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Welcome to Old Trafford Robin van Persie

Nicodemus Minde The social media was a buzz yesterday when a statement from both Manchester United and Arsenal football clubs confirmed that both parties had reached an agreement for a fee for the want away striker Robin van Persie. Arsenal fans were quick to label their star striker as a traitor and directed much insults at him. I don't know why they insults a player who wants to be of a great club of Man United caliber. A club that is an epitome of success and great history. As a United fan, am so happy with the arrival of van Persie. This a clear statement of intent from a club that just lost the title from fierce rivals, Manchester City. His signature will not only strengthen the side, but also act a psychological boost for the Red Devils. With the acquisition of Japanese play maker from Dortmund Shinji Kagawa, then Manchester United means business. Sometimes football is about mentality, and trust me Sir Alex Ferguson has won part one of this psychology battle. The trip to Ev…

Iran confident Israel won’t launch ‘stupid’ attack

Via Al Arabiya News Iran on Tuesday said it is dismissing Israeli threats of an imminent attack against it, explaining that even some Israeli officials realized such a “stupid” act would provoke “very severe consequences.”

“In our calculations, we aren’t taking these claims very seriously because we see them as hollow and baseless,” foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters in a weekly briefing.

“Even if some officials in the illegitimate regime (Israel) want to carry out such a stupid action, there are those inside (the Israeli government) who won’t allow it because they know they would suffer very severe consequences from such an act,” he said.

Iran’s defense minister, General Ahmad Vahidi, was quoted by the ISNA news agency saying that Israel “definitely doesn’t have what it takes to endure Iran’s might and will.”

He called the Israeli threats “a sign of weakness” by “brainless leaders.”

The comments were a response to bellicose rhetoric from Israeli Pri…

When will institutional racism end in America?

Via PressTV
New York City Police has shot dead a 51 year old African America for wielding a knife at them.  Police spokesman Paul Browne said on Sunday that officers approached Darrius Kennedy while he was smoking, he became nervous, and pulled out a knife from his pocket.
Officers fired twelve shots at Kennedy, and he was hit seven times -- three times in the chest, twice in the left arm, once in the left calf, and once in the groin.
The two police officers, who were involved in the excessive use of force, have been placed on administrative duty.
Officers said Kennedy was wielding a knife and the shots were in self-defense. However, the victims’ family argued that the situation should have been handled better.
In an interview with Press TV on April 16, Malcolm X’s grandson, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, said that African Americans are murdered with impunity in the US because the system is unjust.…