Elon Musk suggested he could die “under mysterious circumstances” in a mysterious tweet that seemed to relate to a threat from the head of the Russian space agency.
“If I die under mysterious circumstances, it was nice to know you.” Musk tweeted Sunday night.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX posted a preconceived tweet shortly after he shared a message from Dmitry Rogozin, who accused him of being “involved in supplying fascist forces in Ukraine with military communications equipment.”
“And for this, Elon, you will be responsible as an adult – no matter how foolish you are,” added the former Russian deputy prime minister who now runs the country’s space agency.
In February, Musk provided Ukraine with SpaceX Starlink terminals at the request of top government officials who worried the country would lose Internet access due to Russian attacks.
Rogozin on Sunday condemned Starlink for allowing the “Nazi Battalion of Azov” access to the Internet, Fox News reported.
“The testimony of the captured commander of the 35th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov, shows that the Internet terminals of the satellite company Elona Muska Starlink were delivered to militants of the Nazi battalion Azov and the Ukrainian Marines in Mariupol by military helicopters,” Rogozin said. shared.
“According to our information, the delivery of Starlink equipment was made by the Pentagon,” Rogozin wrote. “Elon Musk is therefore involved in supplying fascist forces in Ukraine with military communications equipment.”
Musk wrote that “the word ‘Nazi’ does not mean what he thinks it means.”
Russia has repeatedly cited the Azov Battalion – a unit of the Mariupol-based National Guard – as a justification for its invasion of Ukraine in an attempt to “denazify”.
Unit spokesman Andriy Diachenko told USA Today in 2015 that up to 20 percent of its members were Nazis, but that the ideology “had nothing to do with the official ideology of Azov.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish, strongly denied the battalion’s incitement to Nazism.
“The Azov Regiment is not a volunteer (formation), but part of the National Guard,” he said last week, Fox News reports.
“They are (part of) the official army of our state. All who wanted to engage 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 “, added the President.
Musk’s tweet prompted his mother, Maya Musk, to reply, “That’s not funny.”
“I’m sorry! I’ll do my best to stay alive,” her son assured her.
Some Twitter users have drawn a comparison between Musk’s tweet and tweet from antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee, who died in a Spanish prison in 2021.
Authorities say the eccentric antivirus creator hanged himself in custody in Barcelona – although he said in 2020 that he had no intention of committing suicide after being arrested on charges of tax evasion.
“I am just happy to be here. I have friends. The food is good. All is well. Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will not be my fault. ” he tweeted.
On Sunday, Musku liked a tweet from Pranay Pathole, an Indian engineer who appears to have expressed concern for his safety.
“Elon and his endeavors are the reason why I wake up every morning filled with hope, optimism, joy and excitement that humanity has a better future with Elon nearby.” wrote Pathole. “I am sure I am not the only one who is waking up with that optimism.
He added: “Take care, Elon. Stay safe. The world needs you. ”
Musk secured a $ 44 billion Twitter purchase last month.