American diplomats in Cuba may have been exposed to pesticides, not “sonic weapons”

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 9/21/2019 | Leslie Eastman
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Legal Insurrection readers may recall that in 2017, after several American diplomats developed odd neurological problems that were theorized to be caused by sonic attacks, President Donald Trump ordered all non-essential personnel out of Cuba, then sent 15 Cuban diplomats packing.

Subsequently, in May of 2018, American diplomats in China developed similar symptoms.

Study - Employees - Pesticide - Health - Effects

Now, a new study proposes that the affected employees may have been exposed to a pesticide that caused their health effects.

The mysterious high-pitched buzzing sound associated with the so-called “sonic attacks” on nearly 40 U.S. and Canadian diplomats living in Cuba may have been caused by a neurotoxic agent used to kill mosquitoes, a new study commissioned by the Canadian government claims.

Theories - Everything - Crickets - Weapons - Cause

…There have been various theories floated – everything from crickets to microwave weapons – as to the cause of the headaches, dizziness and other concussion-like symptoms.

Global Affairs Canada commissioned a clinical study to get to the bottom of the case.

Hypothesis - Results - Alon - Friedman - Study

“The working hypothesis actually came only after we had most of the results,” Alon Friedman, the study’s lead author, told Canada’s CBC News.

The suite of symptoms was described as the “Havana syndrome” and included headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, and tinnitus.

Diplomats - Reactions - Counterparts - Study - Symptoms

Canadian diplomats were affected by similar reactions to US counterparts – though the study noted that the symptoms of the Canadians were more gradual than the “acute, directional… auditory stimulus” in some of the US cases.

The study notes that...
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