i am on the plane

johnonaplane

I have been forcibly separated from sam

Amy is with her

Both are coming as per sam’s request.  Amy fears for her life in Belize.  More in Miami.  Taking off

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150 responses to “i am on the plane”

  1. another old timer Avatar
    another old timer

    John, keep low. And I am not sure you can trust our American government. Back to the problem solving steps: go somewhere that no one would look for you. Such as Kansas? You get the idea.

  2. jay Avatar

    BTW I am NOT suggetign any one go and try to test out the leagel waters on this at all. that would lol be a BAD IDEA.

  3. jay Avatar

    Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest

    “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”

    “An arrest made with a defective warrant, or one issued without affidavit, or one that fails to allege a crime is within jurisdiction, and one who is being arrested, may resist arrest and break away. lf the arresting officer is killed by one who is so resisting, the killing will be no more than an involuntary manslaughter.” Housh v. People, 75 111. 491; reaffirmed and quoted in State v. Leach, 7 Conn. 452; State v. Gleason, 32 Kan. 245; Ballard v. State, 43 Ohio 349; State v Rousseau, 241 P. 2d 447; State v. Spaulding, 34 Minn. 3621.

    “When a person, being without fault, is in a place where he has a right to be, is violently assaulted, he may, without retreating, repel by force, and if, in the reasonable exercise of his right of self defense, his assailant is killed, he is justified.” Runyan v. State, 57 Ind. 80; Miller v. State, 74 Ind. 1.

    “These principles apply as well to an officer attempting to make an arrest, who abuses his authority and transcends the bounds thereof by the use of unnecessary force and violence, as they do to a private individual who unlawfully uses such force and violence.” Jones v. State, 26 Tex. App. I; Beaverts v. State, 4 Tex. App. 1 75; Skidmore v. State, 43 Tex. 93, 903.

    “An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. The person so attempted to be restrained of his liberty has the same right to use force in defending himself as he would in repelling any other assault and battery.” (State v. Robinson, 145 ME. 77, 72 ATL. 260).

    “Each person has the right to resist an unlawful arrest. In such a case, the person attempting the arrest stands in the position of a wrongdoer and may be resisted by the use of force, as in self- defense.” (State v. Mobley, 240 N.C. 476, 83 S.E. 2d 100).

    “One may come to the aid of another being unlawfully arrested, just as he may where one is being assaulted, molested, raped or kidnapped. Thus it is not an offense to liberate one from the unlawful custody of an officer, even though he may have submitted to such custody, without resistance.” (Adams v. State, 121 Ga. 16, 48 S.E. 910).

    “Story affirmed the right of self-defense by persons held illegally. In his own writings, he had admitted that ‘a situation could arise in which the checks-and-balances principle ceased to work and the various branches of government concurred in a gross usurpation.’ There would be no usual remedy by changing the law or passing an amendment to the Constitution, should the oppressed party be a minority. Story concluded, ‘If there be any remedy at all … it is a remedy never provided for by human institutions.’ That was the ‘ultimate right of all human beings in extreme cases to resist oppression, and to apply force against ruinous injustice.’” (From Mutiny on the Amistad by Howard Jones, Oxford University Press, 1987, an account of the reading of the decision in the case by Justice Joseph Story of the Supreme Court.

    As for grounds for arrest: “The carrying of arms in a quiet, peaceable, and orderly manner, concealed on or about the person, is not a breach of the peace. Nor does such an act of itself, lead to a breach of the peace.” (Wharton’s Criminal and Civil Procedure, 12th Ed., Vol.2: Judy v. Lashley, 5 W. Va. 628, 41 S.E. 197)

  4. here Avatar

    http://www.constitution.org/uslaw/defunlaw.htm Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest

    “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529

  5. Chad Essley Avatar

    No he is not. The tattoos are just coincidental.. and the photo was the only photo I got of John and myself together on the trip.

  6. Blackberrypie Avatar
    Blackberrypie

    I have 2 questions– Is John using the name Peter Norton . Why do the 4 women in the pic have tattoos with Chad & John on their arms . Just curious.

  7. NunyaBiz Avatar
    NunyaBiz

    lol… what? I’m sure this is doable since Britain is on the way to Miami from Guatemala. :-

  8. GOStickIT dot Biz Avatar

    @Lubricant, that is a great idea AND a great way to clear the air for John. Once John can level off and get some clarity it should be a priority if for no other reason than to help them understand any and all other options. It would also go so very far in providing John with more support from those who may be on the fence!

  9. silenteuphoria Avatar
    silenteuphoria

    jj – I have never read anything more contrite than your comment above. It is so full of over the top, erroneous facts that it is laughable. I am not on here to troll, but I have to point out that you sound like nutcase. “ITS YOUR DUTY TO RESIST” – ha ha ha! Seriously? Go ahead and resist being arrested for being innocent — see what happens. Sure, go ahead and even try to use deadly force… oh, because you’re innocent. You will be shot, killed, and forgotten. If you want to stay stupid stuff like “the supreme court ha [sic] even ruled” back it up with some facts and a case example. Otherwise, you’re just a weirdo spouting babble. Wow, I still can’t get over reading your junk. You seriously sounded like the creepy weird guy that hangs out of the busy streets wearing the sign that says, “The end is coming”

  10. jj Avatar
    jj

    Lubricant thats pretty low to make light of faull’s death and the grief his family might be going threw. Just so you can try and make a snarcky pot shot at john Mcafeee or trying to make it out like you know some thing no ones else seems to be privy to,

  11. FBI Avatar

    U.S. federal agents, however, are expected to investigate the apparent murder of Fuall. Since the neighbor was an American citizen his killer could be tried in a U.S. courtroom even though the crime took place in Belize.

  12. Jessica Bernard Avatar

    No. I said that my uncle was. He died a few years ago of cancer. He gave his companies to his wife and only child (a daughter). Actually his daughter may have started the Late July Cracker, Cookie and Chip business, but her mom and father were helping her with it. I said that “my family” started those companies.

  13. Jessica Bernard Avatar

    Just seems like running from authorities and the law is a very unsafe situation to be in as well.

  14. Jessica Bernard Avatar

    Yes, I read your first line here and I was thinking about that. I kind of think that you are right in a way. It is not like he will not answer questions and why should he go with out protection if he does not feel safe.

  15. Mike Avatar
    Mike

    JM, Sounds like the correct time to complete your responsibilities to the Murder investigation.

  16. R. J. Guerra Avatar
    R. J. Guerra

    R. J. Guerra
    You should be more than happy to had ask for my uncle’s service and that he had accept to help you in Guatemala. And that Samantha was with you all the way. I just hope that you will remember what she did for you , now that you’r enjoying of freedom Miami.

  17. durrrrr Avatar
    durrrrr

    Good to know that you have no idea of what you’re talking about.

  18. Craig Martin Avatar
    Craig Martin

    John didn’t arrange for the scort, the government arrange for it.
    it wouldn’t look to good if somethig happen to him on his way to the airport.

  19. jason Avatar

    a great ending to a great story

  20. nancy roberts Avatar
    nancy roberts

    american airlines and hewlet packhard are partners i want you to go mess up the business sell for a profit thru insider trading then buy all the available land in belize

  21. Volgirl Avatar
    Volgirl

    Adding to comment that was not finished.

    This has been an up and down crazy wild ride of a story and the comments have contributed alot !! I will miss the day when the sun sets on this adventure in a selfish way.

    Do I think your guilty? Not sure. But more on the. No side
    Do I think you were right to flee, hell yeah.

    Merry Christmas
    and Keep on keep:en on with your bad self.

  22. Volgirl Avatar
    Volgirl

    My goodness Mr. John.

    I never intended to comment through out this drama since I first began reading when the blog was first publicised. But here I am. I have been reading everything I can get since. Enthralling. Even as much as checking Tweet’s…Alot! Dear God save me!

  23. Lubricant Avatar
    Lubricant

    I think John was forced out of Guatemala if I understand the meaning of expelled?

  24. Lubricant Avatar
    Lubricant

    Mr. Faull has family in Florida, maybe it would be nice to meet them and discuss your innocence with them?

  25. Tpny Avatar
    Tpny

    Sorry to hear that Mr. McAfee. I had a similar incident with my wife from Singapore. All will work out bro, keep positive as best you can and know she has friends with her. I hope your stay in Miami is good. I live in Hollywood here (no So Cal!).

    Pretty good Sushi-Thai here too and a great little Tunisian place.

    I commend you for your actions and wish you continued support and wellness in your endeavors. I would love to know more of your research one day as well.

    Aloha,

  26. GOStickIT dot Biz Avatar

    John, you are a puzzle right now, it is obvious that you know the pieces and you have many of them in place. The end result is the picture you desire…ALL of the pieces that remain will be placed where needed and the picture will be what you intend. Have a SAFE landing! On your side and always have been!

  27. Nada Avatar
    Nada

    The Belize Government website states the PM met with officials in Miami over the weekend. Some stated that it had something to do with his wife seeing a specialist for breast cancer. His troubles may be far from over! Good Luck John!

  28. metalhead Avatar
    metalhead

    UH THATS NOT GOOD.

  29. tylergg Avatar
    tylergg

    Amazing some of the comments; ranging from the utterly bizarre “John, can I rent your condo in Belieze” to the typical uninformed and lame minded “you should write a book or make a movie”.
    A Canadian company already bought the rights to John’s story, wow-the American general public are very stupid.
    Let John’s lesson be this: The US embassy overseas are largely glorified post offices with the same type of useless workers.

    The only reason JM is in Miami is because he is wealthy, average citizen would be sent back to Belize to never be heard from those cockroaches again.

  30. Mentor Avatar
    Mentor

    It appears this blog is either having issues or my there are some DNS issues. Tracert halts at NY. Of course, this onion router has no issues :p

  31. baldhedjer Avatar
    baldhedjer

    This whole thing has had a crazy, surreal aspect to it. Why couldn’t you hole up in the consulate in Guatemala? At least that way you could get the benefit of legal advice, and you would still be with your woman. Best of luck with this bizarre situation, man.

  32. David Snider Avatar
    David Snider

    Think maybe he is trying to put the post up a little bit at a time to not leave it up there for a long period of time for whatever reason. Just in case lets not mention the post here in the messages,

  33. James Sutton Avatar
    James Sutton

    So have you made it safely to the states yet?

  34. Bonnie Robison Avatar
    Bonnie Robison

    @Danman Thank u….

  35. bv Avatar
    bv

    Chad,

    He posted but it disappeared.
    He needs help to call Sam and Amy to stay put, not move!!!!

  36. AG Avatar
    AG

    JM is in a hotel in Miami. Feds were at. Airport to help his exit.

  37. Adam Avatar
    Adam

    Good luck John . I hope you get this all cleared up. If you need any help while in Florida let me know

  38. OriginalWoman Avatar
    OriginalWoman

    It is all about his safety. I do believe,if the feds got him it is to escort him safely in the US!!!

  39. Mark_13 Avatar
    Mark_13

    Wow, nothing’s off the table with those guys these days, as much as we bad mouth Belize. They’ll just take him in a back room and inject him something.

  40. Bea Avatar
    Bea

    Welcome back to the US, John!

  41. deratski Avatar
    deratski

    liz roldan ‏@lizroldancbs4

    seen a lot in Miami-But never seen CBP take someone like #mcafee off a plane b4 anybody, Drive in circles, then put him in cab… Really???
    Details

  42. Jerry Avatar
    Jerry

    I just noticed that Dean Oliver Barrow (the Prime Minister of Belize since 2008) attended the University of Miami. Wonder if he has connections in Miami.

  43. Jenna Nicole Avatar

    Welcome back to the States John! Did you have to surrender your passport?

  44. lanikino Avatar
    lanikino

    the BZ gov already took care of that by looting it themselves…only they called it an “investigation…..”

  45. Michael Martinez Avatar
    Michael Martinez

    Welcome to Miami! Let’s hope the government here treats you better eh?

  46. jj Avatar
    jj

    Jessica that is bad advice as no one should EVER talk to the police voluntarily for any reason esp if they didnt do any thing. I’m not sure about in belize but its probably the same as the us were even going to the police station voluntarily is considered an admission of some gulit or at least having some knowledge of the crime. and even making ANY statement is definitely used in court as evidence of guilt. Because in America one has the right to remain silent and does not ever have to talk to the police. Even if they did commit a crime and the police have all the evidence in the world. BUT one thing innocent people DONT do is go try to explain there way out of some thing they didnt do or know nothing about. Thus the very reason why a person going to the police is NEVER ever suggested by a layer. even when you are under arrest you are Never to tell them any thing other then your name and address. and to tell them you arnt talking with out a lawyer present. and IF you not under arrestt or charged you lawyer wont adives you to ever speak to them and will advise the police they are not to contact you whats so ever Because they know the law and that you dont have to EVER go to the police station just because they ask and if they had enough evidence to back up there allegation they would of already charged the person. Whew the police talk to some one they are trying to extract a confession. Or trick you in to saying some thing that SOUNDS incriminating so they have enough evidence to charge you. You are only suppoed to talk to the police if your guilty of some thing and they are trying to make it out to be more then it really was, and you want to try and confess and get a better deal. other wise it does no one NOE benefit to risk talking to the police and CANT be held a against you that you chose to exercise your rights. any oen that says oh just go in and talk to the nice police man A dont know any thing about how the law or the police work out side of what they see on tv or they dont know of these things called rights and why there to protect the innocent. THE supreme court ha even ruled its not only a citizens right to resist arrest for a crime they have not committed up to and even including using deadly force to prevent it if necessary are not only with in your rights ITS YOUR DUTY TO RESIST a violation of your rights. and to have to be compelled (compelled means forced) to speak to the police if not charged with a crime and one cant be compelled to give testimony against them selves. talking to the police is testifying against your self. and thats why in the us there is the 5th amendment. Which prohibits forcing any one to give testimony or incriminate them selves. So only reason john should talk to the police is if he did it and wants to try and cut a deal or explain they got it all wrong and it was self defense. because he was just trying to talk to the neighbor about the dogs or some thing and he attached john and made him fight for his life or some thing like that. Other wise if john is telling the truth and dont know any thing what could he say to the cops other then he is john mcafee and he lived next door and he don’t know jack squat about it the end.

  47. deratski Avatar
    deratski

    Jeez…I hope Belize didn’t file charges against him!

  48. lanikino Avatar
    lanikino

    Given jut the media attention, not to mention the looky-loos; his landing at MIA has got to be an absolute security nightmare for the airport. And hopefully this is all it is…..

  49. Lolo Avatar
    Lolo

    Feds grabed John off airplane and took him to parts of the airport that were not public…..The plot thickens……

  50. Craig Martin Avatar
    Craig Martin

    Wait, didn’t you mention previously you were a millionaire?

  51. Gary Avatar
    Gary

    Repeating what S said I too am curious if Belize will seize your home there or if you’ll be allowed to sell it. Though it could also become victim to looters once its known the property is vacant.

    I’d be hesitant to even go there at all even if John let you rent it, Dennis.

  52. Craig Martin Avatar
    Craig Martin

    Birds of prey are always around wherever is trouble

  53. CSD Avatar
    CSD

    @annaedge4 on twitter, reporter at the Miami airport now

  54. WEB Avatar
    WEB

    I read an article that said he would go through customs privately, then leave privately too. No media meet & greet. Hope that’s all that it is…..

  55. Lolo Avatar
    Lolo

    Must be the 17 year old Amy he was asleep
    with the morning of the raid in April that started
    all this…my guess.John would know ,only he knows all the alias names of his harem.
    Welcome back,John.

  56. Linda Dee Avatar
    Linda Dee

    Well put…SK….I’m surprised there is nothing posted from JM/HD since landing..did anyone see him get off plane?

  57. Bonnie Robison Avatar
    Bonnie Robison

    @danman… what ??? where did you see this information…Do you have a link we could look at??? hopefully this is not so…

  58. lanikino Avatar
    lanikino

    I think that was to be expected, no?

  59. Funfunfun Avatar
    Funfunfun

    It is the us they will send him right back to go answer the questions But I ment from the news and others seeking a story.

  60. Jessica Bernard Avatar

    Well I just went grocery shopping with my mom who is 63 years old and my 7 year old. I am broke so my mother had to buy everything…I was telling her this butter is under $4.00… Ezra dropped chocolate milk and some one had to come clean it up. I wish you less tension in your ordeal than that… are you blogging from the plane?

  61. DB Avatar
    DB

    Welcome back to the USA, John. You must be off the jet, or soon will be. I hope it is not too much of a circus there, and everything will go smoothly. I am sure you are overwhelmed with concern over Sam, so it is a bittersweet arrival, but a most necessary one. Parting from Sam had to be difficult, nothing wounds like a woman’s tears, but hopefully it will all work out and soon. Take good care of yourself, John, rest and regain strength, so you will be able to help Sam out as well. We will all be waiting to hear from you, but it will be chaos there for awhile. We are patient.

  62. DeanMartin64 Avatar
    DeanMartin64

    I would like to buy your property in Belize

  63. Cowgirlinthesand Avatar
    Cowgirlinthesand

    Hooray!!!

  64. iceesurfer Avatar
    iceesurfer

    Fingers crossed for no problems in MIA…

  65. ThatGuy Avatar
    ThatGuy

    IP check please. this smells a bit trollish

  66. Danman Avatar
    Danman

    He was picked up at the plan by the feds. He never made it to the terminal. Not sure what to make of it.

  67. Darren Avatar
    Darren

    Firstly, I wish i had been reading this blog since i heard about it, i’ve read a few bits of it this evening and man am i gripped!! I heard the story break here in Miami when it all happened, how little did we all know he would end up in Miami!

    For those that have never been to Miami, its a melting pot of so many different cultures where John will fit in nicely, he will have the crystal clear waters he is used to & beautiful weather nearly everyday!

    I wish him all the success in the world and wish him an extended welcome to Miami!

    Good Luck John and i hope your reunited with the ones you love soon!

    KR

    Darren

  68. iceesurfer Avatar
    iceesurfer

    It ain;t that great. Not a bad country, but not great anymore. Maybe better than Belize, but what is that saying..?

    Irresponsible economics., and a Caste system that gets more pronounced every day. #37 in health care around the world.. YAY..!

  69. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    A book or a movie needs to be made.

  70. Scott Avatar
    Scott

    May Sam follow u shortly and u live out your life to the fullest love is a wonderful thing.

    Peace.

    Scott.

  71. Dennis Avatar
    Dennis

    John,
    Congratulations on becoming a free man! I have a questions; since Belize did not have a warrant our for your arrest and they just wanted to question you, why did Guatemala feel they needed to return you to Belize? If someone from Guatamala came to the US through Mexico illegally, we wouldnt send them back to Mexico, we would send him back to Guatamala. Since you are an American, why weren’t they going to send you back to America?
    On another note, and this is just for you , not the blog. I don’t think you will be going back to Belize any time soon, and my wife and I are moving to San Pedro in March so I was wondering if you might be open to renting your condo for a long term rental? I don’t want to seem like a carpet bagger, but if you need to rent we are are currently looking. I too am 67, heading down there to live out my last years. Please let me know what you think….
    And once again, congratulations on your new found freedom, and I hope Sam joins you soon.

  72. Scott Avatar
    Scott

    lemme know when u drop in please u have my e-mail asshole….lol

  73. surf punk Avatar
    surf punk

    All will be well.

  74. Vlad Avatar
    Vlad

    Hey John
    When you’re back hit me up
    Need a partner for an IT sec startup
    “SuperMax Systems”

    Lets do this

  75. David Snider Avatar
    David Snider

    Use some hand sanitizer on your mouth after you get off the plane and kiss the airport floor. Just a bit of advice, you never know where that floor has been…well you do..its been there since they built the place….but you know what I mean lol….welcome home brotha!

  76. j Avatar
    j

    John,

    You should write a book on the whole experience you went through. It would definately make an interesting read.

    Who knows, Hollywood may even be interested in buying the rights to your book and make a movie.

  77. Kimsters Avatar
    Kimsters

    Good luck in Miami! I hope Sam and Amy get to come to the States soon?

  78. Paul Avatar
    Paul

    John – Sam will be safe with her uncle in Guatemala will she not – can you and the folks here take some comfort from that?

  79. AG Avatar
    AG

    JM’s flight has already landed…Customs shouldn’t be much of an issue since I am guessing he has the clothes on his back and not much else.

    John needs to duck into obscurity and out of extradition range pronto. Remember, Faul is originally from Florida.

  80. Clean Barrow Avatar

    Don’t worry we won’t pursue any further but thanks for your assets you are leaving.

  81. victor Avatar
    victor

    Congrats, i know the feeling of coming home while in IR

  82. Paul Avatar
    Paul

    Looks like we will get an update about 7:30pm when John lands …

  83. Jeremi Avatar
    Jeremi

    Enjoy Florida….:)

  84. sysop Avatar
    sysop

    His flight has landed in Miami at 641PM EST… now let’s see if ICE gives him any problems…

    http://postimage.org/image/sc0o78i2r/

  85. Mark_13 Avatar
    Mark_13

    Steve Miller’s “Jet Airliner” needs to be the soundtrack for this. Lost a lot though on that reference maybe.

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/steve+miller/jet+airliner_20131034.html

  86. f0rTyLeGz Avatar
    f0rTyLeGz

    Good… good. I hope you have a lawyer waiting for you. America has gone nuts with “security.”

  87. Me Avatar
    Me

    Yell if The Sushi Place is still there. Love sushi!

  88. Paul Avatar
    Paul

    John – have been following this since the beginning and following up with emails etc. – on more step on the path … and as with my thoughts for you, with hope this is a safe part of the journey that will see you and Sam and your friends reunited for a spectacular moment … peace and light bro …

  89. Scott Avatar
    Scott

    I love u John u better sign a f’ing teeshirt for me for my support! Sam will follow as mentioned u cleared only one hurdle u have many more to go.

    Peace.

    your friend from Canada….

    Scott

  90. Odin Avatar

    Smart move fighting extradition. That government is corrupt and I am glad you are coming back to the USA. I hope you will not forget the remarkable young lady who stuck by your side. Might wanna put a ring on her finger and bring her over here. Seems like a real keeper.

  91. Dtapped Avatar
    Dtapped

    So glad you’re out of there!!! Well done mate.

  92. Bonnie Robison Avatar
    Bonnie Robison

    When you feel like you cant go any farther, just know that the strength which carried you this far will take you the rest of the way.. Sam will be back in your arms before you know it.. Peace & serenity being sent… You both have many that care . Strange i suppose being that most of us have never met you or Sam. For what ever reason we all feel connected . I know i believe in happy endings and am a romantic. Safe landing’s..

  93. Scotsgit Avatar
    Scotsgit

    Congratulations John and welcome back to the States ! I’ve been following your fight since it first blew up in the american media and have no doubts that you’ve managed to evade a setup designed to steal your money. I feel very badly that the media is still ignoring the search for the killer of your neighbour. Having been to Belize several times on vacation and witnessing the corruption first hand, i will not return until the Belizean Government gets their house in order. Heres hoping that you are speedily reunited with Sam, and please do look my wife and I up in Seattle if you’re ever passing this way and fancy a pint and a normal dinner.

  94. Kimberly Avatar
    Kimberly

    Fantastic. Have followed your blog since its’ inception. To say you have a story is an understatement, your wisdom for survival has certainly served you well, in all capacities. God speed to you and Sam in the days ahead.

  95. Monte Avatar
    Monte

    We hope all works out for you and your family.

  96. Inkognito Avatar
    Inkognito

    If You decide to move away from US (for certain reasons), You`re always welcome to Northern Europe. Actually it would be better for You to get away to neutral country.

    I lived in Belize for a while and know what you`re going through.

    If what – contact me any time [email protected] .

  97. Aaron Avatar

    I hope you have good luck, courage! 🙂

  98. S Avatar
    S

    Will Belize seize your home, assets there or are you able to keep them???
    The Government of Belize should be very open and transparent about what will happen or they will destroy the tourism/investment activities in the country.

    I liked this quote over at kvsmith.
    “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
    — Charles Darwin

  99. Fred Avatar
    Fred

    John. How about the lyrics to this great tune:

    God bless America,
    Land that I love.
    Stand beside her, and guide her
    Through the night with a light from above.
    From the mountains, to the prairies,
    Her platitudes are effluvious,
    God bless America, My home sweet home
    God bless America, My home sweet home.

  100. Lucinda Avatar
    Lucinda

    OMG! Finally! God SPEED!! Have A Safe TRIP! Let us Know How Thing Are Going! My POSITIVE Energies Are With You! 🙂

  101. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    When will we hear from McAfee again? When does his plane land in Miami?

  102. Gaby Avatar
    Gaby

    Is Amy not the one who tried to kill you once and said, which you posted on your blog, that you better run as she was coming for you? how more complicated do you want to make your life? obviosly, there is alot we don’t know. Good luck in Miami.

  103. Leisa Avatar
    Leisa

    Yea!!! Get to the states and rest up… this is excellent! How about a little snow and woodstove heat to help with having to leave Sam behind… I’d love to have you over… All my best, Leisa

  104. johan taharin Avatar
    johan taharin

    man! you take WILD and gave it a new meaning!!!

  105. Connie Avatar
    Connie

    John,

    Hang in there. Put your right foot in front of your left and keep moving. Sounds like you have a plan. Welcome Home John.

  106. s.p Avatar
    s.p

    happy you made it….will email you at some pont…..an old friend from bze.

  107. OriginalWoman Avatar
    OriginalWoman

    I hope you do not mean Amy Chawla, the girl who sent you a threatening message message on facebook!!!!!???

  108. Sophora Avatar
    Sophora

    Did you kill Gregory Viant Faull?

  109. factchecker Avatar

    Article quote from Washington Post article:

    “His 20-year-old Belizean girlfriend who has accompanied him since he went on the run was not with him on the ride to the airport. She was last seen early Wednesday leaving the detention facility crying, after bringing McAfee breakfast.”

  110. DiademS Avatar
    DiademS

    *Impressed*

  111. Kimberlee Nichols Avatar
    Kimberlee Nichols

    I know it’s not the outcome you wanted but at least you are safe. Praying Sam and Amy make it safely as well, hoping your fight against the injustice in Belize continues.

  112. Brad Avatar
    Brad

    Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
    Lao Tzu

  113. Mike Avatar
    Mike

    the fuck dude — right now you could have been sharing a medieval style two men cell with 8 other guys waiting for some “trial” not happening until a few years in the future. At a time when nobody gives a fuck anymore. If you’re lucky and you didn’t get shanked before.

    Instead you’re flying to Miami after an intense through the jungle escape that turned you into an international celebrity. Not that guy who did some software aeons ago, but rather the dude people think is a serious baller.

    So maybe stop complaining. Then fly to Montreal for a debrief with Vice.

    Just saying. =)

  114. Fred Avatar
    Fred

    Welcome Home John. FREEDOM, AMERICA STYLE!!!

  115. Heather Avatar
    Heather

    John,
    Have a safe flight. So sorry Sam isn’t with you yet. Is there anything we can do to help her? Very glad to know your coming to Florida. If there is anything you need please let me know.
    Health and happiness,
    Heather

  116. Craig Martin Avatar
    Craig Martin

    Meant to ask, how did you met the girl?

  117. The Argonaut Avatar
    The Argonaut

    That’s great JM. Very glad to hear that. Regarding Sam’s requirements or yours for that matter in regards to your Belize matters, I do have a lawyer who practices in Tampa but is a Belizean by birth. He moved to the US to get his law degree. He has done exceptional work for me with my dealings with the Belize government and is well connected (and respected) in those circles. I have done a lot of work in the Placencia area as well as some in Punta Negra and he came in very handy many times. If you feel you could use his services, just let me know and I can provide his contact details to you in confidence. Again all the best and I hope you see Sam asap. RW

  118. fujiwara Avatar
    fujiwara

    Flight AA 2166 is expected to land 6:54 PM @ MIA. I hope there’ll be some live coverage. No Internet on board, John!? 🙂 Glad you made it – hoping the best for Sam. I think now it’s her turn to ask for asylum, … :/

  119. Craig Martin Avatar
    Craig Martin

    If love is real a month or 3 weeks won’t make a difference.
    John did you met the girl?
    Happy landing, in half an hour you are going to be in Miami.

  120. Ali Avatar
    Ali

    who the hell is Amy? the other 17 year old you were with the day you got raided?
    (the one that sat calmly on the edge of the bed?)

    What are the odds that Amy is Sam seeing Harold is You (john)?

  121. Michael Avatar
    Michael

    May I be the first to say, Welcome home, John.

  122. Craig Martin Avatar
    Craig Martin

    Glad to read you are on a plane to Miami.
    Was not safe for you to stay in Guatemala.

  123. swerd Avatar
    swerd

    Amy 1 or 2?

  124. Mentor Avatar
    Mentor

    Here we go paw paw!

  125. DB Avatar
    DB

    Safe flight, and I hope all goes well for you and Sam in the future. We all are hoping that Sam & Amy as well, will overcome obstacles to reach safety as well. Hopefully, Sam’s Uncle will assist them both in doing just that. Best wishes for success on your continued journey to freedom.

  126. SK Avatar
    SK

    I also believe that you should do right by Amy & Sam. They are in their early 20’s. Barely out of their teen years. Let them do what other 20 something year olds are doing… Go to College. You had talked about how life was poor for them back in Belize. Well soon they will be in America and can achieve the American Dream that soo many foreign born come to this country to do…and that is go to college and make a good life for themselves.

  127. Calibob Avatar
    Calibob

    John – Call Frances Delafuente – she helped me get my wife to the US. She’s in Miami too.

  128. Jessica Bernard Avatar

    The important thing is that you rent a nice condo and eat well and sleep well and meet with your attorney regularly until this is over.

  129. Greg Jenkins Avatar
    Greg Jenkins

    Take-off to the Great White North! “administrative leave of absence”

    High-5…!

  130. SK Avatar
    SK

    Good luck John in Miami. That was a smart move to have Guatemalan prison escort / drive you to the airport and then hop on an airplane. You were kept safe. Amy & Sam will have to find their way to you. Had you stayed in Guatemala, I believe you would have been hunted for saying what you did about Belizean government & gangs there. Hopefully when you get back to the USA, you will actively advocate for them to find who did in fact kill Gregory Faull.

  131. Jessica Bernard Avatar

    If you are aware that you are a suspect than it is your duty to just go talk to them. I do not want you to get hurt. You know this world is not all roses and honey. There are dark elements out there and mean people. Even some of the comments that I see on here freak me out.

  132. WEB Avatar
    WEB

    Can you guys imagine all the little reporters scurrying to get themselves to Miami? Makes me want to go sit at the side of I-95 just to watch them rush by. Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Daytona, Melbourne, Sanford, and other airports will be thanking you for the business John.
    I know you love the media, but wouldn’t it be fun for you to go out the “back door” and totally screw them all? After all, not one of the MSM has done you any favors, nor do I expect them to at this juncture. I really do wish you would get on another plane (preferably private) to somewhere safer without leaving the “secure” area of the airport. Actually, I really wish this was one of your fantastic tales of mis-direction, and your next post will be from somewhere other than Florida. If not, I’m about 3 hours north of Miami, got the spare room ready. 😉

  133. Indianladycn Avatar
    Indianladycn

    YEAH!!! On your way home. Have a great flight. Get lots of rest.

  134. Fred Grott Avatar
    Fred Grott

    John, I can think of no better person than given what you just through as you to fund investigative reporting in corrupt places like the one you just left…or at least to fund different tools that they use.

    not just say a satellite phone but also locked down and encrypted laptops, etc..

  135. Jessica Bernard Avatar

    He is coming to The United States so that he does not need to vanish. He has an attorney.

  136. Andy Avatar
    Andy

    If your ever in the UK ill roll you a fatty 🙂

  137. Andy Avatar
    Andy

    Or should I say partial freedom! Keep safe and thinks smart

  138. Andy Avatar
    Andy

    Safe journey friend. Hope Sam is with you soon! Enjoy your freedom

  139. LS Avatar
    LS

    Yay! Bright travels.

  140. Jessica Bernard Avatar

    Alright. Sweet dreams John. Still … do you not trust The American Embassy in Belize? Hopefully you will ask them what you should do and you still have your attorney tracking your steps. You know you do not have to be charged with a crime to be a suspect. I hope that everyone knows that.

  141. Danman Avatar
    Danman

    What is the possibility of meeting up in Britain?

  142. FUNFUNFUN Avatar
    FUNFUNFUN

    Hope every thing is ok when you land. then you need to vanish for a little

  143. The John McAfee Story Avatar

    Great news John … everything is going to work out. All the best.

  144. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    Have a safe flight to Miami.

  145. Alisha Avatar
    Alisha

    That stinks I was hoping Sam was with you…all in due time. Safe travels and again, congrats!! 🙂