“If I were to die under mysterious circumstances, it was nice to meet you.” It was written – obviously on Twitter – by Elon Musk, who has just become the sole owner of the social network after an offer of 43 billion dollars.
The entrepreneur, as well as the richest man in the world, warned his 91.5 million followers following a statement released by Dmitri Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency.
“The Starlink terminals of Elon Musk were delivered to the militants of the Nazi Azov battalion and to the Ukrainian marines in Mariupol by helicopters – says Rogozin – According to the information in our possession, the delivery was made by the Pentagon. Elon Musk, therefore, is involved in supporting the fascist forces in Ukraine. And for that, Elon, you will answer like an adult. It doesn’t matter how foolish you are. “
Rogozin refers to SpaceX’s Starlink terminals that guarantee a broadband satellite connection. Shortly after the invasion of Russia, Elon Musk sent numerous terminals to Ukraine to reestablish the internet connection in the country. But there is no evidence to support what Rogozin claims regarding the handover in Mariupol and the involvement of the Pentagon.
Knowing Elon Musk, the way he uses Twitter, and the nature of his statements on this social network, the sentence about death “in mysterious circumstances” can be considered an ironic denunciation of what happened.
Elon Musk challenged Putin: Twitter’s irony on the surreal duel
Last March, Musk used Twitter to challenge Putin to a “duel”: “Ukraine is up for grabs,” wrote the entrepreneur. A provocation, also this, that had blown Rogozin’s nerves. The director of Roscosmos – the Russian Space Agency, in fact – used the lines of the Russian poet Aleksandr Sergeevic Pushkin to answer the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX: “You, little devil, are still young. You are too weak to compete with me, it would be just a waste of time ”.