Stating the obvious.
The U.S. Energy Department has concluded that the Covid pandemic most likely arose from a laboratory leak, according to a classified intelligence report recently provided to the White House and key members of Congress.
The shift by the Energy Department, which previously was undecided on how the virus emerged, is noted in an update to a 2021 document by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines’s office.
The new report highlights how different parts of the intelligence community have arrived at disparate judgments about the pandemic’s origin. The Energy Department now joins the Federal Bureau of Investigation in saying the virus likely spread via a mishap at a Chinese laboratory. Four other agencies, along with a national intelligence panel, still judge that it was likely the result of a natural transmission, and two are undecided.
The Energy Department’s conclusion is the result of new intelligence and is significant because the agency has considerable scientific expertise and oversees a network of U.S. national laboratories, some of which conduct advanced biological research.
The Energy Department made its judgment with “low confidence,” according to people who have read the classified report.
The FBI previously came to the conclusion that the pandemic was likely the result of a lab leak in 2021 with “moderate confidence” and still holds to this view.
The consensus is we don’t really know and that’s not surprising. While China has honeycombed us with their human intel gathering operatives, thousands if not tens of thousands, we have very little insight into what goes on in the PRC. And we may never be able to answer for certain what happened and whether it was purposeful.
But the fundamental argument for the lab leak theory was the lack of any credible alternative theory and the lab proximity. Alternatively, it argues against a deliberate exposure because it pointed to the lab. But that doesn’t mean that the virus wasn’t deliberately weaponized and that once it was out in the wild, there weren’t some boosts.
Natural transmission was never very plausible considering how the virus spread and what it did. We’ve seen natural viruses emerging in real time, the Wuhan Virus didn’t act like it.
The speculation often rests on who seems more like a plausible villain and who is more hated.
But going simply with Occam’s Razor, China conducted the research and it wasn’t a hypothetical exercise. China panicked so badly and engaged in frantic lockdowns because its leadership knew something we didn’t. This wasn’t its reaction to a natural virus, but something that had been weaponized. The PRC acted like it was a bioweapon because it was. Our leaders quickly took their cue from China even while claiming that it was a natural virus. Maybe they were following along or maybe internally they knew it was a weaponized virus.
The Biden administration was willing to keep China’s spy balloons from the American people. The LBJ administration quickly redirected blame from the Soviet defector who shot JFK to Republicans to avoid a Cold War escalation. Would any administration, knowing what it entailed, even admit it if it knew China had developed a bioweapon which had killed over a million people? Question answers itself.
Only now that conditions have stabilized and the crisis is past is it safe to even begin talking about it.
It’s not just the NBA that’s terrified of offending China.
Ugly Sid says
Whatever happened, happened without the involvement of Doctor Anthony Fauci. Not at all. That’s the one thing we know for sure. So that’s the starting point of a rational investigation. Non-Fauci involvement.
Let the [ Non-Fauci ] chips fall as they may.
Ive been wondering lately (seeing all of the death and carnage of the vaccine) what was the true order of events?
Was Project Warp Speed all just a ruse? Had the vaccine to kill us already been perfected, and was just waiting for
a ”plandemic”? The vaccine kills, cripples, makes humans infertile, aborts babies, contaminates breast milk, weakens the mind and body in several ways—and Im sure Ive left some out—and more are to be revealed in time.
All of this from a vaccine that was created in a matter of months?
Mo de Profit says
A vaccine that big pharma had tried for nearly ten years to create for sars and failed miserably but miraculously four separate pharmaceutical corporations created at EXACTLY the same time.
Remember the video of Chinese people dying in the streets? China that has the most censored internet in the world? Did you see any people collapsing in the streets in the west where everything is posted online by anybody anywhere?
The World pHarma Organisation owns the Chinese whuhan lab.
President Trump put sanctions on China and cut the World pHarma Organisation budget
Sadly friends have recently contracted COVID and some have died so it is still with us.
Will anyone ever be held accountable?
exactly. For those not completely brainwashed, please read recent article by Dr Pierre Kory. He calls it a “contrarian opinion.”
Fact: The pandemic was severe, with many many deaths in the NYC and surrounding areas. Hospitals were overwhelmed with dying and dead. I personally lost colleagues, friends, doctors and since I work in healthcare,I saw people gravely ill and dying.
Fact: I do not know of ICU docs or nurses benefitting from Covid or from deaths. (Hospitals systems may have been paid for Covid). ICU personnel did NOT purposely kill people with “machines.” Thats a truly horrid accusation. Some of those docs and nurses perished trying to save others.
Fact: Because other areas were not as hard hit and social media is what it is, we have lack of trust in ALL ALL doctors, And worse, the bizarre and ignorant suggestion that anyone would use a ventilator to kill (OMG if you wanted to kill, there must be a thousand simpler methods).
The social media world screams about vaccines, while I do not defend vaccines, that leads to ignoring a bioweapon attack that killed so many precious people.
Mo de Profit says
Whilst social media screams about vaccination deaths and other serious side effects they are not talking about Fauci and the World pHarma Organisation lying about the FACT that they created the virus.
Both are evil.
Buddy the Cat says
For what reason is there a reluctance to offend a Communist? They have always had a horrible record. This isn’t something new to them.
This is one of those “Daniel Greenfield is an expert on everything” columns, with a healthy dash of “Daniel Greenfield must be psychic, otherwise he wouldn’t make unprovable and baseless affirmations on matters of such importance.”
An expert on international spy craft! China has thousands… no, wait!… TENS OF THOUSANDS of intel gathering operatives. I have no evidence to support this but, sure!, let’s go with that.
An expert on viral epidemiology! Natural transmission was “never very plausible” despite what the vast majority of actual epidemiologists say! Ignore them! What do they know? They’re all part of the conspiracy to make Anthony Fauci rich! Greenfield can explain how viruses move!
I will report on a fact – the Energy Department concluded that COVID-19 originated from a lab leak, almost certainly not deliberate – and then just add a complete fabrication with no evidence – the virus was deliberately weaponized! There were “some boosts”! (huh????). This report totally confirms what I’ve ben saying all along! Except when it doesn’t! In that case, ignore it! Believe me and ignore it!!!
An expert on logic! Occam’s Razor, see? The simplest explanation is likely the truth. So go with the super-simple Greenfield theory: everything all the governments in the world say about COVID is a lie!!! Everything all the health agencies around the world say about COVID is a lie!!! The vaccine kills!!! Everyone knows it, but for some reason decide to lie about it (even Donald Trump and Sean Hannity!‽‽). That’s the simplest explanation. It’s all a giant dark, secret conspiracy orchestrated by Anthony Fauci and Joe Biden (two years before he was elected president). Simple. See?
Daniel Greenfield says
arguing with yourself is the loneliest number
Mo de Profit says
Is there a vaccine for GDS?
Someone’s angling to get boom boom from Fang Fang.. Give it up, loser.