- http://www.arabnews.com/news/458342
 - http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/news/2015/01/saudi-arabi...
 - http://www.amazon.com/Sleeping-Devil-Washington-Saudi-Crude/...
 - (heartily recommended, although because most of these things are classified, truly it is his word. In his other book about Iran, his conclusion was to bring Iran to the playing table and recognize them as a regional and world power, so it doesn't seem to follow a strictly American narrative, and in my opinion, gives him a bit of credence. Others may beg to differ, I'm not sure.)
 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Saud
I grew up in Saudi, and got my undergraduate degree in intelligence studies. From my perspective, Baer was quite in touch with modern politics. A bit bombastic, but always a seemingly strong understanding of the political landscape.
[NB: From what I can tell the author, Bob Baer, is fairly credible - he is a former CIA field officer with a lot of experience in the Middle East.]
Dunno if I'd go as far as saying they were still pals in the last decade but I would warn you that jingoistic fervor is a terrible reason to suspend critical thought or curiosity. Boogeymen are enormously useful tools to those who have power. Skepticism is as valuable to apply to one's government as to conspiracy theorists. It's never "the time" to turn off your brain.
This is the same organism, mind you, that once called Iraq an imminent threat. Keep your salt handy.
Here's a great book by a former CIA field agent that explains just how complicated the reality of our middle east relations can get:
Get through that book and even the most outlandish claims about our foreign policy or intelligence services will seem worth considering.
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