U.S. President Trump is eager to improve relations with Russia, but because of the political realities in the United States and deep-rooted anti-Russian sentiment, U.S. -Russian relations have never jumped the inertial slide. This is not true. Just as the two sides opened their crossbow in Syria, the US media had another exciting news. Russia has become a major suspect in the US intelligence investigation into the mysterious "sonic attack" on US embassy and consulate personnel in Cuba and China, NBC said Wednesday. Although the U.S. State Department stresses that there is no final conclusion and calls for "skepticism" about the current news, U.S. public opinion seems eager to identify Russia as a "behind-the-scenes manipulator", and some media are eager to issue editorials calling for tougher sanctions against Russia. The so-called "sonic attack" by the US side is mysterious, leaving the outside world in a fog. Is there any evidence or other hidden behind the "suspicion" of Russia?
US State Department: we should remain skeptical.
NBC11 quoted three U.S. officials and two other "insiders" as saying that intelligence agencies to the United States in Cuba and China caused brain damage caused by "mysterious attacks" to investigate, Russia is now considered the main suspect. During a long and sustained investigation by the FBI and the CIA, intercepted communications support the view that Russia is a suspect in the attack. The officials refused to disclose details of the intelligence. However, the current evidence is not enough to let the United States formally accuse Russia.
NBC also reported that since last year, the U.S. military has been restoring "weapons" that hurt U.S. diplomats, including testing various devices on animals. At Cotland Air Force Base in New Mexico, for example, the U.S. military has huge lasers and advanced laboratories that can test high-power electromagnetic weapons, including microwaves. U.S. officials and other people involved in the investigation revealed that although the U.S. believed the attack could be a sophisticated microwave or another electromagnetic weapon, they were also exploring whether other technologies could be used.
The United States claimed last year that since the end of 2016, 26 Embassy staff in Cuba have been subjected to unexplained "mysterious attacks" with headaches, brain damage, blurred vision and hearing, suspected of being "sonic weapons". In May, the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou issued a "health alert" stating that a U.S. government employee in China experienced "subtle, vague, but abnormal voice and pressure" and was subsequently diagnosed with "mild traumatic brain injury". Subsequently, several American diplomats in China showed similar symptoms.
The Trump administration is cautious about NBC. "I remind you to be skeptical of what these officials say at this stage," State Department spokesman Nolte said in response. You should know that the investigation of the reasons for the health attack of the State Council in Cuba is continuing. "We are not sure who or what is responsible for these health attacks," Nort told Reuters the same day.
Nevertheless, the US media has been hyped up. Many media cited NBC's report and added to it, but few media reports about it. The Miami Herald quoted experts as saying that if Russia's suspicions were confirmed, "it would be unprecedented behavior," that "Russia intervened in the U. Response. The New York Post even published editorials urging "to see Russia as a rogue regime" and "it is not enough to impose new sanctions and expel more diplomats. It is time to start expelling Russia from Interpol and other international organizations".
Russia US relations are "very toxic".
In fact, from the information disclosed so far, the unilateral statement of the United States is complicated and confusing, which is difficult to make sense to many experts. Previously, the U. S. media used more "sonic attack" argument, but has been basically overturned, such as sonic attack is difficult to target U. S. diplomats, high decibel voice can not be silent, leaving no trace.
American experts also expressed doubts about the new "microwave attack". In a previous report, the Washington Post said that despite the recent hot talk about "microwave attacks," experts warned that caution should be exercised. At present, there are no known microwave weapons that affect the brain. Kenneth Foster, a professor of bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, said the notion of "microwave attacks" was "crazy" and that if microwave energy was to damage the human brain, it would "have to be very strong, and objects that emit microwaves would burn themselves out." "Microwave weapons are scientifically similar to false news," says neuroscientist Alberto Espay of the University of Cincinnati.
German news television said that although the United States did not have enough evidence, the U.S. media and some politicians seem to be convinced that Russia is "behind the scenes manipulator". The US rush to stir up "sonic attacks" may be related to politics. "Sound attack" not only reminds people of Trump's involvement in the "Tung Russian Gate", but also makes people doubt Trump's Russian policy. As a result, the Trump administration will have to increase its punishment again to prove its innocence with Russia.
The truth is not yet known, but from this we can see the deep hostility of the United States toward Russia. In July, Trump held a rare meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. At one time, the outside world thought that the U.S. -Russian relations would turn around. As a result, Trump was confined to the "Tung-Russian" investigation for a while, and the U.S. government unexpectedly imposed new sanctions on Russia because of the poisoning of former Russian spy Scripal in Britain.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a speech at the Asia-Pacific Youth Diplomats Forum held during the Eastern Economic Forum on the same day that Russia-US relations were "seriously poisoned," the Russian Tajikistan news agency reported on the 12th.
Fierce game of Syria
The Sound Wave Attacks have not yet risen publicly to the official level of the United States and Russia. The two sides are now fighting more fiercely in Syria, which is said to be facing a "final battle". CNN reported that the U. S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Haley, warned Russia and Iran at a U. N. Security Council meeting on the 11th that if they continue to air strikes on Syria's rebel-controlled final site, Idlib, will lead to "terrible consequences". He also said that the United States would respond to any use of chemical weapons.
Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nebija said at the Security Council meeting on the 11th that the Syrian government will not use chemical weapons, they do not have chemical weapons. Nebunja said the use of chemical weapons by the Bashar regime is foolish from a humanitarian and political point of view, because it would prompt the United States and other countries to launch attacks on Syria. Nirvana also accused militants of trying to create a false impression of chemical weapons to allow western countries to intervene. According to a report released by the Russian Defense Ministry, the White Helmets of Syria's Civil Defense Organization funded by the United States and other western countries have begun making videos of the so-called use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces in the city of Giselshgur in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, and plans to give them to some Middle East and Western countries The TV station was broadcasted so that the government troops could be planted. (reporter) special correspondent Li Xiao, Aoki Liu Yupeng Wei Hui.
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