It could be recalled that the military head in Bolivia called on the then-president Evo Morales to step down from office in the year 2019; an order he heeded to by flying out of the country. This removal of the president was welcomed by the White House which stated that “Morales’s departure preserves democracy.”
The statement from the White House further added that “These events send a strong signal to the illegitimate regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua that democracy and the will of the people will always prevail.”
The development did not settle well with some people who thought the regime change might have been influenced by outside forces. Some of the critics accused Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk of playing a role in the removal of Evo Morales from office through a coup just to secure Bolivian lithium.
The Billionaire has since denied this allegation by stating that his organization sources its lithium for operation from Australia and not Bolivia.
The events however took a different twist as a new twitter outburst seems to be drawing Elon Musk and his ‘allies’ into the coup equation following his comment on the set stimulus package by the government. The Tesla CEO thought sending assistance checks to millions of Americans does not serve the best interest of the people.
His comment was countered by a follower who tied him for what happened in Bolivia. “You know what wasn’t in the best interest of people? the US government organizing a coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia so you could obtain the Lithium there” one Armani wrote.
The Billionaire then responded by stating that, “we will coup whoever we want! Deal with it”; this comment attracted a lot of criticisms including a response from the former Bolivian President who was forcefully removed from office.
You know what wasnt in the best interest of people? the U.S. government organizing a coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia so you could obtain the lithium there.— Armani (@historyofarmani) July 24, 2020
He tweeted that this comment is “Another proof that the coup was due to Bolivian lithium; and two massacres as a result. We will always defend our resources!” The CEO of Tesla has since deleted the post from his twitter handle following an influx of lots of unfavorable comments but the big question remains; did Billionaire lift the veil on the truth or he was just playing?
If it is true that outside forces actually have a hand in the Bolivian Coup just to secure its lithium, could Africans equally draw the same conclusions on the numerous coups conducted by foreign governments and corporations on the continent in resource-rich areas?