So reggae icon Buju Banton is in deep trouble with federal authorities in Florida. 5 kilos of coc aine isn't a little amount. It seems to have
been a blatant sting operation/setup with Banton's implicit role. As a reggae fan I noticed this earlier in the day and said to myself, "huh,
crazy." But it popped into my head later like, "CRAZY!." There's a lot in this story and of quite serious conspiracy potential:
-The current facts are rather scant, as an almost anecdotal tidbit has been spreading across the internet when in fact-
-He's been under arrest since last Thursday! And it's news just now? What?
- The Feds seem involved in it since the get-go.
-5 kilos of coc aine, again, is serious trouble, even for a celebrity, What was he thinking? If you were gonna buy 11 lbs of coc aine
wouldn't you take some precautions so as to minimize unwanted problems?
The next day, Thomas called the confidential source, trying to purchase 15 kilos of coc aine. They met at an Applebee's restaurant in
Sarasota, where Thomas told the source his organization wanted to buy five kilos, the complaint says.
You float between 5 and 15 kilos and do this size of deal at an AppleBee's?!? I find that insanely suspect. Who is in this "organization?"
There is another very important element here- Banton's alleged variant of Rastafarianism. Most Rasta's I'm familiar with would condemn the use of
coc aine including Buju. I know nobody's perfect but he's used his "religion" to attack gays and smoke ganja. What a hypocrite.
He also has been at odds with other dance-hall reggae groups from Jamaica. I know of Vybz Kartel having a big beef with Banton and as a friend of
Jay-Z and the Illuminati of the record industry.
So given what little information there is, I can come up with these scenarios
1. Buju Banton is a complete and total idiot and a user of coc aine making him a hypocrite Rastafarian.
2. He was setup beyond what we are being told and that it was a calculated and malicious attempt to bring him down. This would cause speculation as to
what enemy would be able to and want to this. A smaller fish who was pinched and could bring a larger one?
The government? The GLBT movement? Opposing acts in the reggae music industry?
"according to the law-enforcement agent who identified himself as Officer Gonzalez." --an undercover cop, narc, green beret, what?
I'd like to hear Buju's word on this and more about the "confidential source." The whole thing reeks.
[edit on 15-12-2009 by Moonsouljah]