As recently profiled by The Nation, “The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ (FDD) militaristic influence on US policy toward Iran is working. Suleimani’s assassination is evidence of that.” The FDD is a pro-Israel think tank funded by prominent American billionaires such as the financier Paul Singer and Home Depot magnate Bernard Marcus, who has relentlessly pushed for a recklessly militaristic US policy against Iran and in the Middle East generally.

According to the Quincy Institute’s Eli Clifton, who has long expertise in tracking the FDD’s money trail, the FDD and US National Security Council arrangement “confirms the widely shared understanding in Washington that FDD is working hand in glove with the administration in shaping and implementing Iran policy.”

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