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



176-200 of 10843 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10668 2.6 years ago Lukas Firla Sulaymaniya, CZ
10667 2.6 years ago Sylvia Swift Newcastle upon Tyne, ot , GB
10666 2.6 years ago Laurel Brewer West Hollywood , CA , US
10665 2.6 years ago Laurel Brewer West Hollywood , CA , US
10664 2.6 years ago Laurel Brewer West Hollywood , CA , US
10663 2.6 years ago Stephen Salgaller Elkins Park, PA , US
10662 2.6 years ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA , US American arms dealing in the Middle east has failed to solve the issues there. It's time for a different approach.
10661 2.6 years ago Jane McCaul Kinlough, ot , IE It is a known fact now that violence begets violence, it does not work let us try love for a change!
10660 2.6 years ago Clive Astle Banksia Beach, CA , AU
10659 2.6 years ago Cora allen Riverdale, GA , US
10658 2.6 years ago Carmen Torres Chicago, IL , US
10657 2.6 years ago Marla Flores-Jauregui Anderson, CA , US
10656 2.6 years ago David G Las Vegas, NV , US
10655 2.6 years ago Celestial Brown Fairfield, IA , US
10654 2.6 years ago Charlotte Diedrich Westminater, MD , US
10653 2.6 years ago Anonymous Brentwood, TN , US
10652 2.6 years ago Desiree Nagyfy Deer Park, WA , US
10651 2.6 years ago Tanya Downs Plantation , FL , US
10650 2.6 years ago Anonymous Trinidad, CA , US
10649 2.6 years ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR , US
10648 2.6 years ago Shareda Hosein Quincy, MA , US
10647 2.6 years ago Thomas Blom San Francisco, CA , US
10646 2.6 years ago harriett emerson Berkeley, UT , US
10645 2.6 years ago Gerry MacKinnon Sechelt , BC , CA
10644 2.6 years ago Jan Handke Colorado Spgs, CO , US
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