The billlionaire allegedly feared the strike on Crimea could trigger nuclear war.

  • brothershamus
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    4310 months ago

    Billionaire dipshit doesn’t understand why he can’t order everyone to do what he wants. People die.

    1. Nationalize SpaceX now
    2. Tax Billionaires at 90% now
    3. Begin the investigation of Musk’s inevitable and obvious tax fraud

    This “I just wanted peace (for Putin)” shit is another item too far. Way too far.

  • @Fedizen
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    10 months ago

    this is treason tbh. Aid and comfort to enemies. How many bodies we gonna wait for?

    • brothershamus
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      2210 months ago

      Technically - technically - the US has not declared war and so it is not.

      Ethically, morally, obviously - oh yeah.

  • @Candelestine
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    2510 months ago

    “How did I end up in the war” huh? I thought this guy was supposed to be smart, but he doesn’t get how we innovate in war with whatever best tools are available to us?

    • PugJesus
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      2610 months ago

      Man is dumber than a rock. At least a rock is smart enough to do nothing. Musk always makes the worst decision possible of his options.

      • Yewb
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        510 months ago

        Musk is a parable to many characters in atlas falls, all the producers stopped helping him

      • xuxebikoOP
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        410 months ago

        He may or may not be dumb. He is an enemy agent.

  • coffeetest
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    2310 months ago

    Wow directly intervening in a foreign war. He’s insane.

    • @Eheran
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      510 months ago

      I see an empty post here, anyone else?

      • lusterko
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        1810 months ago

        It’s a screenshot of a mastodon post saying

        If you listen closely to the Starlink satalites as they go overhead, you can hear them cry out “nationalize meeeeeeee”

        • @Eheran
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          110 months ago

          Well that sucks

  • brothershamus
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    Elon Musk secretly ordered SpaceX engineers to switch off the Starlink satellite communications network near the coast of occupied Crimea in order to thwart a Ukrainian surprise attack on Russia’s naval fleet, according to a report. The incident last year is reported in Walter Isaacson’s upcoming biography of the billionaire titled Elon Musk. With the comms down, the Ukrainian submarine drones packed with explosives “lost connectivity and washed ashore harmlessly,” Isaacson writes, according to CNN. Musk was reportedly motivated to foil the attack out of concern that a strike on Crimea would constitute a “mini-Pearl Harbor” and lead to Russia retaliating with nuclear weapons. The SpaceX boss apparently began to question his decision to support Starlink being used for Kyiv’s military communications when Ukraine started to use the tech in offensive operations against Russia. “How am I in this war?” Musk asked Isaacson. “Starlink was not meant to be involved in wars. It was so people can watch Netflix and chill and get online for school and do good peaceful things, not drone strikes.”

    • @kmkz_ninja
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      210 months ago

      If he weren’t so incredibly suspicious when it comes to Russian influence, that would be a really genuine seeming explanation.

  • @badbytes
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    Yet another reason that we shouldn’t have billionaires.

  • ArtieShaw
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    510 months ago

    Am I understanding this correctly?

    1. The internet service provider being used by the Ukrainian military not only knew about specific battle plans but they relayed that information to their CEO? (No wait. The article claims that military officials actually called him up and gave him the details personally. This included schematics of the submarine drones which were “impressive.” Good freaking lord.)
    2. The CEO then benevolently pulled the plug while having an emotional and heroic moment of introspection regarding the tools of war??

    Both of those things sound very made up to me. The first sounds fabricated as a Macguffin to lead into #2. That’s where where all the self-aggrandizing and emotional shit happens.

    But if anyone thinks the first thing is plausible, I’d be interested in hearing more opinions.

    I honestly don’t care about the second item, but if the military is relaying plans to this known fuckwit, they probably got what they had coming.

    • @[email protected]
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      110 months ago

      Yeah, the idea that Musk had such in depth knowledge of the attack sounds like horseshit to me.

      I also somewhat respect the idea of him not being happy his system is being used to directly control a weapon.