Elon Musk Posts Confronting Message About Dying In 'Mysterious Circumstances'
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Elon Musk has shocked his followers on Twitter after posting a confronting message about his death.
"If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin' ya," the SpaceX founder said on the social media site.
While he didn't outwardly explain why he felt he had a target on his back, we have a pretty strong suspicion it has something to do with Russia naming him an enemy of the state.
If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022
Roscosmos boss and ex-head of Russia's defence forces Dmitry Rogozin has issued Russian media with a statement explaining why they have taken issue with Musk.
"Starlink satellite company Elon Musk was delivered to the militants of the Nazi Azov Battalion and the Marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Mariupol by military helicopters," the leaked statement reads, according to a post on Musk's Twitter account.
"According to our information, the delivery and transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine of PO boxes for receiving and transmitting the Internet from Starlink carried out by the Pentagon.
"Elon Musk is thus involved in the supply of fascist forces in Ukraine with military communications. And for this you will have to answer in an adult way, Elon, no matter how you turn on the fool."
.@Rogozin sent this to Russian media pic.twitter.com/eMI08NnSby— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022
The 50-year-old billionaire is no stranger to his antics making the headlines - but this is the first time he's been threatened like this by a high-ranking member of a country (that we know of).
He recently made headlines for shelling out a massive $44 billion (AUD$62 billion, £33.3 billion) for Twitter, and earlier in the year for challenging Putin to a fistfight with the winner claiming Ukraine as the prize.
Oh, and he reconnected Ukraine to the internet when Russia's invasion began.
Starlink is Musk's space-based satellite system that aims to bring internet access to underserved areas of the world.
Musk rushed to Ukraine's call for help after they suffered power outages and the internet was cut off during the first days of the Russian invasion.
I hereby challenge— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
to single combat
Stakes are Україна
The areas with the least connectivity were also where fighting had been the heaviest.
The SpaceX billionaire supplied the additional terminals, which arrived in only two days, after Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov pleaded with the tech genius on Twitter.
Hope that good deed doesn't spell the end of everyone's favourite kooky billionaire.
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