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Secrets of the Kingdom - The Inside Story of the Secret Saudi-u.s. Connection

Gerald Posner

In its final report, the 9/11 Commission famously called the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia "a problematic ally in combating Islamic extremism." To Gerald Posner, the bestselling author of Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, this is a gross understatement. In his new book, Secrets of the Kingdom, Posner exposes the undeniable truth about U.S.-Saudi relations-and how the Saudis' influence on American business and politics poses a grave threat to our security. The result of an intensive two-year investigation, Secrets of the Kingdom penetrates the innermost layers of the shielded House of Saud and presents indisputable evidence of complicity and deceit at the highest levels-evidence that the 9/11 Commission, either deliberately or negligently, failed to consider. Using bank records and other previously undisclosed information, Posner unearths many disturbing truths and shattering revelations about the ties that bind the Saudi and U.S. governments, including: * How countless failures in U.S. intelligence and law enforcement gave extraordinary preferential treatment to prominent Saudis living in the United States, including members of the bin Laden family, in the days after 9/11 * A likely close connection between a powerful member of the House of Saud and Abu Zubeydah, the highest-ranking al-Qaeda operative captured so far by the United States * How the Saudi government has turned a blind eye to the role Saudi charities-including many controlled or supported by Kingdom officials- have played in bankrolling al-Qaeda and Islamic terror groups * The never-before-revealed Saudi and U.S. emergency plans in the event of a national crisis in the Kingdom, plans that could affect the security of the United States and the entire Middle East Secrets of the Kingdom is an explosive study that will have a profound impact on both U.S. policy and Americans' perception of their government and its extensive ties to a foreign power. Posner uncovers a disturbing picture of how two nations, despite their differing agendas, ha

In its final report, the 9/11 Commission famously called the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia "a problematic ally in combating Islamic extremism." To Gerald Posner, the bestselling author of Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, this is a gross understatement. In his new book, Secrets of the Kingdom, Posner exposes the undeniable truth about U.S.-Saudi relations-and how the Saudis' influence on American business and politics poses a grave threat to our security. The result of an intensive two-year investigation, Secrets of the Kingdom penetrates the innermost layers of the shielded House of Saud and presents indisputable evidence of complicity and deceit at the highest levels-evidence that the 9/11 Commission, either deliberately or negligently, failed to consider. Using bank records and other previously undisclosed information, Posner unearths many disturbing truths and shattering revelations about the ties that bind the Saudi and U.S. governments, including: * How countless failures in U.S. intelligence and law enforcement gave extraordinary preferential treatment to prominent Saudis living in the United States, including members of the bin Laden family, in the days after 9/11 * A likely close connection between a powerful member of the House of Saud and Abu Zubeydah, the highest-ranking al-Qaeda operative captured so far by the United States * How the Saudi government has turned a blind eye to the role Saudi charities-including many controlled or supported by Kingdom officials- have played in bankrolling al-Qaeda and Islamic terror groups * The never-before-revealed Saudi and U.S. emergency plans in the event of a national crisis in the Kingdom, plans that could affect the security of the United States and the entire Middle East Secrets of the Kingdom is an explosive study that will have a profound impact on both U.S. policy and Americans' perception of their government and its extensive ties to a foreign power. Posner uncovers a disturbing picture of how two nations, despite their differing agendas, ha
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In its final report, the 9/11 Commission famously called the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia "a problematic ally in combating Islamic extremism." To Gerald Posner, the bestselling author of Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, this is a gross understatement. In his new book, Secrets of the Kingdom, Posner exposes the undeniable truth about U.S.-Saudi relations-and how the Saudis' influence on American business and politics poses a grave threat to our security. The result of an intensive two-year investigation, Secrets of the Kingdom penetrates the innermost layers of the shielded House of Saud and presents indisputable evidence of complicity and deceit at the highest levels-evidence that the 9/11 Commission, either deliberately or negligently, failed to consider. Using bank records and other previously undisclosed information, Posner unearths many disturbing truths and shattering revelations about the ties that bind the Saudi and U.S. governments, including: * How countless failures in U.S. intelligence and law enforcement gave extraordinary preferential treatment to prominent Saudis living in the United States, including members of the bin Laden family, in the days after 9/11 * A likely close connection between a powerful member of the House of Saud and Abu Zubeydah, the highest-ranking al-Qaeda operative captured so far by the United States * How the Saudi government has turned a blind eye to the role Saudi charities-including many controlled or supported by Kingdom officials- have played in bankrolling al-Qaeda and Islamic terror groups * The never-before-revealed Saudi and U.S. emergency plans in the event of a national crisis in the Kingdom, plans that could affect the security of the United States and the entire Middle East Secrets of the Kingdom is an explosive study that will have a profound impact on both U.S. policy and Americans' perception of their government and its extensive ties to a foreign power. Posner uncovers a disturbing picture of how two nations, despite their differing agendas, ha

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

9h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:30


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:11


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:13


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:52


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:30


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:07


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:59


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:12


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:08


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:09


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:30


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:48


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:01


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:13


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:55


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:52


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:46


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:53


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:45


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:50