Simon Mann's days of trying to overthrow African dictators are behind him. But, he tells Kim Sengupta, there are still scores to settle
Mann has written an account, called Cry Havoc, of the Equatorial Guinea mission as well as his experience on other frontlines. Talks are being held, he says, for the book to be turned into a Hollywood film.
One enterprise he was involved in illustrated the links between espionage, mercenaries and governments. He became involved in planning clandestine operations to provoke a reaction from Saddam Hussein's regime and justify the invasion of Iraq. A plan was sent to Downing Street and, according to Mann, was seen by Tony Blair and his chief of staff, Jonathan Powell. "They like certain elements, they don't like some others ... It is clear they are going in," he noted at the time.Full Article : independent.co.uk