State Department Pulls Cuba Embassy Personnel, Issues Cuba Travel Warning…

Against the backdrop of targeted sonic-weapon attacks against American diplomatic personnel the U.S. State Department removes non-essential employees and issues a travel warning against Americans traveling to Cuba.

STATE DEPT – Over the past several months, 21 U.S. Embassy employees have suffered a variety of injuries from attacks of an unknown nature. The affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical symptoms, including ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping. Investigators have been unable to determine who is responsible or what is causing these attacks.

On September 29, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Havana, as well as all family members. Until the Government of Cuba can ensure the safety of our diplomats in Cuba, our Embassy will be reduced to emergency personnel in order to minimize the number of diplomats at risk of exposure to harm.

In conjunction with the ordered departure of our diplomatic personnel, the Department has issued a Travel Warning advising U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Cuba and informing them of our decision to draw down our diplomatic staff.

We have no reports that private U.S. citizens have been affected, but the attacks are known to have occurred in U.S. diplomatic residences and hotels frequented by U.S. citizens. The Department does not have definitive answers on the cause or source of the attacks and is unable to recommend a means to mitigate exposure.

The decision to reduce our diplomatic presence in Havana was made to ensure the safety of our personnel. We maintain diplomatic relations with Cuba, and our work in Cuba continues to be guided by the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. Cuba has told us it will continue to investigate these attacks and we will continue to cooperate with them in this effort.

The health, safety, and well-being of our Embassy community is our greatest concern. We will continue to aggressively investigate these attacks until the matter is resolved. (link)

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75 Responses to State Department Pulls Cuba Embassy Personnel, Issues Cuba Travel Warning…

  1. Howie says:

    Send in the B-52’s. It is the only thing that will help the Cubans.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. mazziflol says:

    Sounds like an act of war to me…

    Liked by 9 people

  3. CaptainNonno says:

    Thought I read somewhere hat China or NoKo is suspected of being involved?

    Liked by 2 people

  4. KBR says:

    If it is sonic weapons, why do they state that “investigators have been unable to determine what is causing these attacks?” Not doubting the SD report, just wondering why they say they don’t know?
    Is there a defense against sonic weapons for those who stay as “essential personnel?”

    Liked by 4 people

  5. woodstuff says:

    What are the emergency personnel that will stay?

    Liked by 2 people

  6. fleporeblog says:

    I am happy our folks are getting the hell out of their! If and when we get to the bottom of this, I pray that Cuban heads will be rolling down the streets of Havana! Are these Morons thinking Barry is still in the WH. They will learn soon enough who is the new sheriff in town! Russia won’t be coming to protect them this time around!

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  7. georgiafl says:

    Remember, Trump hits back 10x as hard.

    Liked by 15 people

  8. KBR says:

    Another question: was Cuba not a disaster area due to hurricanes? I Have not heard much hurricane news from there, but it seems odd if Cuba was spared severe damage since Irma moved right there offshore Cuba for quite a while. I guess the hurricane did not affect the sonic weapons. Too bad it did not destroy them.

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  9. FofBW says:

    NoKo probably experimented on the American (forgot his name) that was recently released and died mysteriously.

    Liked by 5 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Otto Warmbier

      Liked by 7 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Woah, that’s a gruesome thought…but you might be right.
      The Norks don’t value human life, so I wouldn’t put it past them.

      There have been rumors of a ‘microwave weapon’ for years.

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      • It is possible to convert a microwave oven to a weapon. However, just taking a microwave oven apart can be deadly. And if someone manages to make a weapon out of it, they are just as likely to fry themselves, as to do damage to anything else. However, whatever was being done in Cuba was not a microwave weapon. Wrong kind of symptoms.

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        • nimrodman says:

          “not a microwave weapon”

          Correct.
          Infrasonic.
          At the other end of the spectrum, very low frequencies, lower than your subwoofer.

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

          … judging from what I’ve read in the news since first announced 2 months or so ago.

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          • nimrodman says:

            … also, it’s a sonic oscillation not on the electromagnetic radiation spectrum like microwaves, radar, radio, etc.

            It’s sound that’s too low in frequency for your ears to hear, yet your body (and ears and their connection to the brain) can still be getting pummeled with. Can cause brain damage, physical unease, other effects (info is out there for anyone wanting to research).

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        • Kathy says:

          Microwaves … If you ever want to simultaneous destroy one AND pierce a hole in your kitchen ceiling, just microwave a vacuum insulated bottle. Curious nephew, probably age 6 or 7 at the time.

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    • chbailey says:

      “Sonic weapons” fit the torture that Mr. Otto Warmbier suffered from imo. I read a few accounts of his parents describing the condition he was in when he got back to them. He was deaf, blind. writhing in pain and more. The reports said that the doctor or coroner (?) had no proof of torture yet couldn’t say how Otto was in this condition…that pretty much weakens a conclusion of “no torture”. The NK diplomat who spoke at the UN said that NK is in solidarity with Cuba. Americans should absolutely get out of those countries.

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      • Judith says:

        This college kid was a victim of Globalist lefties. Commie Universities here in America are sending kids like Otto all over the globe to study, and he wound up in China. Of course some rocket scientist SJW thought nothing of sending these clueless kids on a side trip to visit their wonderful comrades in N Korea.

        Kidding around in the hotel with friends, Otto was “dared” to take down a wall poster as a prank, which was placed in his luggage as a souvineer.

        For this “transgression” the sobbing and terrified young American student was paraded in front of an indifferent papparazzi, then sentenced to 15 years hard labor. Over the next year, he endured unspeakable crimes against humanity, while nobody could see him, and President Obola did absolutely nothing to save him from a horrific fate.

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  10. georgiafl says:

    What’s to stop this kind of attack inside the USA?

    Liked by 2 people

  11. stats guy says:

    you know, there seems to be a pattern here. The Trump appointees from the Congress tend to suck…and the ones from private industry seem to do very well. Hmmm. Pols are Pols, they like cushy jobs, maybe make a speech on two and phone their lobbyist about how to vote. Just a theory

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    • Given they don’t know how to do their jobs writng bills, your theory is ROCK SOLID.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Turranos says:

        If you sat down in front of a congressman or congresswoman & asked to see them to write a “law” they would just give you a serious deer in the headlights look. They have no clue how to write a law. There are armies of lawyers who have marching orders on what laws must be implemented (to further ruin the country) and they attempt to get the CongressRats to come on board. There are lots of offices stuffed to the ceilings on K street that had tons of laws that were to be implemented when Hillary took office. Thanks be to God that never happened. (“K Street is a major thoroughfare in the United States capital of Washington, D.C. known as a center for numerous think tanks, lobbyists, and advocacy groups.) Bottom line is “lawmakers” do not write laws.

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  12. hyacinthclare says:

    When Holland America cruise line said it was going to start going to Cuba, I thought, “You all ought to hold off a little while. This isn’t going to last.” Apparently it hasn’t lasted.

    Liked by 9 people

  13. scott467 says:

    “STATE DEPT – Over the past several months, 21 U.S. Embassy employees have suffered a variety of injuries from attacks of an unknown nature. The affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical symptoms, including ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping. Investigators have been unable to determine who is responsible or what is causing these attacks.”

    ______________

    Sounds like an act of war.

    The very least we can do in response is to shut down Cuba using the same tactics we’re using to shut down North Korea.

    Tell the Cuban People that we support them, and have full confidence they will do the right thing with all the guns that were mysteriously dumped on their shore last night.

    .

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  14. smadallib says:

    Any problems with the personnel at Gitmo? (OURS not prisoners…)

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Sedanka says:

    Have Mattis draw up a plan to overthrow the current govt of Cuba, then make Marco Rubio their “President for Life” – two problems solved.

    Liked by 8 people

  16. Landslide says:

    This is very disturbing, yet intriguing…..so horrible for the ones who lost their hearing or have brain issues. Can’t even imagine. Sounds like a science-fiction novel.😳

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  17. BillRiser says:

    Here is the source

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Re: Cuba in Hurricane Irma. Havana is a city of concrete and stone, needs a paint job badly, but built 500 years ago. Been through many storms when Florida was only a swamp. Most cities in Florida are lucky to be but 150 years old with “modern construction” , trailer parks galore since the last 70 years, and in many cases ignoring hurricane potential. Beach front homes . canal homes, etc. Yes, tin roofed Cuban barrios got hit, but fortress Havana has been through much worse. Our media only concentrated on “the Florida Disaster” and not how a 500 year-old city next door survived. Oh, yes….Havana was NOT built by communists back then. I am sure Castro era construction got bent up bad.

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  19. free73735 says:

    I watched a series of videos a few years back showing the on going “experimentation” of using “sound” as a weapon. I don’t recall off hand the source of the video. This has stirred up my curiosity though, to see if I can find it. There is so much “stuff” out there, that the source’s are questionable.

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  20. Lindenlee says:

    Germans experimented with ultra-low frequencies in WWII. Learned this when I worked for Bose.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. A2 says:

    Both China and North Korea (as folks here are bringing them up in this context) have extensive investments in Cuba. China is Cuba’s second-largest trade partner, after Venezuela.
    “China to expand investment in Cuba”
    http://english.cntv.cn/2014/07/23/VIDE1406082364102974.shtml

    The North Korea-Cuba Connection. This article is from 2016, however it gives a fairly complete backgrounder on trade and relations between Cuba and NK.
    Havana’s continued cooperation with Pyongyang is an alarming blow to the normalization process.
    http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/the-north-korea-cuba-connection/

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    • bflyjesusgrl says:

      Makes sense economically that China would want us outta there. Also sounds like Noko torture tactics. Venezuela isn’t too happy with us and add Russia to the mix. Given this ugly cast of critters, maybe Cuban government really doesn’t know the source of the problem?

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  22. Brant says:

    I assume these are POTUS 44 holdovers? Maybe they can go thank him for his excellent foreign policy acumen.

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  23. Sunshine says:

    I might be wrong but I think we could safely say this is RUSSIA at work. Russia hasn’t left Cuba and the Cubans don’t like the Russians but its government does.

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  24. Kristin says:

    Just read Nelson DeMille’s ” A Cuban Affair”.
    Good read. He is right in his musings that The Regime does not want a “Cuban Thaw” as he calls it.

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  25. Mike diamond says:

    Obama tried to turn america into a Castro style Cuba!!! Glad it didn’t happen!

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