Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude - Chapter 1, We Deliver Anywhere Summary & Analysis

Robert Baer
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Chapter 1, We Deliver Anywhere Summary and Analysis

Baer is in Caesarea, Israel, a beach resort on the Israeli Riviera, in April of 2001. He is there to see a Russian arms dealer that he calls Yuri. His purpose is to propose a legitimate oil contract deal for a friend. Yuri is interested in Iraqi oil through Syria and is willing to pay two dollars a barrel above market. Iraqi oil is being sold on the black market outside of the United Nations imposed sanctions. Syria also profits greatly for the arrangement.

The problem with Iraqi oil from Syria is the transport because of the United Nations sanctions. Yuri makes the deal appealing by offering to supply transporter-erector-launchers and PMU-300 missiles to Syria. Baer, no longer with the CIA, is curious about the offer being made on Israeli soil and wonders what else Yuri...

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