Spies have always been victims of interpretations, so that, over time, there were all sorts of myths about them, from the way they dress to the “toys” they use in missions. Hollywood movies have greatly contributed to the creation of the main myths about spies. Have you ever wondered how much truth and how much fiction there is in these movies? Here’s the answer:
Reality: Spies look good sometimes, but the appearance is not an essential feature. Indeed, in some missions, it is preferable that an agent to be charming as James Bond, especially if they have to talk with members of high society.
Reality: Spies driving cars that help them blend better. If, for example, attempts to infiltrate members of an exclusive club where everyone drives luxury cars, then surely it has a nice car. But if you have to drive on the streets of Moscow, then will lead a very old car.
Reality: High-speed car chases occur only if the mission did not go according to plan and should be abandoned. When a spy drives the car with over 160 km / h trying to get rid of dangerous pursuers, it means that the mission has failed.
Reality: You can not escape the drone weapons. Driving speed is not a guarantee that you are out of danger.
Reality: If a spy broke the protocol without permission and survived it will certainly be fired.
Reality: Sometimes films are inspired by reality, and sometimes reality is inspired by the movies. Sometimes the instruments used in movies are obsolete. But there are stories that the James Bond movie when it was first launched, the CIA director asked the department of science to create similar gadgets.
Fact: There's a reason spies are trained in techniques of escape and wrestling. They are trained to escape when they are handcuffed or tied. There are, however, people who have worked for decades as spies and did not wear handcuffs even once.
Reality: Many CIA agents did not look like Tom Cruise or Daniel Craig. Most of them do not jump out of airplanes and fight with terrorists.
Reality: civilized countries that have well-established agencies do not kill their opponents. Today if a spy is discovered and arrested, he becomes a bargaining chip for in discussions with the state that sent him. If the negotiations end successfully, an exchange of spies is going to be organized.