AirTalk for July 28, 2010

A Time To Betray

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Threshold Editions

Reza Kahlili discusses his experiences in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in his new book A Time to Betray.

It was a deep love for his homeland and its people that led Iranian Reza Kahlili to betray it and become a double agent for the CIA. After attending college at USC, Kahlili returned to Iran where the 1979 revolution had brought the Ayatollah Khomeini to power. Unable to reconcile himself with the strict religious fundamentalism of the new regime, he joined the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and supplied the CIA with vital intelligence on the Iran-Iraq war, the Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, Pan Am Flight 103 and the Iran-Contra affair. His new book, A Time To Betray, is the story of a man willing to risk his life to liberate his homeland.

Guest:

Reza Kahlili, author of A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran (Threshold Editions).


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