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Sleeping with the Devil - How Washington Sold Our Soul For Saudi Crude

Robert Baer

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"Saudi Arabia is more and more an irrational state-a place that spawns global terrorism even as it succumbs to an ancient and deeply seated isolationism, a kingdom led by a royal family that can't get out of the way of its own greed. Is this the fulcrum we want the global economy to balance on?" In his explosive New York Times bestseller, See No Evil, former CIA operative Robert Baer exposed how Washington politics drastically compromised the CIA's efforts to fight global terrorism. Now in his powerful new book, Sleeping with the Devil, Baer turns his attention to Saudi Arabia, revealing how our government's cynical relationship with our Middle Eastern ally and America' s dependence on Saudi oil make us increasingly vulnerable to economic disaster and put us at risk for further acts of terrorism. For decades, the United States and Saudi Arabia have been locked in a "harmony of interests." America counted on the Saudis for cheap oil, political stability in the Middle East, and lucrative business relationships for the United States, while providing a voracious market for the kingdom' s vast oil reserves. With money and oil flowing freely between Washington and Riyadh, the United States has felt secure in its relationship with the Saudis and the ruling Al Sa'ud family. But the rot at the core of our "friendship" with the Saudis was dramatically revealed when it became apparent that fifteen of the nineteen September 11 hijackers proved to be Saudi citizens. In Sleeping with the Devil, Baer documents with chilling clarity how our addiction to cheap oil and Saudi petrodollars caused us to turn a blind eye to the Al Sa'ud's culture of bribery, its abysmal human rights record, and its financial support of fundamentalist Islamic groups that have been directly linked to international acts of terror, including those against the United States. Drawing on his experience as a field operative who was on the ground in the Middle East for much of his twenty years with the agency, as well as the large network of sources he has

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

7h 54m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:36


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:04


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:59


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:48


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:21


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:17


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:57


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:26


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:44


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:00


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:08


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:07


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:25


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:51


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:15


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:14


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:17


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:39


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:55


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:42


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:33


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:24


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:02


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:16


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:23


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:00


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:38


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:34


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:14


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:43


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:59


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:24


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:48


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:02


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:57


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:04


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:40


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:54


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:50


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:16


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:03


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:19


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:06


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:46


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:36


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

02:39


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:25


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:00


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:25


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:40


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:33


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:02


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:26


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:22


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:56


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:02


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:05


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:23


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:09


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:03


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:20


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:11


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:28


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:59


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:02


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

01:14


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

00:47