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U.S. does not believe Cuba is behind sonic attacks on American
39 points by Jerry2http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/...
ComputerGuru - 31 minutes ago
I'm decidedly _not_ a conspiracist (being a firm believer in
Occam's razor and all), but this does lend credence to some of the
"it was a friendly operation gone wrong" and "we already know who
did it but have our reasons not to say anything" lines of thought.
jmcgough - 25 minutes ago
I think something like this is one of the more plausible
explanations... wonder why they're removing embassy staff if they
know who did it then. If it's a friendly party, couldn't they
just get them to stop? Or maybe it was Cubans spying on us, they
stopped after we confronted them, and reducing embassy staff is
our way of reducing danger and also letting them know we don't
appreciate what they did.
colordrops - 4 minutes ago
What do you think the purpose of Occam's razor is? Sometimes
conspiracy _is_ the most simple and consistent explanation.
anonymfus - 30 minutes ago
jamisteven - 26 minutes ago
Prolly some old relic of a spy device thats effected by new cell
jug - 24 minutes ago
Interesting. Seems to indirectly confirm the government somewhere
believes the attacks happened / are happening. They have refrained
to comment that, as far as I know.
timthelion - 11 minutes ago
Has anyone considered that this attack could have been done by the
large and extreme group of anti-comunist Cubans in order to damage
closer relationships between communist Cuba and the US?Cuban exiles
have attacked Cuba before:
QAPereo - 43 minutes ago
Let the mutual face-saving begin!... in other words. I?m still
siding with microwaves in any case.
dfischer - 43 minutes ago
This is one of the most bizarre developments I've witnessed in my
life. If it's an attack, it's an entirely new method as far as I
understand. Are there any credible, highly possible theories on how
this is happening or is it 100% speculation still?
res0nat0r - 36 minutes ago
I'm not sure of anything definitive, but a more credible
explanation is that it is some type of sonic monitoring trying to
spy upon diplomats via laser microphone or something such, which
then happened to actually hurt people.
booleandilemma - 24 minutes ago
If this is true, why does the count of injured diplomats keep
rising? Can?t they just shut the malfunctioning devices
off?...boosting the number of Americans affected this ?sonic
device? to 25 from 21, with reports of cases occurring in the
last several weeks, according to two sources.
UnoriginalGuy - 8 minutes ago
If we're going to speculate, one could speculate that it was an
anti-spying device which inadvertently caused these issues.If
you want privacy you can either try to build isolated
structures or rooms, or you can try to overwhelm the listener
with noise. The US has employed both techniques previously.What
if they were trialing a new defensive (anti-spying) technology
that went wrong? The US government has certainly gone strangely
quiet on this incident.
Florin_Andrei - 20 minutes ago
Seems like 99% sure this was not the intended outcome of whatever
was originally done in that general region by whomever entity was
the original author.
jayess - 9 minutes ago
I like how the article title is "U.S. does not believe Cuba is
behind sonic attacks on American diplomats"Yet the article
is "Trump to pull diplomats out of Cuba, but think Havana is behind
kingnothing - 38 minutes ago
Relevant Snopes article: http://www.snopes.com/do-sonic-weapons-
deathhand - 18 minutes ago
>trust by verifySnopes has been around as long as I have been on
the internet. Their DNS whois is protected. Who are they?The
links/sources in this article don't really prove that Sonic
weapons are ineffective. They go back to non-weapons
research.(the US government has created such weapons have been
proven effective)I want to trust but I cannot verify that
their claims are true(that these claims are false)
losteric - 13 minutes ago
> Snopes has been around as long as I have been on the
internet. Their DNS whois is protected. Who are
notyourday - 37 minutes ago
Must be ze evilz Russianz.
RivieraKid - 27 minutes ago