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 10843 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10718 2.6 years ago Anonymous La Canada Flintridge, CA , US
10717 2.6 years 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 2.6 years ago Carol Murray Philasdelpha, PA , US
10715 2.6 years ago Mary Anne Hopgood Aguas Buenas, PR , PR
10714 2.6 years ago Pierre-Henry LEFLAEC SAASENHEIM, ot , FR
10713 2.6 years ago Sarah Lassberg Plano, TX , US
10712 2.6 years ago Amanda He Honolulu, HI , US
10711 2.6 years ago Carol Murray Philasdelpha, PA , US
10710 2.6 years ago Ken Maurice Anchorage, AK , US
10709 2.6 years ago Maciej Swiercz ?ód?, ot , PL
10708 2.6 years ago Kyle Elwood Salem, OR , US
10707 2.6 years ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY , US
10706 2.6 years ago Angela Schmid Bern, ot , CH
10705 2.6 years ago Tauny Kasuya San Rafael, CA , US
10704 2.6 years ago Meabh Haugh ot , IE
10703 2.6 years ago Wendy Shuman Downingtown, PA , US
10702 2.6 years ago Jim Miller Kearny , NJ , US
10701 2.6 years 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 2.6 years ago Daniel Tourigny Victoria, BC , CA
10699 2.6 years ago Jonathan Wong Sandakan, ot , MY
10698 2.6 years ago Cornelia Teed Teed Ferndale, WA , US
10697 2.6 years ago Gabriel Almazan Burbank, CA , US
10696 2.6 years ago Christina Viljoen Irondale, AL , US
10695 2.6 years ago Siobahn Tolar Spokane Valley, WA , US
10694 2.6 years ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY , US
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