Do You Think 00 Agents Actually Exist?

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    What do you think the likelihood is of people like James Bond existing in the shadows? I'm not talking about serial womanisers crashing through windows in tuxedos, but more along the lines of secret agents who possess similiar skill sets and are sanctioned to shed blood - on whatever scale - by their respective governments.

    It's clear that some governments/militaries have the ability to train people to become killing machines, and could quite possibly wage a guerilla war against another country all by themselves i.e. - members of the SAS and Delta Force. But what do you think the realistic chances are that they're retained on a basis similar to James Bond, in that they're "loan wolves" retained on a contractual basis, in that they're employees of the state; not contractors?

    Personally speaking, I think that they do exist in some sense of the label. But they don't enjoy anywhere near the kind of resources and lifestyle James Bond does.


    PS. I know that this might fall within the definition of a conspiracy theory, but I listened to a radio show last night where the guest (a former government minister) revealed that a clear an present threat would be posed if a member of the SAS turned or went rogue. I was inclined to agree with him, seeing as their trade, as it were, involves familiarising themselves with most of what our governments would rather we weren't familiar with.
     
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    Yes. Here's one now...

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    I think there is....no reason to think otherwise. I think there's a lot out there that we know nothing about, you know how good our govt is at hiding things :).
     
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    Yep. If they have a SEAL TEAM 6 why not?
     
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    Indeed. But I was thinking more along the lines of a lone, self-sufficient operative. U.S. Navy SEALS normally work as part of a dedicated team.
     
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    Those sources are correct, Mad Scientist. MI5 deals with domestic threats while MI6 operates primarily overseas.
     
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    MI5 is the equivalent of the FBI
    MI6 is the equivalent of the CIA
     
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    That's not strictly true. The FBI falls more under the remit of law enforcement, while MI5 agents don't have powers of arrest.
     
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    I stand corrected. Thanks.
     

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