Tuesday, December 24, 2013

So, The Big (World) News...

Sent in by, well, everyone, was the news of the hour...

Rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94
MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world's most popular firearm.

It was the carnage of World War II, when Nazi Germany overran much of the Soviet Union, which altered his course and made his name as well-known for bloodshed as Smith, Wesson and Colt. The distinctive shape of the gun, often called "a Kalashnikov," appeared on revolutionary flags and adorns memorabilia.
Other reports claim that his rifle has killed more people than any other firearm. Personally, I find this hard to believe, as rifles by themselves are inanimate objects incapable of harming anyone, but I guess for the media that's beside the point. Also beside the point is the fact that the reason the AK-47 has killed so many people is because it's the battle rifle issued to the Soviet army, which has killed more people in their quest for a perfect government than any other.

Of course, you won't find the media lamenting the utter failure of communism, oh, nossirree. It's those eeeeevil guns that killed all those people, not the fascists masquerading as communists that ordered the killings. Nope. The totalitarians running the place have no culpability in the minds of the American left; it is solely in the chunks of metal and wood where the guilt resides.

Отдых в мире, Mikhail.

That is all.


Ed said...

Покойся с миром


мир праху твоему

Daniel in Brookline said...

"Dead AK-47 Inventor To Be Buried In Mud For A Week, Cleaned Off, Then Put Back To Work"



George P. Burdell said...

In all fairness to Comrade General Kalashnikov, the AK-47 is the preferred weapon of terrorists, revolutionaries, communists, anarchists, and instigators of general mayhem everywhere (not these are mutually-exclusive categories). So the Soviet/Russian army does not get all of the blame for the body count. Why else is it on the flags of Hezbollah and Mozambique, among others?

Given the connections between the current occupant of the White House and those aforementioned groups, I would fully expect His Royal Highness to decree a national day of mourning for Gen. Kalashnikov, attend his funeral, and give him a medal of freedom -- to go along with the 2 Hero of Socialist Labor medals that's he's already received.

Anonymous said...

While I respect Gen K for his work on the AK47, despite his comments to the contrary, the STG44 was the precursor.

He was also a devout communist.

A good commie is still a dead commie.