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John McAfee Explains How He Milked Information From Belize's Elite 275

paysonwelch points out John McAfee's latest blog post, which "details the complex spy network that he used to tap information from the highest echelons of the Belizean government. He might consider a new career as a movie producer — this blog post is enthralling. Here is an excerpt: 'I purchased 75 cheap laptop computers and, with trusted help, intalled invisible keystroke logging software on all of them — the kind that calls home (to me) and disgorges the text files. I began giving these away as presents to select people — government employees, police officers, Cabinet Minister's assistants, girlfriends of powerful men, boyfriends of powerful women.'"
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John McAfee Explains How He Milked Information From Belize's Elite

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  • by wonkey_monkey ( 2592601 ) on Saturday January 05, 2013 @10:36AM (#42487481) Homepage

    He might consider a new career as a movie producer — this blog post is fictional.


  • by dnaumov ( 453672 ) on Saturday January 05, 2013 @10:51AM (#42487537)

    As someone who knows many drug addicts and used to be one himself over 15 years ago: John McAfee's blog is not the writing of a drug addict. Either he is as clear from drugs as he says he is or he has someone else write the stuff for him.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 05, 2013 @11:16AM (#42487659)

    Uhmm yeah. Thanks for your Langley-sourced propaganda. Last time I checked, Russia poloniumed emigrated ex-KGB members for disloyalty, not the random foreign billionaire-politician.
    See what the CIA, SIS, Security Service and the Israeli security establishment did to their defectors/dissidents. Once a CIA man, forever a CIA man, I assume. Now replace CIA by KGB, FSB, SIS, MOSSAD and so on. Still true.

  • by DragonWriter ( 970822 ) on Saturday January 05, 2013 @12:50PM (#42488239)

    explain how he sidestepped a murder charge from a soverign nation

    He didn't. He is a person of interested wanted for questioning, not a charged criminal. If he was a charged criminal, fleeing to the US wouldn't help, as the US has an extradition treaty [] with Belize that provides for the extradition of criminals charged with any of a wide array of crimes, including, naturally, as #1 on the list, murder.

    There is nothing about this entire series of unfortunate events that shouldnt warrant immediate extradition to Belize

    You mean, other than the fact that Belize hasn't criminally charged him with anything, much less anything subject to the extradition treaty with the US?

    Unfortunately Mr McAfee wasnt found accused of these crimes in say, the Soviet Union or China

    Or, for that matter, anywhere else. Because he hasn't actually been charged with any crimes, anywhere.

  • Precis (Score:4, Informative)

    by smugfunt ( 8972 ) on Saturday January 05, 2013 @01:07PM (#42488361)
    To summarise:
    After the GSU raid on McAfee's Orange Walk compound he decided to go on the offensive.
    He gave away 75 cheap laptops complete with keyloggers and backdoors to key people in the GOB. He backed these up with human spies.
    Things he claims or implies to have discovered:
    • Prime Minister Dean Barrow ordered the murder of Arthur Young, an uppity Belize City gang leader who died in police custody last year. channel 5 []
    • Minister John Saldivar heads an operation smuggling Lebanese Hezbollah operatives into the US. 10 per month. (One was caught in Mexico last year: channel 7 [])
    • Hezbollah have a base in Nicaragua where they are mass producing ricin.
    • Hezbollah are using the Zetas to smuggle the ricin into the US.

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