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



201-225 of 10840 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10640 1 year ago Liz Haemmel Concord, CA , US
10639 1 year ago Marc Massar Oviedo, FL , US
10638 1 year ago Lawrence Dungan Gaithersburg, MD , US
10637 1 year ago danielle shannon chicago, IL , US
10636 1 year 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 1 year ago Marcia Curry Round Rock , TX , US No More War!!!
10634 1 year ago Sue Stoeckel Everett, WA , US
10633 1 year ago Veronica Rehné Gävle, CO , SE
10632 1 year ago Steven Mendoza Rocky Hill, CT , US
10631 1 year ago Vickie Doxen Fresh Meadows, NY , US
10630 1 year ago Maria Schiller London, ot , GB
10629 1 year ago Lynsey Howell Carmarthen, ot , GB
10628 1 year ago Helen Loukaides EASTBOURNE, ot , GB Stop the killing now!
10627 1 year ago Paula Serraller Bernard, ME , US Peace can not be built with weapons...
10626 1 year ago Helene Rouyer Courcelles sur nied, ot , FR
10625 1 year ago Hilary Kassman Harwich , ot , GB
10624 1 year ago Filee Ellis Houston, TX , US
10623 1 year ago Martin Krupp Ocean View, DE , US
10622 1 year ago Alethea Putnam Seattle, WA , US
10621 1 year ago Mike Kuntz Des Moines, WA , US
10620 1 year ago Rev. Arica King Denver, CO , US
10619 1 year ago David Gray Charlotte, NC , US
10618 1 year ago Diana Avedikian Cirencester, GB
10617 1 year ago Diana Avedikian Cirencester, GB
10616 1 year ago Barbara Wiltz Hovland, MN , US
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