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

76-100 of 10843 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10768 2.8 years ago Anonymous freistatt , MO , US
10767 2.8 years ago Rosemary addington Surbiton,London, ot , GB The arms trade is a great evil and should be stopped.
10766 2.8 years ago Nanlouise Wolfe Santa Cruz, CA , US
10765 2.8 years ago Michael Loughlin Ormskirk, ot , GB
10764 2.8 years ago Carol Collier Venice, FL , US
10763 2.8 years ago Larry Andrews Vancouver, BC , CA
10762 2.8 years ago Nancy Roeder Cuba, MO , US
10761 2.8 years ago Yanis Beneka Denver, ot , FR
10760 2.8 years ago Jannemieke de Groot weelde, ot , BE
10759 2.8 years ago Patricia Bowen Melrose, FL , US What are we doing? There is so many things wrong with this. War creates war.
10758 2.8 years ago Andre Walter Austin, TX , US
10757 2.8 years ago Anonymous LONDON, GB
10756 2.8 years ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
10755 2.8 years ago jo pa bronx, NY , US
10754 2.8 years ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA , US
10753 2.8 years ago Raymond Vogt Auckland, NE , NZ
10752 2.8 years ago Terry Crossland Lake Waukomis, MO , US We must learn to make Peace, and End Wars!
10751 2.8 years ago Ian Murray Ann Arbor, MI , US
10750 2.8 years ago Mark Lungo Berea, OH , US
10749 2.8 years ago annie flores ramos lima, ot , PE
10748 2.8 years ago Sam You San Antonio, TX , US
10747 2.8 years ago Geoffrey McCorquodale Strichen, ot , GB
10746 2.8 years ago felipe zapata paris, ot , FR
10745 2.8 years ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA , US
10744 2.8 years ago Jean-Pierre Dupuis Mont St-Grégoire, QC , CA
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