Tell your Senators to block $2.5 billion in weapons to Egypt
“Officers used electric shocks on his genitals, head, and tongue. But even that was not enough for al-Sisi’s henchmen, who later suspended Hamza by his arms… He was a 14-year-old boy at the time of his arrest.”
The above quote is from an article by Senator Rand Paul in Responsible Statecraft arguing the recently announced arms sales to Egypt totaling $2.5 billion.
Senator Paul has introduced a joint resolution of disapproval to block the arms sale and it’s guaranteed to go to a floor vote. Even if it doesn’t pass, the more support the resolution receives, the louder the message will be that the American people don’t want to arm the world anymore!
We all know who will benefit the most from the $2.5 billion arms sales: U.S. weapons companies. Since 2009, Egypt has bought (with the $3.1 billion a year it receives from the U.S.) from U.S. weapons companies:
- $3.2 billion in fighter aircraft;
- $1.3 billion in tanks and armored vehicles;
- $750 million in missiles;
- $369 million in munitions;
- $328 million in military technology; and
- $240 million in naval craft
Tell them to join with Senator Paul to block the arms sales to Egypt!
Ariel, Danaka, and the entire CODEPINK team