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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Natasha Fischer
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Divine M. Ann Crocheron
Farzad Qmehr Qmehr
Sarah Ringler Ringler
Karen Hedwig Backman
Gerry Carter
Norma Versakos
LaDora Talcott
Sheri Giardini
Arleen Whitmore
Mark Hollinrake
Ina Martinez
Tahzeeb Zaidi
Dennis Peterson
Kimberly M. Lowe
Laura Wilder
Nick Schuler
Howard Charman
Marvi Jawed
Siddharth Acharya
Roberta Richardson
Taleha Mansoor
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  • 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
  • Greggory Sanders
    signed 2016-07-20 12:18:53 -0400
  • Divine M. Ann Crocheron
    signed 2016-07-19 12:59:15 -0400
  • frank k
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-05 00:04:44 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • frank k
    @readErichFromm tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-05 00:04:37 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=59580
  • Farzad Qmehr Qmehr
    signed 2016-07-05 00:04:01 -0400
  • Sarah Ringler Ringler
    signed 2016-06-29 20:20:43 -0400
  • Karen Hedwig Backman
    signed 2016-06-27 17:07:58 -0400
  • Gerry Carter
    signed 2016-06-25 13:54:57 -0400
  • Norma Versakos
    signed 2016-06-24 13:23:41 -0400
  • LaDora Talcott
    signed 2016-06-16 19:22:51 -0400
  • Sheri Giardini
    signed 2016-06-11 00:13:28 -0400
  • Arleen Whitmore
    signed 2016-06-04 19:14:57 -0400
  • Mark Hollinrake
    signed 2016-06-04 06:44:01 -0400
  • Ina Martinez
    signed 2016-06-03 23:08:26 -0400
  • Tahzeeb Zaidi
    signed 2016-06-01 17:14:37 -0400
  • Dennis Peterson
    signed 2016-05-19 08:53:31 -0400
  • Kimberly M. Lowe
    signed 2016-05-16 13:01:02 -0400
  • Laura Wilder
    signed 2016-05-09 21:41:13 -0400
  • Nick Schuler
    signed 2016-05-02 05:53:44 -0400
  • Howard Charman
    signed 2016-04-29 03:28:16 -0400
  • Marvi Jawed
    signed 2016-04-27 11:33:55 -0400
  • Siddharth Acharya
    signed 2016-04-26 11:19:13 -0400
  • Bobbie Richardson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-25 19:53:33 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Bobbie Richardson
    @FluteAndDrum tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-25 19:53:29 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=470619
  • Roberta Richardson
    signed 2016-04-25 19:53:13 -0400
  • Taleha Mansoor
    signed 2016-04-25 10:00:13 -0400
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