John McAfee says he operated a spy ring, uncovered a terrorist network

Jan 8, 2013
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John McAfee says he operated a spy ring, uncovered a terrorist network

Remember John McAfee? He's the man who, just weeks ago, went on the run from Belize after his neighbor was found murdered, claiming that the police wanted to kill him and frame him for the murder. He fled to Guatamala, where he spent a week or so in detention before his release was ordered. He arrived in the US shortly after, and now he's pecking out his tell-all tale via his blog, where he describes himself as the head of his own private spy operation.

According to the post he wrote on his blog, McAfee purchased 75 laptops, loaded them with "invisible keystroke logging software," packaged them back up so none would be the wiser, and gave them away to those in positions of power: law enforcement, government employees, etc. The software then sent McAfee text files of what was typed, and he soon had access to a variety of social media and email accounts.

Soon after, he amassed 23 women and six men whom he calls his operatives; eight of the women, he said, were so accomplished at their missions that they ended up living with him. Of course, his mission was a success. He not only discovered countless affairs and love triangles via his snooping, but also an international Hezbollah trafficking network that, he claims, was sending nearly a dozen terrorists into the US per month. He states the terrorists are making ricin, a poison, from harvests grown in Nicaraguan training camps.

Of course, it's important to remember some things: McAfee is known to be involved in drugs, even having had his place in Belize raided at one point on suspicion of meth manufacturing. He was not a suspect in the murder of his neighbor, only wanted for questioning, something that prompted him to flee with claims of impending murder and corruption. He's also known for lying on is blog, including one instance of pulling an "elaborate prank" about manufacturing a drug called MDPV.

Likewise, shortly after the debacle started, McAfee sold his life story, and is no doubt looking to make as much money as he can from his strange (and suspicious) activities. What better wait to fuel such ambitions than to make up elaborate stories about spy-scapades? Of course, we don't know for sure whether what he says is true. According to McAfee: "I just did it because I could."

[via Who Is McAfee?]


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