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Whoever keeps on the button... Elon Musk or the Pentagon?


Whoever keeps on the button...

Elon Musk or the Pentagon?

Elon Musk prevented Ukrainian troops from attacking the Russian fleet at the press of a button. But have US decisions become contingent on the rich man with Space X? Eugene Robinson explains in the Washington Post.

The writer deeply deplores the frustration of :

Ukraine's military operation against the Russian :

fleet at the Sevastopol military base in Crimea.

Elon Musk denied the drones access to al-Qa 'idah

after it disrupted space communications network operated by Space X.

Musk's argument was that :

provoking Russian troops in this form while convinced of

Russia's vast capabilities would cause a third nuclear world war.

Elon Musk does not want Space X to be a party to


 but rather a platform for human well-being.

But what did the Pentagon do

  • with more than $800 billion spent this year?
  • It is inconceivable that the world's richest man
  • can turn on or off such a vital communications network.

In the author's view

the United States should deploy its own satellite kit in low-Earth orbit.

  • Their use is determined by the President's orders
  • or by the military command. Will our assistance to

That's a big mistake. The writer concludes that fateful

and strategic decisions must be in the hands of

elected officials and no one has elected Elon Musk!

Von der Leyen :

Ukraine :

has made great strides on the way to EU accession :

European Commission President :

  • Ursula von der Leyen considered Ukraine to have made
  • "great strides" in its bid to join the European Union
  • while Kiev is pushing to launch membership talks this year.

"The future of Ukraine is in our union,"

von der Leyen said Wednesday during her

annual address to MPs on the state of the EU.

Von der Leyen stressed that the EU continues to support Kiev, including through the European Commission's proposal to provide 50 billion euros in financial support to Ukraine until 2027.

The European Commission intended to

expand the special mechanism for the provision of asylum to Ukrainians.

"Geopolitical Union"

Noting that after overcoming the epidemic and escalating

the conflict in Ukraine

the European Union had become a geopolitical bloc

von der Leyen said: Look where Europe has arrived today

we have witnessed the birth of a geopolitical union supporting Ukraine

resisting Russian aggression and responding to China's resolute actions...

The President of

the European Commission stressed the importance of

ensuring the European Union's food independence, noting that the consequences of the conflict in Ukraine and climate change created difficulties in achieving that goal.