Musk pursues policy of 'we coup whoever we want' via Starlink in Iran
Introducing the satellite dishes to Iran will strategically be supported by the US government since it will serve the imperialist aim of disrupting Iran's internal security.
CNN reported on Friday that the White House and Elon Musk partook in talks over the possibility of providing Starlink services to Iran.
This comes in a bid to further fuel instability in the country, and perhaps even conduct espionage attempts in favor of the US, which would not come as a surprise to anyone, all under the pretext of aiding the saboteurs against the Iranian government.
Iran has in recent months been facing a surge of riots over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, which was purposefully wrongfully reported by western media as having been caused by blows to the body and head while under the custody of the Iranian Morality Police.
Riots kept going although forensic reports revealed that the cause of her death was illness.
The Iranian government mobilized its forces to maintain security and prevent further provocations especially since several spies from western countries, including the US, the UK, France, Norway, Germany, and some terrorist organizations, have had a hand in fomenting the rallies.
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Hence, the introduction of the dishes to Iran will obviously be backed by the US government since it aims to further disrupt Iran's internal security.
The CNN report highlighted three obstacles that could stand in the way of Starlink deployment. The first has to do with the fact that their signals could be easily detected, the second is that the smuggling of the units across the border into Iran would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, under the harsh gaze of Iran’s security services, and the third is the fact that they will be used by "undisciplined protesters".
However, the CNN report claims that some Starlink terminals are already operating in Iran, which suggests that the devices have been already smuggled there since Starlink is technically outlawed by the Iranian government.
Some dissidents already posted on Twitter that they managed to smuggle the devices and recorded the packages of the terminals with the hashtag #MahsaAmini in clear sight, but nothing could prove that the footage was actually in Iran.
1. Efforts have been underway for more than a month to get Starlink terminals to Iran. One group of activists--who want to stay anonymous to protect their networks--asked me to share this video. They've already sent dozens of terminals to Iran and intend to scale up. pic.twitter.com/bvdjeWhhoi— Karim Sadjadpour (@ksadjadpour) October 21, 2022
This is not the first time Elon Musk engages in imperialist-led aggressions.
Two years ago, Musk blatantly expressed his support for a US-backed coup in Bolivia against Evo Morales, a democratically-elected president who implemented a series of socially progressive policies in his country that conflicted with US interests.
Bolivia has one of the world’s largest lithium reserves and is attractive to capitalists and international companies like Tesla who seek to profit from the growing demand for the mineral to power electric cars and storage batteries.
Even though Musk deleted the provoking Tweet, the comment remains a clear illustration of the capitalist motivations behind imperialist aggression.
Musk; a "loose cannon"
This comes against the backdrop of discussions in which Musk and the Pentagon engaged in talks to finance the payment of the Starlink system in Ukraine.
Musk initially asked the Department of Defense to help fund services in Ukraine as it costs more than $120 million for the remainder of 2022 and $400 million over the next year.
He later withdrew that request and announced he will continue to fund Starlink in Ukraine.
This caused certain officials to grow skeptical of Musk as a reliable partner for the US government, with one senior defense official calling the billionaire entrepreneur a “loose cannon".
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