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

201-225 of 10843 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10643 2.5 years ago Adekunle Tinuoye Ilorin, ot , NG
10642 2.5 years ago Adekunle Tinuoye Ilorin, ot , NG
10641 2.5 years ago Anonymous National City, CA , US Disarm, disarm, disarm. There are too many weapons in this world
10640 2.5 years ago Elizabeth Haemmel Concord, CA , US
10639 2.5 years ago Marc Massar Oviedo, FL , US
10638 2.5 years ago Lawrence Dungan Gaithersburg, MD , US
10637 2.5 years ago danielle shannon chicago, IL , US
10636 2.5 years ago Cheryl Whitaker Pingree, ID , US Same policies, same Trojan horse, same results, same profits by arms makers. It's all about the bottom line. Selling death is profitable.
10635 2.5 years ago Marcia Curry Round Rock , TX , US No More War!!!
10634 2.5 years ago Sue Stoeckel Everett , WA , US
10633 2.5 years ago Veronica Rehné Gävle, CO , SE
10632 2.5 years ago Steven Mendoza Rocky Hill, CT , US
10631 2.5 years ago Vickie Doxen New york city, NY , US
10630 2.5 years ago Maria Schiller London, ot , GB
10629 2.5 years ago Lynsey Howell Carmarthen, ot , GB
10628 2.5 years ago Helen Loukaides Eastbourne, ot , GB Stop the killing now!
10627 2.5 years ago Paula Serraller Hondarribia, ME , ES Peace can not be built with weapons...
10626 2.5 years ago Helene Rouyer Courcelles sur nied, ot , FR
10625 2.5 years ago Hilary Kassman Harwich , ot , GB
10624 2.5 years ago Filee Ellis Houston, TX , US
10623 2.5 years ago Martin Krupp Ocean View, DE , US
10622 2.5 years ago Alethea Putnam Seattle, WA , US
10621 2.5 years ago Mike Kuntz Des Moines, WA , US
10620 2.5 years ago Rev. Arica King Thornton, CO , US
10619 2.5 years ago David Gray Charlotte, NC , US
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