The headlines are that some agencies think it developed naturally with low level confidence of that belief.
Here''s what I've read.
"All the agencies in the intelligence community, though, had low confidence in either of the Covid-19 origin theories -- a lab accident or natural emergence --"https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/24/politics ... index.html
But I suppose it would be worth waiting for the actual publication rather than jumping on your favorite (and apparently mistaken if CNN is accurate) headline.
By calling it a conspiracy theory you are equating it with us not really landing on the moon or H. Clinton involved in pedophilia.
Definition: A conspiracy theory is an explanation for an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy by sinister and powerful groups, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable.
Pompeo came out with the original claims about a "lab leak" or worse. As the recent comprehensive probe indicates with apparently little or no real evidence. The very definition of a "conspiracy theory"
Why? To deflect from the disastrous response to Covid 19 by his administration.
Freeman's insistence on listing his speculative questions as if they represent a path to truth, when all the resources of the American Intelligence community haven't made progress... is natural for a conspiracy theorist. No simple answer is ever enough. No authority can ever be correct if it is agreeing with his pre conceived notion.
It's weird to play the Trump card here
Not when its his administration that created the "conspiracy theory" and refused to allow the scientific inquiry to be conducted without interference. And if you don't think leaping to accusations with little or no evidence isn't interference than you have another think coming...Anyone who expected a society like China to react to his claims in any other way than they have isn't aware of anything about China's governance or history.
It's because China has not been forthcoming with information and has done what it can to hinder the investigation.
What do you think they would do once Pompeo made his accusations? Honestly? The communists are going to invite US scientists in to find the truth? AS it was the Wuhan facility had western scientists working there and over time the scientific community was fairly open. There was always a chance that a more polite approach through the scientific community, to ensure that level 4 lab protocols are sufficient around the world, might have produced a result. But no...... Pompeo, Trump and the "wuhan virus".
I understand today that Biden's administration is calling for an investigation "BY THE US" into the origins of Covid 19.
Now, if that's true, its the height of arrogance, and establishes pretty well that the US really isn't serious about getting to the truth.
I suspect that may be because the lingering doubt about a lab leak plays into the US geopolitical competition with China. They really don't want China to cooperate at this point...
You want a theory? The US intelligence knows, or at least strongly suspects, the virus was a natural event and is playing up the conflict with China.