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.

Who's signing

Kenneth Ruby
janet hill
Nancy Lowe
Thelma Follett
Jeanne Gallo
Donatella Lecci
Fred Hirsch
Bonita Hughes
Barbara Haack
Duncan McFarland
Amir M. Maasoumi
Kevin Lindemann
Sunny Robinson
Charles Nasmith
Diane Givens
Bill Bateman
Jane Stillwater
Ken Stone
Imran Saleem
Michael Eisenscher
Rod Driver
Judith Bello
Amina Kadimi
Diana Philip
Pauline Solomon
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  • Kenneth Ruby
    signed 2015-09-02 16:33:07 -0400
  • Jan Hill
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-02 16:16:01 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • janet hill
    signed 2015-09-02 16:15:08 -0400
  • Nancy Lowe
    signed 2015-09-02 15:55:16 -0400
    murder, war crimes, crimes against humanity, horrendous genocide
  • Thelma Follett
    signed 2015-09-02 15:23:30 -0400
    The Founding Fathers did not raise up American cowards willing to kill, maim and orphan countless children in other countries for the sake of greed.

    Shame on you.
  • Jeanne Gallo
    signed 2015-09-02 14:57:38 -0400
  • Donatella Lecci
    signed 2015-09-02 14:17:56 -0400
    Innocent People are dying! It is time to STOP this! It is time for America Government to change direction and not be part of this.
  • Fred Hirsch
    signed 2015-09-02 13:31:24 -0400
    Bring home the troops. Bring home the fleet. Backing Middle East tyrants violates every concept of justice and democracy – spends our taxes on absolute hypocrisy.
  • Bonita Hughes
    signed 2015-09-02 13:05:52 -0400
  • Barbara Haack
    signed 2015-09-02 12:53:54 -0400
  • Duncan McFarland
    signed 2015-09-02 11:26:29 -0400
    Stop military aid to Saudi Arabia.
  • Amir M. Maasoumi
    signed 2015-09-02 10:16:17 -0400
  • Kevin Lindemann
    signed 2015-09-02 09:38:28 -0400
  • Sunny Robinson
    signed 2015-09-02 09:30:28 -0400
    We, the US must work vigorous and genuinely to foster peace in all of the middle east. Terminating weapons sales and war mongering with Saudi Arabia is a good next step.
  • Charles Nasmith
    signed 2015-09-02 07:23:34 -0400
  • Diane Givens
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-02 07:12:19 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Diane Givens
    @drg8344 tweeted link to this page. 2015-09-02 07:12:16 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=354990
  • Diane Givens
    signed 2015-09-02 07:12:04 -0400
  • Bill Bateman
    signed 2015-09-02 04:02:01 -0400
  • Jane Stillwater
    signed 2015-09-02 01:45:45 -0400
    100 beheadings in Saudi Arabia last year? Total support for ISIS? Heck, we might as well just have the ghost of Genghis Khan come pay a visit.
  • Ken Stone
    signed 2015-09-02 01:20:42 -0400
  • Imran Saleem
    signed 2015-09-02 01:14:20 -0400
  • Michael Eisenscher
    signed 2015-09-02 01:06:01 -0400
    And stop selling arms to that despotic feudal monarchy.
  • Rod Driver
    signed 2015-09-02 00:47:24 -0400
  • Judith Bello
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-01 22:32:41 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Judith Bello
    signed 2015-09-01 22:32:24 -0400
    The U.S. should not be supporting Saudi atrocities, or worse yet, using a Saudi led proxy force to undermine peace and stability in the Middle East through indiscriminate murder and destruction.
  • Amina Kadimi
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-01 22:19:24 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Amina Kadimi
    signed 2015-09-01 22:17:13 -0400
  • Diana Philip
    signed 2015-09-01 21:43:44 -0400
  • Pauline Solomon
    signed 2015-09-01 21:24:47 -0400
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