I think he is a bit manic. like (half of manic depressive, bit like Steve Irwin) Many of our best authors (Dickens) were manic meaning they see far more excitement in something than others and spin a gripping yarn.
They become great story tellers and authors.
Certainly Deagle is a compulsive rapid talker.
And you might think he spices the stories by name dropping like Hilary Clinton.
Could he have really worked in all these strange places, these black projects, they are so removed from the commoner's reality.
How can we believe him? It's tempting to ignore stories that seem just too tall.
BUT ! I have met a real person in a quiet Sydney Suburb who astonished me with what followed a casual comment.
I was in an electronics shop and as usual fell into happy chatter with another radio technician behnd the counter. Instant rapport.
My wife is dying of cancer he said. Going to the hospital today. In a rush.
I am totally indfferent to her dying, he said wistfully. I have killed hundreds of people.
People live, people die, he said philosophically.
He then talked about how 30 cal machineguns were better because they left people in one recognisable piece. Whereas 50 cal chops them into little pieces. It is far more distressing he said for the troops doing this.
He then did some incredible name dropping. He knew Colin Powell. Said Condoleeza Rice spoke the sweeetest sounding Russian.
And that he had done a lot of renditioning... that's kidnapping. Sound like Dr Deagle? Tall stories? Name dropping?
It turns out the chap told me in 2 hrs of convo that he had been a radio technician in the Australian army in Vietnam and had somehow transferred to the US army, tech sargeant and was
invited to work for the
CIA there. Low level below radar parachuting into North Vietnam kidnapping enemy generals and officers from their houses middle of the night. Harnessing the captives to a cable attached to a balloon floated at first light which was snagged by a low flying Hercules transport. The captive was whipped off the ground at 120mph and winched into the aircraft and taken away for "questioning"
When I asked if any useful information could be extracted from anyone, after such a shattering exprience, his answer was instant.
No prob. They were delivered to a 'factory' where laughing gas and drugs were used and obviously torture.
Going home in a Hercules transport in one instance both pilots were killed by groundfire. He had single engined plane licence.
He was able to fly the plane in a straight line, and was talked into a forest crash landing. He was asked by radio to knife the wing tank and fire a flare into the fuel and incinerate the plane and was picked up by helicopter.
Thus I asked immediately could an untrained rookie pilot like you, turn a large airliner doing 400 Knots pulling a tight 270 degree turn and guide it accurately into the middle of a building on 911 day? His answer was instant.
Yes dead easy. No hesitation.
Colin Powell was his battalion Colonel in Vietnam. And why was his name always mispronounced I asked?
That was his wife's insistence. She pushed his career along he said without, hesitation.We called him some nickname he said.
Do you know he is actually scottish? Not really black........ so much to tell like Dr Deagle.
On the 911 thing he said it was a screw up- an inside job by the CIA who don't talk to the FBI. Just interdepartmental politics.
He knew so much about intelligence groups owning and abusing mass media he said he had not watched TV in 30 yrs.
Refused to watch TV images. They are all lies he said.The general population have no idea what really goes on.
Along the way he had picked up russian and german languages. Silver star medal from the Whitehouse.
Lived for years, practically in Hercules transports flying round and round the world between US bases moving prisoners, and white powder I thought, participating in small wars and insurgencies, terrorism etc
Twice he had climbed out on top of Hercules planes while in flight to repair the long wave antenna which is long trailing wire, ultra low frequency source of their secret course orders. Can be done because the huge aircraft put into a 200mph 5 percent climb generates an area of vacuum in front of the antenna mount so he doesnt get blown off.
He also did some code breaking in Langley Virginia. Still found car number plates triggered cypher decryption algorithm guesses out of his unconscious mind.He had spent years doing that. Couldnt stop the habit. He appeared to be mathematically gifted.
He returned to Sydney applying to work as a technician in a natural gas company.
He got to the interview and was told they had received a phone call warning them Sargent Barnes was an explosives expert and would be a bad choice to employ in a natural gas company.Details of his james bond career were revealed.
So he didn't get the Job. He then received a letter saying you cant ever leave "the company' the CIA. They put him in a job in one of their "companies" in Sydney. He is moved around every18 months. And now in his 60's wife dying he is still used to install and repair radio eavesdropping spying equipment in Sydney. For the US embassy.
He summed up saying he had led the most exhilarating life possible, far beyond that of the ordinary man. Killed hundreds of people, flown round the world a thousand times, night parachute jumps into jungles, crashed planes.Was intensely grateful. Not one regret did he have. A lover of life is he.
It just stopped because he got old..........
And now dear reader why didnt this james bond adventure happen to you?
Because as Dr Deagle says, it's invitation only, into what's really going on.
Another example of a terrorist inccident, Australia's 911 in Sydney, Barnes knew all about it from the inside. Like the G8 conference there is a 3 yrly British Commonwealth heads of Government meeting. In the late 70s it was in the Sydney Hilton Hotel. For counterrorist practice, bomb squad practice, a real bomb was placed in the hotel. Mischievously, humourosly, to frustrate the bomb squad, the bomb was moved to an outside steet public garbage bin. It was not found in the Hilton hotel. Everybody went home. 6 am the following morn unexpectedly 2 garbage workers picked up the rubbish can and were killed in a massive explosion. That was Barne's account.
OZ Government had a field day- heinous terrorist act, hunt down the perpetrators etc.
2 things happened. ASIO our Maxwell Smart people took the opportunity to ram new legislation increasing their powers, through parliament. Sound like 911?
An extremist Indian religious group Ananda Marga was accused of the heinous crime found guilty and some people were jailed for 15yrs. Serving the full sentence. They were later exonerated.
Claimed to be a terrorist attack it was just a mistake/joke gone tragically wrong.
Sergeant Barnes was on first name terms with ASIO, bomb squad etc.