The government cut a deal with two governments who were using the machines that caused brain damage to US government workers.

Now, they can pretend it is in the worker’s imagination and that no such weapons exist.


Cuba, China

Havana Syndrome

U.S. Intelligence: foreign rivals didn’t cause Havana Syndrome

The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that a foreign country was not responsible for the so-called Havana Syndrome ailments involving U.S. officials working overseas.

This findings in a new intelligence assessment come as a disappointment to U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials who believe they suffered attacks and are still dealing with serious health problems.

The episodes were first reported by U.S. officials at the American Embassy in Havana, Cuba, in 2016. Some 1,500 cases among U.S. government staffers have now been reported worldwide. The vast majority of those cases have been resolved and were linked to causes such as existing medical conditions.

However, about two dozen current and former officials are still suffering from chronic ailments that have defied explanation, according to some of those officials who remain afflicted.

Two intelligence officials familiar with the new report briefed a small number of journalists on Wednesday. The intelligence community cannot say exactly what happened in these episodes — but now believes it’s pretty sure of what didn’t happen in Havana and elsewhere.

Seven different U.S. intelligence agencies were involved in the investigation, and five found it was “highly unlikely” a foreign country was to blame. One said it was “unlikely,” and one didn’t take a position.

The officials also said there was “no credible evidence” that a foreign adversary has a weapon capable of inflicting the kind of harm suffered by the U.S. officials. – Source

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