To be fair to Musk his position on non - involvement has been consistent, the Washington Post revealed that he turned down a
Ukrainian request to help launch a major sneak attack in September 2022
on the Crimean port of Sevastopol. Now he is under attack again for refusing to comply with an old demand from Zelensky to act as enabler for an attack that could easily have provoked a nuclear response from Russia.
Though I have never written anything in support of Russia in this Ukraine fiasco I have often been called a Putin fanboy and a Russian troll for criticising Ukraine's constant stream of provocations and the Kiev government's attempts to draw the USA and NATO into direct intervention in support of Kiev's neo - Nazi regime, I don’t trust any 'news' I see or hear from either side, in fact my position since the 1960s when Vietnam was in the headlines has always been anti - war. From that stance, though Elon Musk may be an entertaining eccentric according to some, or a dangerous megalomaniac in the opinion of others I congratulate him on his refusal to let his companies become involved.
Zelensky on the other hand is furios, not only because Musk has refused to give him what he wants, but also because of the growing reluctance of western leaders to meet his demands for more, bigger and deadlier weapons. His threats last week to terrorise
the United States and Europe with assassination operations if NATO members will not support further escalation of the war, threats which encompassed the ordinary citizens of the liberal democracies because the poisonous dwarf see the increasing swing of public opinion to opposing the war as having been influential on leaders rebuffing his demands.
There were numerous reasons why
Musk was correct in refusing to activate his Starlink internet services for Ukraine to
carry out the unprecedented, surprise attack on Russian naval vessels: SpaceX was not on a
military contract at that time and would not have been paid for the service, the late-night request came directly
from the Ukrainian—not American—government and Starlink had never been
activated over Crimea because of U.S. sanctions on Russia. Add to that the undesirability of corporate business providing support to military action by governments of sovereign states that have engaged in ethnic cleansing campaigns, as the Kiev regime has since coming to power in a US / EU engineered coup in 2014 and it becomes clear that Elon Musk was correct.
Most importantly however, Musk was concerned that had he allowed Starlink to be used to support the planned the attack, it result in serious "conflict escalation." He worried that he was being asked to turn on Starlink for a "Pearl Harbor like attack" and had no wish to "proactively take part in a major act of war," possibly provoking a Russian nuclear response.
In response to this nuclear aversion, Musk was called "evil" by a high-level Ukrainian official and "traitor" by American and British jingoists who seem to welcome the idea of nuclear conflict.
Rachel Maddow on the MSNBC network said Musk had "intervened to try to stop Ukraine from winning the war." CNN's
Jake Tapper described Elon as a "capricious billionaire" who "sabotaged
a military operation by Ukraine, a U.S. ally". Sen. Elizabeth (Pocohontas) Warren, called for an immediate Congressional investigation "to ensure foreign policy is conducted by the government and not by one billionaire."
The cruelty of the Kiev regime in inflicting this war on their people when all they had to do to avoid it was observe the Minsk agreements brokered in 2017 by German Chancellor Merkel and French president Hollande, and of the US and UK governments in blocking talks about a negotiated settlement arranged by Turkey's President Erdogan is quite unbelievable, we cannot know the true numbers of Ukrainians who had died or suffered life changing injuries for no reason other than to satisfy Zelenskyy's lust for power and the bloodlust of the neo - Nazis in Kiev whose irrational hatred of Russians stated this conflict back in 2014. So far in spite of all the deaths (on both sides,) the destruction and the destabilisation of the global economy, nothing has been achieved other than to bring this world closer to nuclear destruction than at any time since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The chaos that these deranged minds want to inflict on us all is totally unnecessary, and yet both Ukraine and their allies in Washington DC seem determined to keep cranking up the tension.
WWIII? Who knows? The only thing we can be certain of it that none of the people who are profiting from the war, the US and European Military Industrial Complex and the politicians and public servants who collaborate with it, and the crooked oligarchs and corrupt officials in Russia and Ukraine, will be suffer in the mayhem they created and are now prolonging. As in every war, they’ll walk off enriched and minimally satisfied, seeking new opportunities to garner to themselves more wealth and power, regardless of how many people suffer as a result.