Elon Musk Warns Russia Can Utterly Destroy US, Europe With Nuclear Missiles In Under 30 Minutes And Vice Versa: 'We Are At The Highest Risk In 60 Years'

Zinger Key Points
  • Talks of a escalation of the Russia-Ukraine standoff as a nuclear war have been gaining ground.
  • Elon Musk took to Twitter to point out the perils of nuclear war and warns about the rising probability of it.

After floating a peace plan in October 2022 to end the Ukraine war, Elon Musk later discussed the possibility of a looming nuclear war.

Reasonable People Won't Launch War: One of the Tesla Inc. TSLA CEO’s Twitter followers on Friday (Oct. 14) quote-tweeted a Reuters story on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) starting nuclear drills with B-52 bombers on Monday (Oct. 17).

Responding to him via tweet, Musk suggested no reasonable person would launch a nuclear war.


Russia has the ability to destroy USA & Europe utterly with nuclear missiles in less than 30 minutes & vice versa.

A surprising number of people don’t know this.

Of course, it would be MAD to use them, but it is also MAD to be in this situation at all.


Russia and Ukraine have been at war since late February over claims to some of the eastern territory of Ukraine, with both sides not backing down.

See Also: Elon Musk Says He's Being Targeted By 'Mainstream Media' After Report Said He Spoke To Putin Before Floating Peace Plan

Nuclear War Risk Highest: Quote-tweeting an Oct. 6 New York Times story about President Joe Biden’s take that the "prospect of Armageddon" is now the highest since the Cuban missile crisis, Musk said it would be great if the threat of nuclear war could abate.


Would be great if someday humanity stopped pointing nukes at itself that would destroy almost all life on Earth.

In any given year, there is a chance above zero that they will be launched. We are now at the highest risk in 60 years.https://t.co/hSqNeYHNX1


Earlier in October, in a Twitter chat, Musk said he sees a rapidly rising probability of a nuclear war, adding that he was up all night to think of any way to de-escalate the Ukraine war.

Originally published Oct. 16, 2022.

Photo: Bordovski Yauheni via Shutterstock

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