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As I have written about several times since the Wuhan Coronavirus first exploded on the scene in early 2020, U.S. intelligence now sees a ‘growing body of evidence’ that the virus leaked from a Biolab in Wuhan, China. That lab, China’s first Level 4 Biosafety Lab (BSL-4) at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, studied the world’s most dangerous pathogens.

Based on the massive Chinese cover-up, destruction of evidence, attempts to shift blame, my understanding of Chinese bioweapons and biodefense research, plus the proximity of the BSL-4 lab, I long surmised that an accidental leak was the most likely cause of this pandemic.

Now, the U.S. deputy national security adviser, Matthew Pottinger has told British parliamentarians, according to the Daily Mail that: “There is a growing body of evidence that the lab is likely the most credible source of the virus. Even establishment figures in Beijing have openly dismissed the wet market story.”

That shaky Chinese government cover story theory postulated that the virus originated in bats from a live animal market. But it is becoming more likely that it actually originated and leaked from the BSL-4 at the Wuhan Institute of Virology located just 11 miles away.

Pottinger reportedly claimed that the most credible theory is that the deadly pathogen originated in that lab and may have escaped through a ‘leak or an accident.’

As I reported last year, this lab was considered unreliable for various reasons. Some experts believed the level 4 clearance was granted prematurely. Meanwhile, U.S. State Department cables from 2018 showed that visiting U.S. officials were extremely concerned about its “serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators” along with its study of “SARS-like coronaviruses in bats.”

This latest revelation comes as a team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare to fly to Wuhan to investigate the pandemic’s origins more than a year after it began. China’s strong influence over the WHO, and the months it spent destroying evidence and covering up the virus origins, makes any truth-seeking by the WHO now difficult, if not impossible, though.

However, Pottinger’s renewed confidence in the theory reportedly comes as a result of recent information the U.S. has received from a whistleblower from the Wuhan lab, noted the Daily Mail.

“I was told the U.S. have an ex-scientist from the laboratory in America at the moment,” said former Tory Party leader Iain Duncan Smith, who attended the Zoom meeting with Pottinger. Smith added, “I was led to believe this is how they have been able to stiffen up their position on how this outbreak originated.”

Hopefully, more evidence will be released soon, so the world can finally be assured of the Chinese regime’s critical role in launching this deadly pandemic.

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Dan Winright
Dan Winright
8 months ago

It was shake and bake. And Fauci helped.

Glenn Knudsen
Glenn Knudsen
8 months ago

WHO seems to be owned by China, yet China is not their biggest support via the UN Maybe they support the WHO leaders?