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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Another awful Elon story...


From the WaPo, according to a new biography:

SpaceX cut off Starlink satellite internet service to Ukrainian submarine drones last year just as they were launching an attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet, according to a new biography of SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

The new details of the previously reported incident underscore how dependent the U.S. government has become on a company that once had to fight in court to become part of the Washington establishment.

The armed submarine drones were poised to attack the Russian fleet, according to a CNN report that cited an excerpt of a forthcoming biography of Musk by Walter Isaacson, a former CNN CEO and Time magazine editor. Instead, according to the book, which goes on sale Tuesday, the drones “lost connectivity and washed ashore harmlessly.”

Ukrainian and American officials scrambled to get service restored, according to the report, appealing to Musk directly. Musk eventually agreed.

I know it is a great car but time to boycott Tesla and all of Elon Musk's projects. Send Elon, Tucker and Donald back to Russia to live in Vladimir's dachau with Steven Seagal and Oliver Stone and they can all receive lots of medals and toast each other with cheap vodka.

If you can break through the Washington Post paywall and read this article you will understand that we in this country, including our space program and defense department, are beholden to a very dangerous and unstable man. 

We need to figure out another strategy.

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