"Ljudattackerna" mot diplomater på Kuba.

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Re: "Ljudattackerna" mot diplomater på Kuba.

Inlägg av dann » ons 29 sep 2021, 10:40

The following message to "all (!) employees" is exactly what you should do if you want an outbreak of mass hysteria to spread:
Pentagon urges all employees to report symptoms of ‘Havana syndrome’
At the same time, skeptics are removed from their posts by the State Department and CIA director Burns it they express doubt about the idea that any attack has taken place, and the lack of weapons, culprits and even detected rays of any kind makes it unlikely that it has:
Diplomat Leading Havana Syndrome Response Out After Angering Sufferers With 'Mass Hysteria' Comments
CIA station chief in Vienna recalled amid criticism of management and handling of mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’ cases
The outcome is what you would expect when you consider that the most common symptoms of mass psychogenic illness coincide with the most common symptoms of the alleged syndrome:
Headache
Dizziness or light-headedness
Nausea
Mass psychogenic illness: Common symptoms (Wikipedia)
Who hasn't had a headache, been nauseated or felt dizzy or light-headed? How many in the past week or two?
They have actually managed to turn the 'Havana Syndrome' into a pandemic. I am a little disappointed that we haven't had any Scandinavian cases yet.

The Canadians did the opposite of this, which seems to have put a lid on it.

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Re: "Ljudattackerna" mot diplomater på Kuba.

Inlägg av dann » tor 30 sep 2021, 09:08

Serbia has now been added to the list of countries with alleged 'attacks' on CIA agents.

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Re: "Ljudattackerna" mot diplomater på Kuba.

Inlägg av dann » sön 03 okt 2021, 10:45

Made public recently:
Interview with skeptic Robert Bartholomew, expert on mass psychogenic illness (ISF from ABC News, Sep 26, 2021).

Article by Robert Baloh, emeritus professor of neurology: Havana syndrome fits the pattern of psychosomatic illness – but that doesn’t mean the symptoms aren’t real (Deccan Herald, Oct 1, 2021).
Bartholomew and Baloh are the authors of the only book about 'Havana Syndrome': Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria (GoodReads)

And then there was this article from BuzzFeed News: A Declassified State Department Report Says Microwaves Didn't Cause "Havana Syndrome" (Sep 30, 2021), which revealed that the State Department knew as early as November 2018 that there were no microwave attacks and that the most likely explanation for the 'syndrome' is mass psychogenic illness. The JASON group even had access to eight recordings of the 'sonic-attack' sounds and determined that they were from crickets long before independent researchers reached the same conclusion based on only one recording.

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Re: "Ljudattackerna" mot diplomater på Kuba.

Inlägg av dann » sön 10 okt 2021, 06:00

Brand new Canadian article about the 'Havana Syndrome'. It is obvious that it was written by a skeptic, Jonathan Jarry, an excellent science communicator:
Diplomats in Cuba fell ill. Some suspected a secret weapon. Five years later, a more benign explanation remains.
Havana Syndrome or a Case for Eliminating the Implausible (McGill University, Office for Science and Society - Separating Sense from Nonsense, Oct 9, 2021)

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Re: "Ljudattackerna" mot diplomater på Kuba.

Inlägg av dann » tis 12 okt 2021, 07:26

New article by Robert Bartholomew:
Have foreign agents been committing nefarious deeds, targeting dozens of American and Canadian diplomats and their families with an energy weapon, or is Havana Syndrome a social panic aided by sensational journalism, dubious science, and social media conspiracy theories? The contents of a U.S. Government investigation into “Havana Syndrome” released under the Freedom of Information Act, concluded that mass psychogenic illness likely played a major role.
This story is a good example of what can happen when politics is mixed with science.
Havana Syndrome Hysteria and the Great Wild Goose Chase (Skeptic, Oct 9, 2021)
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Re: "Ljudattackerna" mot diplomater på Kuba.

Inlägg av dann » sön 17 okt 2021, 17:11

Suzanne O'Sullivan: The Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories of Mystery Illness (2021)

I haven't read this book yet, but it looks interesting, in particular in a Swedish context, since it combines the mass hysteria of the 'Havana Syndrome' with the Swedish concept uppgivenhetssyndrom, "... using as its starting point a particular case of more than 400 migrant children in Sweden who have fallen into a "waking coma".

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