Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude - Chapter 8, Guess Who Came to Dinner Summary & Analysis

Robert Baer
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Chapter 8, Guess Who Came to Dinner Summary and Analysis

Baer is in Khartoum, Sudan in January of 1985. Several years earlier in Washington, when he was studying Arabic, a young Islamic lawyer named Khalid tutored him. When Baer arrives in Khartoum, he finds that Khalid is a judge. He talks to him and suspects that Khalid is a Muslim Brother, but Khalid denies it.

Soon Khalid is arrested with the Brothers leadership. He is held until April 1985 when Turabi comes to power.

In 1985, Baer is assigned to the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center. He finds that there is very little information on Sunni fundamentalists. He feels that the CIA is wrong to ignore them.

Baer stationed in Beirut. He learns about Islam from Zuhagr Shawish, who he thinks is a Muslim Brother. Baer meets with him on and off for a year.

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