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Discover the jaw-dropping revelation about Elon Musk’s covert action to avert nuclear war, detailed in a new biography. Uncover the surprising twist in this unfolding story!
Elon Musk, the renowned billionaire entrepreneur, reportedly gave the order to temporarily suspend his Starlink satellite communications network near the Crimean coast in a move aimed at averting a potential Ukrainian drone attack on Russian warships. This revelation has emerged from a forthcoming biography about Musk, authored by Walter Isaacson, as reported by CNN. The biography provides a detailed account of how armed submarine drones were en route to their targets when they suddenly lost connectivity and ended up stranded harmlessly on the shoreline.
The incident came to public attention following a tweet alleging that Elon Musk had thwarted a nuclear conflict by covertly instructing his engineers to deactivate Starlink’s satellite communications during a significant Ukrainian offensive. Musk reacted to this assertion by claiming that government officials had made an emergency request for Starlink to be activated all the way to Sevastopol. He believed that the intent behind this request was to incapacitate a significant portion of the Russian fleet at anchor, potentially sparking a major act of war and conflict escalation in which SpaceX could be implicated.
The biography, set to be released soon, alleges that Musk took this action out of concern that Vladimir Putin might respond with nuclear weapons if Ukraine were to attack Russian-occupied Crimea. Musk expressed the viewpoint that Ukraine was pushing the boundaries by threatening a “strategic defeat” for the Kremlin. Although Musk had initially agreed to provide Starlink hardware to Ukraine after Russia’s invasion disrupted their communications, he had reservations when Ukraine successfully repelled the initial Russian assault and initiated a counterattack.
Musk questioned his role in the conflict in an interview with Walter Isaacson, underlining that Starlink was not intended for military goals, but rather to give internet connectivity for peaceful activities such as streaming entertainment, education, and other non-violent pursuits. Despite these findings, neither Musk’s social networking site, X (previously known as Twitter), nor his aerospace firm, SpaceX, responded to enquiries.
At the time of the submarine drone attack, one of Ukraine’s deputy prime ministers, Mykhailo Fedorov, reportedly reached out to Musk to reinstate Starlink communications. However, Musk declined, asserting that Ukraine’s actions were courting strategic defeat. It’s worth noting that Musk had previously echoed Russian talking points on Twitter, suggesting that certain parts of eastern Ukraine should be handed over to Russia to align with “the will of the people.”
According to a recent European Commission assessment, Twitter under Musk’s ownership had a key role in distributing Russian misinformation during the Ukraine war. The study indicated that Kremlin-backed accounts had gained increased reach and influence on the platform, partly due to changes in Twitter’s safety standards.