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DBDude t1_jay9b4g wrote

Every other company was getting paid in full to provide its products and services to Ukraine. You think Raytheon was giving away Javelins for free? What’s wrong with SpaceX wanting some payment for continuing operations too?


Sunflower_After_Dark t1_jay9si8 wrote

Nothing wrong with good business. But, Elon tried to extort Ukraine, a US ally, by threatening to disable the satellites unless we gave him more. He did come to his senses on that one. But, again he threatened to disable drone use for Ukraine, because he has a interest in selling Starlink to Putin. He’s a loose cannon.


DBDude t1_jaykedb wrote

SpaceX wanted to get paid like everyone else. About the drones, they were exported with license for general communications. SpaceX did not have ITAR permission to export weapons systems. Dual-use technology can be legally dangerous. So Shotwell said to stop doing that.


Sunflower_After_Dark t1_jayumbc wrote

Oh so Ukraine has to play by the rules and Russia doesn’t? That seems a little naive.


DBDude t1_jaz3ep4 wrote

SpaceX has to play by the rules.


cubes158 t1_jb0ypau wrote

You're using facts, logic, reasoning, and law to argue points with people who believe in none of those things.