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

226-250 of 10841 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10616 1 year ago Barbara Wiltz Hovland, MN , US
10615 1 year ago Richard Marsden Stoke-on-Trent, ot , GB
10614 1 year ago Richard Marsden Stoke-on-Trent, ot , GB
10613 1 year ago Katy White Pahoa, HI , US Look at the mess Iraq is in and as "is war the answer"
10612 1 year ago Cathleen Cleary Leusden, ot , NL I am totally against war!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10611 1 year ago Ceri McClellan Althorne, ot , GB
10610 1 year ago John Chamberlin Fountain, CO , US
10609 1 year ago Barbara Raftery portlaoise, IE we are destroying the world daily by creating and trading in arms
10608 1 year ago Donato Perreca BRACCIANO, ot , IT
10607 1 year ago Catherine DeGraw New York, NY , US
10606 1 year ago Maria Schiller London, ot , GB
10605 1 year ago Miguel Detonacciones Eugene, OR , US
10604 1 year 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 1 year ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot , NL
10602 1 year ago Norbert Ranker München, ot , DE
10601 1 year ago Rodrigo Amaro São Paulo, NV , BR
10600 1 year ago T cho bklyn, NY , US
10599 1 year ago Mollie West Santa Fe, NM , US
10598 1 year ago Richita Anderson New York, NY , US
10597 1 year ago Anonymous Toronto, ON , CA
10596 1 year ago Frances Hoenigswald Philadelphia, PA , US
10595 1 year ago T cho bklyn, NY , US
10594 1 year ago Greg Dudley fort pierce, FL , US
10593 1 year ago Dianne Miller San Diego, CA , US
10592 1 year ago Carol Karshenas Raleigh, NC , US
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