posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:57 PM
Perhaps because politics is equally beautiful no matter where you are....
Dateline: Belize, May 2, 2012
John McAfee is the founder of McAfee Antivirus has been a philanthropist and investor in Belize. How rich is McAfee? We’re not sure, but rich
enough to donate a vessel worth one point two million dollars to the Belize Coastguard in January 2009. McAfee lives in Belize and he says that he has
become a target of the Gang Suppression Unit. He says the GSU came busting into his
research facility in Orange Walk, killed his dog, took his passport, handcuffed him and arrested him on a bogus weapons charge. McAfee says he’s a
victim because he didn’t donate money to a known U.D.P. Orange Walk politician.
Belize, once known for it's stunningly beautiful landscape, its pristine environment, and most of all it strident political neutrality seems to have
become.... well.... some might say "civilized."
In 2010 a new unit of the police was formed; the Gang Suppression unit (GSU) and as of late, it has proven to be as "proactive" as some of the more
oppressive regimes' favorite jack-heeled boot, goose-stepping arm breakers...
... I was told to put up my hands up against the wall as was eleven other people on the compound. We had about eleven people present at the
time—five of them were women. I was told that they had a warrant to search property. They began, with sledge hammers, to break the doors of the
buildings—none of them were locked, but they just went and broke them in any case. I was merely watching this. They confiscated my passport, all of
the weapons we used for security on the compound, handcuffed me and everyone and for fourteen hours outside in the sun, I sat handcuffed without food
or water. We got water around noon. At three o’clock we asked for food. We were told by the GSU, do we look like cooks to you. They murdered my dog
in cold blood. That was the thing I think—it was a warning to us that this is serious; don’t mess with us. They threw things around, they stole
things—it was unbelievable, unimaginable for a country that was supposedly a democratic country. I was arrested on a bogus charge of having an
illegal firearm—a firearm without a license. At the very beginning of the day, one of the GSU soldiers, one of the GSU officers, took all of my
firearm licenses and put them in his vest. When he took them out to check the firearms, this one was missing. They charged me for having a firearm
without a license; took me to Belize City. Fortunately we had copies. We showed up later at the police station with the copies. Even then it was
difficult to get out. I had to get the intervention of the American embassy to get released....
A bit of further investigation seems to indicate that this nation has become the playground of despots, and that 'pre-crime' is punishable by
law.... sound familiar?
Original story: Antivirus Founder, John McAfee, says politics caused GSU raid