Iraqi researcher Jomaa Al-Atwani said in a March 12, 2020 interview on Al-Nujaba TV (Iraq) that America is waging a biological war against the Arab and Islamic world by means of the COVID-19 pandemic and that there is little difference between this biological war and America's other attempts to cause sectarian, racial, or ethnic violence in the Middle East. The interviewer then quotes a Russian researcher who said that America was founded thanks to biological warfare, giving the example of the distribution of blankets infected with smallpox to Native Americans.
Jomaa Al-Atwani: "Trump and other American officials ridicule anyone who says that this virus was produced in the American biological labs, as part of a biological war. The problem is that everyone believes in germ warfare, including America, which talks about this kind of war being the next war, but, at the same time, are not ready to accept [that this is] such a war. You are now waging a war against the whole world. You are waging a war against all the Islamic nations. The siege kills thousands of Yemeni people. Your missiles kill thousands of Yemenis at the order of Saudi Arabia. How is this any different from a biological war? Ultimately, it should not come as a surprise that we claim America is waging a biological war against the peoples of the region. Ultimately, the means are many but the goal is one: Killing the people, keeping them in a state of extreme poverty, and instigating war among the countries of the region on a sectarian, racial, and ethnic basis. If America fails to do so with this war, it will surely find other ways to kill and massacre the Arab and Islamic peoples. For us, there is no difference between a direct or proxy military war by America, and the biological war that the people of the region are now suffering."
Interviewer: "America's history is not devoid of such wars. As Russian researcher Nikolai Starikov noted, America was founded thanks to such wars. It handed out blankets with smallpox to the Indians. So America was founded on this."