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2018-09-12 Caribbean-Latin America
NBC: Russia Now Main Suspect Behind Cuban Embassy Sonic Attacks
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-09-12 02:06|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [257 views ]  Top

#1 Russian suspect on the left is aiming hand-held pocket illness device at embassy window. The Intelligence Community and NBC believe both suspects are now deceased.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-09-12 02:17||   2018-09-12 02:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Please someone, how does making US Embassy personnel sick further the goal of Russian intelligence collection.

Depends on which Embassy personnel you target.....

There's only 4 players that could do this: US, PRC, Israel, and Russia. Ivan has been at the top of list since day 1.
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2018-09-12 07:11||   2018-09-12 07:11|| Front Page Top

#3 Bangkok Billy - What are your thoughts on the possibility of internal counter-surveillance equipment being at fault ?
Posted by Besoeker 2018-09-12 07:31||   2018-09-12 07:31|| Front Page Top

#4 ....possibility of internal counter-surveillance equipment being at fault ?

A number between zero and zero. Most (if not all) of the physical symptoms were experienced a various residential locations throughout Havana. Same with the 1 case in Guangzhou. I would venture to say any countermeasures we have are based in locations we have absolute control over...like the Chancery. These CM are constantly checked/tweeked. I doubt the CM would malfunction for a long period of time w/out someone noticing.
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2018-09-12 07:39||   2018-09-12 07:39|| Front Page Top

#5 Thanks! I figured you would wound know. Another of my theories debunked.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-09-12 07:42||   2018-09-12 07:42|| Front Page Top

#6 Please someone, how does making US Embassy personnel sick further the goal of Russian intelligence collection.

Regardless of how secure encrypted comms may be, audio rendition is subject to 'man-in-the-middle' interception. Can't tap the headset input but the audio induced to the ear canal is available for sampling or injection via a sufficiently sensitive sampling signal.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-09-12 10:07||   2018-09-12 10:07|| Front Page Top

#7 Ref #6: I continue to learn inspite of myself.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-09-12 10:28||   2018-09-12 10:28|| Front Page Top

#8 So would the proper response be CIA folk all over the world armed with MASERS cooking Russian Embassy folks?
Posted by 3dc 2018-09-12 11:29||   2018-09-12 11:29|| Front Page Top

#9 So would the proper response be

Closing embassies.
Culturally historic artifacts from the Imperial era.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-09-12 11:49||   2018-09-12 11:49|| Front Page Top

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