Did Bloomberg Try To Start World War III?
Feb. 5, 2022 (EIRNS)—One wonders if Bloomberg wants to start World War III. It admitted on Friday, Feb. 4 that it “mistakenly” published a headline, “Russia Invades Ukraine,” on its website.
“We prepare headlines for many scenarios and one of those headlines was inadvertently published at around 4 p.m. ET today on our website,” the news agency said, and “We deeply regret the error.” TASS points out that this was midnight in Moscow. Also of note is that President Vladimir Putin was not in the country, but in Beijing. The fake headline stayed on the website for a full half-hour—long enough to belie the claim that it was a mistake. One wonders what other “headlines” they have pre-prepared.
Commenting on the “mistake,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov suggested that rather than using the phrase “fake news,” perhaps we should now simply call it “Bloomberg news.”
Peskov said: “This is a perfect demonstration of how dangerous the situation is when provoked by the endless aggressive statements that come from Washington, from London, and from other European governments.”
Although he said he does not necessarily think that the news agency’s false headline was a provocation, he stressed that “any spark” can be dangerous in a tense situation. “And this is probably also a great demonstration of how such messages can lead to irreparable consequences,” he continued.
Peskov further remarked that tensions are particularly fueled by the beefing up of Ukraine with weapons and sending troops near the Russian border.
Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche asserted that the chances that this was an “error” is about zero, and demanded a U.S. Congressional investigation of the incident.