Short Course on Options – Getting to Square 1

April 5, 2018

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The Many Issues That the FDD Must Facing Regarding Iran Supporting Terror

In keeping with the foreign policy that is in Iran, the country sees to it that they keep a relationship with the militant and terrorist groups out there. It seems that the capital city of the country never loses being a part of the major Middle Eastern organizations out there. International terrorism seems very apparent among the country most especially as it still allows to do terror attacks outside of their territories. Iran supporting terror and its efforts in destabilization have been shown to be a big threat to the interest and Middle East allies of the U.S. The region has become destabilized with Iran’s actions and all of their efforts have led to worsening of civil wars. Despite the fact that the U.S. homeland is not being actively targeted by Iran’s terrorism, the effect that they have is still latent. Iran decides that it is better to attack U.S. assets outside of their war zones to serve as contingency when the U.S. decides to attack them or to deter the U.S.

Terror acts such as Iran supporting terror are the main reason why the Foundation for Defense of Deomcracies or the FDD has come into the picture. The FDD or the Foundation for Defense of Democracies was founded as an advocacy organization after the 9/11 attack. What drives the FDD to fight is that they are no supporters of the terror attacks being done by the Middle East all the while making sure that in Washington, they adapt a pro-Israel kind of policy. At first, the FDD claims to function in combatting militant Islamism with ideologies in the war on a global scale fighting for democracy and their cry for freedom. In the present, the FDD works with their mission of being able to fight terrorism ideologies, defend their democratic values, and promote pluralism. Right after 2001 when the EMET was born as an education initiative, the FDD became its successor to serve as support for the response of Israel to their Palestinian Intifada. This was also done to lessen the public outcry with the actions of the Israeli.

Currently, with the CEO Mark Dubowitz of FDD and the experts of the FDD, efforts are now being put forth to advocate for the presence of the U.S. military and their interventions in the Middle East taking note of Syria and Iran, in particular. The FDD has been shown to have given their support not just to side with Israel against Palestine but to support the war in Iraq and to make sure that hard policies are set on Iran after the nuclear deal was overturned. You can discover more about the FDD and learn more about Mark Dubowitz here.