Elon Musk has challenged Russian despot Vladimir Putin to “single combat” over Ukraine. Single combat, not even a battle to the pain, let alone one to the death. Musk, in case you don’t know is the founder and CEO of Tesla, the electric car company. He also founded the aerospace company Space X. Musk and Putin are each reputed to be the world’s wealthiest individual.
Far back in history, national leaders used battles of champions to determine the outcome of wars. You’ve heard of David and Goliath, haven’t you?
Musk is almost 20-years younger than Putin, but have you looked at either of them? Which one seems to be in better physical condition? And, considering Putin’s experience in the KGB, which one do you think is more likely to know how to kill someone with his bare hands?
If Musk won, I suppose the prize would be Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine. If Putin won, what would he get from Musk? Musk didn’t specify, but it seems to me the answer to that question is bubkes.
What diplomatic channel did Musk use to issue this challenge? Twitter, of course. Is Musk serious? His challenge did get his name in the news again, didn’t it?