View Single Post
Old 22nd October 2017, 02:36 AM   #172
dann
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,942
Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
That's not consistent with the article you quoted, which says that at this point the US government has not actually delineated what counts as a symptom of the alleged attacks.
That is the point exactly:
Quote:
There’s no test (!) to definitively (!) say who was attacked with a mysterious, unseen weapon and whose symptoms might be entirely unrelated. The United States hasn’t disclosed what criteria prove its assertion that 22 embassy workers and their spouses are “medically confirmed” (!!!) victims.
The assertion stands, but apparently the alleged symptoms don’t! And yet, without a motive, without a weapon or even a proper description of what would constitute this weapon (or “device”) and without a consistent set of symptoms, the U.S. Administration is able to claim that Cuba is responsible for “attacks that sickened U.S. diplomats”: “I do believe Cuba’s responsible, I do believe that,” Trump said.
And, of course, as long as the symptoms aren't remotely clear, any person who at any time experienced any kind of symptoms, like the "tingling" sensations in any part of the body, is now free to imagine that he or she is a victim of the Cuban science-fiction device!
__________________
/dann
"Stupidity renders itself invisible by assuming very large proportions. Completely unreasonable claims are irrefutable. Ni-en-leh pointed out that a philosopher might get into trouble by claiming that two times two makes five, but he does not risk much by claiming that two times two makes shoe polish." B. Brecht
"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
dann is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top