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RIP Havana Syndrome, we always had your number

CIA finds no evidence of commie death rays

Of course, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence — I saw that graffiti on a toilet stall in Edinboro, Pennsylvania in the 1990s — but this week the CIA joined the FBI in finding that the transient tinnitus, dizzy spells, and occasional bouts of nausea suffered by diplomats and spies around the world (as well as most everybody else, including the present writer) aren't the result of novel, high-tech weapons of an unknown origin.

You'll remember that complaints about a mysterious affliction theorized to be the result of said high-tech weapons were first reported by U.S. government officials in Cuba in 2016. The phenomenon eventually became known as Havana Syndrome. According to experts, including medical sociologist Robert Bartholomew, this is nothing more than mass hysteria. You can hear my interview with him here:

Will the credulous news media apologize for screwing this story up so soundly? Will "Little Marco" Rubio stop using this to sabotage the American relationship with Cuba? I wouldn't bet on it.

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Source: The Washington Post, The New York Times