before one fingers Russia - or any other power with the technology to construct such technologies - we not exclude that possibility of non-state actors in our rush to find a culprit.
And a final point: the rudiments of these technologies have been around for decades, and have been known since the 1970s, as I mentioned above. One would be hard-pressed to maintain that detection technologies have not been researched in that time, technologies that might give a clue as to the perpetrators, and might be a means of "jamming" and defending against them... After all, if we're dealing with signals in the radio-microwave end of the spectrum, then those signals can be jammed...
See you on the flip side...