Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude - Chapter 2, Circling the Drain Summary & Analysis

Robert Baer
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Chapter 2, Circling the Drain Summary and Analysis

Baer never calls Yuri's Moscow contact, but he strongly suspects they could and have delivered within Saudi Arabia. He knows that Victor Bout has supplied bin Laden and others through Dubai. His company Air Cess is partly owned by the Russian external intelligence service.

Baer knows that smuggling into Saudi Arabia is easy because of its open borders. Until September 11, 2001 and the attack on the World Trade Center, Baer didn't think that any of the Saudis would be willing to die for their beliefs.

After the bombing of the United States barracks at Khobar, Saudi Interior Minister Na'if refuses to meet with FBI Director Louis Freeh. The Saudi government is not very cooperative with the United States after 9/11 either. American begins to realize that Saudi Arabia is not the friend they were told they were...

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