Kemp’s distinguished resume also includes membership on the exclusive COBRA council, a crisis response committee whose members are intelligence, secret service, police, and army officials charged with advising the government in times of emergency.
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In general, he added, democracy and its laws make it very difficult to fight terror. « In Britain, for example, we know of figures involved in terror but we can’t do anything against them because of human rights laws, » Kemp says.
« For example, there is an Egyptian imam we know is involved in terror, but you can’t deport him because he will be executed there. Guantanamo is a similar story. The world condemns it but what can you do with terror suspects? You can’t treat them like prisoners of war
« The war is with organizations such as the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hamas in Gaza, who not only do not respect international law in the battlefield but also use it for evil. Laws need to be adapted to reality. Unfortunately the public is of the opposite opinion because of short memory spans, but people will change their minds again after the next attack. »
When asked how he would compare Western countries’ operations in Afghanistan and Iraq to the IDF’s operations in the Palestinian territories, Kemp answered, « First of all, I have never been to Gaza. My assessment is based on what I read and see in the publications on both sides and the global press, and of course 30 years of participation in the war on terror. »
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