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Jennifer

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  • Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Its Soul for Saudi Crude

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Robert O'Keefe
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (15)

    Robert Baer reveals how our government's relationship with Saudi Arabia and America's dependence on Saudi oil make us vulnerable to economic disaster and put us at risk for further acts of terrorism. Our addiction to cheap oil and Saudi petrodollars caused us to turn a blind eye to the Al Sa'ud's culture of bribery, and its financial support of fundamentalist Islamic groups that have been directly linked to international acts of terror, including those against the United States.

    Kevin Christy says: "Ouch. The truth hurts."
    "oh, what a tangled web we weave..."
    Overall

    This is a historical context style audiobook on current affairs like no other. Writen by an ex-CIA agent, the perspective is unique and provocative. I found myself reading the world press with new eyes. Baer convincingly illustrates how inextricatively tied we are to the corrupt House of Sa'aud. He shows how fragile their hold on power in the kingdom really is, and as a result why they support the Muslim extremists so lavishly. Baer also hypothosizes a bit on what our future may hold if the kingdom should collapse. The audiobook is read by the author whose style is that of an information gatherer, not an actor, which adds to the tone of the work.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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