Keenie Meenie

Keenie Meenie : The British Mercenaries Who Got Away with War Crimes

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Keenie Meenie Services - the most powerful mercenary company you've never heard of - was involved in war crimes around the world from Sri Lanka to Nicaragua for which its shadowy directors have never been held accountable.

Like its mysterious name, Keenie Meenie Services escaped definition and to this day has evaded sanctions. Now explosive new evidence - only recently declassified - exposes the extent of these war crimes, and the British government's tacit support for the company's operations. Including testimonies from SAS veterans, spy chiefs and diplomats, we hear from key figures battle-hardened by the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the Iranian Embassy siege. Investigative journalist Phil Miller asks, who were these mercenaries: heroes, terrorists, freedom fighters or war criminals?

This book presents the first ever comprehensive case against Keenie Meenie Services, providing long overdue evidence on the crimes of the people who make a killing from killing.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.35mm | 489.88g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 2 Maps; 33 Plates, black and white
  • 0745340784
  • 9780745340784

Table of contents

Prologue: Piramanthanaru Massacre

Introduction: Return of the Privateers

1. White Sultan of Oman

2. Bodyguards and Business Building

3. Teenage Rebellions

4. The Upside Down Jeep

5. Oliver North's British Mercenary

6. The Exploding Hospital

7. Mercenaries and Mujahideen

8. The English Pilot

9. Grenades in Wine Glasses

10. Bugger off my Land!

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Review quote

'An excellent book' - Military History Matters 'The pace and narrative are Le Carre-esque, but made even more compelling by the fact that the events are true' - Joe Glenton, ForcesWatch 'Lifts the lid on KMS's activities and the men behind it' - Daily Mail 'Very, very explosive' - Qasa Alom, BBC Asian Network 'The UK's most important investigative journalist' - Mark Curtis, author of Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam 'Remarkable' - Paul Rogers, Open Democracy
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About Phil Miller

Phil Miller is an investigative journalist and producer. His reporting on British special forces has triggered two government probes. He has worked for Corporate Watch and Reprieve, and written freelance pieces for many publications including Private Eye, Vice, Guardian and The Times. He is currently a staff reporter for Declassified UK, an investigations unit focusing on British foreign policy.
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