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'Mercenary leader' pleads guilty (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 10:25 AM
An alleged 'leader' of a small militia of 70 men has pleaded guilty on plottin to overthrow the goverment in Equatorial Guinea. The former SAS captian, Simon Mann, admitted to the court he tried to procure weapons.
Former British SAS captain Simon Mann admitted trying to procure dangerous weapons - a charge which carries a possible 10-year jail sentence.

The men's plane was impounded in March, when they picked up weapons bought from the Zimbabwe state arms supplier.

All but three pleaded guilty to lesser charges on Tuesday.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

How come a British man wants to overthrow the goverment of E.Guinea? I really dont understand that at all.

If the man was from EG then yes, by all means he could try if he wanted too, he wouldnt have been the first. But he is a british citizen and a former SAS captian...where did he think he was gonna get with it...and what was his goals?

Now if his story hold that he was going to secure the Mines in the DR of Congo then i am sure there is a legitamit way of procuring weapons in that region?

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posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 12:09 PM
Hi Gryff

I don't get it (yet), but this may be of interest
March 11, 2004
How SA stopped a coup

The men were remnants of South Africa's defunct mercenary company Executive Outcomes.

They were planning to join another former Executives Outcomes operative in Equatorial Guinea in an elaborate plot to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, which was supposed to have taken place next week.

The coup plot has been denied by the British-based company Logo Logistics, which employs the suspected mercenaries. The company claims they were going to provide security for mining operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

But the governments of Equatorial Guinea, South Africa and Zimbabwe have all confirmed the plot.


posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 01:39 PM
Has anyone seen The Wild Geese?

Apparently these guys have.

British secret service personal: '. . . In the event you are caught, remember - we do not know you!'

Yet again, more dodgy dealings in other peoples' countries.

[edit on 29-7-2004 by shanti23]

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