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    US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds


    Types of sonic weapon

    Infrasound - below 20Hz

    • at frequencies too low for humans to hear
    • if very loud can cause vertigo, vomiting or uncontrollable defecation!!!
    • would need huge racks of speakers to be effective

    Ultrasound - above 20,000Hz

    • easier to target
    • possible to direct sound through walls
    • risk of affecting people other than those targeted, including person carrying out attack


    US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds - BBC News

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    Lucky, it's not (yet) Novichok...

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    Doctors, scientists say microwave strikes may have caused mysterious ailments of US embassy workers: report

    Doctors and scientists say that microwave weapons are the main suspect behind the mysterious ailments of dozens of American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China.


    Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, told The New York Times that microwaves were likely behind the health incidents, some of which likely resulted in brain injury.


    Smith was the lead author of a study that examined 21 affected U.S. diplomats from Cuba. The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in March, did not mention microwaves.

    “Everybody was relatively skeptical at first, and everyone now agrees there’s something there,” Smith told the Times.

    MORE. http://thehill.com/policy/internatio...sed-mysterious

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    probably some tests being done by the CIA on Gitmo, with unexpected effects on locals, so US Staff had to be evacuated

    classic CIA coverup story,

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    Evacuated after 'health attacks' in Cuba and China, diplomats face new ordeals in U.S.

    Some diplomats and their doctors tell NBC they're concerned the U.S. wants to downplay what happened. Some suspect harassment has continued inside the U.S.


    WASHINGTON — Alone in her bed in a sprawling Chinese metropolis, Catherine Werner was jolted awake one night by a pulsing, humming sound. It seemed to be coming from a specific direction.


    Perhaps the A.C. unit in her upscale Guangzhou apartment was malfunctioning, the American diplomat thought. But at the same moment, she also noticed intense pressure in her head.






    The sounds and sensations returned, night after night, for months. When Werner's health began declining in late 2017 — vomiting, headaches, loss of balance — she brushed it off at first, thinking China's polluted air and water were getting to her.


    It wasn't until months later — after her mother, Laura Hughes, grew alarmed, flew in from the U.S. and then got sick, too — that Werner was medevaced from China back to the States. Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania found a vision disorder, a balance disorder and an "organic brain injury" — diagnoses similar to those of 26 U.S. diplomats and spies in Cuba who started hearing strange sounds and falling ill in late 2016.


    In May, the State Department issued an ominous health alert: It had "medical confirmation" that a worker in China was affected.

    The United States faced a troubling question: Had whatever happened to the Americans in Cuba spread?


    MORE https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latin-a...rdeals-n920241

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    from the beginning, this has been an amazing story....and it could potentially lead us all down a very dangerous road



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    ‘Sonic attacks’ at US embassy in Cuba may have just been crickets
    January 6, 2019

    The “sonic attacks” that afflicted diplomats at the US embassy in Cuba could have just been the work of crickets, according to a report Sunday.

    The embassy in Havana cut its staff in half in 2017 after dozens of people complained of headaches, nausea and other ailments from hearing mysterious, penetrating high-pitched noises — believed to be an acoustic weapon — possibly from the Russians.

    But a fresh analysis of an audio recording made by US personnel in Cuba revealed that the source of the piercing din is the song of the Indies short-tailed cricket, known as Anurogryllus celerinictus, a study says.

    “The recording is definitively a cricket that belongs to the same group,” said Fernando Montealegre-Zapata, a professor of sensory biology at the University of Lincoln who participated in the study, according to The Guardian. “The call of this Caribbean species is about 7 kHz, and is delivered at an unusually high rate, which gives humans the sensation of a continuous sharp trill.”

    The study, by Montealegre-Zapata and Alexander Stubbs at the University of California, was published Jan. 4 on the website bioRxiv.

    https://nypost.com/2019/01/06/sonic-...been-crickets/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ‘Sonic attacks’ at US embassy in Cuba may have just been crickets
    funny that they left out what the embassy staff had to say about this theory

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    crickets, crickets, FFS ya went and got us all worked up about a bunch of crickets...

    Just where the hell is Orkin when ya need 'em?

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    It's not explicitely explained whether the crickets were "natural" or "robotic":

    Robot drone bees? It's not a horror movie, it's a Walmart patent

    SAN FRANCISCO — Birds do it. Bees do it. Now even educated Walmart drones may do it.

    The world's largest retailer has applied for a patent for drone pollinators to make up for the decline in bees and other insects that fertilize crops and make much of the food the company sells possible.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...ent/428935002/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    It's not explicitely explained whether the crickets were "natural" or "robotic":
    or mention the embassy in PRC that had the same problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ‘Sonic attacks’ at US embassy in Cuba may have just been crickets
    Why don't they just be honest and admit that some bible bashing gawd fearin red neck rooooskie hating commie fearing fucking idiot decided to make up some lies to try and start a war again, and the lap dog media swallowed it?



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    Luckily, no such horrible creatures in embassies in Riyadh, London, to name just few...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Riyadh



    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    London



    ...lots of them.

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    Thought this article at the below link would be of interest to you lot.

    THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE HAVANA EMBASSY MYSTERY

    U.S. officials say dozens of diplomats in Cuba were felled by a sonic “attack.” But the likeliest culprit is far less futuristic—and much more terrifying.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019...mystery?inline

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    Government secrecy made things worse. “We will not release information,” the State Department declared, “that violates individuals’ privacy or reveals their medical conditions.” The government also ignored data that didn’t fit its preferred theory.

    Early on, there was an outbreak of symptoms among Canadian officials in Havana, one of whom lived next door to Patient Zero. But Canada and Cuba enjoy good relations, so it made no sense for Cuba to be attacking Canadians.

    Likewise, an isolated report of a similar “attack” at the U.S. Embassy in China briefly made the news, but was eventually dropped from the narrative. U.S. officials further loaded the dice by selecting the people sent home for testing—presenting an incomplete and misleading set of data for doctors to examine.

    Luckily, no war declaration - or just a preemptive bombing was excercised...

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    I advised them already on 13.10.2017:


    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets.
    Tinnitus. This I have all days around.

    Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present.[1] While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss or roaring.[2] Rarely, unclear voices or music are heard.[3] The sound may be soft or loud, low pitched or high pitched and appear to be coming from one ear or both.[2] Most of the time, it comes on gradually.[3] In some people, the sound causes depression or anxiety and can interfere with concentration.[2]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

    Or the real crickets? Don't they have them in Cuba?

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    Coincidentally, on each occasion Cheryl was in the next room proof reading aloud his latest literary masterpiece "My thoughts while counting train wheels in Arabic" ... Possible link?

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