John McAfee now wants to return to US

Is John McAfee, the founder of the McAfee antivirus company, the victim of a mass conspiracy, or is he just crazy? Apparently, McAfee is not crazy enough to want to stick around in Central America anymore.

Earlier this week, McAfee made his way to Guatemala from Belize, several weeks after the murder of American businessman Gregory Faull in that country. The government of Belize claims they merely want to question McAfee but he has maintained the belief that Belize law enforcement officials want to pin the murder of Faull on him.

Later in the week, the government of Guatemala arrested McAfee on charges of illegally entering their country. There is now an effort to pass him over back to Belize. In a new Reuters interview, McAfee sounds like he has had enough of living in that part of the world.

"I wish I could just pack my bags and go to Miami," he told Reuters. "I don't think I fully understood the political situation. I'm an embarrassment to the Guatemalan government and I'm jeopardizing their relationship with Belize."

Meanwhile, his official blog, WhoIsMcAfee, has been updated several times today with posts that claim to show the extent of the alleged corruption in Belize, although McAfee claims the updates aren't from him as he told Reuters today he no longer has access to the Internet. The posts that are now being made on his blog are written by a unknown group of friends based in Seattle.

Source: Reuters | Image via Quintana Rooaldia

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Every comment on this news post is absolutely ridiculous. Every one of you are complete morons based on your comments... Read the full story, review the evidence twice, and then make your decision. I can't believe most of the comments I just read... Tech related or not, this is a pretty serious situation he's got himself wrapped up in and the world deserves to know what's really going on everywhere that will report any part of it, especially since mainstream media is just blowing it off as no big deal. Apparently since the mainstream media doesn't talk about it, it's really not news and the people don't care... but once and if it makes NBC or FOX this will be the story of the month. Typical brainwashed public...

My guess is that most of you have just read the few articles posted here on Neowin, which don't even cover half of the events that have taken place in this whole case. Go read and listen to the hard evidence.... he's most likely innocent. As the evidence he has collected continues to be released, the truth will continue to come out. The real issue here is corruption in Belize which should absolutely be exposed. Even if they do kill him, the people should know what goes on in other countries, especially if they have any plans to visit or move to those countries. I'd love to see any of you in the same situation as him, because nobody would believe a word you were saying unless you took the precautions to record every piece of evidence possible... Luckily he was smart enough to do so, as most of you would not have been. Even then it would still be as hard as it has been for him to get the truth out, especially when a government is lying against him (people tend to just believe the government and everything they say) and people like you guys are sitting here laughing and thinking it's a big joke.

It amazes me the comments people will put up just because his Antivirus software blows (which he doesn't have anything to do with anymore). You people disgust me.


*in before jackasses post hateful/rage comments.*

No one doubts that Belize, or any Central/South American country for that matter, has government level corruption. The issue everyone's having is that this guy who "would rather be back in Miami" fled to Guatemala instead. This isn't Manchurian Candidate where a government is trying to make a global statement out of his arrest. He fled murder charges, innocent or not, and now won't come back to America for some strange reason.

If he's innocent, he's still acting extremely suspicious, especially for someone whose name is well known. It's exactly like Roman Polanski's behavior during the rape trial.

I wonder if Network Associates will rename their flagship product of McAfee AntiVirus to something that doesn't have the McAfee name. Maybe something simple like Killer Anti Virus?

Brony said,
Outside USA, rich people are not automatically innocent.

I know what ya mean, but technically in the US everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

So if after all he did murder that american businessman,
They need to rename the Antivirus = McAfeeKills and give a 30day free trial <

The circumstances of the murder on their own make me suspicious, but guilty or not he is clearly mentally unstable.

Javik said,
The circumstances of the murder on their own make me suspicious, but guilty or not he is clearly mentally unstable.

and what the hell makes you think he's "mentally unstable," Freud? The only "mental instability" I've "detected" since the beginning of this is some inevitable distress caused to the man. All you people who jump the gun with your crackpot "psychological analysis" are horrible trolls.

Not to mention the "distress" on Gregory Faull. Let's not forget, a man was murdered.

McAfee needs to deal with this sooner or later. If he's innocent, I'm sure his 100 million, um I mean 4 million, can get him a good lawyer. He can't run and hide with his girlfriend, have fake heart attacks, etc. forever. Time to grow up, big boy.

"During his three-week journey, said McAfee, he disguised himself as handicapped, dyed his hair seven times and hid in many different places during his three-week journey."

Source: http://gma.yahoo.com/john-mcaf...6--abc-news-topstories.html

So yeah, he may not be mentally unstable at all. He may, in fact, be a cold-blooded killer.

Time will tell.

Edited by COKid, Dec 9 2012, 7:01am :

COKid said,
Not to mention the "distress" on Gregory Faull. Let's not forget, a man was murdered.

McAfee needs to deal with this sooner or later. If he's innocent, I'm sure his 100 million, um I mean 4 million, can get him a good lawyer. He can't run and hide with his girlfriend, have fake heart attacks, etc. forever. Time to grow up, big boy.

"During his three-week journey, said McAfee, he disguised himself as handicapped, dyed his hair seven times and hid in many different places during his three-week journey."

Source: http://gma.yahoo.com/john-mcaf...6--abc-news-topstories.html

So yeah, he may not be mentally unstable at all. He may, in fact, be a cold-blooded killer.

Time will tell.

First of, mainstream media is nothing but lies and brainwashing information fed to the public because the public is dumb enough to listen.

Second, I don't think you understand what's going on here. Go look at the evidence. It's not as simple as just going back and being questioned by Belize government and being let go because he's innocent. This whole case is about corruption. He has to run or he won't make it out alive. They're not just going to question him, they're going to stage a suicide or murder that looks like an accident. That's the whole reason he's running... If you knew you were framed and knew they were coming for you next, you'd do the same...

Go read the real evidence, not the **** NBC/ABC/FOX are feeding your sorry ass.

osuwildlifer said,
Why is this tech news? I don't care about some wacko that's off his meds.

Then don't click the article. Why do we need to have this discussion each and every time?

mcrapee is a fruitloop just like the software
tax evasion is the only reason he is down there
spending time in a third world jail is what he deserves