Monday, December 23, 2013
God Speed, Mikhail
Although I'm a disbeliever it can be fun to imagine how the God we were taught to understand would deal with someone like Mikhail Kalashnikov.
MK begat the AK also known as the AK-47 assault rifle estimated to have killed more people than any firearm ever. It's simple, it's reliable, it's cheap - it's ideally suited to Third World hellholes where armourers aren't in ready supply. See some murderous thug in ill-fitting fatigues and, chances are, you'll see an AK-47 in his hand. All too often you'll see it in the hands of some African kid.
MK has gone to the great arsenal in the sky, one day shy of his 95th Christmas on Earth. By now, with his connections, he should be front and centre at the Pearly Gates. What do you think of his chances?