CORONAVIRUS: Trump suggests China released virus in lab ‘mistake’ or worse …
Posted By: Iain Fraser, Consultant Editor – GEOPoliticalMatters.com
From his home in Malaga City (Remote)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has run a thought provoking piece this morning that US President Donald Trump has speculated that China could have unleashed the coronavirus on the world due to some kind of horrible “mistake,” he went on to say that US intelligence agencies are still examining a notion put forward by the president and aides that the pandemic may have resulted from an accident at a Chinese lab. He even went on to suggest that the release could have been an intentional a scenario that we at GEOPoliticalMatters.com have been investigating for some weeks.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the web-hub of the combined US intelligence agencies, said it had ruled out the virus being man-made but was still investigating the precise source of the global pandemic, which has killed more than 220,000 people worldwide.
The World´s scientific community consensus of opinion is that the likeliest origin of the pandemic remains natural, that it spread from an infected animal to a human, however, Trump claimed to have seen evidence to support the theory that the origin was an infectious disease lab in Wuhan, the epicentre of the Chinese outbreak. He said the U.S. now “is finding how it came out.”
It’s a terrible thing that happened,” the president said. “Whether they made a mistake or whether it started off as a mistake and then they made another one, or did somebody do something on purpose.
The intel statement said the federal agencies concur “with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not man-made or genetically modified.” “The 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.”
In recent days the Trump administration has upped its rhetoric on China, accusing his Geopolitical foe and vital trading partner of failing to act swiftly enough to sound the alarm about the outbreak or to stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. U.S. officials have said the Chinese government should “pay a price” for its handling of the pandemic.