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.

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

Sally Joughin
Francis Branlich
Frank O'Gorman
Kathy Chase
April Scheller
Susan Sonstrom
Ja Horsburgh
Maher Osseiran
Stephen V Kobasa
Ioanna Gutas
Thea Paneth
Bonnie Gorman RN
John Maher
Lenni Brenner
janice gutman
Rosalie Paul paul paul
John Peck
Thomas Fusco
Ann E Ruthsdottir
jim prendergast
Janet Weil
Stanley Heller
W. Joy Hee
Paul Shannon
784 signatures

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  • Sally Joughin
    signed 2015-09-01 21:20:06 -0400
    I am sad and disgusted that my own government is so hypocritical— claiming to for democracy and free speech and always supporting a bunch of countries that have neither— governments that abuse their own people and/or other countries and spread violence, often using weapons and advice that my country supplied.
  • Francis Branlich
    signed 2015-09-01 20:24:17 -0400
  • Frank O'Gorman
    signed 2015-09-01 20:15:25 -0400
  • Kathy Chase
    signed 2015-09-01 20:07:08 -0400
  • April Scheller
    signed 2015-09-01 19:39:17 -0400
  • Susan Sonstrom
    signed 2015-09-01 19:26:37 -0400
  • Ja Horsburgh
    signed 2015-09-01 19:21:47 -0400
  • Maher Osseiran
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-01 18:28:55 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Maher Osseiran
    signed 2015-09-01 18:28:35 -0400
  • Stephen V Kobasa
    signed 2015-09-01 18:08:51 -0400
  • Ioanna Gutas
    signed 2015-09-01 17:03:16 -0400
  • Thea Paneth
    signed 2015-09-01 17:01:51 -0400
  • Bonnie Gorman RN
    signed 2015-09-01 16:43:08 -0400
  • John Maher
    signed 2015-09-01 16:42:38 -0400
  • Lenni Brenner
    signed 2015-09-01 16:30:38 -0400
  • janice gutman
    signed 2015-09-01 15:48:24 -0400
  • Rosalie Paul paul paul
    signed 2015-09-01 15:32:13 -0400
  • John Peck
    signed 2015-09-01 11:51:13 -0400
    Overdue, this step.
  • Thomas Fusco
    signed 2015-09-01 07:37:46 -0400
  • Ann E Ruthsdottir
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-31 22:59:19 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Ann E Ruthsdottir
    signed 2015-08-31 22:57:51 -0400
  • jim prendergast
    signed 2015-08-31 16:36:39 -0400
  • Janet Weil
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2015-08-31 13:27:54 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Janet Weil
    signed 2015-08-31 13:27:28 -0400
    I strongly object to my tax dollars going to support tyrannical monarchies which oppress women. This has to end.
  • Stanley Heller
    signed 2015-08-31 12:14:56 -0400
    The U.S. is wasting enormous amounts of money supporting the hereditary dictatorships of the Gulf and the cruel wars (such as Yemen). Time to end it.
  • W. Joy Hee
    signed 2015-08-28 11:30:22 -0400
  • Paul Shannon
    signed 2015-08-26 18:42:30 -0400
    enough of this collaboration that has brought us the Yemen war and Al Qaeda and murderous sectarian groups of all types.

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