On CBS News’ 60 Minutes last night, the weekly television news magazine did a segment on the “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China. The report concluded that contrary to the comical theories of rogue Cuban crickets or “mass hysteria,” the attacks, which injured more than 40 American diplomats, were likely carried out by a foreign hostile power.
Evidence shows brain trauma suffered by at least 40 U.S. diplomats and their families in Cuba and China over the last three years could be the work of a foreign hostile environment, CBS News’ “60 Minutes” reports.
The incidents, which started in late 2016, have seen workers stationed in Havana and China report brain injuries, hearing loss, and problems with cognition, balance, vision, and hearing. The FBI is investigating whether the Americans were attacked by a mysterious weapon that leaves no trace.
Cuba and China have both denied any role – Russia is also a suspect according to intelligence sources who spoke with CBS News – and the FBI has yet to publicly announce results of its investigation.
Mark Lenzi, a State Department security officer who worked in the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China, believes he was directly targeted by an energy weapon – RF, or radio frequency energy, in the microwave range.
“This was a directed standoff attack against my apartment,” said Lenzi, who believes he was targeted because he used top secret equipment to analyze electronic threats to diplomatic missions.
A 2014 statement by the National Security Agency supports Lenzi’s theory, describing the weapon as a “high-powered microwave system weapon that may have the ability to weaken, intimidate, or kill an enemy over time without leaving evidence.” The weapon, reports CBS “…is designed to bathe a target’s living quarters in microwaves.”
While we still do not know which foreign government was behind the attacks, there is one thing we do know for certain: The Castro dictatorship was aware of the attacks that took place in Cuba before and while they were happening. As a totalitarian dictatorship that keeps all citizens and foreign diplomats under constant surveillance, there is no way another government could have carried out these attacks without the Castro regime’s knowledge and approval.
A transcript and video of the 60 Minutes segment is available HERE.