A former agent for the counter-terrorism branch of our largest federal law enforcement agency talking about the technology used in counter-terrorism is about as credible as it gets, dude. LOL all you want, but your own cred is the only thing the rest of us are laughing at: You're an internet pundit.
I was lolling at your idea that he is going to start his consultancy by throwing his resume around without doing marketing of any other kind.
If Stephen Hawking proclaimed tomorrow that it wasn't turtles, but it was in fact unicorns all the way down, by your logic, we would have to believe him without a shred of evidence and despite how extraordinary such a model would be, because Stephen Hawking "is as credible as it gets, dude."
You're an internet pundit.
You are somewhat intelligent, but you pick pointless fights even when you're wrong and never, ever consider counterarguments.
I don't particularly care about cred, but consider what name calling does for yours.