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John Bolton says Russia is ‘very possible’ behind Havana Syndrome

  • Bolton’s statements come after retired Army lieutenant colonel Greg Edgreen, stated he’s ‘assured’ that Russia is behind the assaults
  • He additionally claimed that the assaults are a part of a worldwide mission by Russia concentrating on US officers to ‘neutralize’ them 

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has claimed Russia is probably going behind the mysterious Havana Syndrome that has stricken greater than 1,000 Americans.

‘When I used to be nationwide safety advisor, I used to be briefed on this,’ the previous Trump administration official stated on CNN on Monday.

‘I feel there’s very possible some hostile adversary conduct right here, whether or not it is Russia, China, possibly someone else, greater than possible Russia.’

He added: ‘I do not assume the federal government, frankly, once I was there took it critically sufficient. I do not assume they’ve taken it critically sufficient since then.’

Bolton’s statements come after retired Army lieutenant colonel Greg Edgreen, who led the Pentagon investigation into the Havana syndrome incidents, instructed 60 Minutes that he’s ‘assured’ that Russia is behind the assaults.

A US intelligence investigation whose findings had been launched final yr discovered that it was ‘not possible’ a international adversary was accountable for the ailment, first reported by US embassy officers within the Cuban capital Havana in 2016. 

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has claimed Russia is likely behind the mysterious Havana Syndrome that has afflicted more than 1,000 Americans

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has claimed Russia is probably going behind the mysterious Havana Syndrome that has stricken greater than 1,000 Americans

Bolton's statements come after retired Army lieutenant colonel Greg Edgreen, who led the Pentagon investigation into the Havana syndrome incidents, told 60 Minutes that he is 'confident' that Russia is behind the attacks

Bolton’s statements come after retired Army lieutenant colonel Greg Edgreen, who led the Pentagon investigation into the Havana syndrome incidents, instructed 60 Minutes that he’s ‘assured’ that Russia is behind the assaults

But Edgreen stated the burden of proof below each the Trump and Biden administration was set impossibly excessive, explaining: ‘I feel it was set so excessive as a result of we didn’t, as a rustic, and a authorities, need to face some very arduous truths…

‘Can we safe America? Are these large counter intelligence failures? Can we shield American soil and our individuals on American soil? Are we being attacked and if we’re being attacked, is that an act of struggle?’

He additionally claimed that the assaults are a part of a worldwide mission by Russia concentrating on US officers to ‘neutralize’ them.

'There's no environmental cause that causes the body damage that I saw,' an anonymous PhD source told DailyMail.com last year. 'I don't know how you create damage inside of a body, like what was seen, that comes on all of a sudden, and could be called "pre-existing conditions"'

‘There’s no environmental trigger that causes the physique injury that I noticed,’ an nameless PhD supply instructed DailyMail.com final yr. ‘I do not know the way you create injury within a physique, like what was seen, that comes on hastily, and may very well be referred to as ‘pre-existing circumstances”

Research by The Insider, a Russia-focused investigative media group based mostly in Riga, Latvia, reported that the Havana syndrome could also be linked to power weapons wielded by members of a Russian army intelligence sabotage unit.

Insider reported that members of a Russian army intelligence (GRU) unit often called 29155 had been positioned on the scene of reported well being incidents involving US personnel.

They are alleged to have used sonic weapons to focus on their victims’ brains with radio frequencies, inflicting signs of Havana syndrome which embody migraines, nausea, reminiscence lapses, listening to loss, poor stability and dizziness.

The year-long Insider investigation in collaboration with CBS documentary collection 60 Minutes and Germany’s Der Spiegel additionally reported that senior members of Unit 29155 obtained awards and promotions for work associated to the event of ‘non-lethal acoustic weapons’.

The Insider report said the first incident of 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms may have happened earlier than 2016, when US embassy staff in Cuba started complaining about pain in their ears and strong pressure in their heads (pictured: US embassy in Cuba)

The Insider report stated the primary incident of ‘Havana Syndrome’ signs could have occurred sooner than 2016, when US embassy workers in Cuba began complaining about ache of their ears and powerful stress of their heads (pictured: US embassy in Cuba)

Russia has beforehand denied any involvement and dismissed the allegations as ‘groundless’ in the present day.

What is ‘Havana Syndrome’?

The drawback has been labeled the ‘Havana Syndrome,’ as a result of the primary instances affected personnel in 2016 on the US Embassy in Cuba. 

At least 200 instances throughout the federal government at the moment are below investigation. 

People who’re believed to have been affected have reported complications, dizziness and signs in keeping with concussions, with some requiring months of medical therapy. Some have reported listening to a loud noise earlier than the sudden onset of signs. 

Countries its been reported in: Cuba, United States, China, Russia, Vietnam, Austria, Germany, Serbia, United Kingdom, Georgia, Poland, Taiwan, Australia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan 

Symptoms embody:

– listening to loss

– extreme complications

– reminiscence points 

– dizziness 

– mind damage  

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‘This subject has been talked up within the press for a few years already. And from the very starting most frequently it is linked to the Russian facet,’ Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov instructed a information convention.

‘But no one has ever revealed any convincing proof, so all that is nothing greater than a groundless and unfounded accusation,’ he stated.

The Insider report stated the primary incident of ‘Havana Syndrome’ signs could have occurred sooner than 2016, when US embassy workers in Cuba began complaining about ache of their ears and powerful stress of their heads.

It stated ‘there have been possible assaults two years earlier in Frankfurt, Germany, when a US authorities worker stationed on the consulate there was knocked unconscious by one thing akin to a powerful power beam’.

More than 1,000 Americans have reportedly been affected by Havana syndrome – and there have additionally been instances of international officers claiming to have suffered comparable signs.

State Department safety officer Mark Lenzi, who labored within the US consulate in Guangzhou, China, instructed 60 Minutes that he and his spouse began experiencing signs after listening to unusual sounds – like a ‘marble’ taking place a ‘steel funnel’ – of their condo in 2017. 

He stated he believes that him and his spouse had been focused with a weapon utilizing radio frequency power for his work analyzing digital threats to diplomatic missions utilizing top-secret gear.

Other workers members stated they had been struck whereas on US soil, additionally reporting of listening to weird sounds and experiencing head ache in addition to reminiscence loss, impaired imaginative and prescient and poor stability.

Weapons utilizing radio frequencies will be as small as a suitcase or as huge as a tractor trailer and when used, can transmit the microwave power via partitions, glass and brick, physicist James Benford instructed 60 Minutes.

Havana syndrome has its roots within the authentic instances starting in November 2016 via June 2018 amongst 25 US diplomats stationed in Havana, Cuba.