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Old 8th May 2020, 01:22 PM   #721
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The shooter may be a paranoid schizophrenic, but apparently Cuba has received no official information yet and sees the incident in the light of the general hostile attitude of the U.S. government.
I also wonder about the impact that the accusations against Cuba of having 'attacked' U.S. diplomats in Havana may have had on the perpetrator.

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Prensa Latina: Minister Bruno Rodríguez in his remarks to the press that same day, said that certain individuals can feel driven to execute such acts within the context of aggressive anti-Cuban rhetoric. What is your opinion about that?
Ambassaor Cabañas: History is witness to that. If you take the date of occurrence of similar events in the past and compare it with the state of the bilateral relations at that moment, you will find that attacks against our embassies and staff took place precisely when the attitude of the United States was most hostile toward Cuba.
The assailants are not only politically driven, they also feel that the moment is opportune and that they can have certain immunity.
When you see every day, absolutely every day, high-level officials of the U.S. government attacking Cuba, reinforcing the blockade, even as we are all battling COVID-19 and the U.S. officials gruesomely and immorally attack our brigades and medical doctors, well, this verbal terrorism only lacked armed terrorism and it happened.
What happened? Jose Ramon Cabañas, Cuban ambassador in Washington, tells Prensa Latina (Granma.cu, May 6, 2020)

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Mara Tekach, chargé d'affaires of the United States Embassy in Havana, is the only official who has made any kind of statement regretting the incident that Cuba described as a serious terrorist attack.
However, neither the US Department of States nor the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, have even made a formal public condemnation, ambassador Cabañas warned in an interview with Prensa Latina.
Instead, Pompeo, referring to Cuba a day after the attack, spoke out against Cuban medical brigades that provide assistance to dozens of countries in the world, the diplomat emphasized.
U.S. congressmen condemn armed attack on Cuban embassy (CubaSi, May 8, 2020)
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Old 16th May 2020, 01:52 AM   #722
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Bruno Rodríguez speaks with the press regarding attack on Cuban embassy in the United States (Granma.cu, May 12, 2020)
Terrorist attack on Cuban embassy is the result of the U.S. government's hateful policy (Granma.cu, May 13, 2020)
Attack on Cuban embassy in Washington brings complicit silence from U.S. government (Granma.cu, May 13-14, 2020)
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The Foreign Minister noted that Alazo Baró planned the attack well in advance, as he had visited the site for exploratory purposes two weeks before the attack.
According to legal documents to which the public has had access, “Alazo Baró visited a hospital, where he surely expressed his feelings and delusions of persecution by alleged Cuban criminal groups and the Cuban government itself, and subsequently visited the offices of several law enforcement agencies, that is, several United States national security agencies, to make accusations against our government and to denounce its alleged intention to kill him.
“It is the responsibility of the United States government to explain what follow-up was given to these accusations by Alazo Baró and what action was taken when an individual with these characteristics and background makes accusations … against a country with a diplomatic seat in U.S. territory,” Rodríguez continued.
He insisted, “I must say that negligence is evident in the conduct of the United States government, which did not act on information of this nature.”
U.S. government silence denounced (Granma.cu, May 15, 2020)
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Old 30th May 2020, 06:06 AM   #723
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I guess it was to be expected that the State Department wouldn't share information with Cuba about the attacker's connections in Miami:
Twenty days of complicit silence (Granma.cu, May 21, 2020)


The Nobel Peace Prize is not awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, but by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, so the Cuban medical brigades may actually have a chance of being awarded:
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More than 40 European organizations are backing a proposal to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban medical brigades of the Henry Reeve Contingent, for their contribution to the global battle against COVID-19.
Launched April 28 by the associations Cuba Linda and France Cuba, the initiative has thus far received the support of solidarity groups, political organizations and unions in France, Spain, Ireland and Italy, and thousands of Internet users on the Facebook page “Prix Nobel de la paix pour les brigades médicales cubaines Henry Reeve.”
Some supporters of the effort to recognize Cuban physicians advocate extending the campaign with an international committee.
Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban doctors continues to gain supporters (Granma.cu, May 27, 2020)
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"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
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Old 15th September 2020, 01:39 AM   #724
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Picking up from the post above: Interesting that Trump is now competing with the Cuban doctors for the 'Noble' Peace Prize:
Trump's nomination makes a mockery of the Nobel Peace Prize (Independent, Sep. 12, 2020)

However, I doubt that he stands a better chance of getting it than of getting the one he claims he already got:
Trump boasts about getting 'Bay of Pigs award' - which doesn't exist (Guardian, Sep. 13, 2020)
Trump Brags About Receiving Nonexistent 'Bay Of Pigs' Award From Cuban Community (HuffPost, Sep. 14, 2020)

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Maybe he should go for the one in medicine instead, for his bleach & UV-light idea ...

Deadly politics: Cuba’s Covid-19 treatment and U.S. refusal to save lives (TheFinalCall, Sep. 1, 2020)


I haven't seen any news about the alleged sonic (or whatever) attacks for about six months. I guess the Cuban healthcare workers and researchers are busy fighting the virus like in most other countries but with more success than most.
They are also developing a Cuban vaccine: Second group of volunteers join Soberana clinical trials (Granma.cu, Sep. 10, 2020)
But I did find this from William A. Yost, PhD, Spatial Hearing Laboratory, whom I've mentioned before in this thread. In April, he summed up the most recent discoveries, and about Friedman's Canadian study in particular he wrote:

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The study pointed out that Cuba had an extensive mosquito-spraying program, which was intensified close to the time of the reported attack to deal with the Zika virus. Some of the measures obtained in the study were consistent with a neurotoxic effect that could be due to the ingredients in the pesticides used in Cuba. As I suggested in my previous letter to the editor, such neurotoxins could affect the single arterial system that serves the brainstem and the inner ear.
So a sonic cause is becoming less and less likely. However, as Friedman, et al., correctly noted, “Other causes cannot be ruled out.” More data and less speculation are needed.
The first meeting of the NAS Committee was on Dec. 18, 2019, and the second meeting on Feb. 24, 2020. The committee has not published any reports to date, so the next evidence related to this on-going mystery will probably come when the NAS Committee issues its report sometime later this year.
Was There Really a ‘Sonic Attack’ in Cuba and China? (HearingJournal, April 2020)
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"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

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