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New intelligence chief reveals all on website (Is Deadhead)
UK Telegraph ^ | 11/16/07 | Robert Winnett

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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: alexallan; jic; mi5; mi6; nointelligence; stuckonstupid
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Guess the UK has already failed in the GWOT. It's all over for Great Britain if this is the best they have to offer...
1 posted on 11/16/2007 8:04:47 PM PST by AKSurprise
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To: AKSurprise
The article should be titled Britain's New Intelligence Chief is Brain Dead.
2 posted on 11/16/2007 8:08:24 PM PST by mimaw
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To: AKSurprise
The article should be titled Britain's New Intelligence Chief is Brain Dead.
3 posted on 11/16/2007 8:08:34 PM PST by mimaw
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To: AKSurprise

I’d agree with the dead head.


4 posted on 11/16/2007 8:09:16 PM PST by Wingsofgold
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To: Wingsofgold
one of him as a young rock fan in 1969

UK intelligence Chief is "Livin' on reds, vitamin C and cocaine"

5 posted on 11/16/2007 8:12:33 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: AKSurprise

The Grateful Dead were one of the greatest bands ever.

Put me down as a Dead Head. Love them.


6 posted on 11/16/2007 8:13:47 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: AKSurprise

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.


7 posted on 11/16/2007 8:13:58 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: AKSurprise; UKrepublican

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”?


8 posted on 11/16/2007 8:14:35 PM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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To: AKSurprise

I love the Grateful Dead, too, but I know it implies certain behavior and “adverse information” so I keep it on the down low.


9 posted on 11/16/2007 8:15:53 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: AKSurprise

I’m guessing that some of you folks criticizing him have never even listened to the Dead. For goodness sakes, lighten up.


10 posted on 11/16/2007 8:16:04 PM PST by cowtowney
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How could the British government appoint a personality that needs attention to a critical position which requires none?

Any directions to subordinates must be reviewed immediately.

11 posted on 11/16/2007 8:16:07 PM PST by highpockets
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To: AKSurprise

The Good Old Days

12 posted on 11/16/2007 8:18:45 PM PST by xp38
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To: cowtowney

It ain’t his choice in music that could cost him. imo


13 posted on 11/16/2007 8:21:18 PM PST by Wingsofgold
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To: cowtowney

Count me in


14 posted on 11/16/2007 8:22:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

lestwise he’s still livin, for now.imo amazin what fools like me who should know better, still put on the internet.


15 posted on 11/16/2007 8:24:46 PM PST by Wingsofgold
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To: AKSurprise
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.

The Grateful Dead ain't the whole of it. Can anyone find the pics? Does he look like Lurch?


16 posted on 11/16/2007 8:25:18 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

17 posted on 11/16/2007 8:29:18 PM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Cicero; All

18 posted on 11/16/2007 8:29:19 PM PST by AKSurprise ("Massachusetts: 10,555 Sq. Miles surrounded by reality.")
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To: AKSurprise

Well, the UK should have pity on the USA.

We have a Deadhead Senator.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leahy
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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
my headquarters.”


19 posted on 11/16/2007 8:29:20 PM PST by VOA
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To: Cicero

As you well know anybody can find the pixs. worldwide


20 posted on 11/16/2007 8:29:52 PM PST by Wingsofgold
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