US Shuttering Diplomatic and Tourism Operations in Cuba

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Twenty-one U.S. diplomatic personnel assigned to Cuba have been severely affected by some health condition with the cause still unknown officially. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has issued travel warnings to Cuba for civilians and has ordered a large number of government personnel to leave the island. Cuba is allegedly cooperating in the investigation and for more than a year, there have been no clues or resolutions. The FBI additionally sent an expert team to Havana to investigate all associated locations including the housing where these attacks have occurred. The housing for diplomatic personnel is provided by Cuba and as with all laws and standards, the host country must provide safe conditions and be approved by the U.S. State Department.

So, what are the likely explanations for U.S. personnel and Canadian personnel suffering from hearing loss, brain damage and even speech complications?

Well, as submitted by former CIA official John Sipher, who has served in some hostile nations, there are some explanation(s) as to what those nations have in the past done to U.S. facilities.

During my time overseas, I have had personal experience with several of these “attacks.” In the 1980s and 1990s, the Soviet and then Russian intelligence services deployed doses of nitrophenyl pentaden (NPPD) against American diplomats whom they suspected of managing espionage operations against Russian interests. This so-called “spy dust” was an invisible electromagnetic powder with a customized chemical identifier. It was smeared onto door handles, furniture and cars of suspected American spy handlers. It was a tagging agent used by Russian security elements to covertly monitor their own community by revealing unreported (and potentially espionage related) contacts between Russian and American officials. It was somewhat ingenious. After deploying the invisible material on a suspected U.S. intelligence officer, Russian counter-intelligence would snoop after-hours through the offices of Russian government employees looking for traces of the material. Discovery of the powder in the office of someone who had not reported contact with the American provided significant proof of suspicious activity.

What was not ingenious, however, were the threats to human health. There were concerns at the time that the material was carcinogenic and could be harmful to American diplomats. Following studies, the United States determined there was no specific evidence of a threat to the U.S. diplomatic community since it was only used against a handful of people. As someone who was “dusted,” that explanation didn’t really make me feel much better. However, the substance was at least a step up from earlier Russian tracking devices like radioactive nails hammered into the tires of U.S. diplomatic vehicles, allowing Russian surveillance vehicles to hang back unseen and follow along by using special equipment to track targets’ tire residue.

The Russian security services were also known to flood the U.S. embassy in Moscow with electromagnetic radiation. They would beam concentrated microwaves and electronic pulses at the Embassy in an attempt to eavesdrop on U.S. typewriters and conversations. In the 1970s, a U.S. Ambassador contracted and died of a blood disease that many assumed to be a result of the attacks. The State Department detected high levels of radiation in the embassy staff, and provided hazard pay to personnel who worked in Moscow. A variety of electronic attacks continued over the years to include mobile Russian vans that acted as a giant x-ray that could be directed at diplomats all over town. In a similar fashion, high frequency devices can be used to pulse other devices, perhaps turning on or off collection devices in homes or offices.

Similarly, the Russian security services undertook a massive effort to bug the new embassy building in Moscow with all sorts of technical gear, some of which could potentially affect the health of Americans. Indeed, the new embassy construction was even abandoned in 1985 due to the sheer volume and sophistication of electronic eavesdropping equipment that was found throughout the walls, concrete floors and underground. A second attempt to improve the security of the building also faltered when the United States found an equally aggressive and sophisticated attack, which included building listening devices directly into the steel beams holding the building upright. Even the sidewalks and streets throughout the neighborhood were embedded with electronic collection gear which was designed to turn the embassy building into a giant antenna. The United States lost hundreds of millions of dollars trying to fix the problems, and eventually tore off the top several floors of the Embassy and rebuilt it with specially imported materials put together by American-only labor – an effort the U.S. called the “Top Hat” solution. The decades-long process displayed the remarkable expertise of the Russians in the use of technical sensors and surveillance gear. Russian technology was consistently underestimated by the U.S. and often our best scientists had difficulty understanding what the Russians were up to. Full article here.

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Could Mr. Sipher be missing something or omitting something? Yes.

There is something called vibroacoustic syndrome — the effect of infrasonic output not on your hearing, but on the various fluid-filled parts of your body, which can affect hearing and loss of balance.

The low frequency of infrasonic sound and its corresponding long wavelength makes it much more capable of bending around or penetrating your body, creating an oscillating pressure system. Depending on the frequency, different parts of your body will resonate, which can have very unusual non-auditory effects. For example, one of the ones that occur at relatively safe sound levels (< 100 dB) occurs at 19Hz. If you sit in front of a very good-quality subwoofer and play a 19Hz sound (or have access to a sound programmer and get an audible sound to modulate at 19Hz), try taking off your glasses or removing your contacts. Your eyes will twitch. If you turn up the volume so you start approaching 110 dB, you may even start seeing colored lights at the periphery of your vision or ghostly gray regions in the center. This is because 19Hz is the resonant frequency of the human eyeball. The low-frequency pulsations start distorting the eyeball’s shape and pushing on the retina, activating the rods and cones by pressure rather than light.* This non-auditory effect may be the basis of some supernatural folklore. In 1998, Tony Lawrence and Vic Tandy wrote a paper for the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (not my usual fare) called “Ghosts in the Machine,” in which they describe how they got to the root of stories of a “haunted” laboratory. People in the lab had described seeing “ghostly” gray shapes that disappeared when they turned to face them. Upon examining the area, it turned out that a fan was resonating the room at 18.98Hz, almost exactly the resonant frequency of the human eyeball. When the fan was turned off, so did all stories of ghostly apparitions. More here.

Going back as far as 1998, the Foreign Military Office at Fort Leavenworth published a short summary of what was described then as ‘wonder weapons’. In part:

A recent edition of U.S. News and World Report highlighted several of these “wonder weapons” (acoustics, microwaves, lasers) and noted that scientists are “searching the electromagnetic and sonic spectrums for wavelengths that can affect human behavior.” A recent Russian military article offered a slightly different slant to the problem, declaring that “humanity stands on the brink of a psychotropic war” with the mind and body as the focus. That article discussed Russian and international attempts to control the psycho-physical condition of man and his decision making processes by the use of VHF-generators, “noiseless cassettes,” and other technologies.

An entirely new arsenal of weapons, based on devices designed to introduce subliminal messages or to alter the body’s psychological and data processing capabilities, might be used to incapacitate individuals. These weapons aim to control or alter the psyche, or to attack the various sensory and data-processing systems of the human organism. In both cases, the goal is to confuse or destroy the signals that normally keep the body in equilibrium.

This article examines energy-based weapons, psychotropic weapons, and other developments designed to alter the ability of the human body to process stimuli. One consequence of this assessment is that the way we commonly use the term “information warfare” falls short when the individual soldier, not his equipment, becomes the target of attack.

A 2014 study in the journal Royal Society Open Science found that low-frequency sounds below the audible range could disrupt little whistles made by the ear, called spontaneous optoacoustic emissions, in response to noise. (How that is mapped to symptoms, however, wasn’t clear.)

In this instance, one possibility is that the infrasound stimulated the part of the ear not dedicated to hearing — the vestibular system that controls balance, Liberman said. In that instance, the symptoms wouldn’t appear immediately.

“You could imagine them being very slow onset and very persistent,” Liberman said. “It might take days before you even notice any funny sensations.”

Sonic Weapons

While the idea of a silent sonic weapon sounds like something out of James Bond, Inspector Gadget or the reject pile of DARPA, the idea of using sound as a weapon has a long history.

For instance, studies show that animals exposed to high-intensity, focused ultrasound can experience lung and brain damage. And a cruise line circling the pirate-infested waters off the Somali coast has taken to using a military-grade “sonic weapon” to deter would-be hijackers, the BBC reported. This long-range device, also known as a sound cannon, can cause permanent hearing loss at distances of up to 984 feet (300 meters), according to the BBC. Other companies have developed a magnetic acoustic device, commonly referred to as a sound laser , that deploys incredibly painful, focused beams of sound to deter people from an area, NPR reported. The Israeli army has also used a device known as “The Scream,” which damages the inner ear, causing nausea and dizziness, Wired reported. More here from FNC.

There is more going on than is being reported. Further, I would be asking all allied nations that have access to Cuba what they know and I would be challenging all SIGINT communications on the island…surely there is chatter about this very event. Since there are some Canadian personnel involved, has Canada made any inquiries and launched investigations? Crickets…


Steven Crowder Infiltrates Antifa At Shapiro Event… Offered Weapons [VIDEO]

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

I’m impressed with Steven Crowder and Not-Gay Jared. They have stones… these two infiltrated Antifa at the University of Utah before Ben Shapiro’s speech there. They shared their information with the police, who were grateful for it. Maddeningly, they tried to share it with the media, who wanted no part of it. Figures. Two comedians did what these behemoth media outlets can’t be bothered with… they worked their way into a domestic terrorist outfit and were offered knives and shivs. The members spoke of having guns and killing people. They even discussed luring people back to the parking lot to take them out. I fail to see how that is not news.

Trevor Loudon released his new documentary this week, entitled: America Under Siege: Antifa. Loudon’s documentary is so good and so insightful, that Antifa is threatening him now. That won’t stop Trevor… it never has. It’s below… if you haven’t seen it, watch it. He explains who Antifa is and what their goals are. Antifa is a reincarnation of Black Bloc. They evolved out of the Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous movements. They are not unique to the US. You see them throughout Europe now. They are anarcho-communists and are exceedingly violent. Antifa – or anti-fascists – believe there are two types of fascists. Your run-of-the-mill Nazis and anyone who supports capitalism. In their twisted minds, this justifies violence against most Americans. In progressive cities, those liberals who are in power are ordering the police to stand down so Antifa can get their violence on. Do you really think that is just a coincidence? It’s by design. It’s why the leftist media will not address Antifa at all… they support them.

Leon Trotsky formed the first Antifa-like units. They were armed thugs who suppressed opposition to communism prior to the Bolshevik uprising – Red October. It’s the same old story of the communists versus the fascists, only we are all being branded as fascists now in the communist left’s violent attempt at taking over America. Eventually 55 percent of the Brown-Shirts for Hitler would be former Antifa communist members. They called them Beef Steak Nazis… brown on the outside, red in the center.

Antifa is prevalent across Europe, with a big presence in Germany and Italy. There are towns in Germany called Antifa-towns. People fear them there. If you step out of line, they threaten your family and will come in and destroy your home. It’s not just the radical Islamists that are problematic there, Antifa is terrorizing these people as well.

So, you see, the answer to Steven Crowder’s question, “Are they really an inconsequential group of rabble rousers?”, is a resounding no. Antifa counts among its members many teachers, professors and students. They are being funded by very wealthy people as well. The only reason they get away with calling Ben Shapiro fascist (he’s Jewish), is that he believes in capitalism and constitutional rights. That is why Antifa considers him so dangerous to them. He’s a master debater and gets his message across to others, which Antifa will not tolerate.

Watch both videos and see the threat that Antifa truly is. They are militant and want revolution and chaos in the streets. They aren’t going away and will have to be defeated at some point. These are communists and this is their political agenda. They have been called many names throughout history, but their tactics, hatred and violence are always the same.


Aaron Rogers Asking for Fan Demonstration During the Anthem; How Patriotism Says No

By: Arlen Williams | Gulag Bound

Dylan Buell / Getty Images photo, from Washington Post

The NFL’s most heralded rivalry, Bears vs. Packers, continues tonight at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, with the series tied at 94-94-6. But out-hyping the drama of this actual game, as the generations-long contesting teeter-totters, is this from Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers, themselves.

Aaron Rodgers calls for fans to link arms like players

GREEN BAY – Quarterback said the Packers are going to ask the fans at Lambeau Field to join the players in linking arms on Thursday night during the national anthem prior to the game against the Bears.

Without getting into the ins and outs of the whole orchestrated President The Donald vs. NFL pro-wrestling style blow-up, for your perusal, my comments at the article two days ago, are as follows.

Respecting the standards of the founding of the United States of America brings about racial healing, among other good effects. Disrespecting the flag is not a cure for the personal sins of racism or a minority of rogue cops.

But then again, those that are determined to believe that criminals who are threatening to kill police and who happen to be black are innocent victims, are apparently obdurate against reality.

Hush up and learn. Do your jobs. Then, use your own soapboxes.

Stand at attention. Hand over heart. That’s the standard, to respect our national standard, the U.S. flag.

So, does that help anyone?

Insolence can sneak into the human soul very subtly. From his ESPN interview a few days ago, Mr. Rogers is on a spiritual journey. As with “Christian” in Pilgrim’s Progress, I hope that Packer progresses in the right direction, rather than the typical outcome of the “progressive.”

As for the NFL’s present political herd mentality, along with considering how they have dealt with concussions and other injuries, the world of sports betting, and their influence on children over the years, I suggest this fresh article, featured in a very recent edition of The Globe & Malevolence,Humans are Herd Animals: Study Finds People are More Unethical when Operating in Groups.”

Also see this political linkage, explored in Gulag,Richard Trumka and the NFL, That Explains It,” plus comment #1 to the article.