LarsMac;1532520 wrote: I am not offering any opinions on any of these pieces. Just sharing.
The intelligence community has made a statement today, which is considered unusual.
This is from Politico
â€œThe IC will continue to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.â€
Current and former national security officials said they were surprised by the release, and suggested it could be a sign that the intelligence community feels it is being pulled into a political battle. The administration has been pressuring analysts, particularly at the CIA, to search for evidence that the virus came from a lab and that the World Health Organization helped China cover it up, according to a person briefed on the discussions.
I have only two questions I'm hoping to see answered, with evidence.
Was the lab funded for for coronavirus research by any American source and if so, was it Federal funding?
Did that research involve changing the virus at any stage, as opposed to merely investigating it?
Because those are the allegations detailed in the Asia Times report yesterday. One side or the other will end up using the evidence as a coercive tool, I'd much rather it was produced in open court.