Musk Slams Ex-Astronaut For Buying ‘Propaganda BS’ About Starlink in Ukraine

Twitter CEO Elon Musk urged former astronaut Scott Kelly, the twin brother of U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ), to stop parroting “propaganda bs” about Ukraine after a the left wing space man publicly pleaded for Musk to expand Starlink’s support for Ukraine.

Kelly, a former U.S. Navy Captain and NASA astronaut, urged the billionaire to expand his existing support for Ukraine by enabling “full functionality” of his Starlink satellite systems to thwart Russia’s “genocidal invasion” and protect “innocent lives.”

“Ukraine desperately needs your continued support. Please restore the full functionality of your Starlink satellites. Defense from a genocidal invasion is not an offensive capability. It’s survival. Innocent lives will be lost. You can help. Thank you,” Kelly tweeted at Musk.

Musk has made Starlink available throughout Ukraine at no cost to support the war effort, but has stated that his company will stop short of allowing his technology to be used for attacks on Russian soil.

Standing firm, the African-American billionaire urged Kelly to quit swallowing “propaganda BS” and stressed that he will not escalate the war into a potential Third World War.

“You’re smart enough not to swallow media & other propaganda bs,” Musk retorted. “Starlink is the communication backbone of Ukraine, especially at the front lines, where almost all other Internet connectivity has been destroyed.”

“But we will not enable escalation of conflict that may lead to WW3,” the billionaire added.

Musk’s reaction to Kelly’s warmongering pleas drew ire from disgraced former Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who implied that the Twitter CEO is a Russian asset due to his reluctance to potentially kickstart a global nuclear conflict.

Responding to one Twitter user who has the Ukraine flag in his name that tweeted: “Let’s amplify this, y’all. @elonmusk , you are a Russian asset,” the former Illinois GOP Congressman and January 6 Committee member accused Musk of not being on Ukraine’s “side.”

“Elon Musk is not on the side of Ukraine. This is obvious now,” Kinzinger said.

Despite concerns from the aforementioned Twitter personalities, Musk maintains that he is trying to “do the right thing” even despite it being an “extremely difficult moral question.”

“SpaceX commercial terminals, like other commercial products, are meant for private use, not military, but we have not exercised our right to turn them off,” Musk wrote in a separate tweet.

“We’re trying hard to do the right thing, where the ‘right thing’ is an extremely difficult moral question.”

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This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.


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