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Posted: 8/9/2017 9:22:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2017 6:10:06 AM EST by LurchAddams]
The US believes several State Department employees at the US embassy in Havana were subjected to an "acoustic attack" using sonic devices that left at least two with such serious health problems they needed to be brought back to the US for treatment, several senior State Department officials told CNN. One official said the employees could have suffered permanent hearing loss as a result.
The employees affected were not at the same place at the same time, but suffered a variety of physical symptoms since late 2016 which resembled concussions.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/09/politics/us-cuba-acoustic-attack-embassy/index.html
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:25:43 PM EST
That's really gay that they're messing with them using directed energy and infrasound. I wonder which foreign government's tech they're hosting.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:26:21 PM EST
Tinnitus is a bitch so now they get to live with it.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:26:26 PM EST
Didnt have their foil on, huh ??
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:27:12 PM EST
Thats neat and scary at the same time.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:29:05 PM EST
Where's Ricky Ricardo and his Cuban band?
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:29:20 PM EST
How does this work?  Do they play Justin Bieber at 180db? 
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:29:35 PM EST
That stupid little island, don't know why we tolerate it. Should have been dealt with permanently long ago.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:31:21 PM EST
Were they playing the brown note?
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:33:21 PM EST
Acoustic attack?

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Originally Posted By LurchAddams:
How does this work?  Do they play Justin Bieber at 180db? 
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Unless they're referring to a specific instance of the use of an area denial type weapon, which are "loud" and obvious, they are probably using technology that is totally invisible to the senses and produces malaise and damage over time. Imagine it as acoustic poison, but the frequencies are likely inaudible.

It's rather genius. It's like area denial, but more insidious, with no trace. No risk of accusations of using chemical or biological tools, nothing overtly offensive. You can just slowly make the staff ill, confused, and useless.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:38:51 PM EST
We expelled 2 Cuban diplomats over this today.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:39:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Citadel-SC:
That stupid little island, don't know why we tolerate it. Should have been dealt with permanently long ago.
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Can we change the islands name from Cuba to Guam ? The Korean fat boy might actually do something good. Two birds with one stone.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:40:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Unless they're referring to a specific instance of the use of an area denial type weapon, which are "loud" and obvious, they are probably using technology that is totally invisible to the senses and produces malaise and damage over time. Imagine it as acoustic poison, but the frequencies are likely inaudible.

It's rather genius. It's like area denial, but more insidious, with no trace. No risk of accusations of using chemical or biological tools, nothing overtly offensive. You can just slowly make the staff ill, confused, and useless.
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Originally Posted By LurchAddams:
How does this work?  Do they play Justin Bieber at 180db? 
Unless they're referring to a specific instance of the use of an area denial type weapon, which are "loud" and obvious, they are probably using technology that is totally invisible to the senses and produces malaise and damage over time. Imagine it as acoustic poison, but the frequencies are likely inaudible.

It's rather genius. It's like area denial, but more insidious, with no trace. No risk of accusations of using chemical or biological tools, nothing overtly offensive. You can just slowly make the staff ill, confused, and useless.
This type of thing isnt even new is it? I swear I remember hearing about stuff like this 20 years ago when I was a kid.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 9:42:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nemo6:


Can we change the islands name from Cuba to Guam ? The Korean fat boy might actually do something good. Two birds with one stone.
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Who is that beautiful full figured woman in your avatar?
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 6:08:53 AM EST
Why on earth would someone in Cuba do this? 

Some of the Americans working in the embassy have severe hearing loss. 
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/09/u_s_diplomats_in_cuba_experience_hearing_loss_from_sonic_weapon.html
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:58:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By evilyoda:
Who is that beautiful full figured woman in your avatar?
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Originally Posted By evilyoda:
Originally Posted By Nemo6:


Can we change the islands name from Cuba to Guam ? The Korean fat boy might actually do something good. Two birds with one stone.
Who is that beautiful full figured woman in your avatar?
I was just thinking the same thing!

Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:06:15 AM EST
Whatever. If our black projects weren't black projects, all y'all would shit your pants.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:15:18 AM EST
I thought we were buddies now?
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:26:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Citadel-SC:
That stupid little island, don't know why we tolerate it. Should have been dealt with permanently long ago.
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Yep, we could achieve regime change in three Latin American nations for the price of one if we JDAMed leadership positions in Havana.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:32:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Screechjet1:


Yep, we could achieve regime change in three Latin American nations for the price of one if we JDAMed leadership positions in Havana.
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Why settle? Bomb leadership positions in Moscow effectively and watch so many problems disappear*.







*Dilute into the atmosphere
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:34:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Screechjet1:


Yep, we could achieve regime change in three Latin American nations for the price of one if we JDAMed leadership positions in Havana.
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Trump has no love for commies, who knows where this may go.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:16:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By iwouldntknow:
Why settle? Bomb leadership positions in Moscow effectively and watch so many problems disappear*.







*Dilute into the atmosphere
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What country will go to the merge to defend Cuba?
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:17:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By evilyoda:


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Every time someone asks that on GD its a tranny.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:19:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LurchAddams:
Why on earth would someone in Cuba do this? 

Some of the Americans working in the embassy have severe hearing loss. 
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/09/u_s_diplomats_in_cuba_experience_hearing_loss_from_sonic_weapon.html
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Because the ones running the show are still a pack of communist shitheads.

The only good communist...
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:22:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Unless they're referring to a specific instance of the use of an area denial type weapon, which are "loud" and obvious, they are probably using technology that is totally invisible to the senses and produces malaise and damage over time. Imagine it as acoustic poison, but the frequencies are likely inaudible.

It's rather genius. It's like area denial, but more insidious, with no trace. No risk of accusations of using chemical or biological tools, nothing overtly offensive. You can just slowly make the staff ill, confused, and useless.
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High intensity ultrasonics can cause hearing damage and you can't hear it.

Very easy to produce with off the shelf parts.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:30:02 AM EST
Personally I wish we would go all Swordfish on their asses and blind everybody in a mile of the place with Class 3 or 4 IR lasers mounted on the roof. You wanna fuck with us? Payback needs to be a motherfucker.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:36:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By texashomeserver:
We expelled 2 Cuban diplomats over this today.
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We should have put bullets in the back of their heads and dumped their bodies over the fence of Gitmo.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:42:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Yarael:
Tinnitus is a bitch so now they get to live with it.
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Most of the time I don't notice it but even if I read that "T" word it's back.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:43:10 AM EST
Seems it would be easy to build a Monitor/detector for this type of weapon.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:44:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Banditman:
Seems it would be easy to build a Monitor/detector for this type of weapon.
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Yes but generally it's not something you're looking out for in the first place.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:47:06 AM EST
IIRC the Soviets did something similar using microwave energy, in the 80"s.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:47:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Yes but generally it's not something you're looking out for in the first place.
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Originally Posted By Banditman:
Seems it would be easy to build a Monitor/detector for this type of weapon.
Yes but generally it's not something you're looking out for in the first place.
I'll bet they'll be looking now!  The reports say the acoustic device was installed in their residence. 
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:49:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Citadel-SC:
That stupid little island, don't know why we tolerate it. Should have been dealt with permanently long ago.
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This right..& after the Spanish-America War
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:50:55 AM EST
Trump: "Nice opening of trade and travel with the USA you got there, Cuba. Would be a shame if someone completely shut you off again for a decade."
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:51:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:15:24 AM EST
Nothing really to do with this but not too long ago I met a retired aviator who was telling me about his time in Cuba during the early 1990s flying TA-4Js,frequently armed in case the Cubans needed clusterbombed. I thought that sounded a little funny but damned if I didn't manage to find a picture of a Skyhawk trainer from Gitmo armed with CBUs and a pair of AIM-9s!

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Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:39:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Hking:
We should have put bullets in the back of their heads and dumped their bodies over the fence of Gitmo.
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Originally Posted By texashomeserver:
We expelled 2 Cuban diplomats over this today.
We should have put bullets in the back of their heads and dumped their bodies over the fence of Gitmo.
Where is a Trebuchet when you need one?

Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:40:29 AM EST
Cuban Bigfoot?
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:42:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LurchAddams:
I'll bet they'll be looking now!  The reports say the acoustic device was installed in their residence. 
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Originally Posted By Banditman:
Seems it would be easy to build a Monitor/detector for this type of weapon.
Yes but generally it's not something you're looking out for in the first place.
I'll bet they'll be looking now!  The reports say the acoustic device was installed in their residence. 
Surprising, I figured they'd be doing regular scans for hardware.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:43:50 AM EST
An idiot coworker was talking about this. He was blaming Russians
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:49:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:50:17 AM EST
So the Cubans attacked the US Embassy? Sounds like we need to sever all relations with Cuba and invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:52:09 AM EST
Shitty shitty cuba
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:56:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By motoguzzi:
IIRC the Soviets did something similar using microwave energy, in the 80"s.
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I believe they were using those microwaves to power the listening devices installed inside the embassy walls during construction.

Any adverse effects on embassy staff were collateral.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 11:58:03 AM EST
Plenty of new weaponry the public is kept ignorant about.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 2:47:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Blaze556:
An idiot coworker was talking about this. He was blaming Russians
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Russia reopened their ELINT/SIGINT post in Cuba a couple years ago and has been using it to resupply their AGIs. There are plenty of Russians about who either could or would supply the means. It's just as likely to have been the Norks or Cubans in the employ of either. Good luck figuring out who is responsible though.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 5:39:14 PM EST
CNN.fuck them , they have 0 integrity
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:22:56 PM EST
Just read today that some of those dudes ended up with TBIs and other central nervous system damage.
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