UPDATE: I received a comment from Dolores, aka David Shayler, which you can read here. Here is his website if you want to try to work out what he’s thinking and/or his present mental state. He has his own YouTube channel here. Martin Bright has also received a comment from Dolores at his site
Comment at end
20th July, 2009
Is this what happens to conspiracy theorists? Are they driven insane by their own certainties?
Excerpts from The Mail:
Call me Delores, says MI5 whistleblower David Shayler
” A little over a decade ago David Shayler was a renegade MI5 agent turned whistleblower who was facing prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.
Today the 43-year-old has become a squatter – and yesterday showed off his ‘alter ego’ as he dressed as a transvestite complete with false breasts, mini-skirt and ginger wig.
In recent weeks friends and family of the former spy believe he has suffered a ‘severe breakdown’ after first calling himself ‘The Messiah’ and moving into an empty farmhouse in the Surrey countryside.
He now sees nothing wrong in dressing as a woman whom he calls ‘Delores Kane’ and declares that the ‘world will end in 2012’.
Last night his former partner and fellow spy Annie Machon spoke of her sadness at Mr Shayler’s plight as she maintained he had suffered a breakdown.
Miss Machon, 40, who now lives in Dusseldorf, Germany, with her new partner blamed the Government and the intelligence services for causing Mr Shayler’s current condition.
‘I believe David is a good and honourable man but he has had a some sort of severe breakdown. He was a great public speaker and now he is like this.
‘I do blame the Government and the intelligence agencies for what he has become and they have ruined his life.’
Meanwhile, Mr Shayler spoke of his new life with eight other squatters with whom he moved into Hackhurst Farm in Abinger Hammer, near Dorking, Surrey at the end of June.
‘I know in my heart that I am Christ and I am here to save humanity,’ he began.
‘I am here to show humanity the way and to show unconditional love and that includes murderers and pederasts.”
“In recent years Mr Shayler has stated that the that the [sic] 9/11 attacks were carried out by the American government.
He appears to mirror the thoughts of former sports presenter David Icke who once claimed 9/11 was arranged by the ‘Global Elite’ and that George Bush , the Queen and singers Kris Kristofferson and Boxcar Willie were ‘Reptilian figures.’
Shayler spoke with genuine sadness about the ending of his relationship with fellow spy Annie Machon when he said:
‘One of the hardest things about leaving my other life was leaving the love of my life Annie.
‘She stuck with me through everything and we spent some intense times together. But she soon realised that my spirit was devoted to God and God only. It was the hardest thing to give up ….but I am Jesus Christ and I now rule everything.
‘Since I’ve joined the Rainbow Movement I’ve never looked back.
‘My life is so much better now.’
Last night Miss Machon – who split from Mr Shayler in December 2006 – blamed others for his desperate plight, saying:
‘He was imprisoned twice – in France and in this country – for being a whistelblower and this is what has happened to him now.
‘I hope for his own sake he can find happiness in some way. ‘”
[Picture below (Reuters): Shayler, pictured with now ex-partner Annie Machon in 2003, gained notoriety after being prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for passing on secret documents.]
[Picture above (Mail on Sunday): David looking out over the Thames, pictured back when he’d left MI5 and made various claims about the secret service’s activities.]
MARTIN BRIGHT on Shayler
“The moral of the story is: don’t mess with the British state.”
“I hadn’t seem him for a while when I bumped into him in north London in 2006. He was living with a group of people who were part of the 9/11 Truth Movement and took me to visit his new friends who seemed nice enough. He explained that 9/11 could not have happened in the way it was suggested by the US government and the media and also told me that he thought there was something fishy about the bombings of July 7 2005. Even then I didn’t think he was mad, just misguided.
It was only when I bumped into him in the street one day with a scrawny dog on a string wearing horribly tight shorts that I thought something was wrong. He had completely shaved his head (including the eyebrows). He’s also split up with Annie, who had been his rock.”
“I was in touch with Annie today and asked her if there was anything I could do to help David, althoggh [sic] I knew there wasn’t. David had some important stories to tell about the inefficiency and arrogance of the intelligence services long before the failings were made evident by the Iraq war and 7/7. But I have to wonder whether it was really worth it.”
The answer to my questions at the start – “is this what happens to conspiracy theorists? Are they driven insane by their own certainties?” –
No, of course not. It’s the government wot dun it!
The moral that I find here:
Beware thy misconceptions will find thee out.