London calling: John McAfee swaps ‘chaos’ of Dominican Republic for The Big Smoke

He hits out at "extremely corrupt Bahamian official" and the CIA

Cyber security pioneer, crypto bull and 2020 US presidential candidate John McAfee is keeping it real in the UK.

Last week, we reported his claims that the CIA were out to get him. In a tweet, in which he could be seen brandishing a gun, he said: “We are at sea now…I will continue to be dark for the next few days”.

On Wednesday, he was released from detention in the Dominican Republic.

The Caribbean island’s armed forces and public ministry told The Associated Press that McAfee was taken into custody along with Elizabeth McAfee and Richard Alan Gibson, Robert Whitfield, Oral Thompson and Vasner Louis. They were suspected of travelling on a yacht carrying high-calibre weapons, ammunition and military-style gear.

On the same day, McAfee tweeted that he was leaving detention. His wife, Janice,  replied: “Glad to be out of ‘detention.’ We’re safe and on our way to the airport. Thank GOD!”

He has now rocked up in London and is gearing up to “lay out how an extremely corrupt Bahamian official orchestrated our ordeal, with the help of the CIA”.

We’ve been here before, of course. Last month, McAfee said that he was going dark “for at least 48 hours”. This followed on from a series of tweets regarding one of his body doubles, who went missing en route to the Blockchain Cruise event, where he was due to give McAfee’s keynote speech. Yep, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

Earlier this year, US authorities indicted McAfee, Janice and four members of his staff for tax fraud. And during May a dramatic statement appeared on social media. “Developing events have made it necessary for John McAfee to go dark,” someone wrote on his Twitter account. “Please be advised that this account will be operated by staff until further notice.”

That was followed by a link to an interview with Newsweek, in which he said: “I’ve seen a lot of shit that people have not seen. I see a world in America that makes me want to cry”.

He added that “we are being lied to by the government from every single corner of the world. The CIA provides [info], which is deceptive, manipulative. The government provides information which is manipulative and deceptive. So if you ask me, for example, what my position is, on anything, how the f*** would I know? Because I don’t have any information that is real.”

Americans, he insisted, need to wake up and understand that they have a corrupt government, a system of slavery, in effect. “I mean we work for three to four to five months every year for the government for free, in terms of paying income taxes. Is that not slavery?”

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