What the New York Times failed to mention in its report on ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba

The New York Times omits some very important facts in its feeble attempt to pin the blame on Trump for the lack of progress in the investigation into “sonic attacks” on American diplomats in Cuba.

John Suarez explains in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

The Havana Syndrome: The dangerous legacy of appeasing tyrants and not recognizing their true nature (What The New York Times forgot)

Update on Cuba’s health attacks that many would like to forget.

The question raised by The New York Times in their October 19th article referencing the “Havana Syndrome” with respect to China and Russia titled “U.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks”, was first raised in this blog with regard to Cuba on September 20, 2017:”Did State Department downplaying attacks on diplomats in Cuba endanger others?” This downplaying of injuries to American diplomats started during the Obama Administration. This blog also asked if the 2014-2017 neo-appeasement policy had worsened the behavior of the Castro regime?

Over forty American employees stationed at embassies in Cuba and China are requiring long term “emergency health and other benefits” due to injuries suffered on the job in these two countries. The largest number were stationed in Cuba.

In the fall of 2016 U.S. diplomats began to complain of “mild” traumatic brain injury, permanent hearing, and memory loss. In May of 2017 two Cuban diplomats were expelled from the United States over the matter, but the reason was not made known until August 9, 2017.

On December 7, 2016 the United States and Cuba held their fifth Bilateral Commission meeting where they celebrated progress on U.S.-Cuba relations, and according to the Miami Herald signed “11 non-binding agreements on health, the environment, counter-narcotics, and other areas of cooperation.” No word on attacks against diplomats.

On January 2, 2017 Raúl Castro presided over a military parade in Havana where marching troops chanted about shooting the American President in the head: “Obama! Obama! with what fervor we’d like to confront your clumsiness, to give you a cleansing with rebels and mortar, and send you a hat of lead to the head.”

On January 12, 2017 the Obama Administration provided further concessions to Cuba gutting the Cuban Adjustment Act and ending the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program that had bothered General Castro for years.

On January 16, 2017 the Obama State Department issued a statement that “the United States and Cuba [had] signed a bilateral Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding to deepen law enforcement cooperation and information sharing.” American diplomats were suffering serious harm, including mild traumatic brain injury, permanent hearing loss that included loss of balance, headaches, and brain swelling. Yet, according to The Wall Street Journal no complaint was made until February of 2017.


American diplomats were being permanently harmed while all these concessions were being made, and regime soldiers contemptuously chanted about shooting President Obama in the head so many times that they’d make him a lead hat. Fabiola Santiago, an Obama partisan, wrote a column on January 6, 2017 outraged at the disrespectful action by the dictatorship titled “Cuban troops’ bizarre chant: We’ll make Obama ‘a hat out of bullets to the head’”, and she correctly described it as “a threat to do the U.S. president harm.”

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1 thought on “What the New York Times failed to mention in its report on ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba”

  1. Of course the NYT is selective. That’s how the game is played, and not just regarding Cuba. Talk about fake.

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