| Peter Clarke |
(policeman, “terror expert”)
|Born||Peter John Michael Clarke|
27 July 1955
|Interests||war on terror|
Between January 2000 and December 2007, Peter Clarke was the BBC's second most cited terror "expert"
Peter John Michael Clarke is a retired senior police officer with London's Metropolitan Police most notably having served as a Deputy Assistant Commissioner with the Specialist Operations directorate, commanding the Counter Terrorism Command.
The UK Telegraph reported just 6 days after the 7-7 bombings that the head of the Counter Terrorism Command at Scotland Yard "spent the weekend before the London bombings of July 7 2005 with my colleagues in the anti-terorism[sic] branch, working through our response to the most difficult scenario we could think of. The one we came up with was multiple simultaneous attacks on the Tube. Four days later, our musings became a dreadful reality."
Between January 2000 and December 2007, Peter Clarke was the BBC's second most cited terror "expert", with 66 appearances.
In retirement, Clarke has been a vocal supporter of the "war on terror", arguing that tougher legislation is needed, including extended detention without charge for terrorist suspects.
- ↑ https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/jul/29/july7.duncancampbell
- ↑ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11719684/77-anniversary-Why-we-can-never-stop-tackling-extremism.html
- ↑ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3535668/Britain-unprepared-for-Mumbai-style-attack-former-head-of-SAS-says.html