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Obama's Intelligence Services "of Change" = Just another Blair.
Obama who we note is not upsetting the inter-regnum by being presidential change boy when it comes to Gaza, has today named his future head of the CIA. That chap will get articles in the commercial press tomorrow and be assured a really high tech version of google earth after january 20th. But this article being of a tongue in cheek variety wishes to bring readers attention to Obama's appointee to be the director of national intelligence, a post created by Bush for Negreponte after Iraq which in theory allows one bloke or name to oversee the 16 US secret services.
Only one name could do that. yep it's another Blair.
trying to be creepy
You might have missed that so here it is again in bold type : Blair as in B - L - A - I - R
This one is called Dennis according to RTE and is a retired admiral of the US Navy and a former commander of US forces in the Pacific from 1999 to 2002 when (the stuff RTE doesn't tell you) the US Navy got up the Russian and Chinese noses by overflying & stuff.
It is customary at these times to ask about Blairs in general : how many of them are there? what do they stand for? do they share any particular genetic defects? why have so many of them achieved such high office? do they carry reptile blood? & so on so forth.
To deal with the penultimate of those questions let us remind ourselves of the high hitting Blairs of the past.
1 - Eric Blair a.k.a. George Orwell who thought up Big Brother in the pre-colour telly days.
2 - Mr Blair who Blair house where all the guests to the White House in Washington stay was named after.
3 - Tony Blair the sociopathic man who transformed the Labour party from a movement to a sociopathic party & did for Catholic conversion what Jules Verne couldn't manage for the fathom. He also gave the name to his five lovely kiddies and his charming wifey.
4 - Sir Ian Blair - the Etonian educated former top London cop who as prime Plod told us Juan De Menezes was wearing a puffa jacket and asking to be shot in the head an indeterminate number of times. Of course the Etonian educated current mayor of London did for him, lest we forget the ex mayor London Ken the Red did not.
5 - Bill Blair the top cop of Toronto in Canada who never mentions if people are wearing puffa jackets coz generally they are, Canada being so cold - but nobody uses their guns.
6 - Bonnie Blair the Olympic Gold speed skating medalist.
7 - Hugh E Blair the linguist who invented the synthetic "interlingua" which though not as trendy as esperanto is mutually intelligible to all users of Romance langauges such as French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, Romanian and Catalan.
6 & now.......... the theoretically highest official intelligence officer outside of the minute taker at priory of Sion tupperware parties - Dennis Blair or so as not to confuse him with Dennis Blair the baseball player or Dennis Blair the commedian - Dennis C. Blair. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_C._Blair
q: how many of them are there?
a. it is estimated that there are close to half a million people with the Blair surname throughout the English speaking world. That's a ratio of about one Blair for every three score and field's full Byrne or an isle of Wight of Smiths or about one squillion Husseins.
q: Where does this genepool come from?
a: Easy - we did it in Ireland with a little help from the Scottish. Of the 430 distinct Blair family lines who have assisted a Blair DNA geneological project, "approximately 9% of traced their ancestors back to Scotland. Almost 20% have traced them back to Ireland. Approximately 2% of the ancestors came from Canada and England & the others couldn't trace their family tree anywhere outside of the USA because perhaps they were descended from slaves, illegitimate mammies or careless people who didn't keep accurate birth records.
( if you are a Blair you might like to partake in this DNA research but be warned there is not only a disclaimer of what they might do to your Y-DNA strands but a note of caution - "There is always a possibility that you could get disappointing test results. Samples that vary by three or more markers from the main group may do so for a number of reasons. One possibility is that they represent distinct lines either older or younger than the currently observed most frequent line. Another is that there has been a “non-paternal event” at an unknown past time" )
it's all in the name you know.
he's sending the right messages!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Barrack Hussein all for Change Obama.
coz lest you forget Tony Blair "the Blair" is the international envoy of peace & goodwill to the troubled holy lands.