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 10843 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10693 2.4 years ago O. Ruiz Clifton, NJ , US
10692 2.4 years ago Rosemary Murray Royersford, PA , US
10691 2.4 years ago Christina Viljoen Irondale, AL , US
10690 2.4 years ago Cornelia Teed Ferndale, WA , US
10689 2.4 years 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 2.4 years ago Monique Munting Brussels, BE
10687 2.4 years ago Peter Supersano Reno, NV , US
10686 2.4 years ago Steve Bloom San Francisco, CA , US
10685 2.4 years ago Anonymous Vero Beach, FL , US
10684 2.4 years ago Anonymous Louisville, FL , US
10683 2.4 years ago Matthew Baker The Hague, ot , NL
10682 2.4 years ago Jim Khoury Oak Park, IL , US
10681 2.4 years ago Anonymous Austin, TX , US
10680 2.4 years ago Suzanne Schaem New york, NY , US
10679 2.4 years ago Mary Bissell Rio Rancho, NM , US
10678 2.4 years ago Larry Andrews Vancouver, BC , CA
10677 2.4 years ago DAVID WISEMAN Ottawa, ON , CA
10676 2.4 years 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 2.4 years ago Anonymous Austin, TX , US
10674 2.4 years ago Rebecca roper Northglenn, CO , US
10673 2.4 years ago don cooke Kaneohe, HI , US
10672 2.4 years ago Jude Misurelli Brevard, NC , US
10671 2.4 years 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 2.4 years ago Steve Murray Bristol, ot , GB
10669 2.4 years ago Anonymous Vulcan, MI , US
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