We must ask the question, why would any Caribbean leader need a bulletproof car if they are good people, honest, decent, truthful and loved by their people?
I heard on the radio the other morning that the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves, is to get a new bulletproof car. Why?
Why would a man who claims he is loved by everyone need a bulletproof car? Why
He says he has never raped or sexually molested anyone. So why would he need a bulletproof car? Why?
Why would a man that is politically honest, non-interfering sexually of women, young girls or children, a good man, require a bulletproof car? Why?
He has never taken a bribe or financial favour. So why would he need a bulletproof car? Why?
His followers and disciples say the claims that he is politically spiteful are untrue. So why would he need a bulletproof car? Why?
It is said that he had no part in destroying the professions, businesses and lives of people like Otto Sam, Bigger Biggs, Marcus De Freitas and Allan Palmer. So why would he need a bulletproof car? Why?
His followers and disciples say he has never called any Vincentian untrue nasty names that can destroy their image and public standing. So why would he need a bulletproof car? Why?
He says he has never been involved with any drug dealer/s. So why would he need a bulletproof car? Why?
He says that his political ULP party has never taken money, financing from a drug dealer. So why would he need a bulletproof car? Why?
All the landowners at Argyle, 60 in all, who have never been paid for their land, robbed by the state of their livelihoods and their lands, would any one of those want to kill him? I don't think so, so why would he need a bulletproof car? Why?
We know that for years, in fact going right back as far as the 1970s, that he has claimed someone is trying or planning to kill him. Why, for what reason.
January 20, 2011, SVG Parliament: speaking from Parliament Dr Ralph Gonsalves informed the nation that a plot to assassinate him had been unearthed. It's not the first time the prime minister has spoken about such a threat he has done so several if not many times before, dating back to the 1970s. According to him security forces had indicated that within one week of the December 13, 2010, elections, the conspiracy to kill him was hatched by two cocaine traffickers.
According to him, the first hit-man was a man who had previously been acquitted of a murder charge and was contracted to kill him but was apprehended after a manhunt that lasted little over a week. Acting on a tip, police were able to arrest him as he sought to flee the island via a speedboat.
The prime minister went on to say that the man was subsequently charged for serious offences unrelated to the conspiracy of murder to protect intelligence sources. A high powered assault weapon was also recovered during the exercise.
It was said that, within 24 hours of the arrest of the first man, another "hit man”, the second hit-man was recruited but got cold feet when he learnt of his prime ministerial target.
He said the services of a Trinidadian the third hit-man was then procured but remained at large despite police searches.
According to Wikipedia:
Assassination is the murder of a prominent person, political figure by a surprise attack, usually for payment or political reasons.
An assassination may be prompted by religious, ideological, political, or military motives; it is an act that may be done for financial gain, to avenge a grievance, from a desire to acquire fame or notoriety, or because of a military or security services command to carry out the murder.
Is he afraid that the person/s who disappeared or killed Emilius Joslyn, Cecil Boatswain, Peter Dennie, or Glen Jackson [who Gonsalves initially said was assassinated], may for some reason come after him, I don't think so. So why would he need a bulletproof car? Why?
So why would he need a bulletproof car when half the time whilst travelling abroad he is fully exposed? Whilst investigating hotel lobbies, stepping into taxis, walking the streets in London and shopping at Marble Arch, walking in High Wycombe, the house near Chequers in Buckinghamshire, the house near Oxford, isn't he exposed at all those places as well?
I am sure if anyone really wanted to get him they could do that without much effort, but I do not believe anyone is after him.
Perhaps he would feel safer if he wore a bulletproof vest and bulletproof underwear and socks, bulletproof braces and belts, bulletproof shoes, and bulletproof helmet. Or simply continue to use all those policemen that surround him as human shields.
"A man feared he might find an assassin
Another that he might find a victim
One was more wise than the other"
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none"
Why would a man who claims he is loved by everyone, done no wrong, always Mr Nice, need a bulletproof car? Why
I feel so sorry for Dr Gonsalves, what a dreadful life he must have, living in constant fear since the 1970s until today, worried and frightened that someone is trying to kill him. Is there something in his past that he has failed to tell us? Is there?
So why would he need a bulletproof car in SVG?