The Cuba theory doesn’t hold water
Regarding the Oct. 1 editorial “Cuba’s mysterious maladies”:
Not a single expert has been able to pinpoint a type of device, radiation, toxic substance or other agent that could have the effects reported from the incident involving U.S. diplomats in Cuba. In fact, I have been an expert on such things as an industrial hygienist all my professional life, and there is simply nothing that can explain it.
Moreover, the U.S. government has neither presented a stitch of evidence that the Cuban government was involved in the incident nor accused it. Most important, it is ridiculous to think Cuba would endanger the fragile gains of the improved relationship under President Barack Obama through a gratuitously aggressive measure, and target Canadian diplomats to boot. Such an action would be irrational and is inconceivable. Followed by the recent moves on diplomatic staffing, what we are most likely to witness in the near future is the issuance of new regulations that truly reverse the Obama policy to the detriment of both countries and especially Cubans and Cuban Americans.
Manuel R. Gomez, Washington