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Rastafari : How Bob Marley was Assassinated 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. Within the 1970’s and 1980’s dozens of reggae entertainers have been shot and killed. Others have died under mysterious circumstances. I have done a tribute to a few Rastafarian reggae artists in another article: Rastafari : Bob Marley, Garnett Silk, Peter Tosh and Buju Banton.
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.
Failed Assassination Attempt on Bob Marley
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. He was blazing some marijuana, eating grapefruit and practising 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 Rastafari. 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
Reggae Music Artist
Bullet was never removed from upper left arm. Was also shot above the heart
Wife of Bob Marley
Was Shot in the back of the Head, while trying to cover the children
Bob Marley's Close Friend
not sure where he got shot
Bob Marley's Manager
Shot several times because He was standing in front of Bob Marley. Had a bullet removed from his spinal cord
Book by Bob Marley's Manager Don Taylor
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.
Jamaican Gangs associated with the CIA
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. There were ideological conflicts between the parties. PNP had become a socialist party, which is just two steps away from being a communist party while the JLP had firmly 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 Fidel Castro 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 through Cuba.
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.
THE SMILE JAMAICA CONCERT
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.
Different Conspiracies and Scenarios
Given that Peter Tosh also died shortly after Bob Marley, it was easy to spot a trend that reggae artists were being targeted. Bunny Wailer who is the only surviving Wailer has given testimony that the deaths were not coincidental. Many Jamaicans believe that Bob Marley was killed using covert weapons. Some people even believe that he was killed by means of sorcery or poisoning. We will examine the different conspiracy theories.
The interview with Lee Lew-Lee about the Copper wire in the Shoe is Recorded in this Book
1. 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 next concert. He was in the company of Black Panthers Lee Lew-Lee (He did a popular documentary ). 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. Power to the People
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 a 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)
Coincidentally, 5 months later while playing football (soccer) in Europe, he had damaged the same toe real badly.
2. The (Un) Friendly Soccer Games in France and England
The guys who stepped on Bob Marley's toe must have been planted in the games to execute a threat. Jamaicans do not understand why someone would injure the reggae superstar in a friendly game. The most aggressive soccer players in Jamaica would not attempt to tackle Bob with much force. Furthermore, most players would remove their studded boots when playing against the reggae pop star.
It was actually two games of soccer where Bob's toe was stepped on. One in England, where the popular heavy Danny Baker stood on Bob Marley's toes causing serious damage.
The second game was in Paris for a charity. Another popular journalist tackled Bob and caused further injury to the same toe.
It is for this same reason Jamaicans have appealed to track star, Usain Bolt not to play any friendly contact sports while outside Jamaica.
Many believe that Bob should have never went to those celebrity soccer games in 1977 in which he was the main guest. Shortly after the toe failed to heal, the doctors diagnosed him with cancer in the toe.
3. Medical Doctors and Treatments
Bob's Manager, Don Taylor has given evidence that he has witnessed Bob being given injections in the toe after both celebrity games. These injections were supposedly to treat Bob Marley's injured toe.
It was later in 1977 in Europe that Bob Marley was diagnosed with Acral lentigious melanoma. This was shortly after the soccer games.
Bob Marley's official medical records were never made available to the public. Most of the information we have is from his manager and other friends in his entourage.
Skin disease specialist, Dr Cleland Gooding MD., F.A.A.D has done an extensive chronological research on Bob's diagnosis and treatment. This can be referenced at http://repeatingislands.com/2011/04/15/a-death-by-skin-cancer-the-bob-marley-story/
After Bob was diagnosed with cancer in the right big toe, the doctors in Europe recommended an amputation of the toe after confirming the cancer by method of biopsy. Bob Marley refused the amputation due to Rastafarian beliefs. (many thought this would have saved his life).
Bob Marley's entourage did contain a CIA operative. This was very likely. The sensitive issue is that no one wants to call names. This was because everyone in Marley's camp were close friends from Jamaica. However, Bob could never manage to keep his location or intentions a secret. Plus, his so called close friends did help him into some bad situations and decisions.
After Bob returned to Jamaica, he consulted Dr. Carl "Pee Wee" Fraser. This medical doctor in turn referred Bob Marley to Dr. Josef Issels in Bavaria for holistic treatment.
Many believed this was a negative move for Bob. This is because it is believed that Dr. Josef Issels only used Bob Marley as a guinea pig for his alternative treatment methods. It is also further believed that the doctor may be Nazi connected and was never interested in the recovery of the reggae superstar.
The alternative and holistic treatment methods did not work which resulted in the cancer metastasising to the rest of the organs.
4. Female Biological Weapons
I do not think you will find this conspiracy theory elsewhere on the internet. I have only heard the older Rastafarians within the rural areas of Jamaica with this concept. They say Bob went to hang out by a pool at one of his hotel tour stops in England. While there, he was approached by two lovely females.
It is believed that the women had sex with him and infected his body with a disease that made him susceptible to cancer and other illnesses.
The 1960s, 1970's and 1980s was a time period where presidents, black leaders, human rights activist and other freedom fighters were blatantly killed. As we progress into the 21 century more sophisticated methods have been devised to the quell the uprising of those who try to defend human rights and freedom. 90% of Jamaicans who I have spoken to believe Bob Marley was assassinated.
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