Uri Geller, the spoon-bending “psychic” con man from Israel, is now claiming to have been a CIA agent during the Cold War, helping the CIA counter the Soviet Union’s non-existent ability to use their minds in warfare. And apparently there’s a whole new documentary about it.
“The Secret Life of Uri Geller-Psychic Spy,” by Vikram Jayanti, says Geller used his powers against Russia, including erasing Soviet floppy discs and changing the mind of an unnamed Russian leader in order to convince him to sign a nuclear arms reduction treaty, The Independent reported…
“When Jimmy Carter was elected President, one of the first things he did was to have Uri Geller give him a four-hour briefing on the Soviet psychic threat,” Jayanti told the Independent.
“America didn’t want a psychic gap, and Uri was the go-to guy about these things.“Sometimes you wonder whether Uri’s entire public career has actually been a front for his shadow world activities.”
You do? Who does? Geller’s entire public career has been a fraud, a way for him to earn a great deal of money fooling a credulous public. And given his penchant for self-aggrandizing lies, one would be justified to be as skeptical of this claim as one should be about every other claim he’s made.