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.

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



101-125 of 10840 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10740 1 year ago Ken Gilmour Peterborough, ON , CA
10739 1 year 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 1 year ago Brett Holland Los Angeles, CA , US
10737 1 year ago Anonymous Simi Valley, CA , US
10736 1 year 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 1 year ago Desiree Mendes Pullman, MT , US
10734 1 year ago Harold Grubb Naples, FL , US
10733 1 year ago Astrid Gerjets Sehnde, DE , US
10732 1 year ago Walter Nadboy New City, NY , US
10731 1 year ago TM Dolan 87827, NM , US
10730 1 year ago Linda Howie Valencia, CA , US
10729 1 year ago Rev Crow Swimsaway PhD New Marshfield, OH , US
10728 1 year ago Alan Sundby Madison, WI , US
10727 1 year ago Lucille LePage Gloucester, MA , US
10726 1 year ago jake wolfhart Capitan, NM , US save our Earth
10725 1 year ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA , US
10724 1 year ago Andree de Champigny Wakefield, RI , US
10723 1 year ago Abigaile Wolak Chicago, IL , US
10722 1 year ago MAJDI MAKKI Khartoum, ot , SD
10721 1 year ago Marcella Esparza Hollywoid, CA , US
10720 1 year ago Rouche Michèle Paris, ot , FR
10719 1 year ago Gianna Graaff iowa, CA , NL
10718 1 year ago Anonymous LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA , US
10717 1 year ago Barby Ulmer Saratoga, CA , US Sending arms that kill civilians is NOT a way to make friends and have a peaceful world. Let's take the profit out of war and we'll soon find positive ways to help people so that we won't have wars.
10716 1 year ago Carol Murray Philadelphia, PA , US
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