There’s something the year 2022 is quickly becoming known for; Elon Musk becomes a worldwide obsession each week, for different reasons, but usually having something to do with Twitter.
Sunday night, Musk launched social media into a frenzy with a fairly cryptic tweet he sent out that got reaction around the globe and forced armchair cyber sleuths to figure out precisely what he was talking about.
Here’s the tweet.
“If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya.”
Musk’s mother quickly jumped into the thread and responded, “That’s not funny.” As to which her son followed up with, “Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive.”
Why did Musk speak specifically about his possible death? All kinds of ideas were offered up, including the advancement of a conspiracy theory that Bill and Hillary Clinton were behind the death of Jeffrey Epstein. “The Clintons” became a popular trend on Twitter Sunday night, but the real threat Musk appears to be feeling is coming from the Russians.
Dmitry Rogozin, the Chief of Russia’s Space Agency, had sent a statement to Russian media that called out Musk for helping Ukraine in Russia’s invasion. Specifically, Rogozin’s statement said Musk had been “involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment.”
The note from Rogozin referenced the fact that Musk had aided Ukraine with Starlink internet service and military communication equipment. His message ended with this dire warning to the word’s richest man.
“Elon Musk, thus, is involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment. And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult – no matter how much you’ll play the fool.”
High-stakes drama on the world stage that is too bizarre to make up. It’s happening in real life right now.
The word “Nazi” doesn’t mean what he seems to think it does pic.twitter.com/pk9SQhBOsG
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022