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Old 22nd October 2017, 02:58 AM   #173
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post

Non sequitur? Not sure what you are getting at.
The Tonkin Gulf Ghosts were the WMDs of the Vietnam War. They were not what caused the war. They served as an excuse for escalating a war that the USA wanted to escalate.
In the present situation, Trump does believe that "Cuba's responsible" because this belief serves his interest in shutting down the newly established diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.
However, we are not talking about the need to believe that James Randi has mentioned time and again: In this case, any excuse will do.
And consider the alleged recordings of the "device": Are they even actual recordings or did somebody make them up? Why didn't these recordings appear until more and more experts started to "suspect a psychosomatic disorder linked to high stress in Havana"?! I hope that some acoustics experts will be able to come up with an explanation for how sounds like these can be made and what purpose they might serve
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