President-elect Obama Do not appoint former Adm. Dennis Blair as Director of National Intelligence sign now

President-elect Obama -

We urge you not to appoint Adm. Dennis Blair as Director of National Intelligence. During his years as Pacific Commander, Blair actively worked to reinstate military assistance and deepen ties to Indonesia's military, despite its ongoing human rights violations in East Timor and its consistent record of impunity. In 1999, he undermined the U.S. efforts to support human rights and self-determination in the Indonesian-occupied territory and opposed congressional efforts to limit assistance.

In April 1999, just days after Indonesian security forces and their militias carried out a brutal, churchyard massacre, Adm. Blair delivered a message of 'business-as-usual' to Indonesian General Wiranto, then Commander of the Indonesian armed forces. Following East Timor's pro-independence vote, Blair sought the quickest possible restoration of military assistance, despite Indonesia's highly destructive exit and the failure, which continues to this day, to prosecute the senior officials who oversaw the violence.

This lack of concern for human rights shows that he is unlikely to be a champion of reform. I don't believe that this is the kind of change people are expecting.

[additional information about Adm. Blair's action concerning East Timor and Indonesia can be found at]

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  • 13 February 20161000. James D
    City, State, Country Rochester Hills, Michigan Blair has stood for the supression of human rights in SE Asia. I doubt that his perspectives will help the US achieve greater respect among nations.
  • 11 February 2016999. Colin F
    I support this petition
  • 09 February 2016998. Steve B
    City, State, Country Mount Horeb, WI 53572 - U. S. A. I'm for promoting human rights. Obama's choice must be fully scrutinized.
  • 05 February 2016997. Millie P
    I support this petition
  • 16 January 2016996. Danielle O
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016995. Tina S
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 2016994. Hugh M
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016993. Barry F
    City, State, Country Los Angeles, California This man is a shocking choice and must not serve as head of DNI
  • 22 December 2015992. Seth Farberp
    City, State, Country New York, NY 10024 President Obama, your appointments to date have not reflected a desire" to end the mindset that leads to war." Please show some regard for those of us who chose and supported you during the primary because you see
  • 04 December 2015991. Margherita T
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015990. Peter Potter
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015989. Emily S
    Dear President-elect Obama, I voted for you. Please, do not appoint Blair to look after my safety when he willingly disregarded the safety of the citizens in East Timor. As a politician, Blair is of poor moral character and I don't want to be represented
  • 17 November 2015988. Joseph Hchaplinj
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015987. Susan G
    City, State, Country Atlanta, GA USA I support Barack, but I do not support Blair's appointment.
  • 14 November 2015986. Dennis D
    City, State, Country Nederland, CO., USA I have seen video footage of the brutal 1999 churchyard massacre in EastTimor by the Indonesian military and their malitias. I know the stories of the brutal rapes, assasinations, and murders by these people under
  • 01 November 2015985. Chris F
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2015984. Sara K
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 2015983. Wendy A
    City, State, Country Tucson AZ USA THINK AGAIN
  • 17 October 2015982. Dan Cw
    City, State, Country Boulder, CO a bad choice for Pres. elect Obama
  • 16 October 2015981. Ann W
    I support this petition
  • 10 October 2015980. Francisco G
    City, State, Country Temple City, CA, USA I think that Blair should be prosecuted, not promoted as this appointment would do. Please break away from past patterns which have disgraced our country in the eyes of the entire world,.
  • 03 October 2015979. Steve M
    I support this petition
  • 17 September 2015978. Mary H
    I support this petition
  • 09 September 2015977. John F
    City, State, Country Timika, Papua, Indonesia President-E;lect Obama, Please do not appoint Dannis Blair Director of US National Inteligence because of his past negligence of the hman rights concerns in East Timor
  • 02 September 2015976. John G
    I support this petition
  • 31 August 2015975. Paul L
    City, State, Country Bristol, United Kingdom В
  • 22 August 2015974. Joseph O
    I support this petition

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