Despite all of John McAfee’s Tweets about having dirt on corrupt officials at the highest levels of government, he most likely didn’t have any of that. But ironically, it was his threats of having information that most likely led to his own downfall.
If you remember not that along ago there was a release of documents known as the Panama Papers. It exposed the illegal money operations of some of the wealthiest people in the world. But not long after, an the outspoken journalist named Daphne Anne Caruana Galizia who was working on the Panama Papers was killed in a car bomb attack.
The car bombing was a clear message being sent to others who might have thought about pursuing the Panama Papers further. There’s no doubt that was the intention of the over-the-top killing.
So now we come to a guy like John McAfee. A larger than life billionaire with millions of followers on Twitter. Not to mention, a bit of a conspiracy guy himself. In recent years he would Tweet about having dirt on some of the most powerful people in the world.
The only problem is, if you’re as high profile as McAfee and start making those claims, you better have the goods to back it up otherwise you have nothing keeping you safe.
As a high profile individual, you become a target to be made an example of. The more famous you are the better because the news of your “suicide” or obvious murder reverberates that much further.
Sadly, I believe this is what John set himself for. His boasting about having dirt on people ended up making him the perfect target to be made an example of. The people who had him killed knew he had no dirt, but the opportunity was just too perfect to waste by letting him live.
Going back, the timeline all seems to fit. John’s escapades were no secret, he was a wild man his entire life and broke rules as well as laws along the way. But nobody really cared all that much, in fact he was a bit of a modern folk hero for all of his adventures. But a few years ago he started Tweeting about corruption and how he has dirt on people at the highest levels of government. It wasn’t much more than a month after that when the U.S. government started hitting him with indictments. McAfee fled and traveled the world a bit trying to avoid capture, but he was eventually nabbed in Spain in a joint effort between the U.S. and officials in the Spanish government.
It just seems strange that nobody really cared about McAfee’s exploits, even some that included murder. But once he started talking about having dirt on the elites of the world, he was indicted within a month, jailed a few months after that, and now found dead in a prison cell.