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posted by chromas on Friday February 04 2022, @09:21PM   Printer-friendly

Havana Syndrome could be caused by pulsed energy devices – US expert report

A US intelligence report by a panel of expert scientists has named pulsed electromagnetic energy and ultrasound as plausible causes for the mystery Havana Syndrome symptoms suffered by US diplomats and spies in recent years.

The report found that a group of cases could not be explained by health or environmental factors or by psychosomatic illness. It also said that devices exist with “modest energy requirements” which were concealable and could produce the observed symptoms and be effective over hundreds of meters or through walls.

The panel, established last year by the director of national security, Avril Haines, and the CIA director, William Burns, said the investigation was not tasked to identify a culprit, but in a statement accompanying the report, Haines and Burns said it would help sharpen the search for the origins of they mysterious ailments.

“We will stay at it, with continued rigor, for however long it takes,” they said.

Also at BBC and CNN.

Previously:
"Havana Syndrome": U.S. Baffled After New Cases in Europe
CIA Finds No Evidence of a Foreign Adversary Causing "Havana Syndrome"


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  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 06 2022, @06:11AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 06 2022, @06:11AM (#1219211)

    He is as entitled to express his 'opinion' as you are to express yours - no matter whether you think it is right or wrong. Why is this always a one-way thing with people of your ilk?

    No, this is wrong, incorrect. Runaway is an idiot, his opinion nearly always amounts to dis-, or mis-information. He is a Russian agent trying to destroy the West. Did you not see his journal on the Ukraine? Obvious Russian agent of influence. If SN continues to be complicit in his "opinions", I imagine there are several espionage laws in several countries that could have jurisdiction.

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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday February 06 2022, @09:05AM

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday February 06 2022, @09:05AM (#1219223) Journal

    That doesn't give you right to choose who can comment on this site and who cannot. What goes in journals is entirely the user's responsibility. I don't agree with Runaway's politics or medical advice either. You are not forced to read them.

    People express similar opinions each day in the MSM, on TV, and on the internet. Contrary to your personal desires it has not been made illegal in the USA. This site was established there for this very reason - it has freedom of speech enshrined in its Constitution.

    If you wish to have the right to choose what people can and cannot say you can start your own site somewhere else. We can give you all the software but from then on you would be on your own. Good luck!

    If SN continues to be complicit in his "opinions", I imagine there are several espionage laws in several countries that could have jurisdiction.

    Really?