Elon Musk attacked for proposing a “Russia-Ukraine Peace” plan: “F#ck off is my very diplomatic reply to you”
All hell breaks loose this evening after Tesla CEO Elon Musk proposed a “Russia-Ukraine Peace” plan that angered the Ukrainian president, blue-check mark gatekeepers, journalists, government officials, and NAFO members.
On Monday, Musk posted a tweet that offered the possibility of a peaceful resolution to bring an end to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine to avoid World War III and avert a nuclear war.
In a poll titled, Ukraine-Russia Peace,” Musk asked over 100 million of his Twitter followers to vote on whether they think it’s a good idea or not, to propose a “redo” elections of the four annexed regions of eastern Ukraine which voted last week to be part of the Russian Federation. In addition, Musk also said that the peace deal would also be conditioned on Ukraine remaining neutral and not becoming a future member of NATO.
– Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people.
– Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake).
– Water supply to Crimea assured.
– Ukraine remains neutral.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 3, 2022
About an hour after the tweet went live, the majority of Musk fans voted Yes in favor of peace. But it didn’t take long before Musk started to receive angry responses from pundits, politicians, government officials, Blue-check mark gatekeepers, journalists, bots, pundits, and even bots.
Then a couple of hours after the poll went live, which by then showed almost 40% saying “yes” and just over 60% voting it down, Musk said it is being attacked by bots.
Musk’s proposed “Ukraine-Russia peace” plan also caught the attention of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “Which Elon Musk Do You Like?” Zelensky sarcastically responds to Musk’s poll.
Which @elonmusk do you like more?
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) October 3, 2022
In a poll to his six million followers, Zelensky asked whether they would like Elon better if he “supports Ukraine” or “supports Russia” – knowing fully well that Musk’s original tweet and poll did not show any “support” for Russia.
Zelensky is not alone. Ukrainian diplomats among others, such as Kiev’s ambassador to Germany, also lashed out at Musk… “Fuck off is my very diplomatic reply to you,” Ambassador Andrij Melnyk tweeted in response to Musk’s poll.
Fuck off is my very diplomatic reply to you @elonmusk
— Andrij Melnyk (@MelnykAndrij) October 3, 2022
It didn’t stop there as the pile-on continues. Within four hours, Musk received a trove load of hate mail and responses accusing Musk of somehow being a pro-Kremlin stooge.
Tezla's new logo. pic.twitter.com/6DiBFH8YCw
— Michiel van Hulten (@mvanhulten) October 3, 2022
But Musk did not back down. He went on to warn about the potential outcome if a peace deal is not reached.
Elon, you've done SO MUCH GOOD for Ukraine by enabling Starlink & providing thousands of terminals.
As a fellow Aspie I get that you're hyperfocused on this topic right now, but these polls and the tweets about bot attacks aren't helping – in fact, they enrage many Ukrainians.
— Renata Konkoly 🐢🦔 (@RenataKonkoly) October 3, 2022
Responding to Renata Konkoly, Musk said: “You are assuming that I wish to be popular. I don’t care. I do care that millions of people may die needlessly for an essentially identical outcome.”
“Russia is doing a partial mobilization. They go to full war mobilization if Crimea is in danger. Death on both sides will be devastating. Russia has >3 times the population of Ukraine, so victory for Ukraine is unlikely in an all-out war. If you care about the Ukrainian people, seek peace,” Musk added
Russia is doing partial mobilization. They go to full war mobilization if Crimea is at risk. Death on both sides will be devastating.
Russia has >3 times population of Ukraine, so victory for Ukraine is unlikely in total war. If you care about the people of Ukraine, seek peace.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 3, 2022
It didn’t end there. US politicians also joined in mocking Musk. Congressman Adam Kinzinger said:
“This idea reminds me of fourth-grade social studies where we made a peace plan between the USSR and the United States. We thought that if Gorbachev and Reagan were forced to eat an American dinner and a Russian one, they would become friends .for real,” he tweeted.