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U.S. Senate Puts forth Bill to Compensate Victims of Crowd Control Microwave Weapons


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal

December 16, 2020


   In an effort to support American public servants who have incurred brain injuries from probable microwave attacks, a group of 10 Senators introduced a bill last week that would authorize additional compensation for injured individuals.  The legislation was introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mark Warner (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Angus King (I-ME), Ben Sasse (R-NE), John Cornyn (R-TX), Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Tom Cotton (R-AR).

    Recently, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on the more than 40 U.S. diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, and at least a dozen U.S. diplomats at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China, who suffered symptoms “consistent with the effects of directed, pulsed, radiofrequency energy.”  Ailments have included dizziness, tinnitus, visual problems, vertigo, and cognitive difficulties.  Although the attacks first began in late 2016, many of the affected personnel continue to suffer from health problems.

   Under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA), a federal employee may currently receive a schedule award if the employee suffers the loss or loss of use of a part of the body, but not if the impairment is to the brain, back, or heart.  The proposed legislation would provide the CIA Director and the Secretary of State additional authority to compensate their personnel who incur brain injuries in connection with war or a hostile act.

   “Public servants who work in our embassies and consulates overseas make many personal sacrifices to represent America’s interests abroad, and they deserve our strong support,” said Senator Collins.  “As we investigate the source of previous microwave attacks and seek to prevent them from occurring in the future, this legislation would provide additional financial assistance to Americans who were injured and continue to experience debilitating symptoms.”

   “As the Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I understand the lengths that our CIA officers go to in order to obtain critical intelligence and keep our nation safe,” said Senator Warner. “Given the daily risks that these brave men and women endure for the sake of democracy, the least we can do is put financial safeguards in place for those afflicted by these awful attacks.”


   Similar Active Denial Directed Energy Weapons are used by the U.S. military for crowd control and can be made available to local civilian police in the U.S. as the need arises to push back and disperse large crowds of American protestors.

   These weapons work by targeting focused microwaves - like those used to cook food in microwave ovens - at high power levels at people. The high energy burns the skin of the victims and can cause issues with their eyes and inner ears.  The plan is to use these weapons against Americans as they become increasingly disgruntled and disenfranchised by a government that views itself as a ruler instead of a servant. 

   The Bill only provides compensation and care for employees of the U.S. government who are victims of the effects of these weapons while employed by the government.  It does not provide any care or service to private Americans who may find themselves affected either directly, or indirectly as innocent passers-by when one of these weapons is deployed by the police to shut down protests within the United States against private inhabitants herein.