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



226-250 of 10842 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10617 2.2 years ago Diana Avedikian Cirencester, GB
10616 2.2 years ago Barbara Wiltz Hovland, MN , US
10615 2.2 years ago Richard Marsden Stoke-on-Trent, ot , GB
10614 2.2 years ago Richard Marsden Stoke-on-Trent, ot , GB
10613 2.2 years ago Katy White Pahoa, HI , US Look at the mess Iraq is in and as "is war the answer"
10612 2.2 years ago Cathleen Cleary Leusden, ot , NL I am totally against war!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10611 2.2 years ago Ceri McClellan Althorne, ot , GB
10610 2.2 years ago John Chamberlin Fountain, CO , US
10609 2.2 years ago Barbara Raftery portlaoise, IE we are destroying the world daily by creating and trading in arms
10608 2.2 years ago Donato Perreca BRACCIANO, ot , IT
10607 2.2 years ago Catherine DeGraw New York, NY , US
10606 2.2 years ago Maria Schiller London, ot , GB
10605 2.2 years ago Miguel Detonacciones Eugene, OR , US
10604 2.2 years ago Tom Cannon Haslett, MI , US The time has long passed, for the USA govt to STOP giving welfare and supporting the MIC. These corporations and the people running them, are sociopaths who care about nothing except more money and ...
10603 2.2 years ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot , NL
10602 2.2 years ago Norbert Ranker München, ot , DE
10601 2.2 years ago Rodrigo Amaro São Paulo, NV , BR
10600 2.2 years ago T cho bklyn, NY , US
10599 2.2 years ago Mollie West Santa Fe, NM , US
10598 2.2 years ago Richita Anderson New York, NY , US
10597 2.2 years ago Anonymous Toronto, ON , CA
10596 2.2 years ago Frances Hoenigswald Philadelphia, PA , US
10595 2.2 years ago T cho bklyn, NY , US
10594 2.2 years ago Gregory Dudley Fort pierce, FL , US
10593 2.2 years ago Dianne Miller San Diego, CA , US
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