Skip to comments.British spy chief in coma as Yard denies assassination claims
Posted on 07/09/2008 5:52:28 PM PDT by RDTF
The head of the Government's top spy committee is in a coma in hospital after falling mysteriously ill, it emerged today.
Alex Allan, who chairs the Joint Intelligence Committee, was found collapsed at home on Monday and his condition is said to be critical.
Scotland Yard denied speculation that he may have been the victim of an assassination attempt aimed at the heart of Britain's intelligence community.
Mr Allan, who is responsible for assessing material produced by the UK's three main spy agencies, is one of Whitehall's most senior civil servants.
As a close adviser of the Prime Minister he has intimate knowledge of security matters raised by MI5, MI6 and GCHQ and would be an obvious target for foreign intelligence services.
It also appeared that Mr Allan, who is well known in Whitehall as a fan of the 1970s American cult group the Grateful Dead, visited a site dedicated to the band on Saturday morning.
Mr Allan led the disciplinary proceedings into a member of the JIC staff who was investigated earlier this year for the loss of top-secret documents on a train.
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Strange...don’t these guys have bodyguards?
(caption for above) Allan is a keen sportsman. He is seen here windsurfing to work in a suit and bowler hat
Nuke the Kremlin and our worries all over the globe will be over.
Did he eat anything halal?
“007? You’re needed.”
What the big deal... healthy people in high government security positions fall into comas all the time.... Just think of all of the people in comas you know.
Okay, I don’t know any.... never have.
Heard about this yesterday (or maybe the day before). Very strange. The report I heard said that there was blood at the scene too, like maybe he had bled from his mouth or nose.
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And if the poisoning speculation is true, they’ll say so as soon as they know for sure, right?
I have never liked her in her role as 007 boss. I think she does not fit the part as a spy boss.
Too much curry in his tandori polonium chicken takeaway?
Regarding the “blood at the scene too”, my first thought was connecting to that Russian who died in England... radiation poisioning... 300-400 REMs at least.
"Mr Allan led the disciplinary proceedings into a member of the JIC staff who was investigated earlier this year for the loss of top-secret documents on a train."
Spy chief Alex Allan found with ‘blood everywhere’
By Rupert Neate
Last Updated: 11:53AM BST 06/07/2008
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Doctors have run a battery of test to try and establish why the 57-year-old Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee collapsed at his home on Monday.
Government sources insist there is no evidence of suspicious circumstances, but Miss Salm’s account will add to speculation that Mr Allan may have been targeted by a foreign spy.”
“MEDVEDEVS FOREIGN POLICY ADVISER DENOUNCES BBC REPORT ON LITVINENKO MURDER”
By Jonas Bernstein
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “As Bloomberg noted, The Sun reported on July 4 that Alex Allan, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, the U.K. governments top intelligence adviser, had been hospitalized after suddenly falling ill at home. The British newspaper quoted a security expert as saying that the likeliest culprits for Allans suspected poisoning were al-Qaeda or the FSB. (It should be noted that other British media have quoted unnamed British government sources as ruling out foul play as the cause of Allans illness.)
The Telegraph reported on July 6 that the activities of Russian spies in Britain were seriously undermining the fight against terrorism”
“Too much curry in his tandori polonium chicken takeaway?”
Better than the Salmonella Pepper Salsa they’re serving around here these days.
“Mr. Bond? You’re needed.”
Sort of like 007 himself, they’ve never really done better than the original, but this guy...
...is no longer with us.
(He would have been 100 this year, believe it or not.)