"Reuters reports that Russia is planning on deploying a new type of long range missiles sometime in 2018. These missiles will be replacing the Cold War missile known as “Satan” to the West. A military commander has said on December 17, 2013 that this is a sign to the United States that Russia is steadily improving their nuclear weaponry.
A new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile is being called the Sarmat. it’s being developed to replace the RS-20B Voyevoda. This information comes from the commander of Russia’s strategic Rocket Forces, General Sergei Karakayev.
“We are counting on being armed with this qualitatively new missile system … by 2018-2020,” he was quoted as saying.”
As Christmas is celebrated, Muslims in Malaysia are debating with each other whether it is sinful to wish Merry Christmas to others, but I felt that this issue are simply un-necessary.
Simply because it’s a public holiday.
A holiday granted by Malaysian Government to everyone, Muslims included.
So why bother so much? Just relax la!
Because I was working on site on that Christmas day, arranging pipeworks to be carried out so that datelines can be achieved, and so I really could not understand why people want to make so much noise of an issue of it when they themselves reap the profit - enjoying the holidays of another religion.
The solution is simple.
If you think wishing Merry Christmas is sinful, then just wish Happy Holidays.
Why have a long discussion of it, quoting Hadis and Quran when you just can simplify the solution?
In a way, that’s why war and conflict rages.
You see, during the old ages, men are ruled by one, yet somehow, as man progresses, men are then ruled by few, and as age and time goes on, men are ruled by groups.
Simply because, conflicts serve a platform for people to become better than others, and in a way, the weak ones are pitifully eradicated and manipulated.
View this, as you will view trading in free market, the one proposed by Adam Smith.
A product to be sold, has to compete with other product, and so it either reduces its cost or maximise its value.
And when people compete, people usually gets the best out of it in some other way.
Believe it or not, World War 1 and 2, the Cold War did serve a great platform for many technological advances we enjoyed today.
Even the Internet was first developed as a communication network for US defense system.
The superpower image of US, is mainly because of Hollywood. The dominance of entertainment industry ensures that the image of superpower of US embedded in the minds of people globally.
Why must The Avengers be in US, when US holds a trillion debt to the world?
Why couldn’t Spiderman arise in Iran where the global world comment about its nuclear potential (the radiation of the spider bite)
Actually, there is a decrease in science and tech in US right now.
People buy Samsung handphones made in South Korea. Softwares are being sub-contracted to engineers in India to reduce costs.
To me, if the Malay Muslims are competitive and progressive, they wouldn’t give a shit whether wishing Christmas to other Non-muslims is sinful or not. They would have made lots of Christmas Cards, sell it and make profits. Then use the profits to help other Muslims.