Rubio Rejects Report Denying Havana Syndrome And Foreign Rivals Links

GOP Lawmaker and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), recently rejected an Intelligence community report saying Havana Syndrome, a strange illness affecting diplomats, wasn’t influenced by foreign rivals.

Rubio’s position came after U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that the mysterious Anomalous Health Incidents (AHI), popularly called “Havana syndrome,” mainly affecting U.S. diplomats, can’t be linked to direct attacks from the country’s international rivals.

Despite the intelligence report involving the CIA and six other agencies, Rubio refuted claims that no foreign powers possessed the technological capacity to cause the neurological symptoms displayed by over 1,500 diplomats in 96 countries since 2016.

The Intelligence Community Assessment on the “Havana Syndrome” displeased Rubio, and the lawmaker took to his Twitter to respond accordingly.

“Something happened here and just because you don’t have all the answers doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. I will not accept that all these reported cases are just coincidences and I will continue to work on this issue until we receive real explanations,” Rubio stated in a press release.

According to Daily Caller news, he was concerned that the Intelligence Community (IC) effectively ruled that U.S. personnel who reported [Anomalous Health Incidents] (AHI) symptoms were experiencing symptoms caused by environmental factors, illness or preexisting conditions. Given the numerous questions that persist, the vice chairman thinks any conclusion on the situation is premature.


Most of the Havana Syndrome patients allegedly claimed they fell victim to an attack by a foreign adversary. Although the U.S. has several rivals across socioeconomic lines in the international system, Russia has emerged as the top suspect. Preliminary findings presume that this could possibly happen via a directed energy attack or as a byproduct of electronic surveillance efforts, which can cause severe discomfort. Symptoms vary from noisy ears, nausea, and feelings of intense cranial pressure.

The agencies failed to identify a clear pattern in surrounding circumstances linking each case after examining a couple of reported incidents. Despite this report, Rubio has assured that the senate committee would do everything possible to cater to Americans who have been impacted by the mysterious illness.