In an era plagued with dubious and anonymous sources making fantastical claims, one would think journalists would be wary of publishing reports that defy logic and challenge the obvious. Then again, this is the era of “Fake News.”
In a report published yesterday, McClatchy’s D.C. News Bureau declared that the U.S. does not believe that Cuba’s corrupt Castro dictatorship was behind the “acoustic attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that so far has injured 25 Americans stationed on the island. In spite of the fact Castro regime agents have vandalized the vehicles of U.S. diplomats in Cuba and even poisoned their pets in the past, the report claims that despite the decades-long history of harassment, there is no reason to believe the Cuban government is behind the attacks.
Naturally, the report and claim is based on anonymous sources within the State Department. And we all know how reliable those types of reports have been in the past.
U.S. does not believe Cuba is behind sonic attacks on American diplomats
The White House does not believe the Cuban government is behind the mysterious sonic attacks against U.S. personnel but plans to pull American staff out of Havana as the number of cases climbs, according to multiple U.S. sources familiar with the investigation.
“No one believes that the Cubans are responsible,” said one source, echoing comments from others who are closely involved in the situation. “All of the evidence points that they’re not.”
Sources would not say who U.S. intelligence believes is responsible.
The Trump administration will soon begin a major withdrawal of staff from the U.S. embassy in Havana after seeing the number of Americans affected by this “sonic device” rise to 25 from 21. While the first cases were reported months ago, some have surfaced in just the last several weeks, according to two sources.
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