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Serbian village unveils Bob Marley statue as emblem of peace

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posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 09:31 AM
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Serbian village unveils Bob Marley statue as emblem of peace


news.bbc.co.uk

A statue of late reggae legend Bob Marley has been unveiled in a small Serbian village during a rock festival as a token of peace in the Balkans.

Musicians from Croatia and Serbia were joined by rock fans for the midnight ceremony in Banatski Sokolac.

Organisers said Marley, who died in 1981, "promoted peace and tolerance in his music".

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posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 09:31 AM
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How incredibly cool.


A man, a musical genius, a legend.

Music that transcends race, culture and international borders, left this world a message of peace and tolerance.

I'm sure Bob would be pleased with this news.

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posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 10:12 AM
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It is worth adding the conspiracy theory that Bob Marley did not die from natural causes.

current.com...


Son of the late CIA director William Colby, Carl Colby met Bob Marley backstage, at a concert in Kingston Jamaica in 1976. He gave Bob a pair of boots as a gift. When Marley tried the boots on, he screamed in pain. Apparently a sharp piece of cooper protruding through the upper sole, stuck him in his big toe. Five months later, while playing soccer, he hurt the same toe and the nail came off. After visiting a local doctor, it determine the toe could not be saved. Rastas don't believe in amputation, instead thinking Jah would heal the toe. By the end of 1977, the cancer would begin to spread throughout his body and it eventually would claim his life in 1981.

His former "Wailer" band mate, Peter Tosh, was gunned down at his Jamaican home, later in 1986, in a so-called robbery. While Tosh's wife was critcally wounded, two of his band members died alongside him that night. Oddly though, nothing was stolen. Two of the three gunmen got away. The lone captured is serving a life sentence for his part and to this day will not speak about the murder. The people of Jamaica now call this an assassination. Both Tosh and Marley both sang songs of revolution. Bob put music to the speech given by Ethiopia's Haile Selassie during his invitation to the United Nations, while addressing the world's problem of oppression. Marley was actually warned later by the CIA,that if he did return to Jamaica before Government elections were held, he would be assassinated. No other musician, including John Lennon, has been able to rally the higher consciousness of people of all races, religions, and cultures from all nations to stand up to tyranny, and live right by themselves for the brotherhood of all mankind. Some still believe today that his music transcended the non-violent message of Ghandi and Dr. King because, while Marley sang about universal love, he also told us to "Get Up and Stand Up For Your Rights". To some, this made Bob Marley an international threat that had to be silenced.


Was Bob Marley assassinated?

If so, why?

[edit on 24-8-2008 by The_Alarmist2012]



posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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Music is a powerful tool to get a message out and Marley Had International recognition. It was widely known he sang songs about the injustices done in his country and those songs echoed over vast distances. This is one step in showing humanity can unite through some commonality.



posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 10:32 AM
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WAR





Still rings true today.

Everywhere is war... war ... war, war!



posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 11:03 AM
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Bob Marley

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace, world citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion
To be pursued, but never attained
Now everywhere is war, war

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
That hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique,
South Africa sub-human bondage
Have been toppled, utterly destroyed
Well, everywehre is war, me say war

War in the east, war in the west
War up north, war down south
War, war, rumours of war




Rest in eternal Peace Bob Marley.



posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 11:38 AM
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A message of peace will often go unnoticed while war, threats and rumors of war get all of the attention.

Peace is an illusion, mankind is incapable of peace except in concept, dreams, and ideas.

Listen, learn and dream of the peace that could have been, while you still can.

[edit on 24-8-2008 by The_Alarmist2012]



posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 08:32 PM
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What would Bob Marley do?




posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by The_Alarmist2012
A statue of late reggae legend Bob Marley has been unveiled in a small Serbian village during a rock festival as a token of peace in the Balkans.


Uh...

Don't you mean "a-tokin' for peace" ?

Bah-Dum-Bump

Thanks, folks, I'll be here all week. Be sure to tip your wait staff.



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