And have they succeeded?
Marley became the world’s largest reggae superstar and her music was reaching every corner of the globe, proving to the CIA that her influence was quite dangerous, especially during the fight of a psychological war. present during the Cold War. Since May 11, 1981, when Marley died at the age of 36 of cancer, there have been a number of conspiracies arguing that Marley was killed by the CIA.
The main problem the CIA saw was that most of Marley’s songs were about the mass uprising against those who control society. The last thing America needed at the time was a revolution or even a civil war during the high tensions facing contemporary political crises and events.
Marley mentions in many of his songs, such as “Rat Race,” that the CIA is trying to stop him from achieving his goal of spreading peace or equality through revolution. Another important reason why the CIA had been involved in all this was that Marley had a strong influence on the third world nations of the Caribbean and Africa.
Unofficial reports mention that the CIA was big on arms smuggling in Jamaica to fuel the rise in political violence that Marley sang in her song “Three O’Clock RoadBlock.” Ever since his music career had flown around the world, there have been a number of assassination attempts against Marley. The most famous was in Kingston Jamaica on December 3, 1976, when seven gunmen attacked Marley’s house and shot him, but the wound was not fatal.
An old article in The Guardian published in 1981 states that in 1979 Marley was shot in the chest after appearing in public demonstrations in support of then-Prime Minister Michael Manley. From this, theories have been created that the only people interested in killing him would have been the CIA. On the other hand, if we consider a hypothetical scenario where Marley would sing a song with the message “Let’s dethrone the king” I would imagine that many revolutions are taking place around the world.
Another theory that has been denied many times, but people still believe, is that the CIA injected Marley with cancer cells in her body and she died of cancer. The cancer that Marley died of is called melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer that develops from the food and goes up to the head. Melanoma is quite rare and rare to see if it develops at such a young age. Another interesting thing is that this type of cancer develops very quickly and, if it is not early, there is no chance of survival, or at least it did not exist in 1981.
After her assassination attempt in 1976, Marley tried to hide from the public and away from danger. This made it more difficult for the CIA to plan an assassination attempt. So Marley was injected with a strong strain of cancer by a sharp piece of metal deliberately embedded in a pair of runners presented to him by a CIA agent posing as a freelance photographer who later looked for him. of the assassination attempt.
Again, this is just a theory, but it makes sense. Even Cancer Research UK had been interested in Bob Marley’s medical case and found it strange that he had developed this strain of cancer. There have even been scientific tests that have shown that the genetic defects of acral melanoma are very different from other types of skin cancer.
There was another theory discussed by USA Today News that a former CIA agent had confessed to his deathbed that he had a role in the death of Bob Marley. Again, no names were mentioned and you wouldn’t have much reason to. However, the theory has been refuted, saying that there is no agent or confession of the deathbed, but this still does not result in certainty.