By William Ide -, Public Domain,

STRANGER THAN FICTION – Years after U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba reported strange illnesses in 2016 believed to be tied to some type of directed energy or ‘sonic’ weapon attack, and later similar incidents in Beijing and elsewhere, federal agents are reportedly now looking into similar suspected attacks near the White House. Defense officials briefed lawmakers on the Senate and House Armed Services Committees on the threat earlier this month.

The attacks occurred last year while President Donald Trump was still in office, in addition to another suspected attack on a White House staffer in Arlington, Virginia the year prior. While the Pentagon and other agencies probing the matter still aren’t totally certain about what occurred, notes CNN, the fact that such an attack might have taken place so close to the White House is particularly alarming.

The suspected White House attack took place near the Ellipse, the large oval lawn on the south side of the White House where the Marine One presidential helicopter lands, according to CNN. The attacks sickened one National Security Council official as well as U.S. Secret Service agents, according to multiple current and former officials.

Their symptoms appear similar to mysterious, debilitating symptoms dozens of U.S. personnel abroad have also suffered.

Based on the original symptoms from attacks in Cuba, federal officials have dubbed these attack symptoms as ‘Havana Syndrome.’ The symptoms included a varying set of complaints that includes ear-popping, vertigo, pounding headaches, and nausea, sometimes accompanied by an unidentified “piercing directional noise.”

The US has struggled to understand these attacks since 2016, with some complaining that neither the State Department nor Intelligence Community (IC) was taking the threat seriously. Out of this frustration, Trump’s acting Defense Secretary sought to take the lead on the issue in late 2020.

“I knew CIA and Department of State were not taking this sh*t seriously and we wanted to shame them into it by establishing our task force,” Chris Miller, who was acting defense secretary at the time, told CNN last week. CNN continued:

Pentagon leaders set up the task force to track reports of such symptoms hitting Defense Department personnel overseas, an effort that Miller said was intended in part as a “bureaucratic power play” to force CIA and State to take the problem more seriously in their own personnel.

Miller said he began to see reports of these mysterious symptoms as a higher priority in December, after interviewing an alleged victim with extensive combat experience.

“When this officer came in and I knew his background and he explained in an extraordinarily detailed but more military style that I could understand, I was like this is actually for real,” Miller said. “This kid had been in combat a bunch and he knew.”

The CIA began its task force in December 2020, and expanded its efforts under new Director William Burns, who vowed during his confirmation hearings to review the evidence on the alleged attacks on CIA personnel overseas, which have long been publicly reported. The State Department named a senior official to lead the department’s response to the “Havana syndrome” attacks in March.

A New York Times report from December suggests the weapons used could be microwave based.  Specifically, it noted the source could be “radiofrequency energy, a type of radiation that includes microwaves.” This according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

More to the point, the NYT noted:

The conclusion by a committee of 19 experts in medicine and other fields cited “directed, pulsed radiofrequency energy” as “the most plausible mechanism” to explain the illness, which came to be known as Havana syndrome.

While the government may be closing in on the type of weapon used, it still isn’t sure who might be behind the attacks. Still, America’s two major adversaries top the list of suspects. Defense officials who briefed lawmakers said Russia could be behind the attacks, but they still could not be certain. Another former US official involved in the investigation said China was also among the suspects.


  1. My guess of who is responsible is the CIA, they haven’t worked for the US in a very long time!

  2. The US has been working on those type of weapons for 30 years, for sure.
    It would be wise to beef up our own freak weapons, because it is beginning to look like China is, at the very least, preparing for war. They appear to be using the freak weapons in REAL deployment against the US, so we should consider a reasonable response.
    I’m betting we’re far ahead of them in development, but I wonder if we produced many.

  3. Well, the only people that I know of that has attacked us are Islamist. At least they finally quit calling them lone wolf. Now, they are just protestors getting carried away and destroying cities.

  4. So that’s why the biden administration is so flimsy, and disoriented. On top of being burned out on drugs, they also are microwaved.

  5. If this is a directed energy weapon, the American military indeed know all about it. They have been working on such weapons for many years, and know quite a lot about their effects. As to who is using the weapons (against the Trump White House) that’s for American voters to judge.

  6. Said weapon had to have these:
    Man portable
    roof mounted.
    Concealable to effect DC area
    Could be Iran too.

  7. Such an attack wouldn’t be surprising at all. Evil is as evil does.
    Our government has the same sonic weaponry and it was first detected by the media, although wasn’t identified in government news releases, when used against the Waco religious compound residents.

  8. Well if they attack the WH today, with their ‘Directed-energy’ weapon, it won’t make any difference… Joe Bama O’bidet brain’s are already fried!

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