Stop Supporting Saudi Arabia and Other Persian Gulf Tyrannies

According to Time magazine (April 24,  2011) the U.S. has spent over $8 trillion on military forces in the Persian Gulf in the last four decades, supposedly protecting the Gulf from the Soviet Union and then Iran. The effect has been to give backing to absolute monarchies opposed to religious freedom, female equality and decent treatment of workers. These hereditary despots are infamous for inflicting beheadings and floggings on those calling for human rights. 
 
Our government made no objection when Saudi tanks entered Bahrain and helped its Sunni ruler suppress the democratic movement for Shia rights. In Yemen the U.S. helps coordinate the Saudi bombing campaign that has killed thousands of civilians. These policies have spurred tremendous anger against our country. 

Stop wasting taxpayers' money defending injustice! Close the U.S. bases in Kuwait, Bahrain and the Emirates. Bring our soldiers and sailors home NOW.

Petition:
Dear President Obama and the US Congress:

The U.S. has spent trillions on military forces in the Persian Gulf. Washington supports tyrannical regimes, wars and cruel occupations without making us safe. Close the U.S. bases and bring the fleet home NOW.

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  • yasmin solomon
    signed 2018-12-07 19:17:15 -0500
    Please stop all wars, especially the war in/on Yemen! Stop it today! all US troops and money OUT OF YEMEN. now.
  • Bonnie Weiss
    signed 2018-10-28 04:15:33 -0400
    Bonnie Weiss
  • Joan Dowling
    signed 2018-10-26 19:55:19 -0400
  • Ali Mohammed Hasan
    signed 2018-10-21 16:21:18 -0400
    Killers.
  • Sam Bentley
    @VegSam tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-17 09:05:49 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf! https://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=763231
  • Sam Bentley
    signed 2018-08-17 09:05:45 -0400
  • Catherine Al-Molla
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-19 12:53:20 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Catherine Almolla
    signed 2018-04-19 12:52:34 -0400
  • Paul Tidwell
    signed 2018-01-14 08:13:03 -0500
    Paul Tidwell
  • Erik Karlström
    signed 2017-12-13 15:47:35 -0500
  • harry avakian
    signed 2017-09-20 18:29:15 -0400
    This is one of the foreign policy that induces much of the world to hate the U.S.
  • Geraldine Gauer
    signed 2017-07-03 18:41:11 -0400
    Say NO to Saudi Arabia

    Say YES to Yemen , YES to Al Jazeera and Yes to Freedom of the Press
  • GiGi
    followed this page 2016-12-25 23:48:57 -0500
  • GiGi
    signed 2016-12-25 23:46:17 -0500
  • peter leeftink
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  • peter leeftink
    signed 2016-11-23 07:01:15 -0500
  • Paul Karsh
    signed 2016-11-17 11:09:23 -0500
  • Vanessa Hartman
    signed 2016-09-22 19:39:30 -0400
  • Maha Brown
    signed 2016-09-06 11:17:52 -0400
  • Glenn Wilkie
    signed 2016-09-04 15:20:45 -0400
    Glenn Bryan Wilkie Jr.
  • janet t mason
    signed 2016-09-04 07:47:42 -0400
  • Lila N
    signed 2016-08-26 08:46:54 -0400
  • Moji Agha
    signed 2016-08-20 18:53:16 -0400
  • Berry Salinas
    signed 2016-08-20 11:37:56 -0400
  • Elizabeth Crawford
    signed 2016-08-20 09:18:35 -0400
  • Kyle Eddings
    signed 2016-08-17 10:05:32 -0400
  • Fateh Sidhu
    @Fateh94 tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-16 23:38:37 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=676811
  • Natasha Fischer
    signed 2016-08-07 19:06:40 -0400
  • deborah lambert
    signed 2016-07-22 18:20:14 -0400
  • Jackie
    signed 2016-07-22 09:27:01 -0400
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