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September 06, 2002

Article: Analyst who criticized Saudis leaves RAND Link From JCPA

In the July 10 briefing,[Laurent] Murawiec told the Defense Policy Board, a non-governmental grouping of former senior officials and intellectuals, that "the Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain, from planners to financiers, from cadre to foot soldier, from ideologist to cheerleader." . . .

David Egner, a spokesman for the US-government funded RAND think tank, said: "Laurent Murawiec has resigned from RAND and is no longer a RAND employee. His departure had nothing to do with his July 10 presentation to the Defense Policy Board."

Two US officials said that Murawiec had been forced out.

There also seems to be tapes in which he insulted the Saudis involved, although what he is supposed to have said, although insulting, are probably true. You can listen to the tape - the offending parts are about 5:30 through.