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By Simon Mann

For the 1st time seeing that he was published from 5 years' incarceration in a few of Africa's hardest prisons, making around the world headlines, Simon Mann breaks his silence to tell everything
Simon Mann's awesome firsthand account of his existence reads like a thriller, taking readers into the area of mercenaries and spooks, of murky overseas politics, enormous oil and large greenbacks, motion, risk, love, melancholy, and betrayal. On March 7, 2004, former SAS soldier and mercenary Simon Mann ready to take off from Harare overseas Airport. His vacation spot was once Equatorial Guinea; his used to be purpose to take away the most brutal dictators in Africa in a privately prepared coup d'etat. The plot had the tacit approval of Western intelligence businesses and Mann had deliberate, overseen, and gained wars in Angola and Sierra Leone. So why did it cross so unsuitable? the following he finds the complete involvement of Mark Thatcher within the coup d'etat, the endorsement of a former best minister, and the monetary involvement of two the world over well-known contributors of the home of Lords. He additionally discusses how the British govt approached him in the months previous the Iraq conflict, to indicate ways that a justified invasion of Iraq might be engineered. He additionally discusses the soreness of telling his spouse Amanda, who gave beginning to their fourth baby whereas he used to be incarcerated, that he believed he might by no means be freed.

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Lyle’s looking at the rocket while Charles looks at me, his face a mirror of mine. ’ It’s an order. I glance around the meanly lit hangar. A circle of ten men stand silent in a ring around the trailer. Black overalls, HK MP5s slung across their chests. Relaxed, alert, poised. I know the look of these men. I’ve been one. They are pros, even if we are in the heart of black Africa. God knows … but where had they come from? Three or four others huddle around Brodie. Their bulky awkwardness and cheap leather jackets give their game away: ‘secret police’.

Moto’s mission is to take democracy and the rule of law into EG. To spend their petrodollars on clean water, education programmes, blitzing malaria – the good stuff. Our plan – our hope – is for a bloodless coup. Just in case it isn’t, we’ll be bombed up with enough guns and ammo to win a war. It is 2004 and regime change is in vogue. The US and UK governments have just unseated another despot: Saddam Hussein in Iraq. We too are doing the right thing. But, as I feign sleep in the Hawker, it’s as I say.

The President, it turns out, had taken a shine to Wayne when they had met on holiday. My seven-day trip to Libreville is as much a waste of time as I had feared. A pain in the arse. The city is a dump, a slum, despite years of oil boom. The palace of Monsieur Le President Bongo, on the other hand, is a thing of beauty. When I meet Bongo, I feel like laughing and not because of his name or because he is such a short arse (even in high Cuban heels). What is revoltingly hilarious is that nothing matters to Bongo except the flat dollar-a-barrel tariff deals that he has with Big Oil.

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