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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Yime About A Time to Betray What I I don’t love being told is that a fiction is a true story. What an insightful and really sad tale of Iran from the almost “carefree” days under the Shah to the lies and deceit of Ayatollah Khomeini While both are non-fiction, Kahlili lived his.

No entity can be further away from ideas expressed in Cyrus cylinder than Khomeini’s reactionary thesis on religion and politics. Write a customer review. One person found this helpful. In that time, it had ensnared my beray and my people in its brutal grip. The book lit a fire within me a times.

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Recognizing and Answering God’s Call to Service. Now that Agent Clark knew I understood that I was ultimately on my own, he moved forward. But we, the good readers, wouldn’t do so, would we? The review must be at least 50 characters long. Their few remaining moments of life had been filled with a level of abuse few can imagine.


Government would quickly have tipped the scales in favor of those seeking freedom.

True spycraft is the ultimate confidence game. Kahlili’s book to be both breathtaking and a testament to the horrors and pain bertay upon the Iranian people to people like my grandfather to my little cousin. The government gave him absolutely nothing in compensation. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The west only uses human rights as a ruse to dictate kahlilli own policies on the east.

A small amount of help from the U. The Girl with Seven Names: I had left home a respected member of the exclusive Revolutionary Guards. He hooked the wires from the machine to my arms, wrist, fingers, and chest.

The Billion Dollar Spy: His fight was and is to create a free Iran, for his people betrzy by his people.

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This book is a good read! Another family member was shot dead at one of the early demonstrations against regime’s brutality.

April 6, Sold by: First, he says he’s chosen to spy for the CIA so that America would save his country from its regime, something some would believe; but when he’s offered a salary, instead of rejecting Aside from the fact that it bftray hard to believe a spy – a professional liar since we simply signed an unspoken pact of trust with him the moment we purchased the bookthe author’s motivation for spying, and other actions were simply ridiculous and he volunteers to highlight such ridicule by grave contradictions.

Having worked for the CIA kshlili, although at a later period in time, I recognize some of the same feelings of disillusionment that Mr.

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His body was given to his parents and they were told not hold a public funeral for their own son.

I knew that my grandmother, who taught me to be a devoted Muslim and to be honest and trustworthy, would be ashamed of me. It is a document of human testimony composed of several circles that harmonize together.

I found myself better understanding Iran, the Persian Empire and subsequently the people there Kahlilli be humbled beyond belief. He works for the Goverment and one of his friends is mur This was another one of my thrift store finds,The title being enough to reel me in plus the price was right ,I was pleasantly surprised on what a good read this was.

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And Israel will react, forcefully, when that line is crossed regardless of what President Obama, the radical Jihadist rezza, may whine. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. I was terrified at the thought of where my return to Iran would lead me. For readers who enjoy that kind of information, “A Time to Betray” is a ‘can’t miss.