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



51-75 of 10840 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10790 1 year ago D Ashurst Corning, CA , US
10789 1 year ago Dorothy Dufour Van Buren, ME , JP
10788 1 year ago Inga Jaeger Iowa City, IA , US
10787 1 year ago Barbara Ann Ogle Santa Cruz, CA , US Arming any country in the Middle East--including Israel--should stop.
10786 1 year ago wes howard Hutchins, TX , US
10785 1 year ago Michael Powis Merrickville, CA , CA
10784 1 year ago Robert Obeid Bakersville, NC , US
10783 1 year ago Tiana Brachel Cartersville, GA , US
10782 1 year ago Sandra Morey Oakland, CA , US We are among the largest arms dealer nations so it is good for business for us to arm everyone in the world many times over. Our arms make their way into the militias and armies we are trying to de...
10781 1 year ago Bonnie Oliver TUCSON, AZ , US
10780 1 year ago shawn thompson Santa Monica, CA , US
10779 1 year ago Charlene Boydston Pahrump, NV , US
10778 1 year ago M Adaline Jyurovat Boulder, CO , US Our arms policies, our war policies, our so-called support for a democratic middle east are nothing more than fronts for profiteering corporations. Many of of those corporations earn most of their m...
10777 1 year ago Lori Walker Veneta, OR , US
10776 1 year ago Bonnie Oliver TUCSON, AZ , US
10775 1 year ago Kristina Norman Yazoo city, MS , US
10774 1 year ago Alyssa Solazzo Freeport, NY , US
10773 1 year ago nancy hartman lafayette, CA , US
10772 1 year ago Margaret Keene 97741, OR , US
10771 1 year ago Margaret Keene 97741, OR , US
10770 1 year ago Samuel Morningstar Milwaukee, WI , US
10769 1 year ago Anonymous Asheville, NC , US
10768 1 year ago Anonymous freistatt , MO , US
10767 1 year ago Rosemary addington Surbiton,London, ot , GB The arms trade is a great evil and should be stopped.
10766 1 year ago Nanlouise Wolfe Santa Cruz, CA , US
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