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



1-25 of 10843 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10843 4 months ago Tom Davies Cambridge , GB
10842 7 months ago Anonymous Arlington , TX , US
10841 9 months ago Jan Slakov Salt Spring Island , BC , CA We should withhold funding for the military at least until arms shipments to belligerent actors cease.
10840 1 year ago Michael Madden New City, NY , US
10839 1 year ago DAVID WISEMAN Ottawa, ON , CA My full support
10838 1 year ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL , US
10837 1 year ago DAVID WISEMAN Ottawa, ON , CA War in this century is complete destruction of everything !!
10836 1 year ago Angela Schmid Bern, ot , CH
10835 1 year ago DAVID WISEMAN Ottawa, ON , CA WAR DOES NOT SOLVE PROBLEMS !!!
10834 1 year ago paul schindler frankston, ot , AU
10833 1 year ago Anonymous Clark, NJ , US
10832 1 year ago Anonymous Clark, NJ , US
10831 1 year ago Megan Rubino Rockaway Park, NY , US
10830 1 year ago Anonymous Canton, MA , US
10829 1 year ago Jean Richter Alameda, CA , US
10828 1 year ago Jim Ewing Mansfield, TX , US
10827 1 year ago E MacDonald Greenfield, MA , US
10826 1 year ago E MacDonald Greenfield, MA , US
10825 1 year ago Tatyana Figueroa Norwalk, CT , US
10824 2.1 years ago inmaculada sanchez raya linares, ot , ES
10823 2.1 years ago Nicole Dick Roslyn Heights, NY , US
10822 2.1 years ago Chris Richards London, ot , GB
10821 2.2 years ago Lester Kober Quinton, NJ , US Tear down the MIC MR. PRESIDENT
10820 2.2 years ago Jelica Roland Buzet, ot , HR
10819 2.2 years ago Saeeda Saleemi Glasgow, ot , GB
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