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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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Bteray Guards drugged them, raped their wives and children in front of them, and gouged out their eyeballs, all in an effort to get them to talk. The author was a Spy, an Iranian, whose story can easily be a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Kahlili’s book and I think highlights the situation so well with Iran.

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You also may find interesting Mr. Next time you feel like you don’t have all the rights you deserve, read this book. Showing of reviews.

While both khlili non-fiction, Kahlili lived his. The author admits that he did not have the courage to stand up against the regime. I had no idea the people live under such tyranny and were not free. His body was given to his parents and they were told not hold a public funeral for their own son.

Want to Read saving…. He now lives in California. Filled with insights from a man who was not only there, but was a first-hand witness to some of these events by virtue of his membership in the “Revolutionary Guard”. The truth of the matter is that the west and America couldn’t care less about the middle eastern people or other nationalities.

The video and transcript follow a short text summary of his speech at this link. It is sad to see how long tp entire region has been mired in conflicts of every kind. Oct 27, Jill Tabatabaei rated it liked it. Books by Reza Kahlili. As a former intel officer, I particularly appreciated this relatively old – account of an IRGC officer’s passage through the Iranian Revolution, the brutality of the theocratic regime and his realization he must work with CIA to destroy it.


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Unfortunately, the leader of our government was apparently too busy with his perpetual re-election campaign to give any help to them. His political and personal freedoms flourished while he studied computer science at the University of Southern California in the s.

Feb 23, Patrick Belair rated it really liked it Shelves: He works for the Goverment and one of his friends is murdered and he makes a fateful choice to spy for the U.

They were released later after the war was over. The way I see it as an outsider is that his country has been stolen. The revelations in the kahlill are interesting and serve as a remainder of the brutal human rights violations committed by the Islamic Regime against the Iranian people.

In that time, it had ensnared my country and my people in kahlilli brutal grip. When the Moon Is Low. Sprules, Council on Foreign Relations Lib. However, while most of kahlkli CIA officers the author was exposed to seemed to be confidence-inspiring, my experience was more akin to his with Andrew, albeit less intelligent versions of Andrew. Considered weak by his own family for remaining part of the “new” order to be close to valuable sources of intelligence the author showed remarkable bravery in “spying” in the most difficult conditions.

The narrator used a heavy accent to impersonate the character and seemed to be a Persian speaker as well. I would return a jasoos, a spy betraying my country.

They’re determined to bring about a nuclear holocaust to hasten the “End reaa Days”, writes Mr. I was too knew of a writer to do so. I was terrified at the thought of where my return to Iran would lead me. For the audiobook, the narration was fine.


She was a courageous woman and her eye-witness accounts of how demonstrations and riots broke out did much to help betrya see through itme I was watching on the evening news.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym, used for obvious protective reasons, by the prior, undercover CIA agent who was a citizen and worked in Iran as a membe “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons.

Dec 16, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. I will read this book again. Kahlili has successfully interwoven his personal, childhood experiences in Iran into the story of how a tyrannical regime completely distorted a seemingly promising revolution that he himself believed in deeply.

At the same time, he was a paid agent of the CIA, Excellent story of a man who lived a double-life, and the stress that doing so placed on him and his family. Luckily, the author, who works for the same establishment, walks out of this unscathed, although the car stopped and the motorcycle-riding assassins could have just walked to him and shot him there.

In fact the journalist who was freed writes about them also in her book. Racism has been the base of the western politics ever since. It was very eye opening and I haven’t been able tume stop thinking about vetray. Published April 6th by Threshold Editions first published My eyes brimmed with tears.