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



151-175 of 10840 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10690 1 year ago Cornelia Teed Ferndale, WA , US
10689 1 year ago Heidi Foerster Berlin, BC , DE 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!
10688 1 year ago Monique Munting Brussels, BE
10687 1 year ago Peter Supersano Reno, NV , US
10686 1 year ago Steve Bloom San Francisco, CA , US
10685 1 year ago Anonymous Vero Beach, FL , US
10684 1 year ago Anonymous Louisville, FL , US
10683 1 year ago Matthew Baker The Hague, ot , NL
10682 1 year ago Jim Khoury Oak Park, IL , US
10681 1 year ago Anonymous Austin, TX , US
10680 1 year ago suzanne schaem new york, NY , US
10679 1 year ago Mary Bissell Rio Rancho, NM , US
10678 1 year ago Larry Andrews Vancouver, BC , CA
10677 1 year ago DAVID WISEMAN Ottawa, ON , CA
10676 1 year ago Edwina White Sacramento, CA , US This is the only way out of the quagmire that the Middle East has become. The devastation has caused the refugee crisis, the escalating tensions between the U.S. and other countries, the lack of fu...
10675 1 year ago Anonymous Austin, TX , US
10674 1 year ago Rebecca roper Northglenn, CO , US
10673 1 year ago Don Cooke Kaneohe, HI , US
10672 1 year ago Jude Misurelli Brevard, NC , US
10671 1 year ago Glen Anderson Lacey, WA , US The U.S. keeps KILLING people, DESTROYING nations, and PROVOKING more terrorism!!!

STOP THIS NOW!!!
MILITARISM BACKFIRES AND MAKES PROBLEMS WORSE!!!
10670 1 year ago Steve Murray Bristol, ot , GB
10669 1 year ago Anonymous Vulcan, MI , US
10668 1 year ago Lukas Firla Sulaymaniya, CZ
10667 1 year ago Sylvia Swift Newcastle Upon Tyne, ot , GB
10666 1 year ago Laurel Brewer West Hollywood, CA , US
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