Elon Musk's stunning 'pedo' Twitter tirade at hero British diver

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If you're already acquainted with Musk and his freaky entanglement with the Thai cave story, you may skip to the end of this report for a fuller accounting of his baseless pedophilia accusations. Then, like a petulant child, Musk said he'd send his little submarine into the cave anyway, just to prove it could work.

In other replies to critics on Twitter Sunday morning, Musk said, "Stay tuned jack-- ..."

Musk then criticised the leader of the rescue mission, saying he was "not the subject matter expert" and any goodwill towards Musk dried up. "Only people in sight were the Thai navy/army guys, who were great".

Spokesmen for Musk and Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

But the head of the rescue mission dismissed the option in favour of sticking with the plan for experienced cave divers to help the boys swim out.

Musk went on to dispute Unsworth's claim that the submarine concept was unworkable, saying that "we will make [a video] of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo".

Elon Musk called British diver Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy" in a thread of Twitter attacks on Sunday.

He also told CNN Musk could "stick his submarine where it hurts". The submarine was about five foot six (inches) long, rigid, so it wouldn't have gone 'round corners or 'round any obstacles. "It wouldn't have made the first 50 metres of the cave".

Calling Unsworth "sus" - or, suspicious - was just the tip of the iceberg.

Unsworth concluded this portion of the interview by claiming that Musk had been quickly asked to leave the cave during his much-tweeted-about visit. The tweet was later deleted.

In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, Thai rescue team members walk inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand.

Furthermore, Musk insisted that his submarine (designed in consultation with "cave experts on the Internet", he wrote) would have worked.

It would seem by the outrage, still pouring in hours after Musk's Twitter tantrum, that any good publicity Musk did get for his submersible, intended or otherwise, is all but lost now.

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