Skip to comments.New intelligence chief reveals all on website (Is Deadhead)
Posted on 11/16/2007 8:04:44 PM PST by AKSurprise
The most senior British intelligence official, appointed yesterday to oversee MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, has a website revealing his home address, phone numbers and private photographs of himself, family and friends.
Alex Allan, 56, is the new head of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) with access to sensitive documents and information regarding anti-terrorist operations.
But the details on his website, described by a security official as "a serious breach", reveal him as a devoted fan of the American rock band Grateful Dead and a keen cyclist who once windsurfed to work in Westminster during a train strike.
The security breach, uncovered by The Daily Telegraph, raises questions over the vetting of senior Whitehall intelligence officials whose identities are publicly announced by the Government.
The website shows Mr Allan posing in a skin-tight cycling outfit as well as pictures of his 50th birthday party, complete with details of friends and family.
He is also seen in bowler and pinstripe windsurfing past Parliament in the early 1980s.
On the website, he says: "I first saw the Dead in the mud at Bickershawe in 1972 and was so knocked out....I have been a Deadhead ever since.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
I’d agree with the dead head.
UK intelligence Chief is "Livin' on reds, vitamin C and cocaine"
The Grateful Dead were one of the greatest bands ever.
Put me down as a Dead Head. Love them.
Sounds like he spent too much time dropping acid in SF back in the 60s and 70s. Totally out of touch with reality still. What a child.
Wonder if he ever said “We can share the women, we can share the wine” to Jack Straw? Or maybe “Keep a rolling old buddy, you’re moving much too slow”?
I love the Grateful Dead, too, but I know it implies certain behavior and “adverse information” so I keep it on the down low.
I’m guessing that some of you folks criticizing him have never even listened to the Dead. For goodness sakes, lighten up.
Any directions to subordinates must be reviewed immediately.
The Good Old Days
It ain’t his choice in music that could cost him. imo
Count me in
lestwise he’s still livin, for now.imo amazin what fools like me who should know better, still put on the internet.
The Grateful Dead ain't the whole of it. Can anyone find the pics? Does he look like Lurch?
Well, the UK should have pity on the USA.
We have a Deadhead Senator.
Senator Leahy is a fan of the Grateful Dead. He has not only attended
concerts, but has taped them, and has a collection of Dead tapes in
his Senate Offices. Jerry Garcia visited him at his Senate offices, and
the Senator gave a tie designed by Garcia to Senator Orrin Hatch
(who responded by giving Leahy a Rush Limbaugh tie).
Surviving band members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart have participated in
fundraisers for Leahy and his Political Action Committee, the Green
Mountain Victory Fund. Leahy also appeared in a videotaped tribute to
the Dead when they received a lifetime achievement award at the 2002
Jammys. His Senate website notes this response to a question
from seventh grade students from Vermont’s Thetford Academy who asked
Leahy which Dead song was his favorite, he replied: “...my favorite is
Black Muddy River but we always play Trucking on election night at
As you well know anybody can find the pixs. worldwide
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