McAfee: Belize PM a 'Dictator'

Fugitive also stops by message board to ask for tech support

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 16, 2012 10:19 AM CST

(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…"

In this Nov. 8, 2012 photo software company founder John McAfee speaks at the official presentation of equipment ceremony that took place at the San Pedro Police Station in Ambergris Caye, Belize.   (AP Photo/Ambergris Today Online-Sofia Munoz)
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Audio from John McAfee's interview with Joshua Davis.   (Wired)

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