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Baer spent 21 years with the CIA, much of it in the Middle East, so he is an informed guide to this complex subject. His alarming book deserves to be read for raising many important and troubling questions. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
By the end of this book, I must admit I was just aghast at what I was reading.
Baer's most brutal points should make every American shudder: it is America itself that is subsidizing terrorism, as well as the corruption of the Saudi royal family.
Baer goes into great length about how the U.S. Govt (Repub and Dems alike) are in the pocket of the Saudi Royal family.
I appreciate the personal experiences of the author and the insight they give to the internal workings of his former employer, but I would have appreciated the information without... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Katarzyna Tuszynska
Incredible insight not only in the world of oil business but in politics in general. The wolves leading our government know where they are going and why and we the people are... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Miami customer
Baer's background in the CIA provides credibility to his novelist-like writing of this non-fiction account of America's twisted history with the Middle East and Saudi Arabia in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shaman Bob
Interesting book that explains from the author's perspective the relationship between Washington and Saudi Arabia. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. M. El Hoss
If you want to understand the present and see the future, you have to understand the past!
Awesome book that will let you see what is really going on.
Fabulous and frightening. It reveals how incompetent the CIA is and how uninformed our government is. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Phyllis McKee
There are very few people who have the knowledge and insight into the middle east as Mr. Baer. I would love a chance to sit down and pick at his brain. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rich Zimmerman
Baer is one of those kind of guys you wish you had for a neighbor. The US should steal some of his DNA and inject it in newborns. Read morePublished 4 months ago by H. Fleming