Some stories you read and it just fills you with sadness that you are governed by very silly people. The story about Uri Geller being used by the armed forces in a few countries, including the USA, who wish to capitalize on his psychic powers is such a story.
Now, the BBC film, to be broadcast later this year, claims Geller was recruited to help Western intelligence services as they battled to stay ahead of their Communist enemies in the Seventies and Eighties.
In The Secret Life Of Uri Geller — Psychic Spy?, film-maker Vikram Jayanti spoke to a host of scientists, intelligence agents and Washington and Pentagon insiders. Several confirmed that the U.S. authorities used — and still may be using — 66-year-old Geller in what surely must be some of the most outrageous schemes ever dreamt up.
‘I tried to execute missions that were positive. I said “No” to dark things,’ says Geller of his alleged second career as a spy.
So yes, we’ve had the governments of both the United States and Israel both duped by a guy whose exposure and humiliation did not require a scientific megabody or the most eminent minds in all of military intelligence – no, it only took a TV host.
It’s a funny thing that psychics like Geller don’t play the lottery. Or, if they do, even funnier they’ve never won.