Remember a while back American diplomats in Cuba were complaining of a “sonic attack”, implying that the nefarious Russians were behind it. Twenty-four staff at the US embassy claimed all manner of symptoms including headaches, dizziness, nausea, vision problems etc.
Much fatuous posturing followed from the State Department, complete with diplomats being recalled and travel advisories being issued, blah, blah.
Meanwhile, the Cubans investigated and cooperated (colluded!?) with the FBI and recordings were made of the alleged “sonic attacks”. These were shared and indeed, the Associated Press issued a video with the recorded sounds. The Cubans said that the recorded sounds were typical of a type of cricket or cicada that lives in that part of Cuba.
Fast forward to September 2018, and the “usual suspects”, the Russophobic NBC, and particularly the totally bonkers MSNBC, were fingering Russia as the culprit again. As reported on the Moon of Alabama [here]:
The NBC story came with a red flag. One of its authors was the CIA’s mop-up man Ken Dilanian who lets the CIA rewrite his stories before they get published. Whenever one sees that author’s name one must presume to read disinformation.
Other MSM lugenpresse outlets, like the Grauniad in the UK and the Daily Beast website, chimed in with “Russia main suspect behind illnesses of US staff in Cuba,” blah, blah.
But, reality began to poke its ugly nose into the whole sordid affair. In a rare moment of honesty, the New York Times reports[here] that US scientists found, just as the Cubans had, that the sounds were…