Vice, citing the American political scientist and writer Ian Bremmer, writes that shortly before writing his ridiculous proposals regarding Ukrainian-Russian relations Elon Musk spoke with the international terrorist and the so-called president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.
In a newsletter sent to Eurasia Group subscribers, Ian Bremmer wrote that Tesla CEO Musk told him Putin is “prepared to negotiate,” but only if Crimea remains Russian, Ukraine maintains neutrality and recognizes the annexation of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions.
According to Bremmer, Musk said Putin indicated to him that those goals would be met “no matter what,” including a potential nuclear strike if Ukraine “invades” Crimea. In addition, Ian Bremmer wrote that Musk told him that “everything needed to be done to avoid that outcome.”
Musk himself denies this accusation, saying that he spoke with Putin only once 18 months ago and generally about space. But at the same time, for some reason, Musk does not take Bremmer to court so that he refutes the lie.
No, it is not. I have spoken to Putin only once and that was about 18 months ago. The subject matter was space.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 11, 2022
Ian Bremmer claims that he is not lying and again says that Musk spoke directly to Putin and, in addition, he told Bremmer where Moscow’s “red lines” were.
elon musk told me he had spoken with putin and the kremlin directly about ukraine. he also told me what the kremlin’s red lines were.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) October 11, 2022
Interestingly, Musk’s awareness of the Kremlin’s rhetoric is easy to see in his tweets. In the West, few people know and repeat the narrative of Kremlin propaganda about “Khrushchev’s mistake”, in addition, Musk repeats almost word for word all of Putin’s demands regarding Ukraine. Can the CEO of SpaceX watch Russia Today and the speeches of Soloviev and Skabeeva every day?
More than that. The author of this post saw Musk’s tweet with his own eyes, in which, when asked if he talked to Putin, Elon Musk answered that he had talked to the head of the Kremlin via video link a month ago. Now this tweet by Musk is no longer in the discussion of the shameful survey about Ukraine. One of the two, either Max has already deleted it, or I imagined it. Yes, it was at night, during an air raid alert, and I was a little angry with Musk, but to invent such a thing myself…
That is, we are more inclined to believe Ian Bremmer, as it makes no sense for him to lie, putting his reputation at risk. And if Elon Musk does not summon Bremmer to court, it will be a direct admission that the billionaire is lying. And that changes everything. It’s one thing to write panicked tweets under the threat of a nuclear apocalypse, it’s quite another to listen to a madman who blackmails the whole world.