Robert David Steele: Covid-19 kills millionaire ex-spy who called the disease a hoax
Robert David Steele, who was known to espouse the QAnon movement, documented his tragic battle with the deadly pathogen on his blog
A former CIA agent who claimed to be the first person to call Covid-19 a hoax has reportedly died after being infected with the disease.
Robert David Steele, who was known to espouse the QAnon movement in an effort to "awaken the nation in truth", documented his tragic battle with the deadly pathogen on his blog. “I will not take the vaccination, though I did test positive for whatever they’re calling ‘COVID’ today,” he wrote on August 17 alongside an image of himself hooked up to machines in the ICU. “The bottom line is that my lungs are not functioning,” he revealed, adding that it had been a “near-death experience."
“We will never be the same because now we know that we’ve all been lied to about everything,” wrote Steele, who described himself as a former spy and Marine. On Sunday, however, his friend Mark Tassi posted on Instagram to officially announce that Steele had died. He said it was “very suspicious” that his pal had died from this “typical respiratory thing,” refusing to call it Covid-19.
Tassi further suggested that the rise in Covid-19 deaths in Florida was part of an agenda to tarnish Gov Ron DeSantis’ image. “They are trying to make Florida look bad; why? Because DeSantis is not going along with the agenda, so they are targeting Florida. Open your eyes. Don’t take my word for it. Do the research as I have done," he continued in the more than 14-minute video post.
“Was it an attack?” he asked his followers, noting that his friend’s country-wide tour had been “attracting a lot of attention” from a “vile faction that will go to any length to stop that movement." He added, "Wake up! There’s many more of us than them... so stand up, and fight!”
Robert David Steele's net worth
Steele has an approximate net worth of $1 million, according to Celeb Hook. The alleged conspiracy theorist reportedly earned well working in an executive position at an oil firm for nearly two decades. However, the majority of his earnings stemmed from his extensive service as a Marine officer and his stint with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked as a computer scientist and contributed to the open-source intelligence movement.
According to Celeb Hook, Steele once headed a foreign policy team in Washington and has represented the Marines in various intelligence apparatuses and continued to research artificial intelligence and cognitive strategy even after becoming a civilian. He has also earned from his contributions to a number of acclaimed documentaries like 'American Drug War: The Last White Hope', 'Hackers', 'CIA Guerres Secretes' and 'The World According to Bush'.
Steele has also penned several books on intelligence, including 'The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust', 'On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World', 'The new craft of intelligence', 'The Smart Nation Act: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest', 'Information Operations: Putting the "I" Back into DIME', and 'Human Intelligence: All Humans, All Minds, All the Time.'
In his later years, Steele was accused of promoting conspiracy theories and even took part in the recent Arise USA Tour prior to his demise. He is survived by his wife Kathy Lynette Steele and their three sons.