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posted by martyb on Saturday January 15, @12:44AM   Printer-friendly
from the curiouser-and-curiouser dept.

'Havana syndrome': US baffled after new cases in Europe

Four more US diplomats working in Geneva and Paris have fallen ill with a suspected neurological illness known as "Havana syndrome", US media report. Three diplomats became sick in the Swiss city and one in the French capital last summer, with some 200 people affected over five years.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the American government was working to get to the bottom of the mystery. There are fears an adversary may have targeted diplomats with microwaves. Mr Blinken said the issue had been raised with Russia but no determination had been made.

[...] A more innocent, but also unproven, theory is that those who got sick suffered from a mass condition brought on by some stressful underlying situation.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @10:57AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @10:57AM (#1213099)

    Yes, the very secretive spooks decide that whenever something like the so-called Havana Syndrome occurs, the first thing they do it release a public statement and thereby publicly announce their incompetence and stupidity to the world.

    Isn't that exactly what you would do if you ran a similar organization?

    Or would you keep it a secret and not let the Havana Syndrome perpetrator know that you are on to them?