Thursday, November 9, 2006

Spy Expert: James Bond Wouldn’t Last Two Minutes As A Real Spy

JUPITER, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Bad news for James Bond: A spy historian claims the fictional British intelligence agent wouldn’t last two minutes as a real secret agent.

Espionage historian Keith Melton says successful spies are inconspicuous average-looking “Joes” who don’t spend all their time “seducing women, driving Aston Martins and playing baccarat.”

Says Melton: “A true agent is not memorable or remarkable – if you remember him, then it’s probably not your man.”

Real spies don’t want to kill you, either. They just want information, which means many of Bond’s high-tech killing gadgets are a figment of the filmmaker’s imaginations.

Melton adds that he doesn’t think newbie Daniel Craig will set the spy record straight in Casino Royale which is in theaters November 17, unless they show him killing off the bad guys during a war.

Melton explains: “Intelligence officers never, ever have a license to kill – unless it’s in a war time situation.”

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