McAfee: Belize PM a 'Dictator'
Fugitive also stops by message board to ask for tech support
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 16, 2012 10:19 AM CST
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(Newser) – John McAfee fired back at Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow yesterday, after Barrow called the antivirus pioneer-turned-murder suspect "bonkers." "You know, I think he himself is bonkers if he can throw away the constitution of the country and become dictator without the world catching on," McAfee tells Joshua Davis in an audio recording released on Wired today—the first such recording since McAfee went on the run. McAfee goes on to discuss the violent arrest of a Belizean businessman, saying he won't suffer the same fate.

"This is where we live," he says. If people "think I'm living in America and acting the way I'm acting, then I'm a mad man." It's not the first interview the fugitive has given on the run, and he must be getting worried about it. Gizmodo spotted a message board posting from McAfee in which he asks how long it takes phone companies to triangulate their phones' positions, and if anyone knows a way to guard against it. One commenter's response: "Well this is awkward…"

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Nov 16, 2012 1:12 PM CST
I can see it now; The Amazing Adventures of Bill and McAfee
Nov 16, 2012 12:13 PM CST
Self-indulgent load of bollocks. Belize is about as placid as a nation can be, leaving out the usual rampant black crime of Belize City. McAfee was a dubious character from the start of his legal woes. Dean Barrow is far from an ideal PM, but much farther from a dictator. But then, any authority figure appears threatening when one is a murder suspect who just can't keep his head down.
Nov 16, 2012 10:57 AM CST
The whole interview is worth a listen. I knew Belize City was pretty rough but McAfee says the whole country is that way. There are a thousand ways to get out of the country, so he is only staying there because he wants to.