Are Russian Assassins Targeting Elon Musk?
Is Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk the target of Russian assassins?
Maybe so; that might explain the bizarre tweet Musk sent about “dying under mysterious circumstances.”
The startling and cryptic tweet appeared to be referring to a threat by the chief of Russia’s space agency, said in full, “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya,”
Musk posted the ominous tweet shortly after he shared a message from Dmitry Rogozin, who accused him of being “involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment.”
“And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult – no matter how much you’ll play the fool,” added the former deputy Russian prime minister who now heads the country’s space agency.
In February, Musk provided SpaceX Starlink terminals to Ukraine at the request of top government officials who worried that the country would lose internet access due to Russian attacks.
Enemies of the State of Russia have been known to be poisoned and/or die “under mysterious circumstances,” which is what Musk was no doubt, and maybe not so tongue in cheekily referring to.
According to Fox News, Rogozin blasted Starlink and Musk for enabling the “Nazi Azov Battalion” to access the internet.
“From the testimony of the captured commander of the 35th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov, it turns out that the internet terminals of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite company were delivered to the militants of the Nazi Azov Battalion and the Ukrainian Marines in Mariupol by military helicopters,” Rogozin wrote, according to a translation Musk shared.
“According to our information, the delivery of the Starlink equipment was carried out by the Pentagon,” Rogozin wrote. “Elon Musk, thus, is involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment.”
Musk wrote that the “word ‘Nazi’ doesn’t mean what he seems to think it does.”
Russia has repeatedly cited the Azov Battalion — a national guard unit based in Mariupol — as justification for its invasion of Ukraine in a “denazification” effort.
In 2015, unit spokesman Andriy Diachenko told USA Today that up to 20 percent of its members are Nazis but that the ideology “has nothing to do with the official ideology of the Azov.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish, has strongly denied the claim that the battalion fosters Nazism.
“The Azov Regiment is not a volunteer (formation), but part of the National Guard,” Zelensky said.
“They are (part of) the official army of our state. Anyone who wanted to get involved in politics (left the Azov Regiment). Those who decided to serve in the National Guard of Ukraine became part of the National Guard of Ukraine,” the president added.
Musk’s tweet prompted his mother, Maye Musk, to respond: “That’s not funny.”
“Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive,” her son assured her.
Back in April, Musk secured a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion.