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Reza Kahlili grew up in Tehran surrounded by his close-knit family and the revelations inside A Time to Betray could not be more powerful or. A TIME TO BETRAY The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran By Reza Kahlili Threshold. pp. A Time to Betray by Reza Kahlili – An exhilarating true story that reads like a spy thriller about a former CIA operative recruited out of Iran, while he served.

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The Guards Corp, Mr. He always hoped his actions might help return Iran to its prior glory, where people could live in happiness and peace.

It may be betraj the sequences did not happen as portrayed, but that they worked better they way they were presented, for a book. First, he says he’s chosen to spy for the CIA so that America would save his country from its regime, something some would believe; but when he’s offered a salary, instead of rejecting it defiantly and with hurt dignity, he just accepts. True spycraft is the ultimate confidence game.

I saw that it was a danger to the stability of the whole region, and that if it succeeded in its efforts, millions of Iranians brtray others could be slaughtered. But I was not just any Iranian. Being an Iranian myself and having lived in Iran as a child and adult I can tell you that one indeed can not find many people who have not in one way or another felt the sting of this nightmare. But to be honest, he did say that money was not his motivation when he was offered the first bonus payment, that’s before accepting it on the CIA agent’s encouraging words, “Take it, it’s yours, you deserve it.

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This is one of my ‘One night stands’ like this book kept me awake all the night to the next day! He bent over, concentrating intently as a roll of paper extruded from the machine, his pen ready to make notations. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The secrets revealed tiem the book, the intrigue, the mixed feelings Kahlili has working as a spy, keeping his actions secret from everyone he knows and loves, makes the reader feel like a fly on the wall — seeing, hearing, feeling and smelling what Kahlili experiences The Power of Habit.


Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. And God would not send half of me to hell. What an eye opener Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice.

He provided a wealth of information on a silver platter to the CIA in spite behray the horrendous risks he faced minute to minute as well as his family. It is also interesting to see how our government deals with informants. I enjoyed the first few chapters, which discussed what life was like during the reign of the Shah, the rise in popularity of the Ayatollah Khomeini, and how daily life changed after he took over the country. Thank you for sharing your story, Reza, and for opening my eyes to the harsh realities of the world beyond my borders.

And they were likely to be especially wary of me when I got back.

Mr Kahlili gives the reader his back ground growing up in Iran during the time of the Shah. If you get a chance kwhlili it up I think you will enjoy. The United States government will deny any relationship to you. Kahlili documents, have turned the whole of Iran into one huge, gangrenous “gulag”.

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Just too many holes for me to continue. I think I thought Iranians liked Sharia and they stayed because they wanted to. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. And the Mountains Echoed. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

I think some of it is driven oahlili his desire to protect the people who are still in Iran as well as his handlers in the CIA. I was too knew of a writer to do so. I just wonder, given the nature of the subject matter, how much is being witheld.


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As I read it, I wondered how many hundreds — if not thousands — of foreign agents our government has been able to recruit because the assets really believed in the American ideals of truth, liberty, and justice for all.

Reza Kahlili grew up in Tehran surrounded by his close-knit family and friends. Don’t have a Kindle? It is incredible to read so vividly and modestly how one person can influence and contribute to changes that affect the whole world – thanks to the courage to do the right thing despite the danger. The government gave him absolutely nothing in compensation.

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My own aunt’s house rdza hit by an Iraqi missile. English Choose a language for shopping. When Breath Becomes Air. My own high school friend was executed at the age of 15 by the regime. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The author spoke quite kahlkli bit about his inner turmoil of leading a double life and having to lie to his family and betray his friends.

This is confirmed by terrorism and homeland security experts around the world. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this part of the world. Creating real emotions from a story is a sign of quality. This exhilarating, award-winning memoir of a secret double life reveals the heart-wrenching story of a man who spied for the American government in the ranks of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, risking everything by betraying his homeland in order to save it.

Sadly, while people continue to need oil as they do oxygen, it will not be won back any time soon. Now want to devour everything I can on the Middle East. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.