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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David Atwood
Mays Talib
Caryn Hasselblad
Jessica Low
Tom Chesters
David Brodt
mohammed khaku
Rick Harlan
William Bailey
Mary Shesgreen
Diane Schrack
Celeste Jamerson
Phyllis Miller
Marian Carter
Penny George
Graham Douglas, J.D.
Sandra Gordon
Christopher Doran
Julie Solomonson
joyce niksic
kaiser sharon
Sandra Joos
Carol Hay
Saleem Gowani
Karen Al-Shemmeri
Ronald Parry
Julio Nunez
dawn kenyon
Christopher Walker
Jan-Paul Alon
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  • David Atwood
    signed 2016-04-25 09:40:06 -0400
  • Mays Talib
    signed via 2016-04-25 07:46:56 -0400
  • Caryn Hasselblad
    signed 2016-04-23 18:50:32 -0400
  • Jessica Low
    signed 2016-04-23 11:50:27 -0400
  • Tom Chesters
    signed 2016-04-23 10:20:35 -0400
  • David Brodt
    signed 2016-04-23 07:51:08 -0400
  • mohammed khaku
    signed 2016-04-22 08:48:02 -0400
  • Rick Harlan
    signed 2016-04-22 05:48:58 -0400
  • William Bailey
    signed 2016-04-22 02:38:27 -0400
  • Mary Shesgreen
    signed 2016-04-21 22:48:55 -0400
    Our support for Gulf Monarchies, especially Saudi Arabia, has been mutually corrupting and destructive.
  • Diane Schrack
    signed 2016-04-21 22:45:12 -0400
  • Celeste Jamerson
    signed 2016-04-21 22:05:14 -0400
  • Phyllis Miller
    signed 2016-04-21 18:53:59 -0400
  • Marian Carter
    signed 2016-04-21 17:59:22 -0400
  • Penny George
    signed 2016-04-21 17:56:05 -0400
  • Graham Douglas, J.D.
    signed 2016-04-21 17:24:57 -0400
    Graham Douglas, J.D.
  • Sandra Gordon
    signed 2016-04-21 16:56:10 -0400
  • Christopher Doran
    signed 2016-04-21 16:43:20 -0400
  • Julie Solomonson
    signed 2016-04-21 16:26:27 -0400
  • joyce niksic
    signed 2016-04-21 16:02:36 -0400
  • kaiser sharon
    signed 2016-04-21 14:42:59 -0400
  • Sandra Joos
    signed 2016-04-21 14:25:00 -0400
  • Carol Hay
    signed 2016-04-21 12:08:00 -0400
  • Saleem Gowani
    signed 2016-04-21 10:57:54 -0400
  • Karen Al-Shemmeri
    signed 2016-04-21 10:41:16 -0400
  • Ronald Parry
    signed 2016-04-21 09:49:56 -0400
  • Julio Nunez
    signed 2016-04-21 07:35:28 -0400
  • dawn kenyon
    signed 2016-04-21 06:47:12 -0400
  • Christopher Walker
    signed 2016-04-21 06:29:27 -0400
  • Jan-Paul Alon
    signed 2016-04-21 05:07:51 -0400
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