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

126-150 of 10841 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10716 1 year ago Carol Murray Philadelphia, PA , US
10715 1 year ago Mary Anne Hopgood Aguas Buenas, PR , US
10714 1 year ago Pierre-Henry LEFLAEC SAASENHEIM, ot , FR
10713 1 year ago Sarah Lassberg Plano, TX , US
10712 1 year ago Amanda He Honolulu, HI , US
10711 1 year ago Carol Murray Philadelphia, PA , US
10710 1 year ago Ken Maurice Anchorage, AK , US
10709 1 year ago Maciej Swiercz ?ód?, ot , PL
10708 1 year ago Kyle Elwood Salem, OR , US
10707 1 year ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY , US
10706 1 year ago Angela Schmid Bern, ot , CH
10705 1 year ago Tauny Kasuya San Rafael, CA , US
10704 1 year ago Meabh Haugh ot , IE
10703 1 year ago Wendy Shuman Downingtown, PA , US
10702 1 year ago Jim Miller Kearny , NJ , US
10701 1 year ago sandra beerends franktown, VA , US all the middle east..Hassad actually proposed this years ago through the U.N. this includes Israel....NOW...
10700 1 year ago Daniel Tourigny Victoria, BC , CA
10699 1 year ago Jonathan Wong Sandakan, ot , MY
10698 1 year ago Cornelia Teed Ferndale, WA , US
10697 1 year ago Gabriel Almazan Burbank, CA , US
10696 1 year ago Christina Viljoen Irondale, AL , US
10695 1 year ago Siobahn Tolar Spokane Valley, WA , US
10694 1 year ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY , US
10693 1 year ago O. Ruiz Clifton, NJ , US
10692 1 year ago Rosemary Murray Royersford, PA , US
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