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

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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10817 1 year ago Linda Brockett Airdrie , ot , GB
10816 1 year ago Elizabeth Hung LA, CA , US
10815 1 year ago Sanjeeda Bano Mississauga, ON , CA
10814 1 year ago Anonymous Dublin, ot , IE
10813 1 year ago Janet Sheek Rothbury, ot , GB
10812 1 year ago Sanjeeda Bano Mississauga, ON , CA
10811 1 year ago Jarka Stepankova Miami, FL , CZ
10810 1 year ago Stephen Brackens Brinkley San Diego, CA , US This is so very important. Sisters and Brothers, please support this.
10809 1 year ago Jan Kubasko Missoula, MT , US
10808 1 year ago Anonymous deddington, ot , GB
10807 1 year ago Dan Schneider Seattle, WA , US
10806 1 year 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 1 year ago Nicola McGrath Preston , ot , GB
10804 1 year ago Paul Haider Chicago, IL , US
10803 1 year ago Sylvie Sarafian Aix, TX , FR
10802 1 year ago M 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 1 year ago Robert Cook Corby, ot , GB
10800 1 year ago Kara Graul Houston, TX , US
10799 1 year ago Kara Graul Houston, TX , US
10798 1 year ago Anonymous Grand Rapids, MI , US
10797 1 year ago Gerry Manning Joliet, IL , US
10796 1 year ago Donna Jay Kitchener, ON , CA
10795 1 year ago Mary Ann Andruscavage North Miami Beach, FL , US Stop war in Middle East.
10794 1 year ago Karin Brumpl Houston, TX , US
10793 1 year ago Dean Windh Lakewood, WA , US
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