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



26-50 of 10843 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10818 2.2 years ago Barbara Lefevre Schenectady, NY , US
10817 2.2 years ago Linda Brockett Airdrie , ot , GB
10816 2.2 years ago Elizabeth Hung LA, CA , US
10815 2.2 years ago Sanjeeda Bano Mississauga, ON , CA
10814 2.2 years ago Anonymous Dublin, ot , IE
10813 2.2 years ago Janet Sheek Rothbury, ot , GB
10812 2.2 years ago Sanjeeda Bano Mississauga, ON , CA
10811 2.2 years ago Jarka Stepankova Miami, FL , CZ
10810 2.2 years ago Stephen Brackens Brinkley San Diego, CA , US This is so very important. Sisters and Brothers, please support this.
10809 2.2 years ago Jan Kubasko Missoula, MT , US
10808 2.2 years ago Anonymous deddington, ot , GB
10807 2.3 years ago Dan Schneider Seattle, WA , US
10806 2.3 years ago Erwin Schwarzm├╝ller Neulengbach, ot , AT All the countries (US, Arabia, Emirates, Russia, Franceturkey, France, Germany, Britain) that in the past were pumping weapons in that region for treachery and false reasons, caused so muc...
10805 2.3 years ago Nicola McGrath Preston , ot , GB
10804 2.3 years ago Paul Haider Chicago, IL , US
10803 2.3 years ago Sylvie Sarafian Aix, TX , FR
10802 2.3 years ago Adaline Jyurovat Boulder, CO , US US arms shipments mean profits for arms dealers, profits for politicians' investment in defense stocks, and more campaign contributions to US politicians. I think the current incentives are too gre...
10801 2.3 years ago Robert Cook Corby, ot , GB
10800 2.3 years ago Kara Graul Houston, TX , US
10799 2.3 years ago Kara Graul Houston, TX , US
10798 2.3 years ago Anonymous Grand Rapids, MI , US
10797 2.3 years ago Gerry Manning Joliet, IL , US
10796 2.4 years ago Donna Jay Kitchener, ON , CA
10795 2.4 years ago Mary Ann Andruscavage North Miami Beach, FL , US Stop war in Middle East.
10794 2.4 years ago Karin Brumpl Houston, TX , US
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