Elon Musk, the SpaceX billionaire, has resorted to Twitter to warn the world about a scenario that he believes could lead to civilization’s eventual downfall.
Musk has once again weighed in on the events happening between Russia and Ukraine by turning to Twitter and expressing his support for multiple scenarios that may occur in the near future.
The SpaceX CEO stated that if Russia is forced to choose between surrendering Crimea and employing tactical nuclear weapons, the country will opt for nuclear weapons.
Musk implied that if Russia uses battlefield nukes first, the United States may retaliate with tactical nukes, causing Russia to destroy the United States.
This is the start of the third world war, claims Musk. In addition, the Tesla CEO noted that despite popular opinion, Russia views Crimea as a crucial component of its territory because it is home to its southernmost navy base. Musk tried to explain his point of view using an analogy, saying that Russia losing Crimea would be like the United States losing Hawaii and Pearl Harbor.
As Musk responded to everyone’s questions and claims on Twitter, one account asserted that if the Kremlin decided to use nuclear weapons, the US and NATO would obliterate the Russian army. Musk said that if NATO destroyed Russia’s military, “they will use nations,” forcing NATO to react with nukes and “civilization is over.”
The Tesla CEO continued by claiming that Russia had been repeatedly “punched in the nose” by Ukraine, forcing it to withdraw. However, we don’t want to put Russia in a position where their only choices are a humiliating defeat or nuclear weapons since, in that case, Russia is more likely to choose those weapons than defeat.
It should be noted that Musk is not an expert in geopolitics and that his statements represent only one person’s opinion on a highly critical and complex issue.