A Time to Betray

A Time to Betray

The Astonishing Double Life of A CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran

Book - 2010
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This true spy thriller reveals the inner workings of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, as witnessed by an Iranian man inside their ranks who spied for the American government. It is a human story, a chronicle of family and friendships torn apart by a terror-mongering regime, and how the adult choices of three childhood mates during the Islamic Republic yielded divisive and tragic fates. And it is the courageous account of one man's decades-long commitment to lead a double life informing on the beloved country of his birth, a place that once offered the promise of freedom and enlightenment--but is instead ruled by murderous violence and spirit-crushing oppression.
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions, 2010
Edition: 1st Threshold Editions hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439189030
143918903X
Branch Call Number: 327.1273 KAH NVD
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 25 cm

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jadesparkle
Nov 17, 2016

Being an insider I find this book exceptionally accurate. I was there and knew the events on personal basis. This amazing book narrate how the system brainwash the new generation. Basically majority of the Iranians are very stubborn and during Shah's time they were thinking that having oil is a blessing and Iran could be a Police-State in the Gulf. Oil brought prosperity and trouble too. For all this I blame the stupidity of President Jimmy Carter who did not realize that in fact Shah was helping USA and his removal could seriously damage the stability of the region. The main culprit in the region is Saudi Wahabis extremism who were behind 911 otherwise many Sunnis are peacefully living in Iran. Instead of Shah the USA should have eliminated Saudi Kingdom. The book also reflects that for the last four decades Iranian government is not giving a shit to the USA and do not even care to resume any diplomatic relation. If USA Embassies allow student visa to Iranians one can see how many Iranians want to visit "Great Satan" USA. Leaving behind the CIA involvements which I disagree, I totally enjoy the 340 pages of the book.

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chsanders
Jun 11, 2012

Amazing book. A revelation! An inside look into what really goes on inside Iran's Revolutionary Guards organisation! Very well written, too. Highly recommend for those interested in history unfolding in current events.

cyrusshares Dec 19, 2011

A must read book, also follow him on twitter www.twitter.com/Reza_Kahlili or visit his website www.atimetobetray.com
Follow him for latest updates and credible news on Iran and Islamic terror, he publishes articles daily and posts his interviews with TV and radio stations on the website.
He is a brave hero

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