Conspiracy theory-Bob Marley Assasinated by the CIA?
Robert Marley may be deemed as the most popular Rastafarian reggae music artist to be assassinated by the Babylonian system. This is a pretty strong allegation. One thing I have learnt from studying statistics and probability is how to spot patterns. It is so easy; you could write a computer program to spot patterns for you. It is an obvious trend that when Rastafarian music artists decide to take the message of love to an evangelical level, they always end up in dangerous situations.
Soul Music Assasinations
It is similar how Rhythm and Blues (Soul) singers always ending up overdosing on the same type of drugs yet no one makes mention of this trend. It has been happening from the days of Elvis Presley to those of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Whitney. Unfortunate to say, they were all slaves. Drugs can be easily used as a control mechanism, robbing the victims of their very soul. Reggae music is targeted on different levels. Because a Reggae music artist may not subscribe to their addiction campaign, other methods are used to quiet them down.
An attempt was made to assassinate Bob Marley on December 3, 1976. He was just chilling at his home and studio on Gordon Town Road in Kingston, rehearsing for the upcoming smile Jamaica concert, just blazing some marijuana, eating grapefruit and practicing his guitar. Suddenly, three men burst into the room. One of them had 2 semi-automatic firearms and was a popular CIA operative. The other two had a single rifle each (M-16). They opened fire indiscriminately on Bob Marley, Rita Marley and others in the Room. Fortunately, there life was spared due to the mystical intervention of JAH. Don Taylor has been credited as the person to save the life of Bob by taking most of the bullets unintentionally.
Those Who Got Shot
Bob Marley-Bullet was never removed from upper left arm. Was also shot below the heart
Rita Marley-Was Shot in the back of the Head, while trying to cover the children
Lewis Griffiths-not sure where He got shot
Don TaylorBob Marley’s Manager-Shot several times because He was standing in front of Bob Marley. Had a bullet removed from his spinal cord
Who The Hell Shot Bob Marley
The person who shot Bob Marley was a popular CIA operative (the one that had the two guns). I can’t say his name for obvious reasons. You can ask any Jamaican and they will tell you who did it. The @##++&& who shot Bob Marley did not wear a mask and was a very popular crime figure in those days. He has probable killed over 200 people personally. The Gang that He use to run has killed over 2000 people in one year between New York, Miami and Kingston. He also provided bodyguard services for higher ranking CIA operatives. He was eventually double crossed and killed by other CIA operatives in an attempted prison escape. He was awaiting extradition to the U.S.A for Gang activity. The CIA feared He would give information to the FBI.
JAMAICA AND THE CIA IN THE 70’S
There are two major political parties in Jamaica, JLP (Jamaica Labor Party) and PNP (Peoples National Party). JLP are called Laborites and PNP members are called Socialist. Both parties are democratic. However, there were ideological conflicts between the parties. PNP had become a socialist party, which is just two steps away from being a communist party. The JLP had adopted capitalism.
The leader of the JLP was Edward Seaga. He was very much aligned with U.S.A. at the time (Friends with Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter). The Leader of the PNP was Michael Manley, Who was aligned with Cuba at the time. The American government was very worried that Jamaica may become a communist country. Through CIA covert operations, M-16 were smuggled into the country to fight the socialist party. The other party defended themselves by smuggling AK-47’s from Russia.
It went as far as certain gang members that worked for the JLP received CIA training in the U.S.A. then was sent back to Jamaica to assassinate key figures. The PNP also sent their respective gang members to Cuba for military training to have CIA key figures assassinated.
Bob Marley was shot two days before the Smile Jamaica Concert. Micheal Manley had heard that Bob Marley was planning a free concert for the Jamaican people (Which He does regularly). Micheal Manley and Edward Seaga had approached Bob Marley in order to secure endorsements from the Smile Jamaica Concert. Bob Marley turned down both offers.
During This time, Michael Manley was campaigning as a self-acclaimed Rastafarian. He was also pushing a farming agenda and other ideologies that Rastafarian’s and poor people would support.
Don Taylor (Bob Marley’s manager) may have secured some sponsorship from the then agricultural department of PNP without first informing Bob Marley. Michael Manley had created an illusion that the Smile Jamaica Concert may be associated with the PNP and Socialism (what is socialism?). To make matters worse, Michael Manley had set the elections shortly after the concert.
Any political party that could get the endorsement of Bob Marley would win the Elections, setting the course of Jamaica’s future. The people really only trusted Bob.
Just to give you an idea of the environment that lead to Bob Marley being assassinated.
The Nail in The Toe
After Bob Marley was released from the hospital, He went to the protective hills of the Blue Mountains (Highest Peak on the Island) to get ready for the concert. He was in the company of Black Panthers Lee Lew-Lee (He did a popular documentary Power to the People). He had come to see Bob Marley after He had heard of Bob Marley’s assassination attempt. They were just there jamming, when a white man had come to see Bob Marley on the same day of the Smile Jamaica Concert. The white man was given permission to see Bob Marley.
The man greeted Bob Marley and said He was a photographer from some famous news outlet. He explained that He had just arrived with the film crew from U.S.A. He told Bob Marley how excited He was to film the event. He then gave Bob Marley pair of shoes. When Bob Marley tried on the shoe, He screamed out “OOOUCH”.
When Lee Lew-Lee, Bob Marley and other Friends inspected shoe, there was a pointed copper metal in the toe part of the shoe. At this point they still did not know what to make of the incident. After further research, they found out that the man that had visited them was @@##$$$, son of late CIA Director $$$&&&@@. There was now some panic in the camp. They were now wondering if the metal could be radioactive or poisoned. (read other articles on the internet for the names)
5 months later, while playing football (soccer) in France another player stepped on the same injured toe intentionally or unintentionally. He had damaged His toe real badly. Bob Marley went to see a Medical Doctor in France. The toe cancer then metastasized throughout his whole Body.
Was Bob Marley murdered?
“Rasta don’t work for no CIA”
Did the CIA really kill Bob Marley? How’s that for a Blunt Question? This is only one of many Blunt Questions that remain unanswered nearly 22 years after Bob Marley’s translation from this world into another dimension.
When the newz broke in Jamaica on May 11, 1981, that Bob Marley had passed on from this world at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, the immediate and initial response by politically savvy Rastafarians in Jamaica was that the Reggae Maestro had been murdered, or more correctly, assassinated! At the time, the Rastas didn’t know exactly who, when, where or how, but they knew enough to suspect foul play with extreme prejudice. Of course, anyone who heard that reasoning, scoffed at it. After all, everyone knows that cancer is a fatal disease, and Bob had it and died from it and that’s a great pity… but murdered? How ridiculous! Maybe, or maybe not. Not when you stop and really think about it. Who would want to? Who would be able to and how could it be done so skillfully without suspicion?
It’s almost like the classic scenario that Detective Lieutenant Columbo of TV fame, would stumble and fumble his bumbling way into. Only to find that the seemingly straight forward ‘death by natural causes’, was really the ‘perfect murder’ in disguise. After all, who ever would even suspect the possibility of something as bizarre as that occurring? So for the past 20 years, music lovers around the world have been mourning the ‘untimely’ passing of Bob Marley, accepting that the Reggae Legend died of ‘natural causes’ (really unnatural, because what’s ‘natural’ about cancer?) Thus, as we move swiftly into a new millennium and an impending New World Order, a mounting body of information is seriously suggesting that Bob Marley was the victim of an elaborate assassination scheme that resulted him being literally ‘taken out’ –right there in broad daylight on center stage before the eyes of the whole world.
Since the late 1970’s and on into the early 1980’s, the New York City and Houston, Texas, Police Departments have led the way in compiling official reports on the Rastafari Movement. The NYPD in particular, not only described Rastafarians as dangerous, gun-shooting, drug-dealing, criminal Jamaican Posse members, but actually profiled and described dreadlocked Rastas as “terrorists”. The largest police operation in the history of Washington DC, ‘Operation Caribbean Cruise’ back in the late 1980’s, was designed to prove once and for all the drug-dealing, gun-running connection between Rastafarians and the Jamaican criminal posses that were said to be even more ruthless and trigger happy than the Italian Mafia and Organized Crime. “Operation Caribbean Cruise’ never made the nightly news outside of DC, because the police dragnet came up empty…. But for about five guns (not the high powered automatic weapons anticipated) and a minimal amount of drugs.
Despite these failed attempts to tarnish and taint the reputation of the Rastafari Kulcha, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh continued leading the way for a world wide revolution in thinking and thought. Their militant brand of hardcore Rootz Reggae was revolutionary in its impact. The Word Sound & Power of their Muzik, inspired political, economic, social and religious changes all over the globe. The anti-apartheid movement in South Africa drew inspiration from Marley Muzik; the Zimbabwean freedom fighters engaged in a guerrilla struggle against Ian Smith’s colonial Rhodesian settler regime, drew inspiration from Marley Muzik; even young, rich White kids in America from name-brand families were starting to hang out at Wailers concerts, were starting to dig the message in Marley’s muzik and were becoming inspired to work for social change and to “Chant Down Babylon” That was motive enough for Marley’s murder.
Marley was succeeding in a rhythmic revolution that utilized music as a more efficient tool than guns and bombs. Bob Marley, his mere personae, his instantly and internationally recognized image and look, his use and promotion of the “Wisdom Weed’, his verbal and material support of global Pan-African Liberation, and the fact that Bob Marley had become a millionaire –a Black Jamaican-born, pro-African, independent-thinking millionaire Rastaman- who could now put his own money where his mouth was and finance whatever project he wanted to… All of these factors made Bob Marley a very serious threat to the North American status quo and to the hidden power brokers trying to implement their plan for a New World Order.
By 1980, Bob Marley was the most popular ‘Third World’ muzik star on the planet and his immense influence was growing geometrically. The final straw that prompted clandestine covert operations against Marley was probably when Bob put the immortal words of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I to muzik in the brilliant composition entitled “War”. When they heard: “Until the color of a man’s skin makes no more significance than the color of his eyes, there will be war… Until there are no first or second class citizens of any nation – war… Until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, have been toppled and utterly destroyed – War. And until bigotry, prejudice and malicious and inhuman self interest have been replaced by tolerance, understanding and good will… everywhere is war.” When the CIA types heard that song, they brought in the heavyweights and the battle went to another dimension. Unfortunately, Bob Marley never really knew that he had already been “Marked For Death”. And as Del Jones chronicles inhis “Culture Bandits” series of books, Bob was soon eradicated as a revolutionary 3rd World Icon and replaced in the early 1980’s by an androgynous (blurred gender), surgically altered, cosmetically bleached Michael Jackson.
O.K., so now you agree that they had a reason and a motive to kill Marley, but now you’re wondering, how could they give him cancer? According to the popular version of events, Bob is supposed to have contracted cancer after bruising his toe and losing a toe-nail while playing soccer in France in 1977. In his revealing book, “Marley And Me”, former Wailers manager Don Taylor notes that an unknown doctor came and gave Bob a still unknown injection in his toe right after the ball game was interrupted Malignant cancer, originating in the same toe, was diagnosed some time after. But the origin of the melanoma (the most virulent and deadly kind of cancer found in Humans) that took Bob’s life, may be concealed in little known events that took place at an even earlier time.
In a very interesting cover article published in the February 2002 issue of High Times magazine, the authors disclose that in 1976, Carl Colby, son of ex-CIA Director William Colby, visited the Hope Road home of Marley and gave the Reggae Star a gift in the form of a pair of boots. The High Times article quotes eyewitnesses as saying that Bob cried out “Ow!” when he stuck a foot in one of the boots. Something had jucked (stuck) him in the toe(s). Talk about being aware or beware of “Greeks baring gifts”. Subsequent investigation of the boot by hand, retrieved a piece of copper wire that had been sticking up inside the footwear. Entitled, “Chanting Down Babylon: The CIA and the Death of Bob Marley”, the High Times article went on to pose another Blunt Question: had the copper wire found in Bob’s new boot been chemically treated with a carcinogenic toxin? There is no doubting that with today’s technology, carcinogenic (that is cancer-causing) substances can be introduced into the human body very easily by a variety of means. By food, drink, smoke, sex, a pin/wire prick, or with the spike of an umbrella.
As the High Times article also observed, 1976 was a time when Jamaica, under the leadership of the Democratic Socialist and pro-Castro Prime Minister Michael Manley, was known to be under direct destabilization efforts by the CIA. According to High Times, Marley and Tosh as Reggae musicians, were targeted in particular because they were using their music to alert the Jamaican people to the dangers of the ongoing CIA covert operations. The visit to Marley by Carl Colby, who was supposedly posing as a member of a foreign film crew, took place a week after the “Ambush In the Night” during which Bob and Rita Marley and Don Taylor were all shot and wounded during the first upfront assassination attempt. Most people took that attack as involving only local partisan politics, with the opposition JLP not wanting Marley & the Wailers to perform at the PNP-Government sponsored and free Smile Jamaica concert days before a hotly contested General Election in Jamaica in December 1976. Marley appeared and performed for a mostly inner-city, urban audience on the Smile Jamaica Concert in the National Heroes Circle, in spite of the gun attack.
At the other, final end of this melodrama, we find Dr. Josef Issels, the supposedly holistic immuno-therapist who treated Bob in Germany after his collapse in Central Park, New York, in late 1980. Information is coming to light that Issels is an ex-Nazi doctor who may be implicated in some of the more nefarious practices associated with German medical studies and practices from the Hitler era. This may explain the painful, starvation-diet based treatment program inflicted on Bob by Dr. Issels. So we want to know: Who exactly is this Dr. Josef Issels? Does he indeed have a Nazi past? And what precisely did his ‘unorthodox’ cancer treatment entail? These Blunt Questions also need Blunt Answers.
At the end of the day and at the end of this article, we’re basically at the same place we were when we started. Just like the following truism indicates: “There are more questions than answers”. Nevertheless, muzik fans and people of good will owe it to themselves and to Bob Marley, to continue asking these Blunt Questions, and should demand that answers be given by the powers that be and those in the know. In the meantime, the final Blunt Question for all of you reading this, is: Bob Marley was willing to get up and pay the price for Standing Up for his Rights and for seeking Liberation from political and mental slavery for his people. Are you?
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