Iraqi political analyst Muhammad Sadeq Al-Hashemi said in a February 26, 2020 interview on Al-Ayam TV (Iraq) that in the 1981 thriller novel titled The Eyes of Darkness, American author Dean Koontz had written about the coronavirus. Al-Hashemi argued that this proves that coronavirus is an American plot and he said that the goal of the plot is to reduce the world's population. He said that in the past 10 years, two patents have been filed in the United States for the development of virus strains with the name "corona" and he compared this American "conspiracy" to when the Jews used blankets infected with anthrax to wipe out 86% of the native population in what is today the United States in order to have a real Jewish homeland. He said that the Zionist lobby similarly cleansed one third of the population of Scotland and that the Rothschild family has a monopoly of laboratories that develop biological and nuclear weapons. Al-Hashemi added that the Rothschilds had been the ones who decided to use nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Muhammad Sadeq Al-Hashemi: "What proves that [the coronavirus] is American-made and an American plot is that there is a book called Darkness Dwellers [i.e. The Eyes of Darkness] written by Dean Koontz in 1981, 40 years ago. Forty years ago, he already wrote about the coronavirus appearing in Wuhan. He gave [the virus] the same name, only adding '400.' The '400' is a riddle I couldn't solve. It's called Corona-400 [in the book]. Before 2015, and also in 2018, two patents were issued in the U.S. to develop a strain of viruses under the same name."
Muhammad Sadeq Al-Hashemi: " Yes, corona. The patent is registered in the U.S., with a number and with a date.
"The most prominent American economists talk about the need to reduce the world's population."
Muhammad Sadeq Al-Hashemi: "So how can I think well of the U.S., and reject conspiracy theories, when the U.S. is acting in keeping with them? If we study [American] political history, it is based entirely on conspiracies. In order to take root in what is today the United States... America was a British colony, and the Jews planned to cleanse the two Americas, so that they would become the real Jewish homeland, before Israel [was established]. So they spread anthrax through blankets. They annihilated 86% of the population of the U.S. with anthrax. The Zionist lobby used this against the Scottish people, thus killing one third of the population of Scotland. It was also America that put an end to WWII, following a Zionist decision. The decision was taken by the House of Rothschild. The world must speak about the Rothschild family..."
Interviewer: "Yes, it is a rich Jewish family..."
Muhammad Sadeq Al-Hashemi: "[The Rothschild family] finances and has a monopoly on laboratories that develop biological and nuclear weapons. [The Rothschilds] decided to end [WWII] and financed the attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki."