Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sonic Attacks and Spy Games

Regular readers of this blog and veteran conspiracy watchers in general have probably been following reports concerning the curious plight of US diplomats stationed in Cuba with some interest. The actual developments themselves are not especially striking as similar incidents have been reported for decades now (more on that in a moment) but rather the frankness with which the mainstream media (MSM) is addressing potential weapons that are commonly described as "non-lethal" or even "psychotronic."

For those of you unaware, here is a rundown of the strange developments surrounding the American diplomatic mission to Cuba of late curiosity of the Daily Mail:
"The attacks have usually come at night. Many victims say they never noticed anything amiss. Others insist they have definitely felt or heard something — either vibrations or any number of odd sounds including a loud ringing, a scraping noise and a high-pitched chirping like the noise made by crickets or cicadas. Several said the noises came in minute-long bursts.
"One diplomat described being jolted awake in a Havana hotel room by a grinding, blaring cacophony. When he moved a few feet across the room, the noise stopped. When he got back into bed, the agonising sound hit him again — as if, he told doctors, he had walked through some invisible wall cutting straight down the middle of his room.
"Whether they heard anything or not, the consequences have been unmistakable — symptoms ranging from nose bleeds, nausea, dizziness and severe headaches to mild brain damage and permanent hearing or memory loss. Oddly, as soon as some of the victims left Cuba, they stopped hearing noises.
"Or maybe it wasn’t so odd, given the astonishing explanation that has surfaced as to why at least 21 U.S. diplomats, as well as others from Canada, have been brought low while serving in Communist Havana. Although America hasn’t pointed any finger at the likely culprit, Washington believes they were victims of a secret sonic weapon...
"Most diplomats were affected in their homes — which were provided by the Cuban government. But at least one incident occurred on an upper floor of the Hotel Capri, a historic high-rise building popular with tourists, where two diplomats were living.
"Nobody else at the hotel made a similar complaint. The targeting, if indeed a weapon is involved, is so specific that it affected only certain parts of certain rooms.
"Colleagues of the diplomat in the Hotel Capri experienced a similar effect — waking with a ringing in their ears and reaching mistakenly for their alarm clocks, then getting up, only to discover the ringing stopped when they moved away from their beds.
"Two officials said the sonic attacks made a ‘deafeningly loud sound similar to the buzzing created by insects or metal scraping across the floor’. Sending out the sort of targeted, localised beam of sound that could hit someone as they sleep is possible, but fiendishly tricky.
"The fact that many of the victims never heard anything indicates the sound was outside the human hearing range.
"If so, it would have to be emitting either a very high frequency — called ultrasound — or a very low one, infrasound.
"Of those, experts say the most likely is ultrasound — which is employed, for example, in dog whistles — because it’s far simpler to channel into a tight beam of energy. It has also been proved to produce some of the symptoms — such as hearing loss and disorientation — reported by the diplomats. It can even be fatal."

The article goes on to speculate that the source of these attacks are ultimately the Russians and not the Cubans. While its always dicey to believe anything linked to Russia by the MSM in this day and age, this claim is quite plausible from what I can see for at least tow different reasons:

  1. It would make for a striking quid pro quo with US intelligence rivals. Keep in mind that Russian diplomats have been dying at alarming rates for months now. Attacking US diplomats in Havana with some type of new psychotronic weapon would certainly make for a compelling response. 
  2. There is a historic precedent for this current incident. It is what is commonly referred to as the Moscow Signal 
Here are some details concerning this curious incident from the early stages of the Cold War:
"In 1962, American military engineers were conducting a security sweep of the U.S. embassy in Moscow, searching for listening devices, when they discovered a strange electromagnetic signal. The first analysis by American scientists was that this was some new means of eavesdropping. But further investigation revealed that the Soviets were using multiple frequencies to transmit a series of widely fluctuating and irregularly patterned microwave beams aimed primarily at the upper floors of the central wing of the embassy, where the ambassadors and top intelligence officials had their offices. The CIA had reason to believe that the Soviets were developing an electromagnetic weapon designed to adversely affect the behavior of embassy personnel.
"Military engineers determined that the microwave beam was coming from a source inside a tenth-floor apartment inside a building located roughly 100 meters to the west, across Tchaikovsky Street; it affected the west fa├žade of the embassy building, with highest intensities between the third and eight floors. The signal (determined to have a power density between 2.5 and 4.0 GHz) was given the code name MUTS, or Moscow Unidentified Technical Signal, and had apparently been in use since 1956. The Pentagon got to work on a counterstrategy and assigned the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) the job of initiating a classified program to duplicate the effects of the Moscow Signal."
(Phenomena, Annie Jacobsen, pgs. 74-75)
the US embassy building in Moscow where diplomats were exposed to a form of electromagnetic radiation
The Moscow Signal was not, however, the only prominent instance of the Russians using electromagnetic radiation for potentially hostile purposes. Another curious incident involved a signal broadcast from a Duga radar based in Chernobyl. Shortwave radio operators eventually dubbed it the "Russian Woodpecker." The late, great Philip Coppens provided the following details concerning this signal:
"The Russian Woodpecker was a Soviet signal that could be heard on the shortwave radio bands worldwide between July 1976 and December 1989 – the latter date marking the collapse of the communist regime in the Soviet Union. It sounded like a sharp, repetitive tapping noise – giving rise to the 'Woodpecker' name. The signal could be replicated by tapping a pencil on a table between eight and fourteen times each second. 
"The random frequency was heard on disrupted legitimate broadcast, amateur radio, and utility transmissions and resulted in thousands of complaints by countries worldwide to Moscow. The complaints were however non-specific: it seemed that whatever the Russians were doing, was interfering with 'business as usual' in the West, and could the Russians please rectify the problem. The answer was 'njet,' but also invited another question: what was the signal?
"Today, it is known that the signal came from the Duga-3 system, which was officially part of the Soviet Anti-Ballistic Missiles early-warning network, also known as an over-the-horizon radar (OTH) system and it is this that the Soviet Union post 1989 gave as the official explanation. In principle, it therefore seemed to be a mundane cause and purpose, tied in with the Soviet’s defence system and not with a global mind control technology."
the Duga radar from which the "Russian Woodpecker" signal was broadcast
As Coppens goes on to note, however, there is some compelling evidence that the Duga system was in fact intended to effect human behavior.

Now, it is important to note that these prior incidents were linked to electromagnetic radiation, which has long been suspected as a tool of mind control by conspiracy researchers. As far as as the Cuban incident is concerned, early reports indicate that the diplomats were attacked with some type of sonic weapon, most likely one involving ultrasound. And ultrasound is not a form of electromagnetic radiation, being a type of sound wave.

However, ultrasound has been explored by the United States as a form of behavior modification. As was noted before here, Project ARTICHOKE had researched the possibility of using ultrasound for behavior modification as far back as the 1950s. More recently, US developments of "non-lethal" weapons have included ultrasonic devices.

So be assured, US officials are not nearly as perplexed by these developments as they would have the MSM believe, though it is possible the weapon unveiled in Cuba represents some type of game changer. Certainly the Great Powers have been making a showing of force lately.

As noted above, what is so striking is how open all of this. But then again, the Trump presidency has resulted in a gradual lowering of the mask. The ugliness of the modern world has become manifest in ways that were unimaginable a decade ago. This is likely only the begging of a revelation of a new breed of weapons. We can only hope that their deployment will be limited.