Archived material Access restricted Article

Today's Front Page   View All of Sun 09/22/2019 View Sat 09/21/2019 View Fri 09/20/2019 View Thu 09/19/2019 View Wed 09/18/2019 View Tue 09/17/2019 View Mon 09/16/2019
2019-09-22 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
American diplomats in Cuba may have been exposed to pesticides, not 'sonic weapons'
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-09-22 05:30|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [416 views ]  Top

#1 I'm awaiting our usual source and his 'government controlled experiment' post and theory.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-09-22 05:45||   2019-09-22 05:45|| Front Page Top

#2 ^ Heh
Posted by Frank G 2019-09-22 06:34||   2019-09-22 06:34|| Front Page Top

#3 Dr. Seuss's "Mental Insecticide" (linked solely for visual; edit "bug" bubble to taste)
Posted by Snunter Crens7012 2019-09-22 07:51||   2019-09-22 07:51|| Front Page Top

#4 It should be useful to know if some of the affected diplomats were taking Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or schizophrenia medication. Since moderate acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are used in those meds (like donepezil hydrochloride), even a low dose fumigation of pesticides near someone under medication could maybe lead to that.

That an entire contingent of diplomats would be actually senile or loony and didn't tell the medics is not my assertion though. Just that it's... possible. Was everyone affected or just some people ?
Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-22 08:41||   2019-09-22 08:41|| Front Page Top

#5 This is the cover story. The condition was likely caused by a defensive anti surveillance device. They were so quick to blame TEH ROOSHINS.

Didn't this happen in another embassy as well? It would explain the issue. You think they're going to admit it in public?

By the way, name calling and insults aren't arguments. Show of hands, who trusts the US government any farther than you can throw it?
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-09-22 10:00||   2019-09-22 10:00|| Front Page Top

#6 and the troll appears, like MAGIC
Posted by Frank G 2019-09-22 10:19||   2019-09-22 10:19|| Front Page Top

#7 Calling people names isn't an argument.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-09-22 10:59||   2019-09-22 10:59|| Front Page Top

#8 Mil-Industrial NeoCon Warmongers everywhere nod
Posted by Frank G 2019-09-22 11:04||   2019-09-22 11:04|| Front Page Top

#9 No media reporting of an uptick in Zika among US Foreign Service personal. An upside, or a downside. You must decide.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-09-22 11:18||   2019-09-22 11:18|| Front Page Top

#10 Okay, Herb. So what device ? You don't have a theory except for just imagined intent. What produces similar phenomena ?
Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-22 11:19||   2019-09-22 11:19|| Front Page Top

#11 Due to non-permissive northerly prevailing winds, perhaps the fogger was situation directly on the US Embassy compound, or piped directly into the AC system. Skeeter chlorination, etc. Anti-vaxer alert within the hour.

Please investigate that pesky noise. It could a telephone....Morgan & Morgan, who knows.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-09-22 11:34||   2019-09-22 11:34|| Front Page Top

#12 Show of hands, who trusts the US government any farther than you can throw it?

For the record, I don't trust *any* large hierarchical organization. But I'm torn between a) pointing out that this is not evidence of anything and b) the general principle of "Don't feed the troll".

OK, after a calming sip of coffee, I'm going with b). One of the things I cherish about Rantburg is the high quality of both the snark and the discussion. In far too many places, "debate" consists of two sides endlessly trading talking points and insults. Ain't gonna add to it.
Posted by SteveS 2019-09-22 12:18||   2019-09-22 12:18|| Front Page Top

#13 What produces similar phenomena?

The alteration of spontaneous low frequency oscillations caused by acute electromagnetic fields exposure.

Chinese earbuds.

I'm surprised Erb's keepers make him work weekends.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-09-22 12:58||   2019-09-22 12:58|| Front Page Top

#14 I'm not a "troll". Troll used to have a meaning, and now it's "person I disagree with but can't formulate any coherent arguments against, so I'm going to call him a name and that settles it."

This has been a feature of the Left since Trump was elected. It's distressing to see it break out on Rantburg as well.

So the Chinese were spraying for mosquitoes too? Or is it that the super sekret anti-surveillance device was deployed there, too? Hmm, which explanation is the least complicated?

It's just that they were so fast to blame TEH ROOSHINS for Cuba. This screams confirmation bias.

You're right, I don't have any proof. And if I displayed any, you'd all be on the line to turn me in for possessing classified information. It's the Kobiyashi Maru, the no-win situation.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-09-22 15:11||   2019-09-22 15:11|| Front Page Top

#15 Nobody blamed the Rooshins, you fool. We blamed the Cubans. It also happened in China, which makes your comments *blow apart*.

Posted by Frank G 2019-09-22 15:18||   2019-09-22 15:18|| Front Page Top

#16 Meh... you just wanna point fingers. How can anyone agree or argue if you don't regale us with this 'super sekret' tech first ?

It's like an 'Aliens raped me !' story. Why, and most importantly, how ?
Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-22 15:24||   2019-09-22 15:24|| Front Page Top

#17 So it was all that no-good neo-con Donald Trump's fault? That bad, bad, bad Donald Trump? Just like Russian collusion, Jussie Smollet, the Covington kids and Charlottesville? No chance at all that decades old, hard-core enemies of America had anything to do with it?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-09-22 15:24||   2019-09-22 15:24|| Front Page Top

#18 Too lazy to go look for the link, but the other day there was a story about the ChiComs working on a sonic crowd control device.
Posted by SteveS 2019-09-22 15:27||   2019-09-22 15:27|| Front Page Top

#19 And the fact that a guy like Vladimir Putin would resort to the use of polonium is not distressing?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-09-22 15:28||   2019-09-22 15:28|| Front Page Top

#20 They blamed TEH ROOSHINS because during the Cold War the Soviets had worked on microwave weapons. Did we forget this? It was only about a year ago and it was all over the place.

I can't even figure out what #17 is trying to say.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-09-22 15:30||   2019-09-22 15:30|| Front Page Top

#21 I’m on Herb’s side on this - don’t trust US government (even a a Trump government) anywhere out of my sight - nor ANY large organization.
Posted by Glenmore  2019-09-22 18:18||   2019-09-22 18:18|| Front Page Top

#22 You don't think every one at the Embassy was a volunteer, Deep Stater who salivated to be the first in the Havana station? Reminds me of the old adage - Be careful what you wish for.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-09-22 18:38||   2019-09-22 18:38|| Front Page Top

23:22 Whiskey Mike
23:11 Lex
22:50 Dale
22:34 ruprecht
22:32 Clyde Dribble8052
22:12 ruprecht
21:53 Phaick Uneretle6310
21:43 Herb McCoy
20:30 charger
20:01 Clyde Dribble8052
19:41 European Conservative
19:37 lord garth
19:23 jpal
19:17 jpal
19:14 swksvolFF
18:55 European Conservative
18:52 European Conservative
18:49 Besoeker
18:40 Procopius2k
18:38 Procopius2k
18:36 Glenmore
18:35 Dron66046
18:32 The peanut gallery
18:29 Dron66046

Search WWW Search