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Declassified Report Debunks ‘Havana Syndrome’ Attacks US Officials Blamed On Russia

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Buzzfeed has obtained a new declassified government paper showing government-commissioned scientists themselves say the original Havana Syndrome incidents were “most likely” caused by insects.

Noises linked to mysterious injuries among US diplomats in Cuba were most likely caused by crickets — not microwave weapons — according to a declassified scientific review commissioned by the US State Department and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

The State Department report was written by the JASON advisory group, an elite scientific board that has reviewed US national security concerns since the Cold War.

It was completed in November of 2018, two years after dozens of US diplomats in Cuba and their families reported hearing buzzing noises and then experiencing puzzling neurological injuries, including pain, vertigo, and difficulty concentrating.

The report was originally classified as “secret” but was made public via journalists’ FOIA request. It directly takes aim at the official narrative of a directed energy weapon or sonic attack, calling these possibilities “highly unlikely”.

The now declassified paper spells out:

“No plausible single source of energy (neither radio/microwaves nor sonic) can produce both the recorded audio/video signals and the reported medical effects,” the JASON report concluded. “We believe the recorded sounds are mechanical or biological in origin, rather than electronic. The most likely source is the Indies short-tailed cricket.

The State Department acknowledged the Buzzfeed exposé in a statement, “We are grateful to the JASON Group for their insight, which while coming to no firm conclusions, has assisted us in our ongoing investigation of these incidents,” it said.

One biomedical expert cited by Buzzfeed said the formerly classified report “puts to rest” the whole question of alleged sonic attacks – which has been the prime narrative advanced, spanning both Trump and Biden administrations.

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