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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This book was THAT good: I will read this book again. The book lit a fire within me a times. They go so far as to rape virgins before executing them so that they “don’t go to heaven”. The author mentions several of such horrific and bloody beliefs like raping female prisoners before executing them to prevent them from going to heaven but it should be understood that this is not Islam.

This did little to calm me. It also resonates with the current times. The agent must mahlili noticed this, because he smiled and told me to relax. Some were crucial to the story and others could have been left out.

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While he keeps saying that this is not true Islam, he means only fanaticism, which is wrong in all religions. He did his best by exposing the guards without getting killed, and he needs to get credit for that.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I didn’t understand there was great significance to his childhood stories until I got farther in the book. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Iran’s rulers interpreted their religion as per their convenience. Of all the books I have read, this is very high on the list of must reads! There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Set up a giveaway. Kahlili knew this before he became an agent for the US in the hopes of saving the Iran that once was.


I also understand a little more history on the difference to an Arab vs a Persian. He now lives in California.

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Now want to devour everything I can on the Middle East. The agent asked me to sit down and roll up my sleeves.

Open Preview See a Problem? His political and personal freedoms flourished while he studied computer science at the Timw of Southern California in the s.

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Recognizing and Answering God’s Call to Service. I can see why if you are Persian, why you don’t want to be lumped in with these Arab fanaticals and extremists that run the government. The author considers himself a traitor, but he was only a traitor to the ruling religious fanatics who continue to control the country.

He works for the Goverment and one of his friends is murdered and he makes a fateful choice to spy for the U.

While he was torn, he chose to follow his heart in the hopes that his beautiful country could one day be what it used to be. Iran is the largest country in the world dominated by Shi’ites Both Iran’s spiritual and political leaders,according to Mr.

An education in what khlili been wrong in Iran since teza Revolution, how so many of its citizens have suffered and died, and how the world should justify its inaction in the face of such brutality.

Mar 29, Chris rated it it was ok. I just wonder, given the nature ro the subject matter, how much is being witheld. The next years are filled with info passed on to CIA and his thoughts of btray his country, and the truth as to what was actually happening. With my CIA contact. The Ayatollahs’ Revolutionary Guards, plus their agents and spies, operate worldwide according to Mr. The Khamenei regime will get its nukes – and then the real fun will begin!


Must redeem within 90 days. How would I hold up to their scrutiny? His body was given to his parents and they were told not hold a public funeral for their own son.

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It timd a human story, a chronicle of family and friendships torn apart by a terror-mongering regime, and how the adult choices of three childhood mates during the Islamic Republic yielded divisive and tragic fates.

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English Choose a language for shopping. In the Iranian President’s hate- and lie-filled rant to the U. My heart goes out to all who suffer. As an Iranian-American who was born after bertay revolution but has had chances to visit Iran several times for significant periods of time, I find Mr. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.