Disarm, Don't Destroy the Middle East!

The common cry of "destroy ISIS" is usually a demand for more of what led to ISIS in the first place: war. ISIS grew out of the U.S. war on Iraq, and is armed largely with U.S. weapons delivered to Iraq, Libya, and opposition groups in Syria.  

Between 2008 and 2011, 78.9% of weapons sales agreements to the Middle East were from the United States. And we know (because of a successful RootsAction.org petition) that between 2011 and 2014 that figure dropped only slightly to 58.6% -- still a majority of the sales.

Instead of trying to stamp out violence with more violence, let's cease providing the weaponry. Sign this petition to President Obama and the U.S. Congress:

End U.S. arms shipments to the Middle East. Arms only intensify the violence.

CRS: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2004-2011
CRS: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2007-2014

101-125 of 10843 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10743 2.6 years ago David Clifford Douglas, MA , US
10742 2.6 years ago h drda plantation, FL , US With your weapon-deals you created and also will create in the future millions of refugees. And the USA-government is doing nothing for them. It`s a crime!
10741 2.6 years ago Lisa Boldizsar Siegenfeld, ot , AT
10740 2.6 years ago Ken Gilmour Peterborough, ON , CA
10739 2.6 years ago Isabel Dickson St. Augustine, FL , US War creates hatred - hatred creates more war. Selling/giving arms is a huge mistake but makes $$$ for the arms industry which has no conscience and will end up destroying us and the world as we kno...
10738 2.6 years ago Brett Holland Los Angeles, CA , US
10737 2.6 years ago Anonymous Simi Valley, CA , US
10736 2.6 years ago Peter Crolla Chorley, ot , GB Selling arms to the Middle East will not make the situation any better. It makes the West look bad, it makes the whole world look bad!! Let's end it now!!!!!
10735 2.6 years ago Desiree Mendes Missoula, MT , US
10734 2.6 years ago Harold Grubb Naples, FL , US
10733 2.6 years ago Astrid Gerjets Sehnde, DE , DE
10732 2.6 years ago Walter Nadboy New City, NY , US
10731 2.6 years ago TM Dolan Pie Town, NM , US
10730 2.6 years ago Linda Howie Valencia, CA , US
10729 2.6 years ago Rev Crow Swimsaway PhD New Marshfield, OH , US
10728 2.6 years ago Alan Sundby Madison, WI , US
10727 2.6 years ago Lucille LePage Gloucester, MA , US
10726 2.6 years ago Jake Wolfhart Capian, NM , US save our Earth
10725 2.6 years ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA , US
10724 2.6 years ago Andree de Champigny Wakefield, RI , US
10723 2.6 years ago Abigaile Wolak chicago, IL , US
10722 2.6 years ago MAJDI MAKKI Khartoum, ot , SD
10721 2.6 years ago Marcella Esparza Hollywoid, CA , US
10720 2.6 years ago Rouche Michèle Paris, ot , FR
10719 2.6 years ago Gianna Graaff iowa, CA , NL
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